[Air-L] user generated content, motivation to post

Morgan Leigh morgan at wirejunkie.com
Wed Feb 3 19:38:37 PST 2010

Hi all,
I have also recently been looking at user created content, more from a
technical point of view of what is possible, what has been done and DRM
implications. Here are a bunch of references relating to these issues.

I'd be most obliged for any references people might have for works about
the technical aspects of creating content.

Lakhani, K. and von Hippel, E. (2003). How open source software works:
“free” user-to-user assistance. Research Policy, 32:923–943.

Woodrow Barfield - Intellectual Property Rights in Virtual Environments:
Considering the Rights of Owners, Programmers and Virtual Avatars -
Akron L. Rev. 649 (2006)

Alan Chein - A Practical Look at Virtual Property - St. John's L. Rev.
1059 (2006)

Casey Fiesler - Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Fandom: How
Existing Social Norms Can Help Shape the Next Generation of
User-Generated Content - Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and
Technology Law 729 (2007-2008)

Daniel Gervais - Tangled Web of UGC: Making Copyright Sense of
User-Generated Content, Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 841 (2008-2009)

Harris Weems Henderson - Through the Looking Glass: Copyright Protection
in the Virtual Reality of Second Life - J. Intell. Prop. 165 (2008-2009)

Steven Hetcher - User-Generated Content and the Future of Copyright:
Part One - Investiture of Ownership Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 863 (2007-2008

Ryan Kriegshauser - The Shot Heard around the Virtual Worlds: The
Emergence and Future of Unconscionability in Agreements Relating to
Property in Virtual Worlds, UMKC L. Rev. 1077 (2007-2008)

Greg Lastowka - User Generated Content and Virtual Worlds - Vand. J.
Ent. & Tech. L. 893 (2007-2008)

Todd David Marcus - Fostering Creativity in Virtual Worlds:Easing the
restrictiveness of copyright for user created content - New York Law
School Law Review - 52 2007/08

Ondrejka, C. R. (2005) ‘Escaping the Gilded Cage: User Created Content
and Building the Metaverse - New York Law School Law Review - 49 2004/05

Michael H Passman - Transactions of Virtual Items in Virtual Worlds -
Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 259 (2008)

Ben Quarmby - Pirates among the Second Life Islands - Why You Should
Monitor the Misuse of your Intellectual Property in Online Virtual
Worlds - Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 667 (2008-2009)


Morgan Leigh
PhD Candidate
School of Sociology and Social Work
University of Tasmania

Caroline Haythornthwaite wrote:
> I have been exploring differences between crowds and communities with attention to motivation to contribute, highlighting the role of coorientation to larger ideas -- e.g., public access, open source, science, etc.  These papers are available online and will lead to further references (comments welcome! this effort is still a work in progress):
> Haythornthwaite, C. (Jan. 2009). Crowds and communities: Light and heavyweight models of peer production. Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society. [http//hdl.handle.net/2142/9457]
> Haythornthwaite, C. (in press). Online knowledge crowds and communities. In Knowledge Communities. Reno, NV: Center for Basque Studies. [http://hdl.handle.net/2142/14198]
> Elsewhere, look also for VGI -- voluntary geographic information. 
> Goodchild, M.F. (2007). Citizens as sensors: the world of volunteered geography. GeoJournal, 69, 211-221.
> Haklay, M., and Weber, P. (2008). OpenStreetMap--User-Generated Street Map. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 7(4), 12-18.
> Nama Budhathoki (doc student at UIUC) is in the midst of a study of motivations for VGI. Earlier papers include:
> Budhathoki, N.R., Bruce, B.C., and Nedovic-Budic, Z.  (2008). Reconceptualizing the role of the user of spatial data infrastructure, GeoJournal, 72(3-4), 149-160.
> And, an earlier paper from a special issue in JCMC that asked about motivations.
> Holohan, A., and Garg, A. (2005). Collaboration online: The example of Distributed Computing. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(4), article 16. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol10/issue4/holohan.html
> --------------------------------------
> Caroline Haythornthwaite
> Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Institute of Education, University of London (2009-10)
> Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 501 East Daniel St., Champaign IL 61820 (haythorn at illinois.edu)
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