Cultural Knowledge Management and Broadband Content in Development: Open Content Platforms, Copyright and Archives
David Rooney (University of Queensland, Australia), Elizabeth Ferrier (University of Queensland, Australia), Phil Graham (University of Queensland, Australia) and Ashley Jones (University of Queensland, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007
This chapter examines the possibility of creating online creative production archives with which to make locally and internationally sourced high quality video, audio, graphics, and other broadband content available to grassroots producers in developing economies. In particular, the possibility of Cultural Knowledge Management Systems and the use of innovative Creative Commons copyright licenses are explored. It is argued that in a global knowledge economy, cultural production is a major driver of economic growth. The creativity and culture needed for cultural production are plentiful in developing countries indicating that if technical and institutional conditions are right there is significant potential for developing economies to compete in the global economy. It is, therefore, desirable for local groups to be able to acquire, store, and distribute locally and internationally sourced content to stimulate local-level cultural production.