New Media and Electronic Rights
Evolving Copyright Standards and Implications for Arts Agencies and Programs - Executive Summary
The growth of electronic media since 1990 has created many opportunities for creators, publishers and producers of cultural material. More original creative work can be distributed more widely and accessed more easily than ever before thanks to the Internet, electronic databases and related electronic media products such as CD-ROM and digital video disk (DVD).
While new technology is multiplying opportunities for authors at an unprecedented rate, it also has made control of their works more challenging. Despite general awareness and acceptance of copyright, traditional copyright licensing is not practiced, or at least not systematically, across the new media industries...