Preserving Our Rights in the Mashosphere

One are Jenny and I discuss in the Roadshow is content. Generation C, the young folks growing up with the knowl;edge, tools and desire to create, remix and mash up stuff, will figure into future library services in ways we haven’t even pondered yet.

Add this piece in to the mix:

“Preserving Our Rights in the Mashosphere” by Michael Calore covers some fascinating ground.

The driving philosophy behind mashups and other Web 2.0 technologies is that data should be open, exposed, and sharable. This so-called “Right to Remix” doesn’t mean that people should be required to give up their rights to their own intellectual property, but it does mean that people have to be willing to share in order for development to continue along its current arc of progression. A central goal of mashup development should be to find and maintain a balance — keep the fluid output of ideas but be mindful of the rights of the living, breathing beings who provide the source data.