Creative Commons and Appropriation: Implicit Collaboration in Digital Works

Authors: Skains, L.

http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/publications4010007

Journal: Publications

Volume: 4

Appropriation is a common practice in art and literature; electronic literature in particular lends itself readily to appropriation and collaboration, due to its multimodal and born-digital nature. This paper presents practice-based research examining the effects of digital appropriation on two works of digital fiction (a hyperfiction and an interactive fiction), demonstrating how it alters the creative writer’s typical process, as well as the resulting narrative itself. This practice of appropriation results in ‘implicit collaboration’ between the digital creative writer and those whose work is appropriated, an arguable form of shared authorship. Questions regarding the ethics of this practice, including copyright concerns and authorship, are discussed.

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Authors: Skains, R.L.

Journal: PUBLICATIONS

Volume: 4

Issue: 1

eISSN: 2304-6775

DOI: 10.3390/publications4010007

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