Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Paper Abstract

To be presented at The Virtual 07: Interaction in Haninge, Sweden 20-22 September:

Performing Interaction: Copyright and Remix in Online Digital Literature
Interaction with online digital literature is centered upon how texts are responded to by those who engage with them. One field of responses to a digital text is the widespread practice of remixing. Remix is regulated materially by the codes used in text construction, storage and distribution. Copyright law also attempts to regulate possible responses made to interactive digital literature. A comparative reading of copyright and remix provides an image of how one is both authorized and expected to interact with a digital text. Copyright authorizes response and the properties of the text's materials imply response. By taking into consideration both remix practices and copyright’s legal paradigms we gain a broader understanding of how digital literature functions in terms of interaction and reception.

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