Who Owns the Future?

Friday, January 22, 2010 18:39

Is the question that a team of futurists and international experts address in the 6th edition of FO/Futureorientation, the house magazine of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, an independent Danish (CIFS) non-profit research institution in Copenhagen.

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Who Owns the Future? May, at first glance, seem like a trick question, as it’s impossible to own what is yet to be, unless, of course, if what is yet to be is already accounted for. This issue of FO/Futureorientation refers to legal intellectual property rights – that’s why there’s a © symbol ‘gracing’ the cover – and explores the new problems of copyright laws and immaterial property rights in a networked society, what could be at stake if we don’t rethink them, and possible solutions to them.

Inside ‘Who Owns the Future?’ illustrated with images from the photo sharing website Flickr, is a collection of valuable and comprehensive information, stories and opinions by knowledgeable authors from various disciplines that include:

Editorial: Who Owns the future? By Morten Grønborg
The New Class Struggle by Klaus Æ. Mogensen
Creative Commons: myths, misunderstandings, and how 21st century companies can make money on “some rights reserved” by Henrik Moltke
Hybrid Space – the internet is leaving home by Jacob S. Thomsen
Internet ©rapshoot: How Internet Gatekeepers Stifle Progress by Cory Doctorow
Business Models in the Anarchist Economy by Niels Bøttger-Rasmussen & Klaus Æ. Mogensen

The complete issue of FO/Futureorientation has been made available under a Creative Commons license. This means that you are allowed to make copies and make the issue available to the general public, but you must credit the creators, and you can’t use it for commercial purposes. If you change, modify, or build upon this work, you may only distribute the resulting work under a license identical to this one.

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2 Responses to “Who Owns the Future?”

  1. Kevindoylejones says:

    January 23rd, 2010 at %I:%M %p

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  2. Kevindoylejones says:

    January 23rd, 2010 at %I:%M %p

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