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English 1101- M.Gareis

Library Research guide for digital culture and intellectual property in Cochran Sp 2016

Digital Culture


The internet is a prevalent force in today's world. There are many facets of digital culture: Social media, Computing infrastructure, visual mediums, and others.There are also inherent concerns surrounding digital culture.
Identity and identity tourism are issues in the evolving digital culture.
Are people who they say they are online? Other issues in digital
culture include: cyber stalking/bullying, future shock, identity theft,
information overload, 
easy access to pornography, surveillance,
and technological determination.   

Perhaps the largest issue in our new digital culture is that of intellectual property rights. Who owns the internet and what is produced on it? These have been the persistent questions since the inception of the internet. Things are copied, borrowed, and outright stolen every day on the internet. This guide will assist you in formulating your own opinion about this issue and give you the resources needed to defend that opinion.

Intellectual Property


Intellectual Property: a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark, etc.  oxford dictionary

 Each of these demands a different response to be able to use and to denote the owner correctly. This guide will provide some resources for each.

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478-471-2709 for the Macon campus library | 478-934-3179 for the Roberts Memorial Library at the Cochran campus | 478-275-6772 for the Dublin campus library

478-374-6833 for the Eastman campus library | 478-929-6804 for the Warner Robins campus library | On the Go? Text-A-Librarian: 478-285-4898

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