Monday, November 05, 2007

Moral challenges of user-generated content

(One of which is whether it's a good idea to call it that!) I just listened to Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture, Lead Use(r)s, and Moral Economy: How Convergence Culture is Changing the Relations Between Producers and Consumers, an hour-long podcast with much of interest in it, including discussion of FanLib's attempt to monetize and corporatize fan fiction. Nobody seems very sure about how relations between producers, owners and "consumers" (or at least, noncommercial producers) will look in the next generation; Jenkins canvasses the issues, including the need for a labor theory of content production.

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