Digital Culture

Open Student Television Network

Interesting stuff coming from the CampusEAI Consortium, where a group of Internet2 campuses are putting together a webcast student oriented video channel. You can see the stream here, if you are on an Internet2 pipeline.

This raises all sorts of interesting intellectual property questions. I can’t seem to find a copyright notice on the page in question, and my quick searches through the site didn’t help much either. I’m curious as to who owns the rights to the content…the organization? The students that produce it? The schools? It’s an interesting question which will only come to the forefront when something happens to the content that someone involved doesn’t like…the stream is captured and remixed, the audio content is stripped and podcast, or there is the appearance on screen of media that is copyrighted and clearances haven’t been given.

I find the labyrinth of this stuff fascinating, in a “animal eating its own young” kind of way. There is going to be an implosion of rights vs content sometime very soon.

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

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