Tim Jackson, M.F.A., Ph.D. Director, Synth/Ops Research Group and Professor of New Media Department of Art History Savannah College of Art and Design
Since MARCEL is a non-profit and open source culture community, all participants will agree upon the conditions for sharing ideas and tools. All projects developed in MARCEL's Project Workspace must therefore be arranged according to one of the following agreements as articulated on the Rights and Legislation Contract Models page on the site. Projects without copyright agreement models are legally regarded as being under the strictest copyright control which can limit the freedom of expression as well as the use and accessablility to the project. The managers of MARCEL suggest the use of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unsupported License agreement.

Below is a list of open source resources organized by Mark Tribe.

Open Source Culture Filez - from Mark Tribe []

Berenson, Frederick. "The darkside of the :Cuecat." Presentation.

Art Junction. "Copyright and Appropriation Web Quest: Deciding the Fate of Sherrie Levine". Also available at

Bezroukov, Nikolai. "Open Source Software Development as a Special Type of Academic Research (Critique of Vulgar Raymondism)." First Monday, 4(10), October 1999. Also available at

Biddle, Peter, Paul England, Marcus Peinado, and Bryan Willman. "The Darknet and the Future of Content Distribution." Also available at

Carlson, Scott. "In the Copyright Wars, This Scholas Sides With the Anarchists: NYU's Siva Vaidhyanathan wants to keep the stuff of culture out of the hands of the information oligarchs." The Chronicle of Higher Education: Information Technology: November 19, 2004.

Critical Art Ensemble. "Utopian Plagiarism, Hypertextuality, and Electronic Cultural Production." Critical Issues in Electronic Media, Simon Penny, ed. New York: SUNY Press, 1994.

Cummings, Alex. "Open Source, Open Frontiers: Global Culture." PowerPoint Presentation.

Digital Connections Council of the Committee for Economic Development. Promoting Innovation and Economic Growth: The Special Problem of Digital Intellectual Property. ”March 2004. Also available at

Doctorow, Cory. "Microsoft Research DRM Talk".” Also available at

Free Expression Policy Project, The. "The Progress of Science and Useful Arts: Why Copyright Today Threatens Intellectual Freedom." Also available at

Garnett, Joy. "Steal This Look." Intelligent Agent, Vol. 4 No. 2, Spring 2004. Also available at

Gladwell, Malcolm. "Something Borrowed: Should a charge of plagiarism ruin your life?." The New Yorker: 22 November 2004.

Goldsmith, Kenneth. "The Bride Stripped Bare: Nude Media and The Dematerialization of Tony Curtis."

Hunter, Dan, "Culture War." August 10, 2004. Also available at

Ippolito, Jon. "Why Art Should Be Free." Also available at

Jordan, Ken, and Paul D. Miller. " Freeze Frame--Sound in the Era of Digital Networks." Also available at

Landes, William M., "Copyright, Borrowed Images and Appropriation Art: An Economic Approach" (December 2000). U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 113. Also available at

Larkin, Brian. "Degraded Images, Distorted Sounds: Nigerian Video and the Infrastructure of Piracy." Public Culture 16.2, 289-314, 2004.

Lessig, Lawrence. "Copyright in the Digital Age." Transcript of online discussion., April 14, 2004.

Lessig, Lawrence. "Share/Share Alike: A Panel Discussion with Prof. Lawrence Lessig." Intelligent Agent, Vol. 4 No. 2, Spring 2004. Also available at

Lohr, Steve. "In Competitive Move, I.B.M. Puts Code in Public Domain." New York Times, August 3, 2004.

Miller, Paul D. AKA Dj Spooky That Subliminal Kid. "Uncanny/Unwoven."

Moglen, Eben. "Freeing the Mind: Free Software and the Death of Proprietary Culture." Also available at

Oswald, John. "Plunderphonics, or Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative." Wired Society Electro-Acoustic Conference, Toronto, 1985. Also available at

Prelinger, Rick. "Remarks on Appropriation Art." Also available at

Quin, Douglas. "Digital Sampling, the Mimetic Impulse and Appropriation in Modern Art." The Journal for the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Vol. IX, No. 1 (April 1994).

SFMOMA. "CopyArt: The Impact of Copyright on New Media Art." Transcript of panel discussion. September 24, 2003.

Shulgin, Alexei. "Open Sources in Net Art." Transcription of lecture at Mikro e.V., Berlin, Germany.

Smith, Roberta. "When One Man's Video Art Is Another's Copyright Crime." New York Times, May 6, 2004. Review of Jon Routson's exhibition of video shot in cinemas.

Sundaram, Ravi. "Recycling Modernity: Pirate electronic cultures in India." The Sarai Reader 2001: The Public Domain, 93-99.

Tribe, Mark. "Open Source Culture: Intellectual Property, Technology and the Arts." Presentation.

Tsiouris, Natasha. "Applications and Interpretations of Prof. Landes' Approach."  PowerPoint.