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User Generated Cultural Content (UGCC): Users as Creators, “Walled Gardens”, and the Preservation and Bequeathing of Novel Digital Cultural Assets

About this project

Lilian Edwards

Edina Harbinja

Lead investigator(s):
Prof Lilian Edwards
Ms Edina Harbinja

Start Date: 1st October 2012
End Date: 30th September 2016


This project looked at the legal, social and economic issues arising from User Generated Cultural Content. The focus was on the case study of what happens on the death of the creator of the UGCC, as this challenges offline notions of property, control, succession, contract and reputation/privacy, as well as invoking the public interest in preservation of digital and digitised heritage.

Project outputs include: