User Created Content in Virtual Worlds and Cultural Diversity

Burri, Mira (2010). User Created Content in Virtual Worlds and Cultural Diversity. In: Graber, Christoph Beat; Burri-Nenova, Mira (eds.) Governance of digital game environments and cultural diversity : transdisciplinary enquiries (pp. 74-112). Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing

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User created content (UCC) has often been celebrated as a grassroots cultural revolution that as a genuine expression of creativity, localism and non-commercialism can arguably also cater for a sustainable culturally diverse environment. The present article puts these claims under scrutiny and in a more differentiated manner seeks to identify the value of UCC within digital game environments considering the constraints upon players and upon creative play that these impose. The article subsequently tests whether UCC in its dynamic sense of a creative and communicative process can be seen as a channel for the promotion of cultural diversity and if so, what the State should (and could) do about this.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > Institute of European and International Economic Law

UniBE Contributor:

Burri, Mira

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

ISBN:

978-1-84844-683-0

Publisher:

Edward Elgar Publishing

Language:

English

Submitter:

Tihomira Burri

Date Deposited:

01 Sep 2014 11:25

Last Modified:

31 May 2017 10:47

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Digital games, virtual worlds, user created content, commodification, intellectual property rights, cultural diversity, media regulation

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.51527

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/51527

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