First Swedish CC-licensed PhD

From the Creative Commons blog:

The first Creative Commons licensed PhD to be defended on 2nd October in Göteborg, Sweden.

The PhD thesis entitled Disruptive Technology: Effects of Technology Regulation on Democracy deals with the negative democratic effects which often arise when attempts are made to regulate the Internet technology.

By studying the attempts to regulate the disruptive effects of Internet technology and the consequences of these regulatory attempts on the IT-based participatory democracy this work shows that the regulation of technology is the regulation of democracy.

The work has been written by Mathias Klang who is Project Lead for Creative Commons Sweden.

The PhD thesis is the first of its kind to be released under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5) in Sweden.

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3 Responses to First Swedish CC-licensed PhD

  1. Peter Suber says:

    Gabriel: Klang was not the first ever, just the first in Sweden. Yesterday I blogged an earlier one from Caltech, and today I had to update my blog post to note an even earlier one from Edinburgh. See the details.


  2. Gabriel Bodard says:

    Thanks for the correction. I’ve fixed the header.

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