How to talk about copyright?


Free culture respects the user”

User generated content


To support the notion that culture is participatory

In some uses it strengthens the idea that users and authors are somehow different: “users” cannot be “true authors”


Use it with caution. In most cases the word “user” is much better than “consumer“. In some cases the words: “authors” or “contributors” can be used instead

In some cases it may be misleading: i.e. “user generated content

Supports the notion that “some authors are more equal than others”