Translation in times of open sources : need for new definition and approaches?

Source document: Brno studies in English. 2008, vol. 32, iss. 1, pp. [65]-76
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The recent sweeping changes in communication technologies suggest a new understanding of some related concepts, including authorship and copyright. The present paper points out some manifestations and consequences of these changes in the field of translation.
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