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Eben Moglen on the Commons of the digital economy

http://geekybodhi.net

To orchestrate change you need someone who can balance vision with pragmatism. In Eben Moglen the proponents choreographing the software patents debate have such a leader.

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World Day of Commons on October 15, 2010.

http://bienscommuns.org

"Based on the Manifesto Reclaim the Commons crafted in Belem during the WSF 2009, we suggest to organize a World Commons Day on October 15, 2010 [...] The World Commons Day will be a day of public real or virtual actions, presentations, debates, workshops, shows and meetings taking place around the world to share the visions and the practices of the Commons [...] It is an auto-managed and decentra

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The commons as a common paradigm for social movements and beyond

http://commonsblog.wordpress.com

"...We can only promote the commons as a new narrative for the 21st century if they are identified as a common denominator by different social movements and schools of thought. In my point of view, enforcing the commons would be not only possible, but strategically intelligent.

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A2K4: Access to Knowledge and Human Rights Conference - February 12-13, 2010

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"Please save the date for the Fourth Access to Knowledge Conference (A2K4) scheduled to take place at Yale Law School on February 12-13, 2010 [...] This year, we will again host a major A2K conference, but with a more specialized theme: the intersection between access to knowledge and human rights..." — see also:

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Strengthen the Commons

http://seminario10anosdepois.wordpress.com

"...They form the social fabric of a free society. Commons do not belong to anyone individually nor do they belong to no one. Different communities, from the family to global society, always create, maintain, cultivate, and redefine commons. ... They produce free software and free knowledge, and create films, music, and images to be shared.

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David Bollier's unconventional wisdom (you can hear some tonight)

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"It's no secret that everything’s up for grabs in this brave new and rapidly unfurling world, but journalist/media critic/activist David Bollier has found himself ahead of the curve by going back to basics.In his new book 'Viral Spiral: How The Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own', Bollier expounds on the virtues of the "free culture" movement of the commons, which can best be descri

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The Law of the Commons - March 13, 2009 at Seattle University

http://nlgseattle.org

"In 2008, nations worldwide plundered their common wealth in an effort to bail out the prevailing economic order. It is a stark reminder that there could be other ways of doing things. It is an opportune time to reexamine the concept of the commons, perhaps as a parallel, if not an alternative to private property oriented social, political and legal systems..."

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Commons Graz

http://blog.apc.org.au

"It was a brisk, crisp walk to the Schloss Berg in Graz where the last in a series of public discussions on the commons was being held. The venue, Dom in Berg, a theatre carved out of a mountain (the Schloss Berg itself), actually in the mountain, provided an inspired setting for what turned out to be a pivotal, necessary and invaluable exchange of ideas and debate..."

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The Permission Problem

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In the second decade of the twentieth century, it was almost impossible to build an airplane in the United States.

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Down With The Fences! - The Struggle For The Global Commons - May 1st - May 11th

http://bristol.indymedia.org

"...As the world faces a wave of new enclosures brought about by globalisation we’ll hopefully examine some of the history of the ‘commons’, their enclosure and the spirited resistance to private ownership over the centuries..."

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New lines of contention: Information Commons vs. New Enclosures

http://p2pfoundation.net

"...It is this intensive effort at the private appropriation of knowledge that has created different movements of resistance. The free software movement, the movements of farmers against biopiracy in seeds and animal and vegetal types, where Western corporations are privatizing the fruits of thousands of year of communal cooperation; the movement of patients and developmental organizations for access to reasonably priced medicines and medical knowledge; the movement for free access to scientific publications, are all related reactions to these New Enclosures.

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The commons, the state and transformative politics

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"...Arturo di Corinto, a sharp and ebullient Italian media activist, writer and film-maker, set out a bold vision of free software as a common resource: ‘Thanks to its characteristics, the free software is a distributed property that is capable of evolving into a common good’, he declared. [...] Can ideas, both inspirational metaphors and actual experiences, from the free software movement provide any guide for turning public services into commons?

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