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

http://yaleisp.org

"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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"Defining the contours of freedom" - Free Software Foundation

http://mpwoodward.posterous.com

«Great, great video from Lawrence Lessig about the importance of the free software movement to society and culture as a whole. Lessig also wrote the forward to Richard Stallman's book "Free Software, Free Society" and it's one of the many things that helped me see the big picture where free software is concerned.»

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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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Commoner Letter #1: Mohamed Nanabhay of Al Jazeera

http://creativecommons.org

"I’m happy to announce the launch of this year’s Commoner Letter series – a series of letters written by prominent members of the CC community in support of our annual fundraising campaign. We want to be very clear that this campaign is about much more than raising money for CC.

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Digital rights: call to all citizens to fight back (Free Culture Forum)

http://freeknowledge.eu

"The first International Free Culture Forum will take place in Barcelona from October 29 to November 1 2009. This event will bring together the main organisations and most active voices in the world of Free Culture and Free Knowledge to set common agendas and strategies..."

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Copyright Protection in the Digital Age - Library of Alexandria, Egypt

http://www.ip-watch.org

"The Library of Alexandria, Egypt, is holding a three-day workshop to introduce judges, lawyers, and researchers from Egypt and the Arab world to new tools for the dissemination of knowledge.

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Tux in Free Gaming

http://libregamewiki.org

Tux is the offical mascot of the Linux kernel and is a widely known symbol among the Linux and free software community. He is short, fat, and has yellow duck-like flippers and a beak. He was designed by Larry Ewing based on a suggestion by Alan Cox and he was named by James Hughes. He represents no known penguin, but he most looks the most like a little/fairy penguin.

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CULTURAL HERITAGE on line - Empowering users: an active role for user communities

http://www.rinascimento-digitale.it

"Following the success of the previous conference in 2006, we are delighted to announce that the 2nd "CULTURAL HERITAGE on line" conference will be hosted by Teatro della Pergola in Florence in December 2009. This conference aims to explore, analyze, and evaluate the state of the art and future trends in user communities and cultural contents..."

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Why I don’t like “Non-Commercial” licenses

http://blog.ninapaley.com

"Want to know why I use a Share Alike license instead of one of those pernicious “Non-Commercial” licenses? This fine article explains all. Aw heck, I’m just gonna republish the whole thing here, since it’s free..."

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Creative Commons @ Software Freedom Day 2009 in NYC

http://creativecommons.org

"It should be no surprise that here at CC, we’re huge fans of Free Software [...] There are numerous celebrations happening around the world, but I”ll be attending the one in NYC..."

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Free Software Foundation files objection to Google Book Search settlement

http://www.fsf.org

"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, September 8, 2009 -- Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) filed an objection in court to the proposed Google Book Search settlement (The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc.).

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Free Culture Forum: Organization and Action - Barcelona, 29th October - 1st November 2009

http://fcforum.net

"Across the planet, people are recognizing the need for an international space to build and coordinate a global framework and common agenda for issues surrounding free culture and access to knowledge.

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Defending the Digitised Public Domain

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

The European Commission has published a review of the Europeana digital library (remember that?). There's one critically important section, which touches on the hot issue of digitising public domain content:

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Stallman Takes His Free-Software Crusade to Argentina

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com

"Two whirlwinds blew into Buenos Aires this week: the hundreds of Wikipedia supporters, editors and administrators here for their annual Wikimania conference, and the free-software activist Richard Stallman, who was in town as part of his never-ending tour of the globe to promote his cause..."

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We all copy — all the time

http://www.p2pnet.net

« Often, apologists for things like trade secrets, patent and copyright law, or the corporate media oligarchy itself, claim such structures are ‘understandable’, because ‘why help potential competitors?” It’s — supposedly — taken as axiomatic that those within a given field of endeavor inevitably regard all others in that field as adversaries … in other words, zero-sum thinking.

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