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Google Books adds Creative Commons license options

http://creativecommons.org

"Some very exciting news for authors, publishers, and readers: Today, Google launched a program to enable rightsholders to make their Creative Commons-licensed books available for the public to download, use, remix, and share via Google Books..."

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CC on the Free Music Archive

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"It has been just over four months since the Free Music Archive launched as a destination for high-quality, freely licensed music [...] Today we are ecstatic to announce that CC has joined the FMA’s curatorial ranks! ..."

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Free Software Graphics Meeting in Brussels

http://ospublish.constantvzw.org

"Next spring, the fifth Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) will take place in Brussels, Belgium. In May 2010, users and developers of free software graphics gather in the European capital for the collective sharing of creativity, innovation and ideas..."

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Book of the Week: History of Italian art hacking

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"...The main research field of this book is Italy, since it is here that networking practices have determined the construction of a network of projects unparalleled in any other country. A scene with a strong identity and with its own artistic, technological and political feeling has been formed in Italy.

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Outreach to GFDL liensed wikis: migrate to CC BY-SA by August 1st!

http://creativecommons.org

"...Benjamin Mako Hill (Wikipedian, Free Software Foundation board member, and one of the people crucial to making the migration possible) writes on the Wikimedia Foundation mailing list: As the group with the most to lose and as the group that introduced the change at issue, the foundation and its broader community should devote as much time as possible to this issue in the next two months before

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Wikimedia Foundation to Add Creative Commons License for All Content

http://www.readwriteweb.com

"Recently, the Wikimedia Foundation proposed that the copyright licensing terms on its wikis be changed to include a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license in addition to its longstanding GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). The proposal was approved by a 75 percent majority of community voters as announced this week..."

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Draft Manifesto 2 « Pirate Party UK

http://piratepartyuk.wordpress.com

"We wish to change global legislation to facilitate the emerging information society, which is characterised by diversity and openness. We do this by requiring an increased level of respect for the citizens and their right to privacy, as well as reforms to copyright and patent law.

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War on Sharing: RIAA moves to block new FSF court brief

http://www.fsf.org

"Yesterday, while we were publishing our response to the RIAA's recent attack on the merit of organizations who represent the public's interest filing informative briefs in cases that threaten to negatively affect the public's interest, the RIAA was attacking us again.

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

http://www.minnpost.com

"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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Call for Participation: Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit

http://www.sandklef.com

"The Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS) is a meeting place for social change, focused on the future of free software and free society.

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The War on Sharing: Why the FSF Cares About RIAA Lawsuits

http://torrentfreak.com

"In one of RIAA’s high profile cases the Free Software Foundation backed defendant Joel Tenenbaum, much to the dislike of the music industry lobby. John Sullivan, Operations Manager at the FSF explains in a guest post why they think these cases impact not just music, but also free software and its technology..."

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Remixtures: an introduction for English-speaking readers

http://remixtures.com

"...I started Remixtures in the beginning of October 2006, a few months after I finished my master’s thesis about online activism and the (re)appropriation of technology for social goals.

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Software patents are dangerous

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"After a quite interesting month, in which I attended two very interesting lectures (Carlos Guerreiro and Richard Stallman lectures) and a very good fortnight in London I wasn’t sure what to talk about in this post. However, I liked so much an example that Richard Stallman told us talking about software patents that I needed to say some words..."

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Freedom, Future and Fred

http://portal.vibewire.org

"An interview with Fred Benenson, from Creative Commons, based in New York. By Bianca Bautista...

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David Bollier talk on 5/18 at NYU - History of Free Culture Movement

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"...David Bollier will speak about the themes of his new book, Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (New Press)..."

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