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Copyright vs. Community
by Jeanne Rasata published Sep 14, 2009 last modified Sep 14, 2009 04:47 PM — filed under:
Auckland, New Zealand - Massey University, Auckland Campus-Albany East precinct, Quad Building, Lecture Theatre QB5. Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it. The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright--to promote progress, for the benefit of the public--then we must make changes in the other direction.
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To be determined
by Jeanne Rasata published Sep 14, 2009 last modified Sep 14, 2009 04:03 PM — filed under:
Boston, MA - Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111. This speech will be part of Boston's Software Freedom Day. All are welcome.
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To be determined
by Jeanne Rasata published Aug 28, 2009 last modified Sep 01, 2009 10:22 AM — filed under:
Paris, France - Mairie du 3ème arrondissement, 2 rue Eugène Spuller, Salle des Mariages, 75003
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The Free Software Movement
by Jeanne Rasata published Aug 28, 2009 last modified Sep 08, 2009 10:52 AM — filed under:
Brescia, Italy - Libera Accademia di Belle Arti, via D.Vender 66. Richard Stallman will speak about the Free Software Movement, which campaigns for freedom so that computer users can cooperate to control their own computing activities. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, often erroneously referred to as Linux, specifically to establish these freedoms.
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Event Octet Stream El software libre en la ética y la práctica. Y una educación informática libre
by Jeanne Rasata published Aug 24, 2009 last modified Aug 28, 2009 11:15 AM — filed under:
Mar del Plata, Argentina - Teatro Diagonal, ubicado en Diagonal Pueyrredón 3334
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Event Octet Stream Software libre, educación libre, y arte compartible
by Jeanne Rasata published Aug 24, 2009 last modified Aug 24, 2009 10:29 AM — filed under:
Brazilia, Brazil - Salão Mika Gartenkraut, Escola de Administração Fazendária(ESAF), Km 04 Estrada Brasilia / Unaí Lago Sul.
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Droit d'Auteur v. Communauté
by Jeanne Rasata published Aug 19, 2009 last modified Aug 19, 2009 12:31 PM — filed under:
Lausanne, Switzerland - ERACOM, rue de Genève 55.
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The Danger of Software Patents
by Jeanne Rasata published Aug 19, 2009 last modified Aug 19, 2009 12:21 PM — filed under:
Brazilia, Brazil - Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Brasília, Auditório Joaquim Nabuco, Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte. Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress. All are welcome and no registration is required.
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Copyright v. Comunidad
by Jeanne Rasata published Aug 14, 2009 last modified Aug 14, 2009 03:37 PM — filed under:
La Paz, Bolivia - Auditorio del Banco Central de Bolivia, Calle Ayacucho esquina Mercado. El copyright fue desarrollado en los tiempos de la imprenta, y fue diseñado para adecuarse al sistema centralizado de copias impuesto por la imprenta en aquella época. Pero en la actualidad, el sistema de copyright se adapta mal a las redes informáticas, y solamente puede ser impuesto mediante severas medidas de fuerza. Las corporaciones globales que lucran con el copyright están presionando para imponer penalidades cada vez más injustas y para incrementar su poder en materia de copyright, restringiendo al mismo tiempo el acceso del público a la tecnología. Pero si lo que queremos realmente es honorar el único propósito legítimo del copyright —promover el progreso para beneficio del público— entonces tendremos que realizar cambios en la dirección contraria.
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Event El Software Libre en la Ética y en la Práctica
by Jeanne Rasata published Aug 14, 2009 last modified Aug 14, 2009 03:22 PM — filed under:
La Paz, Bolivia - Paraninfo de la UMSA, Av. Villazón #1995. Richard Stallman hablará sobre las metas y la filosofía del movimiento del Software Libre, y el estado y la historia del sistema operativo GNU, el cual conjuntamente con el núcleo Linux actualmente es utilizado por decenas de millones de personas en todo el mundo.
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