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Copyright vs. Community

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Dec 29, 2008 08:11 AM
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Room 1160, Bahen Center, 40 St. George Street. 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. ** This talk is free and open to the public. No registration is required. **
When Feb 02, 2009
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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