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Copyright vs. Community

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on May 30, 2012 03:50 AM
Munich, Germany - Building is the Boltzmannstrasse 15, Garching, Germany; Room MW 2001 ("Rudolf-Diesel Hörsaal")

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When Jul 11, 2012
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Munich, Germany
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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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