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Public lecture: Free Software and the Law

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Feb 29, 2012 02:52 AM
Melbourne, Australia - University of Melbourne, Theatre 1, ICT Building, Barry Street, Carlton
When Mar 05, 2012

from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Melbourne, Australia
Contact Name Ben Sturmfels
Contact Phone +61 (03) 9024 2467

In this talk, Brett Smith, the FSF's compliance engineer, will introduce free software, explain why it's important, and explore the many places where free software interacts with the law. Brett Smith will illustrate how copyright, licenses, patents, trade agreements, and other laws all play a role in deciding whether and how we can create, use, and share free software — and by extension, who controls our computers. Members of the public are welcome. No technical knowledge is required.

Brett Smith is visiting Melbourne to speak with government negotiators about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and the impact on free software.

Register for this event by 10am on 5 March. Your registration will be confirmed by email.

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