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Copyright vs. Community

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Sep 20, 2012 10:15 AM
Reykjavik, Iceland - Menntavegi 1, Room M101, Reykjavik University (Enter the main atrium of Reykjavik University and turn left. Go past the big staircase on the left and through the door. The room will then be on your right hand side.)
When Nov 07, 2012

from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Reykjavik, Iceland

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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