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"Copyright vs. Community"

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Apr 11, 2013 12:36 PM
Lyngby, Denmark - Building 116, auditorium 81, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby
When Apr 24, 2013

from 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Lyngby, Denmark

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 speech by Richard Stallman will be nontechnical, admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

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