Richard Stallman - "Copyright contre communauté" (Sousse, Tunisia)
Feb 14, 2015
from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
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.
Richard Stallman's speech will be the main address during Le Trophée du Libre, an event to recognize and celebrate---and show some love to---free software in Tunisia. Afterwards, he will award a prize to the best association, club, community or group that supports free software in Tunisia. The speech and the event will be nontechnical, admission is free of charge, and the public is encouraged to attend.
Registration, which can be done anonymously, while not required, is appreciated; it will help us ensure we can accommodate all the people who wish to attend.
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