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Richard Stallman - "Copyright vs Community" (Istanbul, Turkey)

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Jan 30, 2015 05:19 AM
Istanbul, Turkey - Sabanci University
When Feb 28, 2015

from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Istanbul, Turkey
Contact Name
Contact Phone +90 535 5298396
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 nontechnical, admission is gratis, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Şayet konuşmayı Türkçe takip etmek istiyorsanız adresine, konusu "1 Adet Kulaklık Gerekli" olan boş bir mail gönderin. (If you need to be able to follow the speech in Turkish, please send a blank e-mail to with 'Need 1 headset' in the subject line.)

Exact location:

Room: FMAN 1099
Building: School of Management
Sabancı University Tuzla Campus
Sabancı Üniversitesi, Orta Mahalle
Üniversite Caddesi No:27
Tuzla, 34956 İstanbul, TURKEY

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