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Richard Stallman - "Copyright vs Community" (Cebu City, Philippines)

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Feb 09, 2015 11:52 AM
Cebu City, Philippines - Arts & Sciences Lobby, University of the Philippines Cebu Campus
When Mar 28, 2015

from 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Cebu City, Philippines
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.

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