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Richard Stallman - "Copyright vs. Community" (Brasilia, Brazil)

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on May 18, 2017 02:22 PM
Brasilia, Brazil
When Jun 19, 2017

from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Brasilia, Brazil
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.

Location: Auditório do Prédio CIC/EST, Associação dos Docentes da Univesidade de Brasília (ADUnB), Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Gleba A, Brasília-DF, Brasil

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