Skip to content, sitemap or skip to search.

Personal tools
Join now
You are here: Home FSF Events Richard Stallman - "Divide & rule on your screen: Copyright, antisocializing contracts, and Digital Restrictions Management" (London, United Kingdom)

Richard Stallman - "Divide & rule on your screen: Copyright, antisocializing contracts, and Digital Restrictions Management" (London, United Kingdom)

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Jan 31, 2018 11:54 PM
London, United Kingdom
When Feb 16, 2018

from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where London, United Kingdom
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 gratis, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Registration, which can be done anonymously, is required; it will help us ensure we can accommodate all the people who wish to attend. (Please note that you will not be sent an e-mail confirmation after registering.)

Location: Great Hall, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N 2AB London, United Kingdom

Please fill out our contact form, so that we can contact you about future events in and around London.

Document Actions
Filed under:

The FSF is a charity with a worldwide mission to advance software freedom — learn about our history and work.

fsf.org is powered by:

 

Send your feedback on our translations and new translations of pages to campaigns@fsf.org.