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