Today, Fukushima was officially upgraded to INES Level 7, like Chernobyl.
Today, the Social Science Research Council released a large-scale study of music, film and software „piracy“ in the emerging economies of Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia. Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is must-read for everybody interested in… Mehr lesen >
The Commons Strategies Group with a little help from some friends has drafted an Open Letter to Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff to be signed by international organizations, academics and activists in support of the work of the Brazilian society and… Mehr lesen >
Berklee College of Music and MIDEM debut the Rethink Music Conference In association with Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Harvard Business School, Rethink Music will examine the business and rights challenges facing the music industry in… Mehr lesen >
Open Letter by the Brazilian civil society to President-elect Roussef and Minister of Culture Ana Buarque de Hollanda
Letter of civil society representatives to President Roussef and Minister of Culture Ana Buarque de Hollanda, 28 December 2010 (English translation of the Carta de representantes da sociedade civil à Presidente Dilma Roussef e à Ministra da Cultura Ana Buarque… Mehr lesen >
Rumors were boiling during the last weeks who president-elect Dilma Rousseff will appoint as her new minister of culture. On Monday, 20 December, as one of the last cabinet posts she announced her decision. After five and a half years… Mehr lesen >
This is my presentation at the second Free Culture Forum on 29 October in Barcelona. You can watch the video recording (ogg, starting at 00:12:00), look at my slides (pdf) and read the slightly edited text here: ~~~ Thanks for… Mehr lesen >
Richard Stallman today published an Open Letter to Brazil’s President Elect Dilma Rousseff and the Citizens of Brazil. The founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation congratulates Brazil on its readiness to introduce the freedom to file-share… Mehr lesen >
Dutch artists unions and consumer association call for legalizing uploads in exchange for an Internet levy. A German study shows that half of Internet users favor a culture flat-rate.
I’m at the „Economies of the Commons 2. Paying the Costs of Making Things Free“ in De Balie in Amsterdam right now (12.-13.11.2010). It brings together the free culture scene with the library and archives communities and again examines how… Mehr lesen >