Posts Tagged ‘copy right’

An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube

August 12, 2008

Michael Wesch, creator of the strikingly insightful videos “A Vision of Students Today” and “The Machine is Us/ing Us”, gave a presentation at the Library of Congress back in May on the anthropology of YouTube. The presentation was the third in a series called “Digital Natives,” natives being basically my and probably your generation if you’re reading this. It’s about the net and the people who grew up with a computer humming by their bed stands. Wesch delves into this phenomenon that is us—how we think and how we perceive and connect with the world differently due to the internet and new media like YouTube.

Source: CreativeCommons.org

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Save the EU from a three-strikes copyright rule

July 6, 2008

Back-room dealings in the European Parliament have resulted in a “three strikes” rule being included in a new telecoms bill — the rule would force ISPs to kick people who’ve been thrice accused of copyright infringement off the Internet.

If this bill passes, then Europeans’ access to the network that delivers freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, access to medicine, family, civic engagement, banking, government services, and the whole sweep of human online endeavor would last only so long as they avoided three unsubstantiated accusations of downloading music or video or software without permission.

Worse still, the bill is set to be voted upon on July 7 — that’s this Monday.

The Open Rights Group has instructions for contacting your MEP. If you live in the EU and you care about your future as a citizen of the information society, call right away and make sure your MEP knows that this matters to you.

Join the action and contact you Member of the European Parliament and tell them about the dangers of the new bill!

There is a video called Steal Legislation: Act Now which expresses the urgency to act,

Source: BoingBoing

How to become famous…

June 13, 2008

You ever wanted to become famous without selling you soul to the big music or film corporations?
Then maybe I have a solution for you:
Use Creative Commons. How this works explains the video below:

Source: Creative Commons Australia