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Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence "Larry" Lessig (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic and political activist. He is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications, and he has called for state-based activism to promote substantive reform of government with a Second Constitutional Convention.[1] In May 2014, he launched a crowd-funded political action committee which he termed Mayday PAC with the purpose of electing candidates to Congress who would pass campaign finance reform.[2] Lessig is director of the Edmond J. Academic career[edit] Interview with Lawrence Lessig in 2009 Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, Lessig grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and earned a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Management (Wharton School) from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Cambridge (Trinity) in England, and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1989. Political activism[edit] Golan v. Related:  Free / Open Source

Patented Webshop digital networks as medium for embodied knowledge dance-tech project explores the potential of the new Internet technologies for knowledge production and distribution on body based artistic practices and it's intersections with other disciplines such as new media, architecture, philosophy, anthropology and more. All dance-tech projects attempt to place situated embodiment as a fundamental condition and movement arts as relevant practices to contemporaneity with interdisciplinary framework. dance-tech is conceived as a tactical media project and it aims to develop and maintain a series of online and hybrid collaborative platforms for the interdisciplinary explorers of the performance of movement, innovators and emergent performance practices. It develops as an experimental, adaptable and changing pedagogical intervention on the knowledge distribution systems of contemporary performance and their contexts. It seeks to systematically and flexibly, explore the changing new media landscape and its openness for creative and social innovation.

Who Does That Server Really Serve? by Richard Stallman (The first version was published in Boston Review.) On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Service as a Software Substitute, or SaaSS, is another way to give someone else power over your computing. The basic point is, you can have control over a program someone else wrote (if it's free), but you can never have control over a service someone else runs, so never use a service where in principle a program would do. SaaSS means using a service implemented by someone else as a substitute for running your copy of a program. Background: How Proprietary Software Takes Away Your Freedom Digital technology can give you freedom; it can also take your freedom away. Our solution to this problem is developing free software and rejecting proprietary software. With free software, we, the users, take back control of our computing. How Service as a Software Substitute Takes Away Your Freedom SaaSS and SaaS Which online services are SaaSS? See also:

End Software Patents - End Software Patents MotionBank and Other Choreographic Media Tools Workshop@ HZT Berlin In this workshop several choreographic media tools will be introduced and worked with. Among those are digital publications of recent years: Steve Paxton: Material for the Spine (DVD-rom, 2008)Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/ Rosas: A Choreographer's Score (4 DVDs, 2012)William Forsythe: Synchronous Objects (web-based, 2009)Motion Bank -scores by Deborah Hay,Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion The Siobhan Davies Archive project (web-based, 2007)meta-academy@bates 2013 on the work of Nancy Stark Smith The contents of these digital dance and choreography tools all have their origin in the choreographic and dance practice.How can these ideas/ contents be transferred back into the studio and how can individual questions and interests be formulated towards these propositions? After short introductions during the first days, the focus will be on a practice lead exploration of these tools. See this visualisation the evolution of the content and resources:

The Future of Ideas The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World (2001) is a book by Lawrence Lessig, at the time of writing a professor of law at Stanford Law School, who is well known as a critic of the extension of the copyright term in US.[1] It is a continuation of his previous book Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, which is about how computer programs can restrict freedom of ideas in cyberspace. While copyright helps artists get rewarded for their work, Lessig warns that a copyright regime that is too strict and grants copyright for too long a period of time (e.g. the current US legal climate) can destroy innovation, as the future always builds on the past.[2] Lessig also discusses recent movements by corporate interests to promote longer and tighter protection of intellectual property in three layers: the code layer, the content layer, and the physical layer. The code layer is that which is controlled by computer programs. Editions[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure e.V. - FFII dance-tech platforms Protect your freedom and privacy; join us in creating an Internet that's safer from surveillance Mass-scale surveillance like PRISM is disturbing, but is an unsurprising effect of how centralized the Web is today. For years, people have been trusting more and more of their data to remotely hosted systems. Users are also giving up control of their computing to Service as a Software Substitute (SaaSS), remotely-hosted programs that exchange data with users to do computing that they could do on their own machines. In both cases, there's no way to see what these servers are doing with your data, so you have to take the host's word for it that they are being responsible. But these companies submit to governments when they ask for your information, whether it's ostensibly to fight terrorism or to stop unauthorized copying. If we want to defang surveillance programs like PRISM, we need to stop using centralized systems and come together to build an Internet that's decentralized, trustworthy, and free "as in freedom." We have the tools to build a better Internet. What you can do

IRILL Ectract principles of the CounterPoint Tool from Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine Qu'est-ce qu'un logiciel libre ? Imaginez que vous vous trouviez dans un restaurant et que vous mangiez un excellent repas. Peut-être aurez vous l'envie de le cuisiner le lendemain chez vous pour vos amis ? C'est impossible, car vous n'avez pas la recette du plat. En informatique, c'est la même chose avec un logiciel. En revanche, un logiciel libre vous garantit plusieurs libertés : la liberté d'utiliser le logiciel, pour quelque usage que ce soit (liberté 0)la liberté d'étudier le fonctionnement du programme, et de l'adapter à vos propres besoins (liberté 1). Avec un logiciel libre, vous avez le plat, la recette, le droit de redistribuer (ou de vendre) le plat, la recette, et même de la modifier. Retour

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