Eine sehr interessante Konferenz findet vom 15.-17. Juli in Barcelona statt: Copyfight.
If intellectual property had always existed, humanity would have never known the Gilgamesh epic, the Mahbharata and the Ramayana, the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Popol Vuh, the Bible or the Quraan.
Digital technologies for distribution such as p2p networks, projects rewriting copyright and author’s rights such as Creative Commons, or movements such as the one behind free software are turning this cultural period into a moment that demands a revision of the system regulating culture for the last three hundred years. COPYFIGHT is a series of activities about the unstoppable crisis of the contemporary model for intellectual property, and the emergence of free culture.
COPYFIGHT will open for three days several areas for documentation and debate as a contribution to the general effort to inform cultural producers and consumers. Panels and keynote presentations, workshops, screenings, download areas and legal counseling open to all visitors will take place in a decentralized way for three days focused on creativity in such areas as digital production, music, literature, and audiovisual culture.
Zur Konferenz wird wohl die halbe US-Aktivisten-Szene eingeflogen: Redner sind u.a. Lawrence Lessig, John Perry Barlow, Jimbo Wales, Downhill Battle, Cory Doctorow, Illegal Art…