Monday, 15 October 2007

Free culture

Students for Free Culture, in the past known as, is an international student organization working to promote free culture ideals, such as cultural participation and access to information. It was inspired by the work of Stanford Law professor Lawrence Lessig, who wrote:
- Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace  - 2000
- The Future of Ideas  - 2001
- Free Culture  - 2004
- Code: Version 2.0  - 2006

In the manifesto of the organization you can read:
"The mission of the Free Culture movement is to build a bottom-up, participatory structure to society and culture, rather than a top-down, closed, proprietary structure. Through the democratizing power of digital technology and the Internet, we can place the tools of creation and distribution, communication and collaboration, teaching and learning into the hands of the common person — and with a truly active, connected, informed citizenry, injustice and oppression will slowly but surely vanish from the earth."

Who would disagree about this?
But how can we create a system where this kind of society is compatible with the rights of entertainment industry?

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