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Guest Posting Inquiry [30 Oct 2013|05:32pm]

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А вы хотите зарабатывать с блога? [29 Mar 2010|10:22pm]

Всем привет!

Недавно заметил в блоге Игоря Бигдана рекламный баннер, где он предлагает рекламу в своем блоге. И тоже задумался над тем, как бы получить хотя бы небольшую копеечку со своего увлечения.

Наткнулся на форуме блоггеров http://www.bloggers.su/forum/ на раздел о монетизации блогов http://www.bloggers.su/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=29, там обсуждаются многие вопросы, смысл которых мне непонятен. Тем не менее, некоторые из участников озвучивали цифры, и у некоторых якобы доход с блога был такой, что с основной работы можно было уйти... я бы тоже так хотел...

Особенно заинтересовала тема: Как начать зарабатывать на блоге? В ней новичкам, в т.ч. и мне, объясняют как найти рекламодателей для блога, какими способами вообще можно заработать... короче интересно блин и перспективно, как мне кажется.

А вы что думаете об этом?
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*****PLoS on Facebook***** [29 Jun 2007|12:15pm]
For those of you on Facebook, check out the new Public Library of Science presence. They announced on their blog today their new foray into social networking.

They've got a PLoS Group and a PLoS Cause set up.

This is a pretty smart move on their part, I think. Spread the word in other forums.
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The RIAA is out of control [23 Mar 2007|08:51am]

This is ridiculous, RIAA + Technology = iSues
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ccSalon - creative commons australia event [26 Nov 2006|12:01pm]



creative commons australia (CCau) invites you to its first ccSalon, a showcase of the creative commons in australia.

the ccSalon is a public exhibition/performance/expo of how artists are using creative commons licences and material worldwide. the ccau event features creative commons licensed material by a range of australian artists, including a live audio/visual mash up including music by collapsicon and hybrid arts music ensemble collusion with music and visuals by andrew garton of toysatellite.

garton will be drawing on cc content by other australia creators including animation duo blackbrow, photographer frollop, the community convergent newsroom, a new leaf media and footage from engage media and a swag of australian flickr photographers.

The ccSalon will also and include a share your wares, a hands on space for people to experience the diversity of CC licensed content. If you're interested in including anything in that hands-on event, please get in contact with us.

The CCau ccSalon will be held from 6pm on 29 November 2006 at the Block, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, corner of Musk Ave and Kelvin Grove Rd, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. Free entry, all welcome.

ccSalon is a public event. For further information, please contact Elliott Bledsoe or Jessica Coates or you can phone us on (07) 3138 9597.

You can also access the full program for the Salon by clicking on the attachment below.


creative block by luke roberts, licensed under a creative commons attribution-noncommercial-sharealike licence v2.0
if you too want to reuse our ad, you can find the source file at http://creativecommons.org.au/ccsalonfiles
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remix contest with $100 USD prize: deadline 1 Sept [08 Aug 2006|04:36pm]
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Stay Free! a re-mix contest
Deadline: postmark deadline September 1
Award for best entry: $100 USD

Your mission is to creatively reinterpret 2 songs written by
Lennon/Ono and the Stones in the early 1970s about black activist
Angela Davis through a re-mix, cut-up, cover version, video, website,
anything goes. There are no rules except that entries should respond
to the songs and their relationship to Angela Davis and her activism.
Please go to the project website
http://www.dancedancerevolutionary.org/free.html to hear the songs and
learn more. A panel of judges will rate entries for an award of $100
USD. A matching donation will be made to the Prison Activist Resource
Center in California. Entries will not be used for commercial

The contest submission deadline is 1 September 2006, postmarked.
Please go to the project website:
http://www.dancedancerevolutionary.org/free.html for an entry form or
contact dancedancerevolutionary[at]gmail.com for more information.
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Creative Commons books [18 Oct 2005|12:57pm]

Hey, you folks may be interested in the following books:

Accelerando by Charles Stross. It's SF about a family living through a 21st century singularity. The first third of the novel is about a guy who patents idea's under an open license.

The author Cory Doctorow has a couple things, definitely check out Eastern Standard Tribe

Oh, and both of these are licensed under creative commons and available on their sites.
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::DRM Protests in NYC:: [17 Oct 2005|07:53pm]
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GPL 3 - Web distribution clause [30 Sep 2005|06:20pm]

RMS: The GNU GPL Is Here to Stay [RMS Interview]
GPL 3 may tackle Web loophole [Summary]

This new clause will allow a new function to be added to web software, which must be maintained in all modified versions, that will send the user the source code to the web software. What this means is that if you modify software with that function in it and run it on your website, you are required to disclose all changes even if you don't distribute the software. It's a "networked GPL."
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OMG, I just concocted the most amazing idea! [30 Sep 2005|12:11pm]
A new protocol for streaming media.

Read more...Collapse )

A penny for your thoughts?
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If you wanna start a chapter.... [10 Aug 2005|12:19pm]

Hey folks, it's just about that time of year again, and here at FreeCulture.org we're gearing up to help people get Free Culture groups started at their schools! Official FreeCulture.org chapters get (1) free schwag and literature, (2) a mailing list, blog, and wiki, and (3) bragging rights ;-)

If you would like to start a chapter at your school, please e-mail us at newgroup@freeculture.org and let us know! Please include your name, school, concentration or degree program, Jabber or AIM screen name, and a telephone number. We have conference calls every Sunday, and from now until school starts we will be talking about how to start a new chapter and energize existing ones, so let us know if you want to attend!

If you just joined this community and you have no clue what we are about, you should check out the book Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig (available for free online in many formats, including an audio book!), or the flash presentation of the same name (only a half-hour long!), which is where we take our name from. Alternately, you might want to read an interview I did a while back ^_^
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vibewire.net now using creative commons licences [04 Aug 2005|04:01pm]

vibewire.net, an independent youth-run media portal that allows young people, Australia-wide, to publish articles on politics, media, arts, society and personal issue, officially launched creative commons licences as an option to their contributors.

the site, which uses a self-uploading page now gives contributors the option to use a drop down menu of cc licences or to use the cc licence generator when licensing their work.

Tom Dawkins, National Coordinator of VibeWire Youth Services who operate Vibewire.net said, "Vibewire strongly believes in creating more accessible ways for young Australians to both publish and access creative content. Incorporating CC licensing into the site fits very well with this philosophy."

"By clearing indicating on the site the legal rights the author wishes to reserve and those they are happy to relinquish we are promoting the dissemination of their content and ideas, which ultimately is what we exist to do," he said.

for the iCommons.au media release, please click here
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[27 May 2005|09:40pm]


I'm sure you all know about this but here's AOL's take.

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Bring the Free Culture Tour to your town [11 Jan 2005|07:05pm]

Nobody seems to post here much, so I guess it's about time I did something about that...
FreeCulture.org needs your help to bring the Free Culture Tour to your town! During the school year we will be bringing the Tour to schools around the country, and we hope to bring it to more commercial venues over the summer.

The website is a little bit out of date... it only features one artist, Colin Mutchler, at the moment, but we plan to add other artists to at least some legs of the tour, and we are working on developing a nifty audience participation segment.

If you think you can find the funding to host this event, please fill in the form on the website and let us know!
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[21 Dec 2004|09:35pm]

Hey! I've been reading FC and I came across something Mr. Lessig said that pissed me off. Not that it's not true, mind you; it's very true. The fact that it's true pisses me off. Or... Something like that.

He said that everything on the internet is a copy. If I put "Sticky Fingers" on my computer, I have a "copy" of a Rolling Stones album. Every E-book is a "copy" of a book that exists in the real world.

This idea is completely true and does not piss me off. How ever this one does:

Let's reverse-engineer this idea. Does this mean that when I write on my blog that it is mearly a "copy" of that which would exist on paper? Would this argument hold up in court? I'm not even sure in what kind of case this applies. I'm just pissed off about this idea of my blog being a "copy". I write for the page often, but when I blog I am not writing for the page. I am creating for the internet and the blogosphere.

I'm not a law student (not even close) so no flaming me if this is the stupidest thing you've ever heard.
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OCL :: creative commons in australia [21 Dec 2004|11:15am]

hey. thought some ppl from here might be interested in this:

Queensland University of Technology's Faculty of Law in association with Creative Industries Faculty proudly presents a conference on

Open Content Licensing (OCL):
Cultivating the Creative Commons

Early in 2004, the Creative Commons (CC) project was launched in Australia. Creative Commons aims to make copyright content more "active" by ensuring that content can be reutilised with a minimum of transactional effort.

With Special Guest Speaker
Professor Lawrence Lessig (Stanford University)

Stanford University Law Professor Lawrence Lessig is very much a superstar of the American legal academy, he has gained notoriety over the last five years as a person willing to challenge the boundaries of thinking on copyright and the Internet.

His two keynote presentations will appeal to academics from across many disciplines including Law, Creative Industries, Arts, Business, Information Technology, Social Behaviour and Ethics.

We believe that this is a tremendous opportunity for students and academics from all over the country to gather together and listen to one of the very great speakers of our times.

Conference Chair: Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Head QUT Law School

Speakers include:

Professor Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University

The Hon Justice Ronald Sackville, Federal Court of Australia (TBC)

Richard Neville, Futurist, Author and Social Commentator (TBC)

Christiane Asschenfeldt, Creative Commons, Germany

Tom Cochrane, QUT DVC (Technology, Information & Learning Support)

Professor Stuart Cunningham, Director of CIRAC, Creative Industries, QUT

Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Head, QUT School of Law

Dr Terry Cutler, Company Director of Cutler and Company Pty Ltd

Ian Oi, Special Counsel, Blake Dawson Waldron Lawyers

When: Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 January 2005

Cost: $380 (inc. GST)
(incl. conference dinner and optional "Law and Computer Games" session)

$80 for undergraduate students - 30 places only (excl. dinner)
$120 for postgraduate students - 30 places only (excl. dinner)

Venue: QUT Gardens Point (City) campus, Brisbane, D Block, Room 101

For more information on the conference and to obtain a registration form
please visit the conference webpage

Registration to Sian Haigh on +61 (07) 3864 2712 or email s.haigh@qut.edu.au

QUT CRICOS Code: 00213J

this is an exciting concept, and i encourage anyone interested to check it out.
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copyright virtual think-tank [19 Nov 2004|10:53pm]


for anyone who is interested straight out of brisbane festival 04 and vibewire.net are hosting a virtual think-tank of the future of copyright in australia and the affect of creative commons licensing. get onto the vibewire forums to get involved.

:: Copywrite/Copywrong ::
Culture is a dynamic, evolving organism that should be freely interpreted and reconfigured. How do exclusive rights on creativity effect the development of art and science? Has copyright become an instrument for censorship? This session will look at how ancient knowledge & new ideas get fenced-off, injected with growth hormones, & sold to the highest bidder. Our 'speakers' will introduce the latest tactics for rescuing the warm & fluffy creatures of intellectual capital. The big question: can you keep your intellectual property rights & share them too

chaired by Mark Fallu
speakers/thinkers Tim Parish, James Arvanitakis, Sarah-Jane Woulahan and Elliott Bledsoe

the virtual think-tank is also hosting two other tanks:

::"You can't govern a nation by Google" The future of ideas online ::
How will new technologies affect the way we produce and distribute ideas? In the 90s the rise of email & open publishing paved the way for campaigns without consensus (like the anti-globalisation movement), and conferences without conclusions (like the world social forum). What will new web applications, P2P programs, & the rise of peer-edited websites bring? How might universities, NGOs, activists and think-tanks react?

chaired by Daniel Mackinlay
speakers/thinkers Tim Parish, John Sutton, Sam da Silva, Alex Burns, Damien Lewis

:: What's on the cards? Long term agendas for change ::
With a royal flush of Liberals in both houses, Australian laws will be changing faster than you can say "fold". Who has plans to change Australia over the next three years and beyond? How are they going to make it happen? How do political parties and lobby groups plan for the future? How can we look over the shoulders of the men who are holding all the cards - or even start dealing a few decks of our own? Is it time for the rest of us to start coming up with our own twenty-year plans?

chaired by Miriam Lyons
speakers/thinkers Graham Young, Mark Davis, Hamish Alcorn, and James Arvanitakis

this is an exciting concept, and i encourage anyone interested to head on over to the vibewire.net forums and get thinking. head to the SOOB ideas page on vibewire for more info
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[18 Oct 2004|09:45am]

wikipedia is inherently flawed.

no, i'm not against open content submission. not at all. but learning simply isn't a static process. the encyclopedia's of times past were fucking wondrous, and one could get many a fact (if there is such a thing) from them. however, one could not instruct one's self from an encyclopedia. learning and teaching one's self are very different: learning requires only information in a static form, teaching one's self, on the other hand, requires interaction with information. the ability to manipulate it, to have it explained in various ways, to dispute it, even to discuss it with other individuals. wikipedia will be a useful project, no doubt: the wealth of knowledge there is immense, and i myself use it on a nearly daily basis.

i envision something greater. a site where one may submit as one wishes, yes, like wikipedia. however, i envision a site where the product of chat, forums, blogs and divers other sorts of structured (or semi-structured) information can be combined. more than a site where one can edit any of the contents, but rather a community of learners who help each other. if one knew some subject well, or had mastered a skill, one would provide a means of instruction for others who wished to learn it. if one desired to learn a skill, the other who could do so would help. nevermind the concept of everyone helping each other in real life, or with getting food or somesuch, i won't delve into politics. i intend to make a very simple statement:

knowledge should be free.

i leave it up to each individual to determine how to distribute the knowledge best, but i implore you to question what we have available. any single bit may be damn good -- but is it excellent? is there room for improvement? if so, can you make the improvement? if so, make it, if you can't, facilitate it. this is the hacker ethic as i see it.

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tangent [06 Oct 2004|11:43pm]

Reading Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig tonight. I just got through the first pages, but I was reading about Manga in Japan and how derivative comics are illegal and nevertheless very popular. Lessig says that we don't have analogous phenomena in the US, but I beg to differ. Maybe he's too classy to be clued into this, but what about fanfic? Has anyone else noticed how it's come into it's own since the advent of the blog (and more generally, the internet)?
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Save Betamax [09 Sep 2004|11:09pm]

Even if you're sick of hearing about this by now, check it out: Savebetamax.org

Downhill Battle is organizing a call-in day for Tuesday, September 14th, so that everyone who's frustrated with the INDUCE Act can literally voice their opposition directly to their senators.

It's very simple to sign up. Just give them your name, e-mail, and ZIP code and they'll e-mail you with the directions. And don't forget to tell your firends about it, too.
Sign Up for Save Betamax Now
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