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