[Cc-nz] Otago: Documentary Screening and Inaugural Meeting of Students for Free Culture

Matt McGregor mcgma709 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 17:13:16 EDT 2012


Great work Danyl. I'll help put the word out.

Keep us informed on how it goes.

Matt

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Danyl Strype
<strypey at disintermedia.net.nz> wrote:
> Tēnā koutou katoa
>
> All supporters of free culture (students and non-students alike) are
> invited to attend the founding gathering of Students for Free Culture
> Otago. This will be held in the Otago Room at the OUSA Clubs and
> Societies building, on Tuesday 18 September, 2012, from 6pm. Please
> pass this invitation along to anyone who may be interested.
>
> We will screen 'Us Now' (60mins, CC-NC-SA), a 2009 documentary about
> "crowdsourcing" in its many forms, and the implications it has for
> democratic participation in every aspect of our society.
> http://vodo.net/usnow/
>
> As a pre-feature treat, we will also show 'Free the Network'
> (CC-NC-SA), a 30min short about the experiences of the Free Network
> Foundation founders at Occupy Wall St.
> http://archive.org/details/FreeTheNetwork
>
> Following the screenings, there will be a short meeting for anyone
> keen to help establish a branch of Students for Free Culture as an
> OUSA affiliated club.
>
> Program for the Evening:
>
> 6pm doors open, come in for a chat, and sign up for the club
> 7pm Free the Network
> 7:30pm Us now
> 8:30pm Meeting
> 9:30pm wind up and go home.
>
>
> What Students for Free Culture Otago could do next is totally up to
> those who decide to become members.
>
> One suggestion is that we hold a discussion on the issue of software
> patents, including a screening of 'Patent Absurdity' (30mins,
> CC-BY-ND), a short doco funded by the Free Software Foundation, which
> explains some of the problems created by software patents.
> http://patentabsurdity.com/
>
> We could also show the TED Talk by Drew Curtis about his experience
> with a "patent troll".
> http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_curtis_how_i_beat_a_patent_troll.html
>
> This is an important issue right now in Aotearoa. The Patents
> Amendment Bill, which was originally intended to exclude software from
> the patent system, is currently before parliament, but a minor change
> has been made that could allow software patents to sneak in through
> back door. For more information, and a petition asking the government
> to keep the lid shut on software patents:
> http://no.softwarepatents.org.nz/
>
> Again, it's totally up to people you like you to support the club, and
> help run whatever free culture related activities scratch your itch.
> The first step is getting the club set up. See you Tuesday at
> Clubs'n'Socs!.
>
> Nau mai, haere mai,
>
> --
> Danyl Strype
> Community Developer
> Disintermedia.net.nz/strype
>
> "Geeks are those who partake in our culture."
> - .ISOcrates
>
> "Uncomfortable alliances are not just necessary; they reflect and
> speak to the tremendous possibility of our political moment."
> - Harmony Goldberg and Joshua Kahn Russell
> http://www.nationofchange.org/new-radical-alliances-new-era-1337004193
>
> "Both Marxists and Chicago-school libertarian economists can agree
> that free software is the best model."
> - Keith C Curtis
> http://keithcu.com/wordpress/?page_id=407
>
>
> --
> Danyl Strype
> Community Developer
> Disintermedia.net.nz/strype
>
> "Geeks are those who partake in our culture."
> - .ISOcrates
>
> "Uncomfortable alliances are not just necessary; they reflect and
> speak to the tremendous possibility of our political moment."
> - Harmony Goldberg and Joshua Kahn Russell
> http://www.nationofchange.org/new-radical-alliances-new-era-1337004193
>
> "Both Marxists and Chicago-school libertarian economists can agree
> that free software is the best model."
> - Keith C Curtis
> http://keithcu.com/wordpress/?page_id=407
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