[Cc-nz] Free Culture Otago Film Screening a Modest Success

Leigh Blackall leighblackall at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 05:24:11 EDT 2012

thanks for the update on Otago activity Danyl. What happens down there has
become a mystery to me since leaving in 2009. Did anyone from Otago Poly
show up?

Another film I reckon would get liked would be The Amen Drumbeat. It's a
story, one of many to be told, of copyright being used to steal attribution
and ownership of an artifact of less fortunate class. It's on YouTube.
On Sep 19, 2012 4:02 PM, "Danyl Strype" <strypey at disintermedia.net.nz>

> Tena koutou
> Last night went well, considering that that no publicity was done
> beyond sending out an invitation to the email lists of local groups
> like DSpace (our Maker Space), the Dunedin Linux Users Groups,
> CodeCrafters, and the Copyright Community of Practice, as well as a
> few countrywide discussion fora such as CC-NZ, and NZOSS OpenChat.
> Due to technical difficulties, we were only able to watch the trailer
> of 'Free the Network', but that turned out to be for the best, as the
> 1 hour duration of 'Us Now' proved overlong for some attendees. Most
> of those present seemed far more interested in the opportunity for
> 'realtime chat', and engaged ethusiastically in informal conversation
> before the film, and in the group discussion afterwards. It seems
> there is substantial support for creating space on campus to explore
> the common threads running through various "free" and "open" social
> innovations, which is encouraging.
> About half of those who attended were staff, and of those students who
> attended most were post-grads, so in relation to our stated goal of
> creating an OUSA-affiliated 'Students for Free Culture Otago' group,
> it was a mixed success. It may also be that we need to take a
> different approach to attract more students, perhaps screening
> something more provocative like 'Steal this Film' or 'Rip: A Remix
> Manifesto' and doing more publicity (posters etc), or promote an event
> where we give away free music, films etc (of CC licensed works of
> course ;) It may also be that 'Free Culture Otago' is a more
> appropriate moniker, and that we could pursue a hybrid organisation
> potentially affiliated to both OUSA/OPSA and the uni and poly staff
> unions. Either way, it occurs to me that monthly 'Copynight' style
> gatherings at a friendly cafe/bar could be an opportunity for ongoing
> realtime chat around the challenges and opportunities of online
> collaboration and social media, from which more organisational ideas
> could emerge:
> http://copynight.org/
> I try to avoid sending a lot of tofu through email lists, but I will
> continue to send one-off event invitation to local email lists, if
> that's ok.If you weren't able to make it last night, but you would
> like to be informed of further events around these themes, please
> contact me and I will add you to the contact list collected last
> night.
> Strypey at disintermedia.net.nz
> 021 11 77 578
> One upcoming event mentioned during last night's discussion was the
> NetHui South, currently being organised by InternetNZ for late
> November of this year, here in Otepoti:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!forum/nethui-south-planning-group
> Another upcoming date for which there could be a local event is the
> 10th birthday of CreativeCommons in December. If you have any ideas
> for this, or even better would like to get involved, please get in
> touch.
> He mihi nui
> --
> 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."
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