Richard Stallman visits UB and Emerging Practices
February 15, 2010 | In: Events
Richard Stallman, MIT presents “Copyright vs. Community”
Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it.
The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright–to promote progress, for the benefit of the public–then we must make changes in the other direction.
6:00pm Monday February 22, at the University at Buffalo North Campus, Student Union Theater
Stallman launched the GNU Project and initiated the free software movement years before others even thought about ‘open software’. Don’t miss the Fidel Castro of Computer Science !
All are invited – there is no admission charge.