"Free Culture" officially introduced in the Czech Republic

Over the weekend, the Czech Republic celebrated Liberation Day and officially introduced the complete Czech translation of Lawrence Lessig’s Free Culture. The translation was the culminating work of fifty volunteers over three years, and was enabled by the CC BY-NC license of the original English publication. The Czech version is also available under the same … Read More “"Free Culture" officially introduced in the Czech Republic”

Free Culture Forum is October 29th – November 1st in Barcelona!

If you’re anywhere near Barcelona this coming weekend, you should seriously consider attending the Free Culture Forum: Across the planet, people are recognizing the need for an international space to build and coordinate a global framework and common agenda for issues surrounding free culture and access to knowledge. The Free Culture Forum of Barcelona aims … Read More “Free Culture Forum is October 29th – November 1st in Barcelona!”

Free Culture Swimming Upstream

It is one thing for the relatively nascent Wikipedia to embrace free culture as a way to create and share new cultural works, but it is another thing for established media players constrained by traditional markets and economic forces to embrace free culture. Despite this, it is becoming less difficult to convince incumbent mainstream press … Read More “Free Culture Swimming Upstream”

Report on the First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture

Giorgos Cheliotis has written a report on Free Culture 2008, last mentioned here when the program was announced. Here’s an excerpt describing the final session, A Research and Action Agenda for Free Culture: This was the most important session for the future of research on free culture. The aim of the session was to (a) … Read More “Report on the First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture”

Wikis Take Manhattan!

After the fantastic success of Wikipedia Takes Manhattan, Wikipedia, The Open Planning Project, Free Culture @ Columbia, Free Culture @ NYU and Creative Commons have all teamed up to organize another free culture photo scavenger hunt hunt for this Saturday, September 27th! This time we’ve really stepped up the awards. The grand prize for the … Read More “Wikis Take Manhattan!”