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[ba-unrev-talk] GNU Founder Richard Stallman to speak at Berkeley

< http://citris.berkeley.edu/events/speakers/stallman.html >    (01)

CITRIS Distinguished Speaker Series    (02)

Speaker: Richard Stallman
Speaker: Founder of the GNU Project
Date: October 22, 2002
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hewlett Packard Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall    (03)

Title: Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks    (04)

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.    (05)

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.    (06)

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