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Delusional institution #2: Intellectual property

Friday, January 30, 2009

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Intellectual property made sense and used to work rather well when conditions of production favored it. Now they don't. If it's simple to copy just one single movie, some gray area of fair use can be tolerated. If it becomes easy to copy a million movies with one single button-push, this vast economic superstructure is reduced to rags.

Monthly newspapers from local blogs

Friday, January 23, 2009

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Wanting to make beautiful but simple newspapers from local blogs. (Well, from the ones who are kind enough to contribute to the commons by publishing open.) They'd be well-designed and printed on cheap newsprint. There would be a nice contradiction between the simple, elegant layout and the flimsy, disposable paper.

RIP: A Remix Manifesto

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Cory Doctorow: You can’t build an economy by making information harder to copy

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Hugh McGuire on Librivox: Why public domain and not Creative Commons?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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A vibrant public domain is essential for a healthy society, and is essential for innovation — which I think can also be expressed as: “finding solutions to problems.” Having a wide and vibrant public domain — of ideas, texts, learning, science, open source code, audio recordings, art, etc. — means that as we face problems of one kind or another, we have at our disposal a whole host of tools and information and building blocks that will help us find solutions.

Yochai Benkler: open-source economics

Thursday, January 15, 2009

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Yochai Benkler explains how collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization. Visit his website. Read more on Wikipedia. Download (PDF) Benkler’s seminal paper, “Coase’s Penguin, or, Linux and the Nature of the Firm,” in the Yale Law Journal, 369:1-79, 2002.

Premier Projet: le champ Maguire

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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English Le premier projet d’ Artefatica est une collaboration avec l’artiste montréalaise Emily-Rose Michaud. Nous produirons un livre, un site internet et plusieurs merveilleux produits afin de célébrer le travail d’Emily dans le champ Maguire, qui met en valeur l’utilisation et l’importance des espaces sauvages urbains et fournit aux activistes communautaires et à la ville […]

Project One: The Maguire Meadow

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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Artefatica's first project is a collaboration with Montreal artist Emily-Rose Michaud. We're producing a book, website, and some wonderful swag to celebrate Emily's work in the Maguire Meadow, document the many community uses of this wild urban space, and provide activists and the city with materials and ideas as they plan its future.

The Roerich Garden Project

The Roerich Garden Project, Nicole Fournier: Live Dining

The website for our first project is live.
We're still working on it but would love
your feedback and contributions.

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The Roerich Garden Project book team has
collected almost 1000 community-generated
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