Richard Stallman at The Watershed: Sat 22 May 1400hrs
Bristol Wireless have 10 tickets available for this event, contact the Lab for more details
Richard Stallman: Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks
Sat 22 May 1400hrs Waterside 3, Watershed
Richard Stallman has been cited as one of the most important people in computing today. As founder of the Free Software Foundation, his ideas have transcended the computing arena to be influential in most areas of technology and culture. He believes that knowledge is not a commodity that should be privatised, but something that should be freely available to all. Copyright was originally designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. Stallman will be discussing how the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, with global corporations that profit from copyright lobbying for harsh punishments to increase their copyright powers, whilst suppressing free public access to technology. There will also be the opportunity to ask Stallman questions about his work and ideas.
This event is organised by plugincinema – Stallman provided comment and inspiration for their forthcoming book ‘Plug In & Turn On: A Guide to Internet Filmmaking’
Fee: £3.00 full/ £2.00 concessions (fee to cover room hire costs)
Bristol Wireless have 10 tickets available for this event contact the Lab if you’re interested