[ubuntu-uk] Fwd: [lugmaster] Richard Stallman in Birmingham - 6pm August 25th 2011
alan at popey.com
Mon Aug 8 14:29:56 UTC 2011
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*From:* Tim Williams <T.M.Williams at cs.bham.ac.uk>
*Date:* 8 August 2011 15:28:11 GMT+01:00
*To:* UK Lugmasters <lugmaster at mailman.lug.org.uk>
*Subject:* *[lugmaster] Richard Stallman in Birmingham - 6pm August 25th
*Reply-To:* UK LUG Masters' private discussion <lugmaster at mailman.lug.org.uk
Richard Stallman will be giving a talk at the University of Birmingham this
month. This talk is officially being organised by the School of Computer
Science, however, thanks are due to Mez (Birmingham Co-Lugmaster) for
arranging the initial contact which has led to this. Thanks are also due to
Bob Hendley in Computer Science who has done the work to make this happen.
RMS will be talking on "Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer
Abstract: 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.
The talk will take place in the Haworth Lecture Theatre, University of
Birmingham. The Lecture theatre is in building Y2, which is the main School
of Chemisty building, it's just down the hill from Computer Science on the
right (not to be confused with Chemistry West).
Start time is 6pm on 25th August.
The talk is open to all and will be followed by the official Birmingham LUG
meeting which will take place in the Bratby Bar, Staff House.
My apologies for not getting this message out sooner, I hope this doesn't
spoil too many holiday plans, but it has taken longer than expected to
confirm the arrangements.
Tim Williams BSc MSc MBCS - AutoTrain
Web : http://www.autotrain.org
Tel : +44 (0)121 414 2214 (ext
42214<+44%20(0)121%20414%202214%20(ext%2042214>on internal phone)
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