Thursday, July 19, 2007

Richard Stallman talks on Copyright V. The People

Richard M. Stallman recently gave a talk entitled Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks to the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club. The talk looks at the origin of copyright, and how it has evolved overtime from something that originally served the benefit of the people to a tool used against them. In keeping with RMS' wishes to use open formats, the talk along with the Q&A session are available in ogg theora only.
Update: the talk is now on slashdot & working its way up digg


Jarek PiĆ³rkowski said...

Quick question, why did you link to the .ogg files in the slashdot submission rather than to the .ogg.torrents? Do you really want IST to love you so much?

Holden Karau said...

The machine normally used to run the tracker suffered a failed power supply, so the machine we were running it on was much lower powered. Even with the lower number of people using the torrents we managed to max out that poor box :)

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