Last night, another event by Neue Gesellschaft took place. This time we talked about the German hacker organization Chaos Computer Club. In the ensuing discussion we sort of drifted off to a copyright debate. The general question was “how do people ‘survive’ publishing books on the internet”? I promised an update on that, and here it is: a link collection.
One of the top influencers in this area I mentioned last night is Cory Doctorow, blogger, activist, author. This is his site: http://craphound.com/ We have been reading boingboing.net, his weblog, for years and I’d say he has changed our way to look at things quite a bit.
Here is an interview with Spiegel Online about his latest book “For the Win”, in German.
He wrote a book Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future which you can donwload for free; there also is a free audio book, read by a fan. His works are licensed with Creative Commons,
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For those of you who are fluent in English, there is tons of videos of lectures and interviews with Cory on video platforms, such as this.