ars electronica

August 2nd, 2006

ars electronica

Linz, Austria

Wizards of OS 4

August 2nd, 2006

Wizards of OS 4 — Information Freedom Rules

Columbia Venues, Berlin

Public access to documents and data protection

August 2nd, 2006

A New Open Europe: Public access to documents and data protection

Barcelona, Spain

1st Conference on Policy, Law and Economics of Intellectual Property

August 2nd, 2006

1st Conference on Policy, Law and Economics of Intellectual Property, org. by European Policy for Intellectual Property, Munich, Germany

EU Copyright Directive reviewed by civil society experts

July 23rd, 2006

A network of civil society experts is cooperating over the summer to create a best practice resource site and report on the implementation of the EU Copyright Directive. We will discuss a draft version of the report at the Wizards of OS conference in Berlin from 14-16 September, and at the EUCD workshop we are organising on 17 September. Based on feedback in Berlin, we will then create a final report by the end of October.

We already have a significant amount of material up at the EUCD Wiki, see especially the draft of the Best Practice Guide. We would be interested to hear from other copyright experts who would like to contribute further best practice examples from EUCD implementations. The guide is structured so that implementation details are stored on country-specific pages, and particularly good (or bad!) examples are
then referenced from the main report.

Please contact Ian Brown (I.Brown [at] if you would like to become involved.

WOS4 rocks

July 21st, 2006

== please redistribute ==

Wizards of OS 4
Information Freedom Rules
International Conference
14-16 September 2006
in Columbia Hall Berlin

Not even 60 days to go before the Wizards of OS 4. This time it will take place in Columbia Hall, one of Berlin‘s greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll venues, so WOS4 is bound to rock. In fact, netlabels and how they manage to make a buck with free bits is going to be one of WOS4’s featured topics. Some of the most knowledgeable people in the field including book authors Janko Roettgers and Mo Sauer, and Magnatune’s John Buckman will be discussing this fascinating new phenomenon. It will give us ample opportunity to rock your minds and bodies, not the least at the free music netlabel parties. Read the rest of this entry »

wos3 video and audio recordings online

July 15th, 2006

In time for reviewing what was wos3 before wos4 starts two months from now, the full video and audio recordings of the wos3 panels are now online. Navigate from schedule or panel list. Thank you Stream Team for recording, thank you Roland for encoding, thank you Paul for uploading.

Wenn Orwell die Realität ist - wie sieht die Zukunft aus?

June 6th, 2006

Sieben Bürgerrechtsorganisationen, darunter die Deutsche Vereinigung für Datenschutz, der Chaos Computer Club und Stop1984 richten gemeinsam mit Telepolis den ersten Bürgerrechts-Schreibwettbewerb des neuen Jahrtausends aus. Einsendeschluss ist am 15.07.2006. Die Preisverleihung findet auf der WOS 4 statt.

WOS 4 takes off

March 22nd, 2006

Space and date of WOS4 have been fixed. The first speakers have confirmed, among them Lawrence Lessig, Claudio Prado and Yochai Benkler. If you like to contribute to the discussion leading up to the conference, join us on the WOS mailinglist.