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==Organizations==
 
A list organizations that stand for the principles of Free Culture and open access.
 
A list organizations that stand for the principles of Free Culture and open access.
 
* [http://www.eff.org/ Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)] is a nonprofit group of lawyers, technologists, and everyday people working to protect our digital rights.
 
* [http://www.eff.org/ Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)] is a nonprofit group of lawyers, technologists, and everyday people working to protect our digital rights.
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** [http://www.teleread.org/blog/ blog]
 
** [http://www.teleread.org/blog/ blog]
 
* [http://www.clickthevote.org/ Click the Vote] is an independent grassroots non-profit group fighting for new technology user rights.
 
* [http://www.clickthevote.org/ Click the Vote] is an independent grassroots non-profit group fighting for new technology user rights.
==Free Software==
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===Free Software===
 
* [http://www.gnu.org/ Free Software Foundation (FSF)] is the birthplace of the free software movement. Approaches the issue of software from the perspective of freedom.
 
* [http://www.gnu.org/ Free Software Foundation (FSF)] is the birthplace of the free software movement. Approaches the issue of software from the perspective of freedom.
 
* [http://www.opensource.org/ Open Source Iniative] maintains the Open Source Definition. Approaches the issue of software from a more practical perspective.
 
* [http://www.opensource.org/ Open Source Iniative] maintains the Open Source Definition. Approaches the issue of software from a more practical perspective.
  
=Blogs and News=
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==Blogs and News==
 
* [http://www.corante.com/copyfight/ Copyfight] is a copyright issues news blog.
 
* [http://www.corante.com/copyfight/ Copyfight] is a copyright issues news blog.
 
* [http://slashdot.org/ Slashdot] is a general technology blog ("News for Nerds") which often touches on copyright and patent issues.
 
* [http://slashdot.org/ Slashdot] is a general technology blog ("News for Nerds") which often touches on copyright and patent issues.
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* [http://boingboing.net/ boing boing] is an enigma which sometimes covers copyright issues, updates about a thousand times a day, and runs (clean) ads for pornography. But some people like it.
 
* [http://boingboing.net/ boing boing] is an enigma which sometimes covers copyright issues, updates about a thousand times a day, and runs (clean) ads for pornography. But some people like it.
  
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==Individuals==
 
Here are some people who often make headlines regarding free culture issues.
 
Here are some people who often make headlines regarding free culture issues.
 
* [http://www.lessig.org/ Lawrence Lessig] is the author of ''[http://www.free-culture.org/ Free Culture]'', a professor at Stanford Law School, chair of Creative Commons and a boardmember of the EFF.
 
* [http://www.lessig.org/ Lawrence Lessig] is the author of ''[http://www.free-culture.org/ Free Culture]'', a professor at Stanford Law School, chair of Creative Commons and a boardmember of the EFF.
 
* [http://www.stallman.org/ Richard Stallman] is president of the Free Software Foundation and founder of the GNU Project.
 
* [http://www.stallman.org/ Richard Stallman] is president of the Free Software Foundation and founder of the GNU Project.
  
=Lectures and Presentations=
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==Lectures and Presentations==
 
*[http://www.archive.org/movies/movies-details-db.php?collection=opensource_movies&collectionid=LessigAtSwarthmore Lessig at Swarthmore]
 
*[http://www.archive.org/movies/movies-details-db.php?collection=opensource_movies&collectionid=LessigAtSwarthmore Lessig at Swarthmore]
 
*[http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=opensource_movies&collectionid=EbenMoglenStateoftheFreeUnion Moglen at Swarthmore]
 
*[http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=opensource_movies&collectionid=EbenMoglenStateoftheFreeUnion Moglen at Swarthmore]
  
=Groups to Watch=
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==Groups to Watch==
 
* [http://www.wipo.int/ World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)] is an agency of the United Nations "dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit."
 
* [http://www.wipo.int/ World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)] is an agency of the United Nations "dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit."
 
* [http://mpaa.org/ Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)]
 
* [http://mpaa.org/ Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)]
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* [http://www.nab.org/ National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)]
 
* [http://www.nab.org/ National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)]
  
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==Resources==
==Open Content==
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===Open Content===
 
* [http://www.archive.org/ Internet Archive] is a digital library of various medias available to the general public.
 
* [http://www.archive.org/ Internet Archive] is a digital library of various medias available to the general public.
 
* [http://www.gutenberg.net/ Project Gutenberg] produces and hosts over 13,000 freely available eBooks, most digital versions of works in the public domain.
 
* [http://www.gutenberg.net/ Project Gutenberg] produces and hosts over 13,000 freely available eBooks, most digital versions of works in the public domain.
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* [http://www.gliff.org/usgs/images United States Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-21] A searchable index of digitized USGS photos in the public domain from 1872 to 1991.
 
* [http://www.gliff.org/usgs/images United States Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-21] A searchable index of digitized USGS photos in the public domain from 1872 to 1991.
  
==Copyright Law==
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===Copyright Law===
 
* [http://fairuse.stanford.edu/ Stanford Fair Use & Copyright Center] is a guide to copyright, fair use, and current copyright issues.
 
* [http://fairuse.stanford.edu/ Stanford Fair Use & Copyright Center] is a guide to copyright, fair use, and current copyright issues.
 
* [http://www.bitlaw.com/ BitLaw] is a resource on technology law.
 
* [http://www.bitlaw.com/ BitLaw] is a resource on technology law.
  
==Academic Centers==
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===Academic Centers===
 
These are programs at universities which study topics related to free culture.
 
These are programs at universities which study topics related to free culture.
  

Revision as of 05:15, 9 June 2005

Organizations

A list organizations that stand for the principles of Free Culture and open access.

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a nonprofit group of lawyers, technologists, and everyday people working to protect our digital rights.
  • Public Knowledge is an advocacy group working to defend our rights in the emerging digital culture.
  • Creative Commons presents an voluntary licensing system for copyright, the Creative Commons licences, which allow collobaration among artists across the world.
  • Downhill Battle works to end the major label monopoly on music.
  • IPac is a political action committee dedicated to preserving individual freedom through balanced intellectual property policy.
  • Wikimedia's various projects focus on citizen journalism.
  • Teleread advocates "Well-Stocked National Digital Libraries".
  • Click the Vote is an independent grassroots non-profit group fighting for new technology user rights.

Free Software

  • Free Software Foundation (FSF) is the birthplace of the free software movement. Approaches the issue of software from the perspective of freedom.
  • Open Source Iniative maintains the Open Source Definition. Approaches the issue of software from a more practical perspective.

Blogs and News

  • Copyfight is a copyright issues news blog.
  • Slashdot is a general technology blog ("News for Nerds") which often touches on copyright and patent issues.
  • LawMeme is a "law and technology weblog affiliated with Yale Law School".
  • boing boing is an enigma which sometimes covers copyright issues, updates about a thousand times a day, and runs (clean) ads for pornography. But some people like it.

Individuals

Here are some people who often make headlines regarding free culture issues.

  • Lawrence Lessig is the author of Free Culture, a professor at Stanford Law School, chair of Creative Commons and a boardmember of the EFF.
  • Richard Stallman is president of the Free Software Foundation and founder of the GNU Project.

Lectures and Presentations

Groups to Watch

Resources

Open Content

Copyright Law

Academic Centers

These are programs at universities which study topics related to free culture.