Conference call at 6pm on Sunday.
We've loited too long: we need to get back to doing the work of FreeCulture.org. Local chapters are great and important, but they will be at a serious disadvantage if FC.o doesn't exist. We need to turn the tide: to complete back tasks and start moving forward. We know what we need to do to make FC.o viable in the long term. But we need workers to do it.
On today's call we'll talk about what FC.o needs to do and try to divy up those tasks.
CopyNight is our first national project for the year. CopyNight is a great project started by Ren from the EFF to help build social capital around the idea of copyright reform. It's a monthly meet-up in bars across America that provides a neutral, non-threatening environment to start establishing relationships among lawyers, technologists, artists, activists, academics, etc. -- to build the social networks that strengthen our work and develop into political clout.
We are asking each Free Culture chapter to start a CopyNight in their city or join one in the area. You can do this even if you don't have a chapter.
What we need:
- A guide for chapters.
- Explain succintly what CopyNight is and why we're doing it
- How to host a CopyNight
- Flyers that students can print and post on campus and in the area
- Hints on who to invite and how to invite them (e.g. pre-made e-mails)
- A press release that students can send to their local media
- A blog post about what we're doing and why
Note: CopyNight provides some resources for hosts.
Note: Someone should contact extant CopyNights and ask for their advice.