OSCON 2007 Talks

Portait of Rick Falkvinge

Portait of Karl Fogel

Update: Rick’s keynote at OSCON went fantastically — people literally came up to him afterwards and pressed money into his hands to donate to the Swedish Pirate Party. If you’d like to do the same, just visit www.piratpartiet.se/donate. It’s a good cause, and they make it easy for you to help. You can view a video of his keynote here

Rick Falkvinge and I just got back from Portland, Oregon (USA), where he gave a keynote speech at OSCON, the annual O’Reilly Open Source Convention. Rick is the founder of Sweden’s Pirate Party, and his speech was Copyright Regimes vs Civil Liberties.

The next morning, I gave a talk called Adventures in Copyright Reform, offering a broad, global overview of copyright reform trends, with help from Rick, who explained how copyright policy gets made in Europe.

Now we’re in the San Francisco Bay area, where Rick will give more talks during the week of Sunday, 29 July – Friday, 3 August


11 Comments on "OSCON 2007 Talks"

  1. Where’s the text of this Adventures talk downloadable from? The title is a link but it seems not to lead to anything of the sort.

      1. Oops. I don’t recognize the data format “odp” and doubt I have anything on my system that can view .odp files. A plain web page with images would be universally viewable by just about anyone able to reach your site.

    1. Thanks, Michael. We generally avoid formal link-trading arrangements, but the link is in your comment :-). We’re glad you like the site, and thanks for the encouragement!

      1. Hi,

        I understand not wanting to engage in regular link swapping, but I think if you were to read my piece, you might feel it was worth including in your External Resources section.

        It discusses the history of copyright in the US, and gives several specific steps one can take to reform or even repeal copyright, stuff like voting, supporting campaign finance reform, joining the EFF and so on.

        It also examines the question of whether copyright should even exist in the Internet era.

        Regards — Mike