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Freedom And Openness Series: Free Culture

The first of a series of workshops that will introduce concepts and issues related to ensuring freedom to distribute and modify creative works. Free Culture introduce IPR, and how restrictive copyright laws and licensing curtail the growth of shared culture and innovation.

The free culture movement is a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify creative works in the form of free content by using the Internet and other forms of media. The movement objects to over-restrictive copyright laws. Many members of the movement argue that such laws hinder creativity. They call this system "permission culture." - from Wikipedia.

The talk will cover introduction to Intellectual Property Rights  basics such as copyright, patents, trademarks and licensing. 

Will cover the problems that over-restrictive IPR laws have on the commons, and how we use existing laws to overcome this such as Creative Commons licensing.

Finally we will have discussions on this on how we as Malaysians feel about this.

Do we think our laws are OK with regards to balance between protecting rights of creators and the commons?

  • What sort of restrictions should be increased?
  • What sort of freedoms do we think should be protected or extended?


Recording of Hangouts on Air

5/2/2015 11:00 AM

5/2/2015 12:30 PM

Khairil Yusof

Pusat Rakyat LB



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