[OAI-general] announcement: Copy the Rights!, Rotterdam, 26 February
Tue, 28 Jan 2003 15:49:19 +0100
This seminar about copyright and alternatives includes a presentation
of OAI and may be of interest to list members in the Netherlands.
With kind regards,
Copy the Rights!
Wednesday, 26 February, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Calypso, Mauritsweg 5,
Copy the Rights! is organized by V2_Organisation, Institute for the
Unstable Media, in cooperation with Vereniging Digitaal Erfgoed
Nederland, Dutch Filmmuseum, the Virtual Platform and the Netherlands
Media Art Institute.
Copy the Rights is part of the Dutch Electronic Art Festival: DEAF03
25 February - 9 March 2003 in Rotterdam
More information at DEAF03 On line: http://deaf.v2.nl
At DEAF03 On line it will be possible to follow the seminar via live
stream and to participate online in several activities.
Admission: 25,- EUR / 20,- EUR
You may register for the seminar by sending an e-mail to email@example.com,
via the festival website http://deaf.v2.nl or by phone: +31 (0)10
Copy the Rights! is a seminar about copyright. It will address various
copyright aspects of digitizing and opening up archive collections or
databases (on line), as well as the issue of copyright in a changing
art practice: unstable art projects that center around recycling and
copying material often arise out of collaborative efforts where the
classic notion of authorship no longer applies. In a number of hands-on
presentations some examples of 'good practice' will be demonstrated.
Artists from both the Netherlands and abroad will present their
activities to the audience.
Copy the Rights! has invited a number of prominent foreign speakers to
inspire the debate on alternative copyright models -- copyleft, open
source, open content, open access -- and whether these may fit within
the Dutch context.
Moderator: Paul Rutten, head of the Information and Communication unit
of TNO STB (NL).
11 a.m.: Introduction and presentation of international initiatives
- Darius Cuplinskas, Soros Foundation (H): Budapest Open Access
The Budapest Open Access Initiative, an initiative of the Soros
Foundation in Hungary, is an international declaration promoting free
access to scientific publications.
- Andy Powell, UKOLN (UK): Open Archives Initiative
The Open Archives Initiative has initiated an open protocol that
addresses the need for the free exchange of scientific publications,
allowing research databases to exchange information.
- Wendy Seltzer, Berkman Center, Electronic Frontier Foundation (USA):
Creative Commons and OpenLaw
Creative Commons is an important on-line initiative that enables
authors and creators to generate 'custom made' licenses for text,
music, video and images.
- Jon Ippolito, Guggenheim NY and University of Maine (USA): Open Art
Network and Variable Media Network
The Open Art Network offers a range of recommendations -- aimed
especially at media and internet artists -- for making artworks more or
even freely accessible. The Variable Media Network, a preservation
project for media art, has shown that there is a direct relationship
between the strictness of copyright and the difficulty of long-term
2 p.m.: Lunch and hands-on presentations
- Kingdom of Piracy <KOP>: illegal copying as an art project
- Dutch Archive for Graphic Designers (NAGO): copyright for online
- Netherlands Media Art Institute: the streaming media project Playing
- Joost Smiers (NL): copyright and the Third World
- Vereniging Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland: the use of the Open Archives
Initiative for Dutch cultural heritage projects
- Dutch lawyers in dialogue with the speakers
- Dutch policymakers answer questions from the audience
- V2_: presentation of findings from the research project on copyright
initiated by V2_ and the Virtual Platform
4 p.m.: Panel discussion
5 p.m.: End
Budapest Open Access Initiative: http://www.soros.org/openaccess/
Open Archives Initiative: http://www.openarchives.org/
Creative Commons: http://www.creativecommons.org/
About the Open Art Network:
Variable Media Initiative: http://www.guggenheim.org/variablemedia/
Kingdom of Piracy: http://residence.aec.at/kop/
Joost Smiers: http://www.constantvzw.com/copy.cult/cjs0.html
Vereniging Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland: http://www.den.nl/
Dutch Filmmuseum: http://www.filmmuseum.nl/
Virtual Platform: http://www.virtueelplatform.nl/
Netherlands Media Art Institute: http://www.montevideo.nl/
In 2002 V2_, in collaboration with the Virtual Platform and
representatives of cultural institutes in the Netherlands, has
initiated a research project on copyright. The project made an
inventory of copyright issues surrounding the creation, storage,
opening up and marketing of digital information by cultural institutes,
did research into alternatives for copyrights and initiated a trial
project to back up the research. The results of the various workgroups
will lead to a policy document that will be sent to the departments
concerned and interested parties. The seminar Copy the Rights! is part
of this research project and is sponsored by the Mondrian Foundation.
Sandra "Fokky" Fauconnier
V2_Organisation - Archive
Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 XL Rotterdam, The Netherlands
t: +31 10 7501525 (new!)
f: +31 10 2067271