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CopyNight will be Tuesday, 9/27 at 6:30PM at Ella’s and DCPL

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Hello, CopyNighters!

We’re going to do something a bit different, just for this month. Katie Filbert, through her involvement with Wikimedia especially here in DC, has been working on the LibLab project (http://wikidc.org/wiki/LibLab) at the DC’s MLK Jr. Public Library. She has invited us to check out the space and the project.

Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza (http://www.ellaspizza.com/) is right nearby and both are easy walking distance from the Metro. We’ll gather at Ella’s at the usual time for food, drinks and an abbreviated version of the usual discussion and then make our way from there to the library.

Please reply directly back to me or indicate you’ll be attending on Facebook so I can get a rough head count to call ahead.

CopyNight DC
6:30 PM, Tuesday, September 27th 2011
Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza – 901 F St. NW (Chinatown or Archives Metro)

Written by Thomas Gideon

September 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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CopyNight will be Tuesday, 1/25 at 6:30PM at Teaism

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Hello CopyNighters!

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable break over the holidays. I hope you are ready and eager to re-join the CopyNight discussion at our usual time and place.

There are many topics we can discuss like the move from three strikes as a counter to piracy to domain seizures and web site take downs, the next bit of copyright policy laundering that may take place in the TPP free trade agreement, and more. Also, I attended PK’s World’s Fair Use Day and would be happy to recap the event for anyone who wasn’t there.

As always, fee free to bring any other stories you wish to discuss. You are also welcome to suggest topics and guests for future CopyNights.

CopyNight DC
6:30 PM, Tuesday, January 25th 2011
Teaism – 400 8th St. NW (Chinatown or Archives Metro)

See you there!

Written by Thomas Gideon

January 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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Thanks to Everyone who Attended CopyNight DC with Cory Doctorow

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The CopyNight DC event with Cory Doctorow last night was an unqualified success. I want to once again thank our very generous co-hosts, New America and Public Knowledge for provided the space and video streaming and refreshments respectively.

It is hardly any surprise that the event was packed. I have it from James at New America that we received just over two hundred RSVPs for the event, just about as many as for an event New America hosted earlier in the same day with one of President Obama’s economic advisors.

Cory’s talk was engaging and thought provoking. New America has already made the archived video available, which I’ve embedded above. The audience questions were equally as fascinating as the talk and the general feedback I received afterward as folks were waiting to get books signed and at the happy hour was incredibly positive.

I want to thank Cory for giving us a big chunk of his time on a very busy trip. His thoughts certainly enrich the discussion around achieving a balanced copyright and on access to an open network more generally. I appreciate his help in drawing attention to the Open Technology Initiative at New America, to Public Knowledge and to CopyNight, both the one here in DC and the many other instances around the globe.

CopyNight DC for July will be Tuesday, the 27th, and we are once again being hosted by Public Knowledge, this time at their offices.

Written by Thomas Gideon

June 29, 2010 at 4:13 pm

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CopyNight will be Monday, 2/22, at 6:30PM at Teaism

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Hello CopyNighters,

CopyNight for this month will be the 22nd at our usual time and place.
Sorry for the late notice, undoubtedly I am not the only one still
dealing with the back log of work from last week’s massive snow fall.

I’d like to discuss the recent suggestions for copyright reform,
primarily Public Knowledge’s Copyright Reform Act as well as Cory
Doctorow’s latest article for The Independent.

http://www.publicknowledge.org/node/2906
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jan/26/copyright-cory-doctorow

Also, if anyone was at Free Culture X, a recap of that event would no
doubt be appreciated by those that didn’t make it out.

CopyNight DC
6:30 PM, Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Teaism – 400 8th St. NW (Chinatown or Archives Metro)

See you there!

Written by Thomas Gideon

February 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm

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CopyNight will be Monday, 1/25, at 6:30PM at Teaism

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Hello CopyNighters,

CopyNight for this month will be the 25th at our usual time and place.
I don’t have a set topic or a speaker this time around but I’m sure
those that were able to make it to Public Knowledge’s World’s Fair Use
Day would be happy to share experiences and impressions from the
event.  ACTA negotiations will also be taking place in Mexico City on
the 25th so there may be some more information and/or leaks to discuss
between now and then.

CopyNight DC
6:30 PM, Monday, January 25th, 2009
Teaism – 400 8th St. NW (Chinatown or Archives Metro)

See you there!

Written by Thomas Gideon

January 21, 2010 at 4:04 pm

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Meetup with Carl Malamud

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Some of you may have seen the BoingBoing post recently about Carl Malamud’s upcoming testimony before Congress as part of his work at public.resource.org digitizing government information.  He’s also not surprisingly a fairly active poster on Twitter and mentioned his upcoming trip to DC.

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/12/04/watch-americas-publi.html

This got some of us thinking about asking Carl if he’d be willing to join us for a meetup.  As it happens, Carl liked the idea and would be able to meet with anyone who wants to join us next Thursday, the 17th, at Capital City Brewing at Union Station starting at 6:30PM.

I realize this is short notice but what I need from you is a quick note letting me know if you’ll be there so I can get a head count as soon as possible and can look into get a reservation for a large table ahead of time.

You can comment on this post, respond to the Facebook event, or email me at cmdln@thecommandline.net to let me know if you’ll be able to make it.

Given the upcoming holidays, I’m also going to suggest that this serve
in lieu of our December gatheringl, barring any objections.

Please RSVP ASAP!

Written by Thomas Gideon

December 10, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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CopyNight will be Monday, 11/30, at 6:30PM at Teaism

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CopyNight for this month will take advantage of the extra Monday in the month and will be the 30th at our usual time and place. Hopefully we’ll see everyone refreshed from the Holiday and ready for a good discussion.

The topic for this time will be the recent negotiations, leaks and analysis of the Anti-Counterfeiting and Trade Agreement. Professor Michael Geist has been leading the discussion on the net with a series of posts covering both the three days of negotiations in Seoul and the most recent leaked draft.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/4510/125/
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/4511/125/
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/4515/125/

David Kravets of Wired also has an excellent write up:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/11/policy-laundering/

Professor Ed Felten of Princeton has been posting a series that I suspect will relate back to ACTA in its conclusion. Even the first leaked drafts we saw discussed normalization and coordination of international IP enforcement. He’s been discussing models for more effective enforcement, contrasting sharply to what the content industry has actually done in the name of deterrence.

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/felten/targeted-copyright-enforcement-deterring-many-users-few-lawsuits
http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/felten/targeted-copyright-enforcement-vs-inaccurate-enforcement

I think this are worth consideration as we try to formulate constructive responses to the mounting pressure to implement filtering, three strikes regimes, and other concerning approaches to enforcement.

Feel free to bring news and articles relating to the main topic or time allowing other copyright issues you’d like to discuss.

CopyNight DC
6:30 PM, Monday, November 30th, 2009
Teaism – 400 8th St. NW (Chinatown or Archives Metro)

See you there!

Written by Thomas Gideon

November 13, 2009 at 11:22 am

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