Gavin Baker | 1 Oct 06:02 2010

Alumni Meetup in DC, Oct. 17

What: 	Meetup for Students for Free Culture alumni

Where: 	Timothy Vollmer's house
	3413 Brown St. NW
	Washington, DC

When: 	Sunday, October 17, 2010
	3 pm

If you're an alum in easy distance to DC, you should come!

Please RSVP by email or Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145225145515821

Hope to see you there!

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Ali Sternburg | 5 Oct 18:32 2010
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PTO/NTIA - Notice of Comment Period - Inquiry on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Internet Economy - ends 11/19/2010

http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/10/05/2010-24863/inquiry-on-copyright-policy-creativity-and-innovation-in-the-internet-economy
PTO/NTIA - Notice of Comment Period - Inquiry on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Internet Economy - ends 11/19/2010

Not sure if this has already been circulated, but this notice came out today.  The report was better than I'd expected, and highlighted a "top priority to ensure that the Internet remains open for innovation."  (There's other language worth quoting, but it's worth checking out the entirety.)  There should definitely be some FC/CC/etc opinions being heard!

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American University Washington College of Law, J.D. Candidate Class of 2012
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Intellectual Property Brief, Senior Marketing Manager
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Kevin Donovan | 5 Oct 21:06 2010
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Fwd: Invite to participate in the UAEM University Innovation Symposium



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rahwa Tareke <rahwa.tareke <at> essentialmedicine.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: Invite to participate in the UAEM University Innovation Symposium
To: kdonovan11 <at> gmail.com


UAEM University Innovation Symposium

Hosted by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University in Washington D.C.

November 20, 2010

 

 

October 5, 2010

 

 

Dear Kevin Donavan:

 

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is organizing a symposium on the role of universities as non-profits in the medicine innovation system, particularly related to their role in finding cures for neglected diseases as well as open-source research methods.  The symposium will be held in Washington, D.C., on November 20, 2010 from 8:30 A.M until 6:30 P.M.

 

We have selected a list of product development partnerships, university administrators, researchers, industry actors, technology transfer officials, funding institutions and students who have demonstrated that they are innovators in the fields of neglected disease discovery, university licensing, and open-source methods. You are receiving this email because you are among this group. We believe that your presence at this event will further our collective efforts to bring medical discoveries to those who need them most. The symposium aims to specifically explore the role of universities in the broader innovation system and directions for university policy to best improve both innovation and access to medicines.  The agenda is attached.

 

We hope that coming out of this meeting, we will have gathered a good deal of collective wisdom from participants to help create new policies that can further our shared goal of maximizing biomedical innovation.

 

We urge you to circulate the conference announcement to colleagues in research and policy alike.

 

In closing, we would be pleased and honored if you would join us at the symposium.  Please register (no registration fee) at your earliest convenience at this link: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm. Once at the page, select the drop down and scroll to "Nov. 20 Workshop on Neglected Diseases."  The symposium web site will be updated regularly and you can find it at: http://essentialmedicine.org/uaem-university-innovation-symposium.  If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to register by phone or email, please do not hesitate to contact us at (510) 868-1159, or at rahwa.tareke <at> essentialmedicine.org

 

Sincerely,

 

The University Innovation Symposium Organizing Committee

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

 

Symposium Location:

American University, Washington College of Law, Room 603

4910 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20016




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Adi Kamdar | 5 Oct 22:44 2010
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Re: Fwd: Invite to participate in the UAEM University Innovation Symposium

Sounds awesome, but I sadly won't be around. Anybody able to go?


-Adi


On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Kevin Donovan <kdonovan11 <at> gmail.com> wrote:


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rahwa Tareke <rahwa.tareke <at> essentialmedicine.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: Invite to participate in the UAEM University Innovation Symposium
To: kdonovan11 <at> gmail.com


UAEM University Innovation Symposium

Hosted by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University in Washington D.C.

November 20, 2010

 

 

October 5, 2010

 

 

Dear Kevin Donavan:

 

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is organizing a symposium on the role of universities as non-profits in the medicine innovation system, particularly related to their role in finding cures for neglected diseases as well as open-source research methods.  The symposium will be held in Washington, D.C., on November 20, 2010 from 8:30 A.M until 6:30 P.M.

 

We have selected a list of product development partnerships, university administrators, researchers, industry actors, technology transfer officials, funding institutions and students who have demonstrated that they are innovators in the fields of neglected disease discovery, university licensing, and open-source methods. You are receiving this email because you are among this group. We believe that your presence at this event will further our collective efforts to bring medical discoveries to those who need them most. The symposium aims to specifically explore the role of universities in the broader innovation system and directions for university policy to best improve both innovation and access to medicines.  The agenda is attached.

 

We hope that coming out of this meeting, we will have gathered a good deal of collective wisdom from participants to help create new policies that can further our shared goal of maximizing biomedical innovation.

 

We urge you to circulate the conference announcement to colleagues in research and policy alike.

 

In closing, we would be pleased and honored if you would join us at the symposium.  Please register (no registration fee) at your earliest convenience at this link: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm. Once at the page, select the drop down and scroll to "Nov. 20 Workshop on Neglected Diseases."  The symposium web site will be updated regularly and you can find it at: http://essentialmedicine.org/uaem-university-innovation-symposium.  If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to register by phone or email, please do not hesitate to contact us at (510) 868-1159, or at rahwa.tareke <at> essentialmedicine.org

 

Sincerely,

 

The University Innovation Symposium Organizing Committee

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

 

Symposium Location:

American University, Washington College of Law, Room 603

4910 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20016




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Ali Sternburg | 5 Oct 22:49 2010
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Re: Fwd: Invite to participate in the UAEM University Innovation Symposium

Thanks for sharing that, Kevin!


In addition to that event, PIJIP (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law) is also holding some other relevant events this semester:  http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/events
Oct 19: Public Interest in International IP Law
Oct 28: Public Consultation on Trade, Access to Medicines and the Right to Health with Anand Grover, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
And I made a Google Calendar of DC IP/tech policy events that anyone is welcome to take advantage of:  http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/ip-events-in-dc/ip-events-in-dc-calendar

If anyone has questions about any of the PIJIP events, let me know!

Ali

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Adi Kamdar <adikamdar <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Sounds awesome, but I sadly won't be around. Anybody able to go?

-Adi


On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Kevin Donovan <kdonovan11 <at> gmail.com> wrote:


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rahwa Tareke <rahwa.tareke <at> essentialmedicine.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: Invite to participate in the UAEM University Innovation Symposium
To: kdonovan11 <at> gmail.com


UAEM University Innovation Symposium

Hosted by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University in Washington D.C.

November 20, 2010

 

 

October 5, 2010

 

 

Dear Kevin Donavan:

 

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is organizing a symposium on the role of universities as non-profits in the medicine innovation system, particularly related to their role in finding cures for neglected diseases as well as open-source research methods.  The symposium will be held in Washington, D.C., on November 20, 2010 from 8:30 A.M until 6:30 P.M.

 

We have selected a list of product development partnerships, university administrators, researchers, industry actors, technology transfer officials, funding institutions and students who have demonstrated that they are innovators in the fields of neglected disease discovery, university licensing, and open-source methods. You are receiving this email because you are among this group. We believe that your presence at this event will further our collective efforts to bring medical discoveries to those who need them most. The symposium aims to specifically explore the role of universities in the broader innovation system and directions for university policy to best improve both innovation and access to medicines.  The agenda is attached.

 

We hope that coming out of this meeting, we will have gathered a good deal of collective wisdom from participants to help create new policies that can further our shared goal of maximizing biomedical innovation.

 

We urge you to circulate the conference announcement to colleagues in research and policy alike.

 

In closing, we would be pleased and honored if you would join us at the symposium.  Please register (no registration fee) at your earliest convenience at this link: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm. Once at the page, select the drop down and scroll to "Nov. 20 Workshop on Neglected Diseases."  The symposium web site will be updated regularly and you can find it at: http://essentialmedicine.org/uaem-university-innovation-symposium.  If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to register by phone or email, please do not hesitate to contact us at (510) 868-1159, or at rahwa.tareke <at> essentialmedicine.org

 

Sincerely,

 

The University Innovation Symposium Organizing Committee

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

 

Symposium Location:

American University, Washington College of Law, Room 603

4910 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20016




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Together we stand. Divided we fall.

[![HOW TO: Free Culture][1]][2]

I would like to start a discussion regarding something I’m myself guilty
of. I feel there’s no communication between chapters. Sure, we meet
every two years at our conference, some are very active in the
discussion mailing list, but this is definitely not enough. Chapters are
at the battlefront of the issues we are fighting, like [closed
universities][3], net neutrality, and copyright law reform.

Currently I feel we are working independently. I think this is not the
best approach. Chapters should be collaborating with each other. Sharing
ideas and planning activities together. Telling everyone else what they
are doing, and how they are doing it.

This is very helpful for many reasons. First, for already established
chapters, it’s a way to organize new activities. We can copy and remix
what others have done. For new chapters, it is invaluable information.
It shows them what we are doing, what they can do too. We have already
prepared a chapter kick starter, [Year One][4], but more information is
always better.

I also believe this speeds up the planning of activities. For example,
if I plan a [FOSS Gaming Night][5] for [FC <at> UPRM][6], I need to prepare a
flier to post in the bulletin boards around campus. But, if a chapter
decides to host a gaming night as well, or something very similar, they
shouldn’t need to make a whole new flier. They should be able to use the
same flier/art a chapter already used. It’s only a matter of changing
some text and, perhaps, a little bit of remixing. It’s the model we
support and sponsor, a bottom-up way of making things. Like Newton once
said “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders
of Giants."

[![free culture and mind 009][7]][8]

This is not a new idea. I know there are a couple fliers somewhere in
the [wiki][9], but I have no idea where they are, and that’s a problem.
There should be a centralized place for all this, and something that is
chapter friendly. The wiki can be a good place, but it’s currently more
like a labyrinth. Perhaps a couple people from various chapters can join
the [webteam][10] and do something together. I recently joined the
webteam and I’m ready to work on this. Who’s with me?

I propose many things:

  * The creation of a new mailing list for chapters. Think of it like
chapter news. We tell each other what we are doing. It might be short
and sweet. Something like “We are talking about ACTA next Thursday.”  Or
better yet, attached to the message is some art for the activity.

    * UPDATE: Well, this mailing list exists. I had no idea about it. I
don’t know if I’m the only one that didn’t know about it, but, let use
that. It already exists [here][11].

  * A centralized place for fliers. Something that’s organized and
usable.

  * Meeting in IRC. I miss the days when chapters would have meetings in
IRC. These were planned meetings, not just “Hey Sparragus, what’s up?
How’s FC <at> UPRM doing?” It would also be awesome if the board attended the
meetings, too.

  * Blogging more! We should be blogging more. In the SFC website, under
[chapter news][12], I always see a couple posts every other month. This
is great. However, I would love to see more, and specially from more
chapters. Blog once for every activity you have. And this is not
necessarily blogging for SFC, but blogging for our members, our
university, and for the world. We need to make sure the name of Students
for Free Culture stands up high, and so does our chapters. Blogging is
the easiest and quickest solution for this. Once again, it’s a great way
to know what others are doing.

Let’s start conversing with each other! I would love to hear your
thoughts on this. What should we do and how should we do it?

See ya all around!

   [1]: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/2/3556250_449e2d42b2.jpg

   [2]: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scuddr/3556250/ (HOW TO: Free
Culture by Scuddr, on Flickr)

   [3]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign

   [4]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Year_one

   [5]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/UPRM_FOSS_Gaming_Night

   [6]: http://uprm.freeculture.org

   [7]: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/3/5140927_7d1770011b.jpg

   [8]: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fcb/5140927/ (free culture and mind
009 by mecredis, on Flickr)

   [9]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Propaganda

   [10]: http://freeculture.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/webteam

   [11]: http://freeculture.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/chapters

   [12]: http://freeculture.org/chapternews/

URL: http://freeculture.org/blog/2010/10/05/together-we-stand-divided-we-fall/
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Kevin Donovan | 6 Oct 06:19 2010
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Re: Fwd: Invite to participate in the UAEM University Innovation Symposium

Unfortunately I'll be out of town for this one...

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 4:49 PM, Ali Sternburg <alisternburg <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for sharing that, Kevin!

In addition to that event, PIJIP (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law) is also holding some other relevant events this semester:  http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/events
Oct 19: Public Interest in International IP Law
Oct 28: Public Consultation on Trade, Access to Medicines and the Right to Health with Anand Grover, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
And I made a Google Calendar of DC IP/tech policy events that anyone is welcome to take advantage of:  http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/ip-events-in-dc/ip-events-in-dc-calendar

If anyone has questions about any of the PIJIP events, let me know!

Ali


On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Adi Kamdar <adikamdar <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Sounds awesome, but I sadly won't be around. Anybody able to go?

-Adi


On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Kevin Donovan <kdonovan11 <at> gmail.com> wrote:


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rahwa Tareke <rahwa.tareke <at> essentialmedicine.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: Invite to participate in the UAEM University Innovation Symposium
To: kdonovan11 <at> gmail.com


UAEM University Innovation Symposium

Hosted by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University in Washington D.C.

November 20, 2010

 

 

October 5, 2010

 

 

Dear Kevin Donavan:

 

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is organizing a symposium on the role of universities as non-profits in the medicine innovation system, particularly related to their role in finding cures for neglected diseases as well as open-source research methods.  The symposium will be held in Washington, D.C., on November 20, 2010 from 8:30 A.M until 6:30 P.M.

 

We have selected a list of product development partnerships, university administrators, researchers, industry actors, technology transfer officials, funding institutions and students who have demonstrated that they are innovators in the fields of neglected disease discovery, university licensing, and open-source methods. You are receiving this email because you are among this group. We believe that your presence at this event will further our collective efforts to bring medical discoveries to those who need them most. The symposium aims to specifically explore the role of universities in the broader innovation system and directions for university policy to best improve both innovation and access to medicines.  The agenda is attached.

 

We hope that coming out of this meeting, we will have gathered a good deal of collective wisdom from participants to help create new policies that can further our shared goal of maximizing biomedical innovation.

 

We urge you to circulate the conference announcement to colleagues in research and policy alike.

 

In closing, we would be pleased and honored if you would join us at the symposium.  Please register (no registration fee) at your earliest convenience at this link: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm. Once at the page, select the drop down and scroll to "Nov. 20 Workshop on Neglected Diseases."  The symposium web site will be updated regularly and you can find it at: http://essentialmedicine.org/uaem-university-innovation-symposium.  If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to register by phone or email, please do not hesitate to contact us at (510) 868-1159, or at rahwa.tareke <at> essentialmedicine.org

 

Sincerely,

 

The University Innovation Symposium Organizing Committee

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

 

Symposium Location:

American University, Washington College of Law, Room 603

4910 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20016




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Georgetown '11: SFS
630.849.8285



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Harvard College, Class of 2009
American University Washington College of Law, J.D. Candidate Class of 2012
Intellectual Property Law Society, President
Intellectual Property Brief, Senior Marketing Manager

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Samuel Klein | 6 Oct 21:49 2010
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Re: Together we stand. Divided we fall.

+1

perhaps the wiki-work could be joined up with that of similar
projects, to share the overhead involved in organizing, categorizing,
cleaning up, &c.

SJ

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 9:15 PM, FreeCulture.org - Students for Free
Culture <webleader+rss-bot <at> freeculture.org> wrote:
> [![HOW TO: Free Culture][1]][2]
>
> I would like to start a discussion regarding something I’m myself guilty
> of. I feel there’s no communication between chapters. Sure, we meet
> every two years at our conference, some are very active in the
> discussion mailing list, but this is definitely not enough. Chapters are
> at the battlefront of the issues we are fighting, like [closed
> universities][3], net neutrality, and copyright law reform.
>
> Currently I feel we are working independently. I think this is not the
> best approach. Chapters should be collaborating with each other. Sharing
> ideas and planning activities together. Telling everyone else what they
> are doing, and how they are doing it.
>
> This is very helpful for many reasons. First, for already established
> chapters, it’s a way to organize new activities. We can copy and remix
> what others have done. For new chapters, it is invaluable information.
> It shows them what we are doing, what they can do too. We have already
> prepared a chapter kick starter, [Year One][4], but more information is
> always better.
>
> I also believe this speeds up the planning of activities. For example,
> if I plan a [FOSS Gaming Night][5] for [FC <at> UPRM][6], I need to prepare a
> flier to post in the bulletin boards around campus. But, if a chapter
> decides to host a gaming night as well, or something very similar, they
> shouldn’t need to make a whole new flier. They should be able to use the
> same flier/art a chapter already used. It’s only a matter of changing
> some text and, perhaps, a little bit of remixing. It’s the model we
> support and sponsor, a bottom-up way of making things. Like Newton once
> said “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders
> of Giants."
>
> [![free culture and mind 009][7]][8]
>
> This is not a new idea. I know there are a couple fliers somewhere in
> the [wiki][9], but I have no idea where they are, and that’s a problem.
> There should be a centralized place for all this, and something that is
> chapter friendly. The wiki can be a good place, but it’s currently more
> like a labyrinth. Perhaps a couple people from various chapters can join
> the [webteam][10] and do something together. I recently joined the
> webteam and I’m ready to work on this. Who’s with me?
>
> I propose many things:
>
>  * The creation of a new mailing list for chapters. Think of it like
> chapter news. We tell each other what we are doing. It might be short
> and sweet. Something like “We are talking about ACTA next Thursday.”  Or
> better yet, attached to the message is some art for the activity.
>
>    * UPDATE: Well, this mailing list exists. I had no idea about it. I
> don’t know if I’m the only one that didn’t know about it, but, let use
> that. It already exists [here][11].
>
>  * A centralized place for fliers. Something that’s organized and
> usable.
>
>  * Meeting in IRC. I miss the days when chapters would have meetings in
> IRC. These were planned meetings, not just “Hey Sparragus, what’s up?
> How’s FC <at> UPRM doing?” It would also be awesome if the board attended the
> meetings, too.
>
>  * Blogging more! We should be blogging more. In the SFC website, under
> [chapter news][12], I always see a couple posts every other month. This
> is great. However, I would love to see more, and specially from more
> chapters. Blog once for every activity you have. And this is not
> necessarily blogging for SFC, but blogging for our members, our
> university, and for the world. We need to make sure the name of Students
> for Free Culture stands up high, and so does our chapters. Blogging is
> the easiest and quickest solution for this. Once again, it’s a great way
> to know what others are doing.
>
> Let’s start conversing with each other! I would love to hear your
> thoughts on this. What should we do and how should we do it?
>
> See ya all around!
>
>   [1]: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/2/3556250_449e2d42b2.jpg
>
>   [2]: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scuddr/3556250/ (HOW TO: Free
> Culture by Scuddr, on Flickr)
>
>   [3]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign
>
>   [4]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Year_one
>
>   [5]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/UPRM_FOSS_Gaming_Night
>
>   [6]: http://uprm.freeculture.org
>
>   [7]: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/3/5140927_7d1770011b.jpg
>
>   [8]: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fcb/5140927/ (free culture and mind
> 009 by mecredis, on Flickr)
>
>   [9]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Propaganda
>
>   [10]: http://freeculture.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/webteam
>
>   [11]: http://freeculture.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/chapters
>
>   [12]: http://freeculture.org/chapternews/
>
> URL: http://freeculture.org/blog/2010/10/05/together-we-stand-divided-we-fall/
> _______________________________________________
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Adi Kamdar | 7 Oct 19:05 2010
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Re: PTO/NTIA - Notice of Comment Period - Inquiry on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Internet Economy - ends 11/19/2010

Two more (courtesy of Nick Bramble at Yale Law)


* The Federal Communications Commission is seeking additional comments in its (soon-to-be one-year-old) Open Internet proceeding on the question of whether its proposed openness and nondiscrimination rules should apply to managed services and wireless Internet access services:http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-10-1667A1.pdf. Reply comments are due by November 12. For a glimpse of what's been going on recently in this proceeding, check out the ex parte filings here: http://j.mp/c1a9OF.

* Commerce wants to hear what the public thinks about governmental policies that restrict the flow of information on the Internet, and is particularly interested in the impact of such policies on innovation, economic development, global trade, and investment. Comments due November 15:http://www.ntia.doc.gov/InternetPolicyTaskForce/gffi/FR_gffinoi_09292010.pdf


-Adi


On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Ali Sternburg <alisternburg <at> gmail.com> wrote:
http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/10/05/2010-24863/inquiry-on-copyright-policy-creativity-and-innovation-in-the-internet-economy
PTO/NTIA - Notice of Comment Period - Inquiry on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Internet Economy - ends 11/19/2010

Not sure if this has already been circulated, but this notice came out today.  The report was better than I'd expected, and highlighted a "top priority to ensure that the Internet remains open for innovation."  (There's other language worth quoting, but it's worth checking out the entirety.)  There should definitely be some FC/CC/etc opinions being heard!

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Gabriel Joel Perez | 8 Oct 16:30 2010
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Re: Together we stand. Divided we fall.

Shall we set up time for the proposed IRC meeting? And how frequent should they be? Perhaps once a month is ok?

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj <at> gmail.com> wrote:
+1

perhaps the wiki-work could be joined up with that of similar
projects, to share the overhead involved in organizing, categorizing,
cleaning up, &c.

SJ

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 9:15 PM, FreeCulture.org - Students for Free
Culture <webleader+rss-bot <at> freeculture.org> wrote:
> [![HOW TO: Free Culture][1]][2]
>
> I would like to start a discussion regarding something I’m myself guilty
> of. I feel there’s no communication between chapters. Sure, we meet
> every two years at our conference, some are very active in the
> discussion mailing list, but this is definitely not enough. Chapters are
> at the battlefront of the issues we are fighting, like [closed
> universities][3], net neutrality, and copyright law reform.
>
> Currently I feel we are working independently. I think this is not the
> best approach. Chapters should be collaborating with each other. Sharing
> ideas and planning activities together. Telling everyone else what they
> are doing, and how they are doing it.
>
> This is very helpful for many reasons. First, for already established
> chapters, it’s a way to organize new activities. We can copy and remix
> what others have done. For new chapters, it is invaluable information.
> It shows them what we are doing, what they can do too. We have already
> prepared a chapter kick starter, [Year One][4], but more information is
> always better.
>
> I also believe this speeds up the planning of activities. For example,
> if I plan a [FOSS Gaming Night][5] for [FC <at> UPRM][6], I need to prepare a
> flier to post in the bulletin boards around campus. But, if a chapter
> decides to host a gaming night as well, or something very similar, they
> shouldn’t need to make a whole new flier. They should be able to use the
> same flier/art a chapter already used. It’s only a matter of changing
> some text and, perhaps, a little bit of remixing. It’s the model we
> support and sponsor, a bottom-up way of making things. Like Newton once
> said “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders
> of Giants."
>
> [![free culture and mind 009][7]][8]
>
> This is not a new idea. I know there are a couple fliers somewhere in
> the [wiki][9], but I have no idea where they are, and that’s a problem.
> There should be a centralized place for all this, and something that is
> chapter friendly. The wiki can be a good place, but it’s currently more
> like a labyrinth. Perhaps a couple people from various chapters can join
> the [webteam][10] and do something together. I recently joined the
> webteam and I’m ready to work on this. Who’s with me?
>
> I propose many things:
>
>  * The creation of a new mailing list for chapters. Think of it like
> chapter news. We tell each other what we are doing. It might be short
> and sweet. Something like “We are talking about ACTA next Thursday.”  Or
> better yet, attached to the message is some art for the activity.
>
>    * UPDATE: Well, this mailing list exists. I had no idea about it. I
> don’t know if I’m the only one that didn’t know about it, but, let use
> that. It already exists [here][11].
>
>  * A centralized place for fliers. Something that’s organized and
> usable.
>
>  * Meeting in IRC. I miss the days when chapters would have meetings in
> IRC. These were planned meetings, not just “Hey Sparragus, what’s up?
> How’s FC <at> UPRM doing?” It would also be awesome if the board attended the
> meetings, too.
>
>  * Blogging more! We should be blogging more. In the SFC website, under
> [chapter news][12], I always see a couple posts every other month. This
> is great. However, I would love to see more, and specially from more
> chapters. Blog once for every activity you have. And this is not
> necessarily blogging for SFC, but blogging for our members, our
> university, and for the world. We need to make sure the name of Students
> for Free Culture stands up high, and so does our chapters. Blogging is
> the easiest and quickest solution for this. Once again, it’s a great way
> to know what others are doing.
>
> Let’s start conversing with each other! I would love to hear your
> thoughts on this. What should we do and how should we do it?
>
> See ya all around!
>
>   [1]: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/2/3556250_449e2d42b2.jpg
>
>   [2]: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scuddr/3556250/ (HOW TO: Free
> Culture by Scuddr, on Flickr)
>
>   [3]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Open_University_Campaign
>
>   [4]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Year_one
>
>   [5]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/UPRM_FOSS_Gaming_Night
>
>   [6]: http://uprm.freeculture.org
>
>   [7]: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/3/5140927_7d1770011b.jpg
>
>   [8]: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fcb/5140927/ (free culture and mind
> 009 by mecredis, on Flickr)
>
>   [9]: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Propaganda
>
>   [10]: http://freeculture.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/webteam
>
>   [11]: http://freeculture.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/chapters
>
>   [12]: http://freeculture.org/chapternews/
>
> URL: http://freeculture.org/blog/2010/10/05/together-we-stand-divided-we-fall/
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