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DIY Digital Copyright Reform     Towards a Critical Mass of        Authors | Librarians | InstitutionsImage: Horia Varlan ...
What’s at Stake    “Sharing”    Xkcd.com/956             A WEBCOMIC OF ROMANCE,             SARCASM, MATH, AND LANGUAGE.
U.S. Copyright Context     “…to secure to literary authors their       copyrights for a limited time."1790 – 1st Copyright...
Image: Cold Storage on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/coldstorage/3168760792/
A Tale of TakedownSite is now back up : https://sites.google.com/site/seapax2012bookclubselection/home
Account Has Been Disabled
Cory Doctorow Photo: Jonathan Worth, http://www.jonathanWorth.com
Neil Gaiman              on Copyright, Piracy and the Web                               Video courtesy Open Rights Groupht...
Seth Godinhttp://www.sethgodin.com/sg/free_stuff.asp
Paulo Coelho        www.paulocoelho.com/
A Word onSelf Publishing
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/    A campaign of
Wait,there’smore!
on January   18th,   2012   Thousands        of    websites     went     black
SOPA & PIPAcreated using http://thomas.loc.gov & http://www.wordle.net/
The Oatmeal says “Please pirate the shit out of this animated GIF.” http://www.theoatmeal.com/sopa
Congress on SOPA/PIPA                 Data collected by                 ProPublica,                 Graphic courtesy      ...
What Librarians can do           OurselvesEducate           Our Users   Local
Questions?
DIY Digital Copyright Reform: Towards a Critical Mass of Authors, Librarians, and Institutions
DIY Digital Copyright Reform: Towards a Critical Mass of Authors, Librarians, and Institutions
DIY Digital Copyright Reform: Towards a Critical Mass of Authors, Librarians, and Institutions
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DIY Digital Copyright Reform: Towards a Critical Mass of Authors, Librarians, and Institutions

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Presentation at Online Northwest 2012

Empowered content creators – including authors, librarians, institutions and others – are working to reform and reclaim digital copyright on terms that take into account the dynamic shift from physical to digital content consumption. This session will highlight innovators and activists in this space and will equip attendees to advocate for and seek solutions that meet the needs of their user communities and address the imperative for digital copyright reform.

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  • Horia Varlan on Flickr
  • Amanda hocking
  • Alt text - The whole wide world A world of patronsWhen I devised this session for Online Northwest, I looked at the issue of copyright in the digital era from my librarian silo. I saw efforts toward a new paradigm being made among my own colleagues, among the authors who make our profession possible, and among institutions (many with “library” in their name). But on January 17th, 2012, I realized there are allies of all stripes and that if we are to remain a respected profession of information-finders, we must in the age of the internet, view the world as our patronage.
  • a U.S. House bill that would give the Department of Justice the authority to demand that ISPs block sites accused of hosting pirated content more than 115,000 websites altered millions of web pages to stand in opposition to SOPA and PIPA, the Internet blacklist bills. 
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    1. 1. DIY Digital Copyright Reform Towards a Critical Mass of Authors | Librarians | InstitutionsImage: Horia Varlan via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/horiavarlan/4839454263/
    2. 2. What’s at Stake “Sharing” Xkcd.com/956 A WEBCOMIC OF ROMANCE, SARCASM, MATH, AND LANGUAGE.
    3. 3. U.S. Copyright Context “…to secure to literary authors their copyrights for a limited time."1790 – 1st Copyright Law enacted; Term = 14 yrs.1831 – Copyright term extended to 28 years1978 – Life of the author + 50 years1998 – Life of the author + 70 years Digital Millennium Copyright Act http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1a.html
    4. 4. Image: Cold Storage on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/coldstorage/3168760792/
    5. 5. A Tale of TakedownSite is now back up : https://sites.google.com/site/seapax2012bookclubselection/home
    6. 6. Account Has Been Disabled
    7. 7. Cory Doctorow Photo: Jonathan Worth, http://www.jonathanWorth.com
    8. 8. Neil Gaiman on Copyright, Piracy and the Web Video courtesy Open Rights Grouphttp://zine.openrightsgroup.org/features/2011/video:-an-interview-with-neil-gaiman
    9. 9. Seth Godinhttp://www.sethgodin.com/sg/free_stuff.asp
    10. 10. Paulo Coelho www.paulocoelho.com/
    11. 11. A Word onSelf Publishing
    12. 12. -
    13. 13. / A campaign of
    14. 14. Wait,there’smore!
    15. 15. on January 18th, 2012 Thousands of websites went black
    16. 16. SOPA & PIPAcreated using http://thomas.loc.gov & http://www.wordle.net/
    17. 17. The Oatmeal says “Please pirate the shit out of this animated GIF.” http://www.theoatmeal.com/sopa
    18. 18. Congress on SOPA/PIPA Data collected by ProPublica, Graphic courtesy TechCrunch
    19. 19. What Librarians can do OurselvesEducate Our Users Local
    20. 20. Questions?

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