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Pirate practices and economical change

Posted: September 30, 2010 by alxbal in Classes, Research, Resources

Hi all,

in Yesterday’s class we started an interesting discussion on copyright and copyleft issues. We also watch a video of Matt Mason who wrote the book “pirates dilema”. A longer version is at http://vimeo.com/5975288.

Here is an example of how a “pirating” activity becomes no longer a pirating activities once businesses figure out how to profit from them…. Youtube now has a lot of copyrighted content freely available, with the knowledge and approval of copyright owners. See how it works in this wired article:¬† http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/03/ff_youtube_5secrets/2/

The book The starfish and the spider explains this very well as well.

Open Source Alrternatives: http://www.osalt.com/

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Tech research resources

Posted: September 13, 2010 by alxbal in Research, Resources
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Research is a way of life not a task

– Daily activities to build knowledge base:

– RSS feeds (google reader)

engadget, boing boing, Instructables, Networked_Performance, we make money not art,digg, Delicious/SocialTechnologiesForYoungChildren

– Forums or websites

KURZWEILAI.NET (AI)

slashdot@slashdot.org

Youtube feeds

TEDtalksDirector

– Magazines

ACM

– Colleagues and peer group:

Delicious

http://www.google.com/reader/view/feed/http%3A%2F%2Ftransition.turbulence.org%2Fblog%2Ffeed