in person or not (people who have agreed to participate and contribute with their work)
john perry barlow / roja directa / vodo / xiu-shui group / orsai hernán casciari / aleix saló / mundo today / ¡copiad, malditos! / verkami / las buenas noches / liberateca / arròs movie / macarena / sinde pong / recetas del paladar de la mora / alex de la iglesia / al jazeera / aaron swartz / live drawing: carles garcia odowd, tonina matamalas, vanessa millet guasch, sr.plástiko, maria lucero soler lopez, nuria alonso / actress: agnés mateus / actors from estudis berty tovías, ernesto collado / music: miguel gozalbo/la màquina de turing / soprano marta arbonés / la real academia del sonido
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john perry barlow is the author of the declaration of the independence of cyberspace and was the first person to apply the term “cyberspace” to the concept that today is recognised worldwide. he is the cofounder of the electronic frontier foundation, whose work consists in defending and promoting freedom of speech and expression on the net. he is a fellow at the harvard institute of politics and the harvard law school and the co-author of the lyrics of the famous american rock group the grateful dead.
roja directa is the largest index of internet sports broadcasts available on the net with links to a range of different sports events (mainly football). in 2009 it won a court case in spain in which audiovisual sport claimed that the activities of rojadirecta constituted a criminal offense. in february this year the us government blocked the domains rojadirecta.org and rojadirecta.com. today the company port 80projects, owner of the website, has filed a lawsuit against the u.s. government for blocking their domain. the case is pending trail.
vodo represents a new way of doing business in cinema, music and literature. the creators of the model based on p2p technology, hold that by freely sharing creations, artists and creator works reach a wider audience. this extended reach in turn makes it possible to generate revenue through value-added systems in which, for example, the public, in return for a small financial contribution can become co-producer of the work or receive a piece of merchandising. with over 9 million downloads and thousands of dollars in contributions from users, vodo represents the success and economic viability of a new way of producing and creating based on the free circulation of creative works over the net.
大连，中国，9月14日/美通社亚洲通/ – 中国秀水有限公司（场外交易公告牌：csgh）（“中国秀水集团”或“公司”），今天公布结果第四季度和整个财年截至2010年5月31日。 2010年第四季度的亮点： – 收入增加了上年同期的13.7％，至1100万美元 – 28.5％，经营利润率 – 21.1％，净利润率 – 摊薄后每股盈利0.04美元 2010财年亮点： – 收入增加了一会计年度的11.2％，至4120万美元 – 28.0％，经营利润率 – 20.9％，净利润率 – 摊薄后每股收益为0.16美元
hernán casciari was born in mercedes, buenos aires, in 1971. he is a writer and journalist. he received the 1st prize for his novel ‘subir de espaldas la vida at the art biennial of buenos aires(1991), the and the juan rulfo prize for his short story “ropa sucia” in paris in 1998 . since 2000 he has been based in barcelona, where he has written a series of pioneering blogonovelas online.
aleix salo is a catalan cartoon artist and has collaborated with several renowned magazines and newspapers, including “el jueves” or “el publico”. his cartoons, for the most part political criticism, are renowned for their sharp satirical humour. this year”s winner of the ernest udina was awarded one of his works and the promotional video for his new book of drawings españistan has been viewed by millions of internet users.
mundo today is a project led by xavi puig and kike garcía in the form of a satirical online newspaper that reports today on “the news of tomorrow”. with hundreds of thousands of readers mundo today is responsible for informing the world on breaking stories such as: “spanish dole queues invade french territory” or “telecinco accidently airs eight seconds of a documentary “
danish artist nadia plesner painted darfurnica with the intention of denouncing the way in which the western media was reporting the genocide occurring in darfur. the mural, as the name implies, in the style of guernica, depicted rich and famous people such as paris hilton or victoria beckham along side victims of genocide. dangling form one of these victims’ arms was a louis vuitton bag. from there a legal battle ensued over the rights of the trademark design by louis vuitton. the brand demanded that nadia pay 5000€ for each day that her work was exhibited in public claiming that her work represented a “threatening infringement of intellectual property.” the case led nadia to the hague, where in june of this year, where after a long and costly legal battle, the european court of justice, rejected vuitton’s augments, annulled the accumulated fine of 485000€ and ordered the brand to pay 15000€ for nadia’s legal costs
roser capdevila is one of catalonia”s most internationally recognized writers and illustrators. her most famous work, les tres bessones or the triplets in english, has been translated into 35 languages and was adapted into successful television series with various sin-offs. in 2011 she was the winner of the gold medal for merit in fine arts. this year she donated her entire body of work the library of catalonia.
copiad malditos is a documentary project by de stephane grueso and his production company elegantmob films in collaboration with televisión española. the documentary focuses on the current debate surrounding copyright and intellectual property rights and does so using the documentary itself as a study case. it chronicles the difficulties that the team encountered while trying to produce a work for a public tv channel under a creative commons by/nc 3.0. license. finally the project was aired in april of this year and was the first televisions program in spain to be coproduced by tv station using a cc license.
verkami is a crowd funding company which finances projects with the sums of individual contributions. it is aimed at independent artists seeking funding to make their ideas a reality. the creators retain all rights to their work and in return for financing their creations offer their patrons rewards or exclusive products, such as limited editions, merchandising or access to downloads.
seville folk group las buenas noches released their first album in 2008 entitled aventuras domesticas, through a creative commons license and distributed it for free on the internet. this facilitated their expansion and they have since participated in numerous festivals. on their innovative and interactive website they offer free downloads of their new album un mal día lo tiene cual quier. the members of las buenas noches are ruben alonso,an architect by profession, daniel cuberta, video artist, dani matas, it expert, miguel brieva, ilustrator, and buck bosso, dobble bass player.
in their own words: what is liberateca? liberateca is a community of strangers sharing information for no apparent reason. is it a links page? and what page isn’t? is it for profit? no. what do they think of the ley sinde? short explanation: uuuuuuufffffff. long explanation: “there are unjust laws. will we be content to obey them? we will endeavour to amend them, obeying them in the meantime? or shall we transgress them once and for all? if injustice requires your cooperation: break the law. hd thoreau. resistance to civil government. 1849
aaron swartz is the founder and director of demand progress, a non-profit political activist group with almost half a million members. he is the author of numerous article, particularly in relation to the corrupting influence that money has on public institutions such as the media, politics or ngo’s. on tuesday the 19th of july he was arrested on charges of information technology crimes, for having obtained illegally millions of academic documents from jstor via the net at mit. he is accused of using a script to down load the documents and according to the charges of sharing those documents with other download sites although no evidence of this charge has been found to date.
arros movie is a film of oral tradition made from its very begging’s by all the participants involved in the life of a film. it is an american-style road movie but with a mediterranean flavor. from the day the project began, the idea has been for the actors, producers and spectators to be involved together in the project. the film in an idea by the group compartir dona gustet and is under a free license system and financed via crowd funding.
macarena: versiones domésticas desde el procomún(with tarántula, manos de topo, tu madre y fluzo juntos en directo)
the international festival zemos98 together with “produciones doradas” have joined forces with groups from past editions of the festival to reedit this famous song. the groups: pony bravo, tarantula + your mother, manos de topo, fluzo, mursego or espaldamaceta have all contributed their own personal take on the macarena along with an interpretation by the children”s choir “the neighborhood kids”, of the “original song” “trabajando en las minas del pan duro”. this original version was recovered orally by peter g.romero, and is without any doubt were “los del rio” copied la macarena.
“macarena: versiones domésticas desde el procomún” is an album composed of seven tracks in which the participating groups incorporate their particular version of the famous song “macarena” by los del rio to “denounce the indiscriminate use of public assets in the field of trade. “a song which has sold millions of copies worldwide and has led to various lawsuits relating to copyright despite being based on a folk song inspired by military marches in the public domain. manuel soler and jesus bola (the true producers of the song) have never received royalties for the work.
who doesn’t remember tele-pong? palmer eldritch (as phillip k dick fans will know, not his real name) has created an entertaining and illustrative video called sindepong basing on this legendary video game. sindepong demonstrates very graphically how boring and unproductive life can become when intellectual property right are promoted and imposed and as a result impede the free flow of information on the net.
by now sharing culinary knowledge inherited from grandparents or parents on the internet is not very original or novel. what is original and novel is that two women over 50, recently initiated into the world 2.0., have their own blog which the update weekly.
young canadian politician travis mccrea, has just thrown down the glove to collection agencies and the “police” state currently being imposed by the us government on laws relating to file sharing. his very open and public opposition to the new laws puts him in danger of extradition. the young politician wishes to make clear that he is willing to fight for the right to share information, with or without copyright permission. he maintains that his web page tormovies.org, hosted in the us is not a tool for pirating copyrighted information; instead it is a tool for accessing films and sharing culture.
the actors xavi casado, daniel pakes, matías di lillo, ritxard gálvez, óscar lópez from estudis berty tovías school. estudis berty tovías is an international theatre school dedicated to the training of professional actors and stage professionals. the school follows essentially the pedagogy of the french master jacques lecoq based on movement and the study of the human nature.
film maker form bilbao, alex de iglesia started his career as an illustrator and ended up becoming one of the most renowned spanish directors of resent times. with titles in his filmography such as “accion mutante”, “el dia de la bestia” “crimen ferpecto” or “balada triste de trompeta” alex de la iglesia’s black humour mixed with hyper-realistic violence have served to create a fantasy film style of his own. he has won a long list of awards ranging from several goya’s to the most recent silver lion for best director at venice. from 2009 to 2011 he was president of the academy of arts and cinematographic sciences of spain only to leave the office due to differences in the development of the law know as ley sinde this year.
al jazeera was founded over 12 years ago with the aim of providing the first independent arab news channel focusing on current affairs in the arab world and on an international level. along with al jazeera english the channel reaches an international audience of more than 200 millon worldwide.
al jazeera is the first television channel in the world to use a ‘creative commons 3.0 attribution’ license, which allows free commercial and non-commercial use of its audio-visual materials via the al jazeera online creative commons repository.