I began the day with a couple of talks looking at FOSS projects for disaster support. Paul Gardner-Stephen started off talking about The Serval Project, which aims to provide secure communications for those in need. Mostly, "in need" means "affected by a disaster", which was defined broadly as a situation where a community's ability to … Continue reading Linux Conference Australia: disaster response, activism, and copyright
I've put a long-overdue post up on the EFA blog about the Australian Digital Alliance's policy forum, 'Righting the Copyright Imbalance'.
Introducing Flexibility Professor Anne Fitzgerald Andrew Christie has come up with a model for how to simplify copyright. How to get a pragmatic approach to dealing with copyright? Good ideas on how to create more flexibility from looking at needs of the public sector. GLAM sector has quite a large amount of orphaned work. Obama … Continue reading Australian Digital Alliance Forum (part three)
Safe Harbours Charles Alexander (Chair) Ishtar Vij Tom Joyce Paula Bray Charles Alexander Safe harbours in AU only cover ISPs, not other service providers. Ishtar Vij Public Policy and Government Affairs Google (opens with a revision of massive growth of the Web.) Google wants to allow for sharing and remixes while respecting content creators' rights. … Continue reading Australian Digital Alliance (part two)
I'm at the ADA Forum today, and I thought that I might as well share my notes with you as I go along. These will obviously be rather messy, but I'll write some more thoughtful (and well-formatted) comments over the next few days. Comments in square brackets are my own, rather than the speakers'. Morning … Continue reading Notes from the Australian Digital Alliance Forum