I Work For the Internet

I Work For the Internet is freshly launched campaign by Fighting For Freedom against harmful internet blacklist legislation, SOPA, making it’s way through Congress right now. A coalition including the EFF, Mozilla, Creative Commons, Wikimedia, and many other organizations have been rallying internet users to…

Copyfight: a Eulogy to Authorship

A Eulogy to Authorship, my abecedary attempt at lit-art, is now published the magazine Pulse Berlin. The piece is a light-hearted “plagiarism” from over 50 attributed sources. Pretty much each line was borrow or straight copied from someone else in a collage to prove the…

Unanticipated consequences: Copyright and Cultural Impact

Here are some great historical anecdotes about the unanticipated affects of copyright legislation as summarized by David & Rubin from William St. Clair’s The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period: A simple but striking illustration of the potential cultural impact of an interaction between new…

Commons Manifesto: Strengthen the Commons – Now!

A thesis paper, drafted during the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s interdisciplinary political salons, seeks to capture the complexity and importance of natural and knowledge commons. The manifesto, written jointly by the salon’s attendees and lead by Silke Helfrich, is a rallying call for the public to…