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How to obviate the patent system by algorithmically generating all "prior art" | P2P Foundation

All Prior Art is a project attempting to algorithmically create and publicly publish all possible new prior art, making the published concepts un-patentable
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BUILDING THE OPEN SOURCE CIRCULAR ECONOMY COPYRIGHT/IP CULTURE & IDEAS FEATURED PROJECT P2P ART AND CULTURE P2P TECHNOLOGYbui

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Think Global, Print Local and licensing for the Commons | P2P Foundation

The Peer Production License (PPL) allows cooperatives and solidarity-based collectives, but not corporations, to monetize cultural works.
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The Commons Law Perspective, Open Hardware and Digital DIY | P2P Foundation

Blockchain based distributed applications, Commons based licenses, network effects and antitrust legislation and much more in this David Bollier interview.
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Techno-Utopianism, Counterfeit and Real 7: Analysis: Comparison of the Two Strands of Techno-Utopianism | P2P Foundation

Right-wing techno-libertarianism is a last-ditch effort to capture the technologies of freedom and abundance and harness them to their own greed.
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People Make Things — Not Corporations, Not Government | P2P Foundation

People, not corporations or governments, make things: Labor is what has produced things under every ism in history. The isms just determine who gets paid.

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Aaron Swartz is Dead — But Not His Work | P2P Foundation

Aaron Swartz is Dead — But Not His Work | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Aaron Swartz was one of the pioneers in the struggle to tear down that wall in academia. And the job he did so much to help start is now nearing completion.
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When is Capitalism Not Capitalism? | P2P Foundation

As used by right-wing apologists for “free market capitalism” capitalism is the source of everything good in the world, although it's never existed.
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Trade Secret Trolls - #StopTradeSecrets | P2P Foundation

The approval of the current Trade Secrets directive would lead to very serious threats for citizens who undercover corporate abuses
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20 Hollow Copyright Claims — Medium

20 Hollow Copyright Claims — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusiv…
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German publishers have filed complaint against Google: VG Media

German publishers have filed complaint against Google: VG Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
German publishers have filed a complaint against Google in a row over whether or not the search engine should pay the publishers to show their articles online, a spokesman for VG Media - a consortium of around 200 publishers - told Reuters.
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Essay of the Day: An introduction to Shanzai Culture | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: An introduction to Shanzai Culture | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is an article in the amazing Pirate Book! Marie Lechner explains: “Liang claims that piracy makes cultural products otherwise inaccessible to most of the population available to the greatest number of users, but also offers the possibility of an “infrastructure for cultural production.” The case of the parallel film industry based in Malegaon is …
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GNU social and cities | P2P Foundation

GNU social and cities | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The SocialCapital plugin is a key piece for the promotion of GNU social as an operating system for cities.
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Copyright & education: innovation made difficult — Copyright Untangled — Medium

Copyright & education: innovation made difficult - copyright untangled - Medium
This post was co-written by Lisette Kalshoven, Belle Teunissen and Carmen van Ginkel of Kennisland.
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From start-up to sellout: An inside look at MakerBot’s downfall | P2P Foundation

Isaac Anderson, a former MakerBot employee, tells a cautionary tale about the perils of venture capital inserting itself in the Open Source community
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It’s Time for News Organizations to Embrace Creative Commons | P2P Foundation

Creative Commons licensing is the smart way to distribute local or national news content when the goal is maximum impact and outreach.
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Techno-Utopianism, Counterfeit and Real 8: Areas of commonality | P2P Foundation

Market competition socializes the benefits of technological progress, absent artificial property rights that enable capitalists to enclose them as rent.
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Science Research: Why Stealing Is Okay If You Are Being Robbed

Science Research: Why Stealing Is Okay If You Are Being Robbed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It would take a single mum, working a backshift in Asda for £6.70 an hour before tax, half a day's labour to access just one science article on a topic that interests her.

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Emanuel Pastreich Announces his Candidacy for President of Facebook | P2P Foundation

Emanuel Pastreich Announces his Candidacy for President of Facebook | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We must declare Facebook to be independent, and we must plan it and administer it so that it responds to the needs of its citizens around the world.

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The Importance of Care and Affections in our Communities: Copylove and the Invisible Commons | ZEMOS98

The Importance of Care and Affections in our Communities: Copylove and the Invisible Commons | ZEMOS98 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Copylove started in 2011 as a local informal network for investigations into commons and feminist practices. Later, it turned into a public and open investigation via www.copylove.cc (only in Spanish) led by Sofía Coca (ZEMOS98, Sevilla), Txelu Balboa (COLABORABORA, Euskadi) and Rubén Martínez (Fundación de los Comunes, Barcelona) in which we tried to extract, from the experiences we had, what kind of ties and relations are established within a community of agents, whose practices and ways of doing generate commons for the whole community. Copylove was a way of getting deeper into all that we consider that reproduces desirable conditions of existence: affection, processes of interdependence, mutual aid, community love, care, etc. When we say Copylove, we mean everything we produce and reproduce that can take us closer to “good living”, to a sustainable living, and not simply in monetary...
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Once Again, a Tired Pro-Capitalist Argument Rears Its Stupid Head | P2P Foundation

To see just how stupid this “argument” is, we only have to imagine its equivalent being used by apologists for other class systems throughout history.
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Re: Copyright Management & Blockchain Technology

Re: Copyright Management & Blockchain Technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Author, Amelia Tomasicchio, recently published an article entitled "Copyright Management: What If Instagram Used The Blockchain?

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'Star Trek' Axanar: 'Distributed Davids Against an Ageing Goliath' | P2P Foundation

'Star Trek' Axanar: 'Distributed Davids Against an Ageing Goliath' | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An interesting situation has developed with the proposed Star Trek ‘fan film’ Axanar which may highlight how we find ourselves in a transition period between two eras: the old era which relies on ‘Intellectual Property’ (IP), heavyweight corporate power and lawyers; against a new agile era based on crowdfunding and free access to information. hollywoodreporter.com …
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From Big to Small: Open Fabrication, Modular Production, & Programmable Matter — Medium

From Big to Small: Open Fabrication, Modular Production, & Programmable Matter — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Let’s start with the auto producer (leading battery maker and logistics data collector) Tesla. Once the Gigafactory is f…
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Kim Dotcom finally to be extradited to the US, New Zealand judge rules

Kim Dotcom finally to be extradited to the US, New Zealand judge rules | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Megaupload founder promises new appeal in case that's dragged on for nearly 4 years.
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David Bollier on Patterns of Commoning

David Bollier on Patterns of Commoning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Commons Strategies Group (Michel Bauwens, Silke Helfrich and David Bollier)
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David Bollier is a policy strategist, activis
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