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Lunch Talk with Martin Fredriksson

 

Martin Fredriksson is an assistant professor at the department of Culture Studies at Linköping University. Over the past ten years he has worked with issue of copyright, piracy, social movements and the construction and deconstruction of property.

Knowledge and information grows when it is shared, and digital technologies have enabled new ways of doing that. Some talk of new digital information commons: spaces and communities where knowledge is collectively created and spread. Recently there has also been a growing interest (or possibly a hype) in the social and economic potentials of openness: from open source software to sharing economies. Some call it an ‘industry of openness’ (opposed to the old copyright industry) driven by businesses making money from the ‘free’ distribution of user created content.

During this Lunch Talk we will question where we find the information commons in a contemporary information economy: can an information commons be a commercial enterprise, or an illegal file sharing network, or even in a community like Spring House?

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Date: Tuesday November 15th
Time: 12:30-13:30
Spring House, De Ruyterkade 128, Amsterdam

Photo: Randall Bruder