Tim Cowlishaw [announcements]

Free culture events for August 2006


Welcome to the August 2006 edition of the Free Culture Events Newsletter - A joint project of Free Culture UK and iCommons. Free Culture is a movement that extends the logic of free software into the world of art, advocating free creativity, sharing and appropriation. There will be thousands of events with this ethos going on around the world, but the listings below are brought to you by activists and advocates of the free culture movement. You can add your events and reviews to this newsletter on the iCommons wiki.


Upcoming events

London Copyfighters’ Drunken Brunch and Talking Shop

Wizards of OS 4 International Conference

Book Competition!

This week we are giving away a copy ofLinux® Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users AND a copy of Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective.

All you need to do to enter is check out the latest book competition announcement on our blogs page.


Thanks go to Addison Wesley and Prentice Hall for providing these fantastic prizes.

Computer Law World Conference

Free culture in the news

Public Domain Works Database launched

The Public Domain Works DB is an open registry of artistic works that are in the public domain. It is focused on recordings (and their underlying compositions) because a term extension for recordings is currently being considered in Europe. In the future it will expand to cover all types of cultural works which are covered by copyright. The DB is a joint project of Free Culture UK and the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Call for volunteers: Assistance is required in two main areas:

North America

Upcoming events

ccSalon, San Francisco

Linux World San Francisco

WikiMania 2006: The International Wikimedia Conference

CopyCamp: an unconference for artists about the internet and copyright

South America

Upcoming events

Know How Conference 2006: Weaving the information society: a gender and multicultural perspective

International Festival of Mobile Creativity in Brazil


Upcoming events

ccKorea and ccTaiwan, meeting and joint concert


Upcoming events

The Second Africa Developer Roadshow: Education and Localisation


Upcoming events


Software Freedom Day


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