User digest/Public policies

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User Digest Title: Public policies

Date: Saturday 25 June 2016

Time: 16:30

Venue: Gym Palace (map)

Speaker: Alek Tarkowski (European Policy Lead Creative Commons) and Ryan Merkeley (CEO of Creative Commons)

Abstract In the past years free and open movements like Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Mozilla and the Free Software Foundation have begun engaging in advocacy and public policy. Their aim is not only to avoid legislative disaster but to achieve positive change allowing us to freely share more knowledge and culture. The talk will examine the different approaches, analyse common challenges and point to areas of cooperation.