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governing the ungovernable ...

philipp · Jul 16th, 2007 · 5 comments The Open Courseware Consortium is a network of (mostly) universities who are committed to publishing and using open courseware, and who have so far released over 4200 university level courses under free and open licenses. Until now MIT has hosted and incubated the consortium, but it’s time to grow up, and we need a structure that can deal with a diversifying membership, sustainability... [more]

No one needs to die of HIV/Aids any more – in theory

Tobias Schonwetter · Feb 11th, 2008 · 2 comments
This month, iCommons’ resident copyright columnist, Tobias Schonwetter, deals with the interrelation between access to medicine and HIV/Aids. He argues that patent law appears to be the crucial area of law in this respect but suggests that the role of copyright law should not be underestimated.

South Africa has clearly become a home-away-from-home for me over the last couple... [more]

Announcing the iSummit Artists in Residence

Daniela Faris · Mar 16th, 2007 · no comments made
Nathaniel Stern After our first call for suggestions from the community for participants in the iSummit Artists in Residence programme, we were overwhelmed with the positive response. The Artists in Residence page on the wiki quickly filled with 66 nominees, of which we could only choose 5 participants. The decision was a tough one, and inspired much lively debate amongst the members of the community... [more]

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BISA Copyright Review

Daniela Faris · paper · Jun 09th, 2009 · 16 votes

The BISA Copyright Review was a project funded by the Ford Foundation, with the task of outlining the intersection of copyright and public interest in... [more]

iSummit 2008 Planning Workshop - Presentation by Japanese team

Rebecca Kahn, iCommons reporter · audio clip · Jan 29th, 2008 · 14 votes

At the Summit planning workshop, the team from Sapporo City, Digital Garage and CCJP gave a presentation on the Summit venue, the city of Sapporo, and... [more]

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The Public Voice &OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy


Engage the community in the public policy discussion of the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy & other OECD related meetings.

Stories Stones and Stations,Future Generations,Stories Of The Railway,

York (Canada)

Using GPS technology these Stories Stones and Stations can be accessed using Google maps and yahoo geocities .

Adding universal templates to locate time and place content. [more]

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