FFIP will be attending and blogging about afterwards.
Event: Special Guest Cory Doctorow, “What’s the Point of Copyright?”
starting November 16, 2006 Starts: 5:00pm Ends: 6:00pm
The Department of Computer Science at PSU’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science presents special guest Cory Doctorow, speaking on What’s the Point of Copyright?
Title: “What’s the Point of Copyright?”
Speaker: Cory Doctorow, science fiction novelist and co-editor of the weblog, Boing Boing
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room 338 (Vanport Room), Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201 (map)
This lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Department of Computer Science, (503) 725-2416 or email@example.com.
Cory Doctorow will also be the guest of honor at OryCon28, held in Portland, Oregon on November 17-19, 2006. For more information on OryCon28, visit http://www.orycon.org/orycon28/
Does copyright exist to promote creativity or to protect the current crop of creators? How can you tell if a copyright system is working? When the barriers to entry for creative industries go away, what should copyright do to adapt? Are universities in the copyright business or the education business?