Posted on March 30, 2009 in 09NTC by Brian RoweComments Off


Thursday April 9th I will be speaking over at UW to The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) about Creative Commons the DMCA and User Generated Content.  The talk will include a CC 101 portion and some new content that I am looking for feedback on. I am using this a a dry run to test content that will be included in the NTC 2009 Panel on Fair Use, User Generated Content and the DMCA Safe Harbor. Here is a copy of the full announcement with location and directions:

SASAG: Legal and Technical Aspects of Sharing, Reusing, and Remixing Content Online

2009-04-09 19:00
2009-04-09 21:30

Presenter: Brian Rowe

Come discuss the legal and technical aspects of sharing, reusing and remixing content online with a focus on Creative Commons licenses, User-Generated Content and the The Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor. Bring you questions! There will be time for Q&A.

Brian Rowe is the founder of Freedom for IP, a volunteer organization started in 2005 focusing on the intersection of human rights and intellectual property. He interned at Creative Commons last summer working on public domain and noncommercial use in copyright. Brian serves on the Washington State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Technology Committee and is an active member of Students for Free Culture. Last fall Brian wrote a mock trial for the Future of the Law Institute that was used by high school students learning about fair use of music and bloggers rights. Most recently Brian helped plan and spoke at the Seattle Law of the Commons Conference held March 13th, 2009 at Seattle University Law.

Brian has a background in information technology. He helped develop the and Brian holds a BS in Informatics and BA in Political Science both from University of Washington. He is currently a third-year law student at Seattle University and has accepted a Google Public Policy Fellowship to work in Washington DC this summer at Public Knowledge.

For more information please see

EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Seattle, WA
United States

See map: Google Maps

Posted on July 1, 2008 in 09NTC, Eben Moglen, NTEN, SF by Brian RoweComments Off

Just one more great reason to go to the Nonprofit Technology Converence (NTC) 2009. Sarah and I both attend NTC 2008 in NOLA and had a great time. I ran a panel on Creative Commons and Fair Use which was well attended, although that could be because we gave away Blue Voodoo Beer to people who asked questions. May have to do one on Copyright 101 of Coders this year.

Here are the details on the conference:
The 2009 NTC will take place Sunday, April 26 through Tuesday, April 28 at the San Francisco Hilton.
* Rooms at the Hilton will be $199 at our group rate, which is pretty darn good for San Francisco.
* NTC Registration will cost the same as this year, starting at $349 for Members, $549 for non-members.

Registration for both the NTC and the Hilton opens on December 1st, 2008. Read more at NTEN’s NTC page.