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Liverpool Digital events calendar

  • 22 Sep
    "Maker Night" at DoES 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

    Open Night for anyone interested in Making of any sort be it digital fabrication, Internet of Things, Interactive Art. Come and share ideas, get help with projects, show off your latest work and use the

  • 30 Sep
    Liverpool GeekUp 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

    GeekUp is a community of web designers, web developers, and other tech-minded folk. It's a grassroots knowledge sharing and networking social for folks involved or interested in the web and technology

  • 01 Oct
    mySociety Meetup 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

  • 01 Oct
    Liverpool Linux User Group 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    We meet on the first Wednesday of every month where we have a talk on a particular subject and then we congregate in a pub afterwards. Meetings are announced through email and social media. A complete

Saturday, 14 April 2012 07:35

Copyright & Piracy in the Digital Age

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Copyright & Piracy in the Digital Age - Are we all criminals? 

A subject which is close to many of our hearts and is a real highlight from the Writing on the Wall Festival, the issues of Copyright and Piracy are now ever present in todays society as most of the population own, have listened to or watched a pirated version of a TV programme, Movie or album. You can't use  youtube without possibily violating someone elses copyright so we have all become criminals for mere consumption of material... well that can't be right. A proposed Government bill on Digital Copyright only saw the light of day for a week before being thrown into the long grass of politics.

This event can only help us to inderstand the issues behind this subject area so come along on the 3rd May. 

Join Joscelyn Upendran from Creative Commons, Ian Prowse (Amsterdam), The Pirate Party, The Open Rights group and industry representatives to discuss the rights and wrongs of copyright theft and downloading.

The United States' Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the UK's Digital Economy Bill have have brought into focus the debate on copyright and control of online materials. Some argue for an end to all copyright, some argue for more open sharing, but with control (Copyleft), while others argue for the complete abolition of all copyright. Downloading is rife but under pressure - witness the closing down of Mega Upload and the extradition to America of hacktivists and those accidentally caught on the wrong side of the United States law. There's no doubt these are all new problems of the digital age, but the fight for and against copyright is nothing new.For musicians it is a double-edged sword; one minute it is allowing bands including The Arctic Monkeys to build a following which propels them to worldwide fame, and the next they face losing millions as the internet allows free access to all their hard-earned creativity -and maybe they can afford it, but what about others, musicians and writers, etc. who can't afford to let it all go for free. We may not find all the answers, but you will want to be a part of this debate featuring activists and local musicians and artists, all trying to make ends meet and make sense of the digital age.

Venue: The Attic
Tickets are available from
The Unity Theatre box office,
1 Hope Place,
L1 9BG
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