Mozilla Competition and Talk by Ms.Elizabeth Stark (from Harvard) @ IIT Madras

7 Dec

Time and Date: 9.30 AM to 1.30 PM, 9th December 2009

Venue: CLT (Classroom Lecture Theater), IIT Madras

Talk by Elizabeth Stark

The Right to Share: What Does Copying Have to Do with Freedom?

Details: The Internet has unleashed the potential to communicate and collaborate like never before, and the result has been an unprecedented flow of culture and information. Millions of individuals are now sharing and creating culture: copying, cutting, remixing, and participating in new and different ways.Sometimes this activity is transformative. Sometimes it’s straight copying. In either case, there is a clear connection between this sharing of culture and personal freedom.

Attendees will learn: This talk will explore how various conceptions of “freedom” have shaped the social movements for free software, free culture and free knowledge, and how this ideology has manifested itself in real action. It will connect theory with practice, exploring and cultural innovations and political changes that have spawned forth from these movements. Lastly, it will make the case that the broad-based availability, accessibility and abundance of culture is a good thing for a global society.

Mozilla Competition

Mozilla Drumbeat effort:

MOZ talks: A five minute inspirational talks on the theme of “Creating a better internet.” Talks must either propose a specific idea or concept that makes the internet better or outlines an action the audience can take to prove the internet.


Presenters will be competing for the Best talk and in addition to global fame and recognition; they will be given awesome Mozilla swag.

Talk Format:

Each Moz talk can be up to five minutes long with the option to show slides in pecha kucha format-twenty image that are automatically displayed for twenty seconds each.

Better Internet:

Open: Built on a technology that anyone can study, use or improve without asking permission.

Participatory: Fueled by the ideas and energy of 100s of millions of people.

Decentralized: In both architecture and control, ensuring continued choice and diversity.

Generative: Evolving and improving as we each remix existing parts of the internet into something that is our own.

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