Free Society Track

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Track presentation

This track intends to cover the challenges that todays society face; ranging from access to knowledge and the restrictions faced through laws like IPRED, DMCA, FRA, HADOPI, ACTA and the Telecom Pack. Topics can discuss the various obstacles faced, or even better, the solution to those obstacles, or show good examples of how free software and culture can be used in a free society for everyones benefit.

Proposed speakers

Name Comment
Franz Nahrada Global Villages (also suggested as keynote)
Alex Rollin works on open source car and is doing a project with Smári on peer-to-peer gratitude based currencies (also suggested as keynote)
Marcin Jakubowski http://www.openfarmtech.org (also suggested as keynote)
Denis Jaromil Rojo By popular demand, Jaromil should return for this years conference
Smári McCarthy Another must-return
Edmund Harriss mathematician who does a lot of "street math"... like, street art projects based on heavy duty maths
Eirik Solheim Responsible for NRK's (Norwegian public television) increasing use of BitTorrent and attempts towards free licensing
Alexandra Mayer Involved in the platform of the pan-European schools project ELEONORE DIGITAL :: WORK TOGETHER - http://www.p-o-s-t.org/modx/index.php
Felix Stalder The European equivalent of Yochai Benkler, doing research on free software models as applied to economics and organisation of society
Elisabeth Stark Leader of Students for Free Culture
Florian Cramer http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdr/research/fcramer/
Maria Knutsen-Öy The editor of Läsarnas Fria Tidning, a CC licenced and crowdsourced newspaper
Pamela Jones Groklaw editor
Association for Progressive Communications http://www.apc.org/en/about
Jens Roland About Jens Roland: http://www.signtific.org/en/users/jens-roland - See his latest article on filesharing technology vs the police state at http://torrentfreak.com/riaas-hostile-takeover-of-the-internet-090429/