ACTA

Libro: Un dizionario Hacker

cop di corintoUn dizionario hacker
di Arturo Di Corinto

Editore Manni
Collana Sollevazioni

Pagine 212, brossura

€ 14.00

EAN 9788862665162

Un dizionario ragionato dei termini più significativi della cultura hacker, in cui di ogni voce si dà definizione, interpretazione e storia. L’autore, con sguardo critico e tutt’altro che neutrale, sfata i pregiudizi e fa luce sul mondo della controcultura digitale, spesso percepito come illegale e pericoloso. Dalla A di Anonymous alla W di Wikileaks, passando per Bitcoin, Defacement, Free software, Gnu e Media activism, l’autore ci accompagna alla scoperta di uno dei movimenti più attivi nella lotta alla globalizzazione capitalista, nella tutela della democrazia partecipata, della condivisione del sapere e della libera circolazione della conoscenza. Lemma dopo lemma, emerge la prospettiva politica dei “pirati informatici” e il senso della loro battaglia fatta a suon di decrittazioni e remix. Perché “privato” è il participio passato di “privare”.

 

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ACTA and Copyright 2.0: Di Corinto interviews Bruce Perens

Let’s talk of copyright and about Bruce Perens. Ok?

Yes. I have been on both sides of the copyright issue. I worked at Pixar for 12 years and have had 19 years of full-time employment in the film industry. I am credited on Toy Story II and A Bug’s Life. I later became one of the founders of the Open Source movement in software, and left Pixar to pursue that. Today I help governments, companies, and lawyers understand Open Source. I’m also an Open Source software author, and am about to release a new content-management system for the Ruby on Rails rapid application development platform. I live in Berkeley, California, with my wife and 12-year-old son.

So, you can see that I’ve been on both sides of the copyright issue: I’ve made technology for feature films and have worked on the films themselves, and bought a home with my income from Pixar’s IPO. Then in my second career I made Open Source software and helped people worldwide to share the things they make, and companies and governments to understand this.

1) The juncture of conflicting interests frequently leads to a clash between copyright and other basic institutions (fundamental user rights) in our society, particularly the freedom of speech, privacy and Internet access. Is copyright, as we have known it for three centuries, an appropriate tool for the needs of creators and society in a digital environment as SOPA, Pipa and Scotus suppose?

The problem isn’t really whether copyright is appropriate, it is that there is presently no balance of the rights of the copyright holder versus the good of society. This came about because only the very large copyright holders have been represented in the drafting of copyright law, for at least a century. It is as if there had been elections in which only one party was allowed to vote. Of course the laws become progressively more extreme in such a situation. Continua »

ACTA and Copyright 2.0: Di Corinto interviews Philippe Agrain

Philippe Aigrain is co-founder of La Quadrature du Net a citizen group defending freedoms and fundamental rights in the digital environment. He has just published “Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age”, Amsterdam University Press, http://www.sharing-thebook.net

Hello dear Philippe—

Here are the questions:
1) The juncture of conflicting interests frequently leads to a clash between copyright and other basic institutions (fundamental user rights) in our society, particularly the freedom of speech, privacy and Internet access. Is copyright, as we have known it for three centuries, an appropriate tool for the needs of creators and society in a digital environment as SOPA, Pipa and Scotus suppose?

Copyright and the exclusive control on copies part of author rights are deeply inadapted to the digital environment. In the era of work on carriers, copyright was never meant to regulate the acts of the public (the reader for instance). In the digital environment, an exclusive control on copies could exist only by depriving two billion individuals (and soon more) from basic capabilities of copying and exchanging files. This impossibility of such a control has not yet been recognized by all, and thus we see an ever expanding series of increasingly harmful laws such as SOPA, PIPA or the ACTA treaty that the European Parliament will reject or ratify in the coming months. But other rights, such as the social rights of authors and other contributors to creation to be recognized and remunerated remain fully valid. It is just the way in which they can be implemented that is deeply modified. We must find ways of rewarding and financing creative activities that do not require controlling individual acts by the public.
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