[presentations] Re: November Topic?
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On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 05:15:17PM -0600, Dale W Hodge wrote:
> It would nice to announce something other that "Roach Speaks" as a topic.
> It's almost the weekend and I really need to get an announcement out. We
> either need to pick a topic, or let John tell us what he'd most like to
> present. One way or the other a decision has to be made.
For reference, the topics I suggested are here:
It looks like everyone that responded liked option #3, so sounds like close
enough to a consensus for me :-) That option was:
Topic Option 3: Big Brother Wants Your Movies
* Discussion of current events surrounding the loss of rights, both
related to new digital media and to conventional media. I'll give
a background on copyright, trademark, and patent law; a background
of the developments in the last 20 years that have a significant
impact on what's happening now; and ongoing court battles and
controversies surrounding content-management systems (CMS),
piracy, espionage, and more.
* Coverage of current attacks on Free Software -- proprietary
code in the Linux kernel, the bitkeeper issue, .NET, software
patents and the IETF, and more.
* If there is time after the presentation, I would be willing to debate
anyone that has a differing viewpoint. Failing that, Q&A time.