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Meetings

Agenda

No agenda was prepared before this conference call.

Minutes

Attendance:
Mike Wolk - Colby
Nicholas Bergson-Shilcock - Franklin & Marshall
Nelson Pavlosky - Swarthmore
Alex Benn - Swarthmore

Franklin & Marshall event

  • discussion of moglen's speech (?)
  • statistics brought up - triggered discussion
    • 1/2 of people who share music illegally use P2P
  • food was good to attract people
  • was rainy - probably discouraged some people
  • big paper banner
  • press release
  • got into afternoon paper (apparently)
    • should get into paper 1-2 weeks in advance - attract community
  • swarthmore has created a list of stuff to do when propping - trying to keep swat wiki out of google, so it's not linked here
  • good idea: table ten (?) - adverts placed on tables in dining centers
  • reserve space early
  • nick will blog about it soon

aside: flag for Free Culture

  • we need a professional graphic designer to redo our look
  • lego logo & gray is good though

Eben Moglen - recently discussed at Swarthmore

  • diff between Moglen's and Lessig's positions
    • Lessig: if we don't do anything we will lose our rights
    • Moglen: it will happen eventually - fatalistic - build it and they will come
  • Lessig is more mainstream - better suited to an uneducated audience
  • context at Swarthmore discussion: free culture isn't honestly a grassroots movement - we're not helping people organize what they already believe in - we need to inform them
    • needs to be some central push outwards
    • although we have been getting new groups, it's because of what we've been doing
    • Gavin has been responsible for lots of attention
    • we should ping the new campuses

Mike - Colby update

  • film festival getting underway
  • will be showing student films
  • compare to "Frosh Life" at Duke - students submit films about being freshmen
  • festival will be held on the 27th
  • should add new blog to aggregator once it's up
  • colby.edu/freeculture
    • will soon have redirect from colby.freeculture.org
    • officially live today
    • should be added to map once someone has some free time
  • posters are up
  • octopus is "mascot" - visible on Contact page on site - from creative commons-licensed image from Flickr
    • idea was to make competition seem less formal
  • Mike has some people lined up to help
    • needs to sit down with someone and get them on recruiting

FreeCulture.org's birthday is coming up - Apr 23rd

  • Swarthmore is having a LAN party
  • could be tied in with the Colby film festival

Nelson went to Grokster arguments

  • was really cool
  • took pictures - was in Wired News - picture 4
  • lacks time to blog about it

We may be getting a new chapter at Princeton

Conference calls: are these worthwhile?

  • people have been spending time working on local stuff
  • If we don't get large turnout, should we call them off? Are we doing something wrong? Are they not useful?
  • May be less than perfect, and almost no one might be able to come
  • However, it's a good way to keep people in touch, up-to-date
  • To have people actually talking is something that doesn't always work well in other formats
  • Alternative is chats through AIM or IRC
    • there is a power to the voice
    • dead air makes people feel need to say something
  • makes the national organization seem more "real"
  • so we shall continue

How should we increase attendance at conference calls?

  • have agenda online ahead of time
    • has been done by Gavin in the past
    • no one has picked up slack since he took sabbatical from doing that
    • not much going on on national level since Gavin took sabbatical
  • people should consider bringing someone with them to conference call
  • people need to stop going to other countries
  • we should create a standard structure for these conference calls
    • we have minutes, which is good
    • what else could we add to create more structure?
    • efficiency = good
    • need more focused discussion perhaps
  • chaos of wiki is bad - disorganized
    • internal blog for core people might be good
      • better than digest emails
    • need webmaster willing to do this for us

next call is Sun at 3 PM

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