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=External Policy Paper=
 
=External Policy Paper=
 
*[http://www.publicknowledge.org/about/what/mission Public Knowledge's policy paper] is short and to the point, and it makes a good starting point for our own paper...
 
*[http://www.publicknowledge.org/about/what/mission Public Knowledge's policy paper] is short and to the point, and it makes a good starting point for our own paper...
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<ul><li>Review example mission statement from PK (emailed to list by Nelson)</li>
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<li>We need something nice, short and sweet to give to legislators, so they know who the heck we are.</li>
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<li>Example from ??? from Swarthmore</li>
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<li>Start with an introduction of who we are</li>
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<li>“Students and supporters� </li>
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<li>How much detail should we give?</li>
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<li>National/international/none?</li>
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<li>Specific number of campuses? 14? Over a dozen...</li>
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<li>Colleges across the country</li>
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<li>Want to include info about how we're a student movement</li>
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<li>Do we want to associate ourselves with other orgs?</li>
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<li>It was agreed upon that we will not explicitly list any associations.</li>
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<li>Catch phrase “What will be is built on what is and what was.�</li></ul>
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Some pieces of an introduction:
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We are for a vibrant, open culture that people can freely draw on to build upon. We believe that free enterprise strives upon openness/open access.
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We are against the use of technology to subvert (oppose?) competition in the free market.
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Democratic form of distribution.
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Key points to make:
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<ul><li>One like PK's first</li>
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<li>Academic freedom</li>
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<li>We believe in the Betamax decision (i.e., substantial non-infringing uses)</li>
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<li>We oppose abuse of the legislative process to protect old industries from innovation.</li>
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<li>Any public works produced by the government should be freely and openly available to all citizens.</li></ul>
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Sentence fragments for academic freedom: innovation and growth depend on research, which must  be able to be carried out unhindered. Academic research depends on open access to information. Our nation is dependent upon innovation and research.
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Should we explicitly reference the DMCA?
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e.g., the safe-harbor clause, the anti-circumvention.
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'''Next meeting: Thursday 10PM EST on IRC. We will be finishing (really!) our internal strategy paper.'''
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Some to-do items for the meeting:<ul>
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<li>Finish strategy paper</li>
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<li>Resolve question of whether suggestions for locals belong in strategy paper (or, which).</li>
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<li>Re-organize strategy paper accordingly.</li>
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<li>Decide which campaigns to undertake.</li>
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<li>Prioritize projects.</li>
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<li>Assign responsibilities.</li></ul>

Revision as of 04:14, 5 January 2005

Minutes for a conference call on January 4, 2005 for working on the Spring 2005 Policy Paper and Spring 2005 Strategy Paper

External Policy Paper

  • Review example mission statement from PK (emailed to list by Nelson)
  • We need something nice, short and sweet to give to legislators, so they know who the heck we are.
  • Example from ??? from Swarthmore
  • Start with an introduction of who we are
  • “Students and supportersâ€?
  • How much detail should we give?
  • National/international/none?
  • Specific number of campuses? 14? Over a dozen...
  • Colleges across the country
  • Want to include info about how we're a student movement
  • Do we want to associate ourselves with other orgs?
  • It was agreed upon that we will not explicitly list any associations.
  • Catch phrase “What will be is built on what is and what was.â€?


Some pieces of an introduction:

We are for a vibrant, open culture that people can freely draw on to build upon. We believe that free enterprise strives upon openness/open access.

We are against the use of technology to subvert (oppose?) competition in the free market.

Democratic form of distribution.


Key points to make:

  • One like PK's first
  • Academic freedom
  • We believe in the Betamax decision (i.e., substantial non-infringing uses)
  • We oppose abuse of the legislative process to protect old industries from innovation.
  • Any public works produced by the government should be freely and openly available to all citizens.


Sentence fragments for academic freedom: innovation and growth depend on research, which must be able to be carried out unhindered. Academic research depends on open access to information. Our nation is dependent upon innovation and research.

Should we explicitly reference the DMCA? e.g., the safe-harbor clause, the anti-circumvention.


Next meeting: Thursday 10PM EST on IRC. We will be finishing (really!) our internal strategy paper.

Some to-do items for the meeting:
  • Finish strategy paper
  • Resolve question of whether suggestions for locals belong in strategy paper (or, which).
  • Re-organize strategy paper accordingly.
  • Decide which campaigns to undertake.
  • Prioritize projects.
  • Assign responsibilities.