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****"Action" shots, give views across campus, etc.
****"Action" shots, give views across campus, etc.
****Keep it local
****Keep it local
*****Transition between groups with map
**Clips due: February 13th
**Clips due: February 13th
***DV format
***DV format

Revision as of 04:57, 27 January 2005


Minutes for the Core Team conference call on Jan. 26, 2005 by Andy Scudder

Overall Organization

Need to work on basic infrastructure

  • Essential to
    • Recruiting
    • Keeping the group together
  • Let's use Basecamp and work at meeting due dates again

Open Access

  • Abhay is our core team member in charge of Open Access
  • Open access is an issue that can cause real change and be ongoing, more than just our previous one-shot campaigns and contests
    • Has been a big draw in the past, for example at NYU people responded to learning more about open access
    • Answers the question of what we're doing about IP issues
  • Peter from Public Knowledge has some helpful links for Open Access
  • We want to 'sell' university libraries on the cost and research benefits of carrying Open Access journals

Important Organizations

  • The Alliance for Taxpayer Access
    • Universitys joining with this org and open access journals can help NIH fulfill their mission
  • NIH - wanted to open up Medical research immediately after publication, but is being pushed back constantly
    • This is inexcusable, because medical research changes so quickly


  • Read Peter's links
    • talk to him about our position/plan for Universities
  • Find out the policies on your campus, update the core/wiki (section coming soon) on what the situation's like at your university
    • Develop strategies in response


  • For editing (require changes to use on campus, layers)
    • GIMP, Photoshop
  • For non-editing (ready to use, no layers needed)
    • PDF for printing
  • For browser viewing
    • PNG
  • Provide fliers in both formats whenever possible, so that you can "plug and play" general fliers, or customize for your needs
    • Fliers will be converted to new formats by next Wednesday, Feb. 2

Text Documents

  • Just text
    • RTF
    • ASCII
  • With Images
    • Open Office, Word


On the back burner at the moment...

Contacts to Make

"Copy for Freedom"


Orphaned Works

SUMMARY: The Copyright Office seeks to examine the issues raised by "orphan works," i.e., copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or even impossible to locate. Concerns have been raised that the uncertainty surrounding ownership of such works might needlessly discourage subsequent creators and users from incorporating such works in new creative efforts or making such works available to the public. This notice requests written comments from all interested parties. Specifically, the Office is seeking comments on whether there are compelling concerns raised by orphan works that merit a legislative, regulatory or other solution, and what type of solution could effectively address these concerns without conflicting with the legitimate interests of authors and right holders.

DATES: Written comments must be received in the Copyright Office on or before 5 p.m. EST on March 25, 2005. Interested parties may submit written reply comments in direct response to the written comments on or before 5 p.m. on May 9, 2005.

  • How should we respond?
    • Find out what public knowledge is doing
    • Get as many comments as possible
      • Both as an organization as individuals
      • Tell them exactly what harm could be done by not having access to orphaned works
      • Publicize/Encourage specific individuals to comment
        • Ask archivists, libraries, etc. etc. on how this affects them and what they think
        • Submit to Slashdot
        • Amanda will blog it
  • This agency is interpreting the law, and this may never get to the legislator


Eyes on the Screen

Join with the other groups on campus that are celebrating Black History Month, and show the video.

FC Tour

  • Watch Colin Mutchler's video
  • Come up with ways that he could improve his presentation to communicate what we want
  • Seems to be mostly his personal art, and maybe not as much emphasis on the legislative side
    • Shows his personal realization, as an artist, to the importance of Free Culture
      • Help balance with how it applies to history, technology, etc.
        • Would this cheapen his presentation and make him a "traveling salesman" for us?
          • We should converse with him and give him input on how he can link himself with us while still allowing him to express his personal passions
  • $500 price is steep for many
    • How can we raise the value without breaking the bank?
      • Create a video for Colin to show to help introduce Free Culture, be entertaining, and not just a replacement speaker
    • We need to help him appeal to the potential campuses and make it clearer how he can help them

Video Project

  • Every one create a 30-45 second clip on what free culture means to you, what you're doing on campus, etc.
    • Want to convey the universal nature of our goals, and how each group is achieving their diverse goals
      • Each group will develop a script to explain what they're doing on campus, shoot interesting scenes
        • Standard talking head of people introducing themselves, etc.
        • "Action" shots, give views across campus, etc.
        • Keep it local
          • Transition between groups with map
    • Clips due: February 13th
      • DV format
      • Send to Mike, working with Jeremy
    • Wiki page forthcoming, with storyboard sketch, other shots, etc.

Papers, Packets, Manifesto

Bold: To be finished on during office hours this week

  • Manifesto
    • Mostly done for now, will make small changes for now to help remove outdated elements, and keep some of the "radicalness" (collaborate with Luke!)
  • Strategy Paper
    • Translate into Basecamp
    • Must be in a form that we can transfer to DownhillBattle and Public Knowledge, etc.
      • What we're doing, when it's going to happen, who to contact
    • Assigning people to organizations, etc.: problem of people we don't have
      • Recruiting: Abhay has contacts from the IRC list, Mike will help follow up and talk to them, find people who are capable and desire to be part of the core team
  • Policy paper
    • Still need a mission statement
      • One paragraph
      • A page to give to funders, etc. to help explain our position formally
      • (Later: A few pages explaining what we want the legislators to help us with)