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(Free Culture Core Group Mission Statement)
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Free Culture is a student-founded, student-run organization, formed in 2004 and now has chapters in colleges and universities across the United States as well has (**other countries here). Our purpose is fivefold:
 
Free Culture is a student-founded, student-run organization, formed in 2004 and now has chapters in colleges and universities across the United States as well has (**other countries here). Our purpose is fivefold:
*promote awareness among students, teachers, school administrators, of the issues in the current system of intellectual property laws
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*Promote awareness among students, teachers, school administrators, of the issues in the current system of intellectual property laws
*foster greater debate on these issues,
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*Foster greater debate on these issues,
*advocate (in general) a more balanced regime of intellectual property laws,(**do we need to clarify our stand here?  -Ben Li)  
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*Advocate (in general) a more balanced regime of intellectual property laws,(**do we need to clarify our stand here?  -Ben Li)  
*make our views known to the lawmakers that represent us.  
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*Make our views known to the lawmakers that represent us.  
*coordinate with other student groups around the world to advance the principles of free culture on the international stage.
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*Coordinate with other student groups around the world to advance the principles of free culture on the international stage.
  
 
Most importantly, we work to ensure the freedom to build upon the work of others, while maintaining the incentive for people to create and innovate.
 
Most importantly, we work to ensure the freedom to build upon the work of others, while maintaining the incentive for people to create and innovate.

Revision as of 21:21, 30 January 2005

What a mission statement should contain

  • Who make up the members of this organization
  • What we do (Purpose) or why we were formed
  • Who we serve when we do what we do (Stakeholders)
  • What makes us different from similar organisations like PK ()

Free Culture Movement Mission Statement

Preamble

  • Technology has radically changed how ideas, creative works, etc are produced, exchanged and consumed.
  • The proliferation of cheap computing power has democratized the production of creative works, and the advent of the Internet has democratized the process of publishing.
  • The current system of intellectual property laws that we have now have been put in place by the copyright-based industries....


Mission Statement

Free Culture is a student-founded, student-run organization, formed in 2004 and now has chapters in colleges and universities across the United States as well has (**other countries here). Our purpose is fivefold:

  • Promote awareness among students, teachers, school administrators, of the issues in the current system of intellectual property laws
  • Foster greater debate on these issues,
  • Advocate (in general) a more balanced regime of intellectual property laws,(**do we need to clarify our stand here? -Ben Li)
  • Make our views known to the lawmakers that represent us.
  • Coordinate with other student groups around the world to advance the principles of free culture on the international stage.

Most importantly, we work to ensure the freedom to build upon the work of others, while maintaining the incentive for people to create and innovate.

Free Culture Core Group Mission Statement

The Core Group exists to coordinate activities among the various chapters of FreeCulture.org. To fulfill this goal, it shall:

  • Provide tools for which the people in the movement can communicate.
  • Maintain a repository of resources that can be shared amongst the various chapters
  • Coordinate campaigns on the various campuses
  • Be a forum for discussion on how to advance the principles of free culture
  • Act as a central agency for web publications and press releases
  • Act as a central agency for coordination with other organizations friendly to the princples of free culture.