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Here are some suggestions of projects your chapter can pick up at any time to educate, to help the movement, or to strengthen your chapter.
 
Here are some suggestions of projects your chapter can pick up at any time to educate, to help the movement, or to strengthen your chapter.
  
===Parties===
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==Parties==
 
I was serious when I said that we need to do more parties.  All of our local groups should throw a party of some kind this semester, there's no point to activism if we don't have any fun.  Free Culture Swarthmore is planning a LAN party... get creative!
 
I was serious when I said that we need to do more parties.  All of our local groups should throw a party of some kind this semester, there's no point to activism if we don't have any fun.  Free Culture Swarthmore is planning a LAN party... get creative!
  
===Campus radio stations===
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==Campus radio stations==
 
Guest host a Free Culture radio show of CC-licensed music
 
Guest host a Free Culture radio show of CC-licensed music
  
===Free Culture Film Fests===
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==Free Culture Campuses==
Show a film related to free culture issues at your school! This can also be a good way to promote your FC chapter. (You may want to co-sponsor with another organization with similar aims, depending on the film -- a film studies group, the campus ACLU, college Green Party, whoever.)
 
Possible films:
 
*''Patently a Problem'' - Australian film on the effect of biotech patents, the idea of patenting a gene sequence, "closed" rather than "open" science, etc.
 
*''Orwell Rolls Over in His Grave'' - Film on the influence of the media on public perception, media consolidation, etc. Might be used as an example of why participatory media/journalism/etc. is important.
 
*Doubtless programs exist which deal with, in whole or in part, stories similar to those presented in Lessig's ''[http://free-culture.org/ Free Culture]'' - the genealogy of "Steamboat Willie," the legal battles over photography and air space, etc. Who can find some examples of these? The experiences of Negativland? The downfall of sampling?
 
*''Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Edit'' or other examples of remixed movies? (Is this legal?)
 
*Winners/entries from [http://www.undeadart.org/ Undead Art] project
 
**[http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=feature_films&collectionid=night_of_the_living_dead ''Night of the Living Dead'']
 
 
 
===Free Culture Campuses===
 
 
Make your school free!
 
Make your school free!
 
*Free software on campus computers
 
*Free software on campus computers
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***IM/chat
 
***IM/chat
 
****[http://gaim.sourceforge.net/ Gaim] (Win)
 
****[http://gaim.sourceforge.net/ Gaim] (Win)
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****[http://adiumx..com Adium] (Mac)
 
***A/V playback (MP3, video files, etc.)
 
***A/V playback (MP3, video files, etc.)
 
***CD ripping/burning
 
***CD ripping/burning
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*Digitizing public domain library collections
 
*Digitizing public domain library collections
  
===Digitze public domain literature===
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==Digitize public domain literature==
 
*Collaborate with your campus library: What are our most valuable collections? What collections make us unique? Digitize them (if not already online) and post to [http://www.gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenberg].
 
*Collaborate with your campus library: What are our most valuable collections? What collections make us unique? Digitize them (if not already online) and post to [http://www.gutenberg.org/ Project Gutenberg].
 
*Work with other campus organizations. Work with the Hispanic Student Association to digitize a travelogue of Mexico, the Black Student Union to scan a slave's autobiography, etc. Be creative! Find students at your college who would like to donate their time to work on something that interests them.
 
*Work with other campus organizations. Work with the Hispanic Student Association to digitize a travelogue of Mexico, the Black Student Union to scan a slave's autobiography, etc. Be creative! Find students at your college who would like to donate their time to work on something that interests them.
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*If you can't/don't want to digitize, volunteer as a proofreader at [http://www.pgdp.net/ Distributed Proofreaders]. (Join the group "Free Culture".)
 
*If you can't/don't want to digitize, volunteer as a proofreader at [http://www.pgdp.net/ Distributed Proofreaders]. (Join the group "Free Culture".)
 
*This can be an excellent way to make a good name for FC and improve the reputations of our schools.
 
*This can be an excellent way to make a good name for FC and improve the reputations of our schools.
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==Be the Media==
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*shortwave (HAM) radio
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**[http://freeculture.org/blog/index.php?p=97 Amanda's blog entry] 6 Jan 2005
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*low-power FM radio
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**[http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/07/035258&from=rss An FM Broadcast Transmitter For Your Home] Slashdot, 7 Jan 2005
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*publishing content under CC licenses
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**[http://creativecommons.org/weblog/​entry/4507 The Creative Commons Publisher] makes it stupidly easy to host your own Creative Commons content on [http://archive.org/ The Internet Archive].
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**Torrentocracy is testing out an easy-to-use content delivery system for individuals called [http://www.torrentocracy.com/prodi​gem/about.php Prodigem] that allows people to publish their stuff via BitTorrent.
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**free CC image galleries
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*blogging / citizen journalism
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**RSS feeds
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**trackback
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**South Korean news source that's entirely citizen-written: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohmynews Oh My News]
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*guest host a radio show
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*public access TV

Latest revision as of 00:25, 12 August 2016

Here are some suggestions of projects your chapter can pick up at any time to educate, to help the movement, or to strengthen your chapter.

Parties

I was serious when I said that we need to do more parties. All of our local groups should throw a party of some kind this semester, there's no point to activism if we don't have any fun. Free Culture Swarthmore is planning a LAN party... get creative!

Campus radio stations

Guest host a Free Culture radio show of CC-licensed music

Free Culture Campuses

Make your school free!

  • Free software on campus computers
    • Both official college computers e.g. in library or computer lab and on personal computers of students & faculty
    • Firefox can be huge
    • Create list of OSS replacements for programs students & educators commonly use
      • Targeted at Windows/Mac users -- if you use *nix, BSD, etc., you're probably already well-versed in free software
      • Office suite
      • Web browser
      • E-mail
      • Text editor
      • Graphics editor
      • IM/chat
      • A/V playback (MP3, video files, etc.)
      • CD ripping/burning
  • School documents in open (non-proprietary) file formats
    • Registrar forms, class readings/handouts, course catalogs, lecture videos, etc.
    • .pdf and .doc are two of the biggest offenders... what else?
    • No Flash or other proprietary formats on college Web sites
  • No anti-p2p, port blocking, etc. software on campus network
  • Responsible patent practices
  • Divestment from companies that abuse IP law
    • If you maliciously sue over phony/weak allegations of copyright/patent/trademark infringement, you won't be doing business at this school!
  • CC licensing for college publications, research, media, etc.; open source licenses for college-created software
  • Digitizing public domain library collections

Digitize public domain literature

  • Collaborate with your campus library: What are our most valuable collections? What collections make us unique? Digitize them (if not already online) and post to Project Gutenberg.
  • Work with other campus organizations. Work with the Hispanic Student Association to digitize a travelogue of Mexico, the Black Student Union to scan a slave's autobiography, etc. Be creative! Find students at your college who would like to donate their time to work on something that interests them.
  • Does your school house unique collections of public domain photographs, artwork, sheet music...? Find a Web site that specializes in that and digitize for them.
  • If you can't/don't want to digitize, volunteer as a proofreader at Distributed Proofreaders. (Join the group "Free Culture".)
  • This can be an excellent way to make a good name for FC and improve the reputations of our schools.

Be the Media