FreeCulture 101 -- back-to-school links for copyfighters

Fred sez, "To kick off the start of the academic year, Free Culture @ NYU has posted a Free Culture 101 guide with some helpful links to blogs and readings for those wishing to educate themselves about the movement to learn from. Check it out and suggest some sites of your own in the comments." : This is the "National Organization" as we refer to it. It's basically a good place to see who is doing what else in the Free Culture world. I'm on the board, but it's just a title -- local chapters are really where the action is at.
  • Free Culture Chapters Around the World : See all the other schools where chapters are located.
  • has a discussion e-mail list, and an announcements list.If you're looking to debate and talk about Free Culture and these issues on campus, the discussion list is probably the best place in the world for that. Sign up for the announcements list as it's a good place to learn about Free Culture news before it hits the media.
  • Creative Commons, EFF, The Free Software Foundation, and Public Knowledge are the big institutional players in our world, and many people working in the free culture movement either work with them, for them, or around them. Check out their sites for more information about what they do.
  • Link (Thanks, Fred!)


    1. I was wondering if we could stop calling it copyright and just start calling it copyprivilege, since it’s not really a right. It’s a monopoly privilege to oppress the anyone else who tries attempts to exercise their right to copy.

    2. is this true?:

      “Reiki is very popular among New Age spiritualists, who are very fond of “attunements,” “harmonies,” and “balances.” Reiki apprentice healers used to pay up to $10,000 to their masters to become masters themselves. The price has come down and, according to one correspondent, “prices for first level are around $100, second level $150-300 and master around $600-800.” The process involves going through several levels of attunement. One must learn which symbols to use, when to call up the universal life force, how to heal an emotional or spiritual illness, and how to heal someone who isn’t present.”

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