Fred from FreeCulture NYU sez,
We've got less than one week to go before our huge Free Culture conference at UC Berkeley. We've compiled some fantastic panels and will also have all of our community's critical organizations exhibiting (EFF, Creative Commons, Public Library of Sceince, etc.)
Free Culture Conference 2008
Professor Lessig will be talking on his forthcoming book, Remix, and we'vve also added a presentation from digital curator Richard Rinehart on the Open Museum.
If you've ever been interested in learning more about the free culture movement and you can make it to the conference, you should not hesitate to register today.
Remember, we're doing a pay-what-you-feel model and donations and so far it has worked incredibly well, with donations averaging around $25.
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