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Modern Poland Foundation

Category: act


Public money - public code!

Sept. 13, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Krzysztof Siewicz

Software paid for from public money should be available under a free license with full source code and documentation. We are one of signatories of the open letter prepared by the Free Software Foundation Europe as a part of the PMPC campaign (https://publiccode.eu/). FSFE is one of CopyCamp partners and they will be talking about PMPC at the conference this year.


Hacking with Care at CopyCamp 2017

Sept. 1, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Krzysztof Siewicz

Defending freedom of the internet can be absorbing to a degree that threatens individuals’ health or even life. Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder of Hacking with Care will appear at CopyCamp and will also conduct a workshop on techniques that help to deal with the resulting personal issues. (Photo: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung@flickr, CC-BY-SA).


CopyCamp 2017 workshops

Aug. 21, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Krzysztof Siewicz

See the workshops we prepared for this year’s CopyCamp and register! (https://copycamp.pl/en/info/workshops/). This year:

  • Team of experts from the National Museum of Denmark (Jacob Riddersholm Wang, Pernille Feldt, and Martin Appelt) will share their experiences in digitizing heritage.
  • Data scientists will have an opportunity to learn practical skills using open source tools. Peter Murray-Rust will equip you with a special virtual machine and teach how to use Wikidata.
  • Then, Sander van der Waal and Danny Lämmerhirt (Open Knowledge) will lead a workshop designed for the public administration officers working on opening public data, as well as activists and entrepreneurs operating in this area.
  • Everyone suffering from burn-out or other personal problems is invited to Hacking with Care – led by Jeremy Zimmermann.
  • Activists interested in the legislative process at Brussels can take part in a mini role-playing game led by a dream team of: Natalia Mileszyk, Dimitar Dimitrov, and Diego Naranjo.
  • Last but not least – authors, artists and music publishers are all invited to a workshop about managing rights and promotion led by Kiki Ganzemüller (YouTube).

(photo: Daniel Mee, Workshop, flickr, CC-BY)


CopyCamp 2017 programme

Aug. 17, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Krzysztof Siewicz
act / event / law

We are happy to announce the programme of this year’s CopyCamp. Admission is free, but seat number is limited, so register quickly at www.copycamp.pl!


Young europeans and copyright reform

Aug. 11, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Krzysztof Siewicz

Are young people interested in shaping the future EU law? Bernhard Hayden, net activist, will tell us at CopyCamp about the campaign of the Young Pirates of Europe which aims to involve young people in fighting for a more user-friendly copyright law.


CopyCamp 2017: registration is now open!

July 24, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Ada Małczyńska

How does copyright affect your life? What links copyright and culture, education, science, technology, health, and food? Find out at CopyCamp 2017: The Internet of Copyrighted Things! See you on 28-29 September at @KinoPraha in Warsaw. Register at: www.copycamp.pl/en


Copyright reform workshops at CopyCamp 2016

Oct. 13, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Krzysztof Siewicz
act / event / law

On October 27th at CopyCamp we will hear Dimitar Dimitrov from Wikimedia speaking about copyright public policy. On the same day, Dimitar will lead a workshop about advocating for a good copyright reform. You can register for CopyCamp at: http://copycamp.pl/en/contact/register/, and for the workshops at: http://copycamp.pl/en/info/workshops/


CopyCamp 2016 workshops

Oct. 6, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Krzysztof Siewicz

Registration is open for workshops accompanying the CopyCamp. More at: http://copycamp.pl/en/info/workshops/


Open Call for CopyCamp 2014

April 30, 2014, 5:01 p.m.
Marta Skotnicka

We are pleased to have launched an Open Call for speakers at the International CopyCamp Conference 2014. This year we will focus on the social impacts of copyright. CopyCamp will take place on November 6-7 in Warsaw.

If you are interested in the subject of copyright and would like to express their opinion, submit a presentation proposal by the 15th of June.

To take part in the conference as a speaker, please submit your presentation summary of max. 1800 characters via speaker registration form. In order to simply attend the conference, please sign up using participant registration form.

Submitting your proposal, please choose one of the following thematic tracks:

  • CopyArt
  • Creative Middle Class
  • How to Pay?
  • How to Be Paid?
  • Copyright and Education
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Copyright and Human Rights
  • Self-Publishing
  • Future of the Book
  • Copyright Enforcement
  • Future of Copyright
  • Copyright Debate

On the basis of the proposal summary, the appointed jury will select about 30 speakers of this year’s CopyCamp. Please note: your presentation should not exceed 10 minutes.

Please find more information at copycamp.pl!


Copyright Consultations - Modern Poland Foundation's position

Feb. 28, 2014, 4:26 p.m.
Paweł Stankiewicz

In early December 2103 the European Commission announced consultations regarding copyright in the European Union. After the last year’s failure of the Licenses of Europe process, we hope that this time the Commission will much more strongly account for citizens’ opinions on the subject of creating new legal frames for our future use of culture in the Internet.

To encourage citizens to particpate in the European Commission consultations on copyright, we prepared a useful platform in Polish, which made it easy to answer the 80 questions posed by the Commission.

We are positively surprised with the great public response to the consultations. We have noted over 800 forms downloaded from the platform. The Commission promised to present the full data as soon as possible. We already know that over 11 000 responses were submitted.

The Modern Poland Foundation also prepared an official position paper in reply to the consultations in which we underline that copyright should take into account the perspective of citizens’ freedoms.

The full text of the position paper in English