Fwd: [free-culture] To Do: Free Culture in NYC and other goodies (meeting Tuesday @ 8pm)

Posted by joy garnett | Mon Sep 25th 2006 2:21 p.m.

fyi, Lessig is speaking again at the NYPL along with Chris Anderson:

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From: Fred Benenson
Date: Sep 25, 2006 4:15 PM
Subject: [free-culture] To Do: Free Culture in NYC and other goodies
(meeting Tuesday @ 8pm)
To: "Free Culture @ NYU's list serv" <free-culture@forums.nyu.edu>

Thanks to everyone who came out to our meeting with Jamie Boyle on
Wednesday. He really enjoyed our group and loved all of the questions and
participation. More speakers and talks are in the works (with bigger rooms
and more food), so keep an eye an out...

I figured I'd post some Free Culture type events in NYC happening this week
that you might consider going to.

First, there's Lawrence Lessig and Chris Anderson at the NYPL on Thursday
night. Buy your tickets now, Lessig's talks usually sell out.. Check out
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=CHR8 to buy tickets and more
info. Chris Anderson just released his book "The Long Tail" about how the
Internet caters to the 80% of the market that Walmart and Virgin don't care
about. It should be a great talk.. I'll be there.

Friday at Irving Plaza, Creative Commons is hosting their New York
fundraiser event. Diplo, Girl Talk and Peeping Tom (Mike Patton's newest
thing). Tickets are $25 and the event is part of Wired's NextFest. Check out
more info here : http://nextfest.net/inform/event_9.29_nextmusic.php
I'll be manning the CC booth from 8-9pm, so make sure to drop by and say hi
if you come.

On to some Free Culture @ NYU news..

We're very lucky to be hosting the first of many international DRM protests
at the Apple Store Midtown on Saturday at 3pm. We're going to be handing out
flyers, and educating consumers about the evils of DRM, and more
specifically -- the DRM in Apple's iTunes store. I'm also working on getting
about 20 yellow and bright green Hazmat suits for us to wear (because, as
you know, DRM is dangerous) from the DefectiveByDesign.org guys. FYI: There
should be a lot of media there..

And on one final note: We're going to be meeting tomorrow night at 8pm to
discuss these plans and work on the flyer for Saturday as well as talk about
copyright. Please come if you're interested in any of these topics -- we
love our new members.

Free Culture @ NYU
Tuesday, Sept 26th 2006
8pm
7th Floor of Kimmel
Wash Sq. South

Best,

Fred Benenson
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