[northwestengland.pm] Follow-up: MFS Talk. Tues, 18 Oct. Double bill. "Freeing Data with Free Software" by Ric Roberts, Swirrl and "UK Copyright: Past, Present and Future" by Michael Dorrington, MFS

Michael Dorrington michael.dorrington at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 15:48:32 GMT 2011

Follow-up on the talks with some links of interest.

* "Freeing Data with Free Software" by Ric Roberts, Swirrl:

 o Talk description:

 o Slides (via git and ruby!):

* "UK Copyright: Past, Present and Future" by Michael Dorrington, MFS

 o "Intellectual Property" Office

 o Copyright quiz!

 o Hargreaves review

 o Fair dealing

 o FSF's "Speak out against ACTA" campaign


On 12/10/11 22:06, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
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> * Talks and Speakers:
>  o "Freeing Data with Free Software" by Ric Roberts, Swirrl
>  o "UK Copyright: Past, Present and Future" by Michael Dorrington, MFS
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> * Date: Tuesday, 18th October 2011 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
> * Start time: 19:00
> * Finish time: 20:30
> * Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
> * Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
> "(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
>   http://madlab.org.uk/
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> Details
> -------
> This Month's meeting is a double bill of talks.
> =

> In "Freeing Data with Free Software", Ric Roberts of Swirrl will:
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>     "be exploring the benefits and pitfalls of using free software to
> build my company's open-data publishing platform. I'd also like to
> discuss with the group its opinions on licensing models for releasing
> part of our platform as a free software 'community edition'."
> =

> =

> In "UK Copyright: Past, Present and Future", Michael Dorrington of
> Manchester Free Software will:
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>     "be taking a whirlwind tour of UK Copyright from its begins to the
> present and then to the future. This includes an insight into what is
> currently being taught in schools about copyright, the idea of 'fair
> dealing' and opening discussion into where UK copyright law will go."
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> The event will include a Q&A sessions, discussions and then lively
> debate in the pub afterwards.
> =

> Speakers
> --------
> * Ric Roberts, Swirrl
>  o http://ricroberts.com/
>  o http://www.swirrl.com/
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>     "Founder of Swirrl, creators of PublishMyData. Manchester-based
> Ruby, Rails & JavaScript freelancer."
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> * Michael Dorrington, MFS
>  o http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester
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>     "Deep interest in copyright, copyleft and shareable licensing of work=
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> Location
> --------
> The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
> Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
> Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The
> talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
> Called Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).
> =

> Transport
> ---------
> Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
> cost after 6pm (this is likely to move to after 8pm soon, verify
> restrictions before parking) on Tuesday but get full up. There are paid
> parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap
> centred on Madlab
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=3D53.48427&lon=3D-2.23652&zoom=3D15&la=
> A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
> <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. If you can't decide otherwise then park in
> Manchester Arndale <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.
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> Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
> tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
> to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=3D53.48427&lon=3D-2.23652&zoom=3D15&la=
> Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
> Station are not too far either.
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> Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-10-18>.
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> More Information
> ----------------
> General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
> on our website.
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> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-10-18
> =

> If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
> contact us at <fsuk-manchester-team at nongnu.org>.
> =

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