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Eben Moglen

Free Software, Free Culture: After the dotCommunist Manifesto   VIDEO 


As I outlined in the dotCommunist Manifesto,, the moral and political conflict over the ownership of culture that will define the first half of the twenty-first century has now been joined. In this talk, I shall be considering the role of software as an example of the transformation of culture and in relation to the creation of the infrastructure for revolution.


    Moglen is Professor of Law at Columbia University in New York, where he has taught since 1987, and a Board Member and General Counsel of the Free Software Foundation, which he has represented without fee since 1993. Moglen holds a Ph.D. in American History from Yale University. Past occupations include working as a programming language designer at IBM, and as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court.


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