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The Future of Music Coalition
The Future of Music Coalition is a not-for-profit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy and intellectual property law communities. The FMC seeks to educate the media, policymakers, and the public about music / technology issues, while also bringing together diverse voices in an effort to come up with creative solutions to some of the challenges in this space. The FMC also aims to identify and promote innovative business models that will help musicians and citizens to benefit from new technologies. We build this organization as an attempt both to address pressing music / technology issues, and to serve as a voice for musicians and citizens in Washington, DC, where critical decisions are being made regarding intellectual property rights without a word from either citizens or creators -- the only two groups mentioned in the copyright code.
Public Knowledge is a new public-interest advocacy organization dedicated to fortifying and defending a vibrant information commons. This Washington, D.C. based group works with wide spectrum of stakeholders - libraries, educators, scientists, artists, musicians, journalists, consumers, software programmers, civic groups and enlightened businesses - to promote the core conviction that some fundamental democratic principles and cultural values - openness, access, and the capacity to create and compete -- must be given new embodiment in the digital age.
Consumer Project on Technology
The Consumer Project on Technology is was founded by Ralf Nader and is currently doing a lot of high-level policy work around issues such as access to medicines, business method patents, domain names and much much more.
Free Software Foundation
The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. (GNU is a recursive acronym for ``GNU's Not Unix''; it is pronounced "guh-NEW".) Variants of the GNU operating system, which use the kernel Linux, are now widely used; though these systems are often referred to as ``Linux'', they are more accurately called GNU/Linux systems. The FSF is the principal organizational sponsor of the GNU Project.
The University of Openess
The uo is a framework in which individuals and organisations can persue their shared interest in emerging forms of cultural production and critical reflection such as unix, education, cartography, physical and collaborative research.
First Pulse Projects, Inc.
first pulse projects was founded in 1998 as an art + science experimental collaborative and in-house publishing think tank for Garnett McKeen Laboratory, Inc. (www.garnettmckeen.com) FPP is concerned with developing new research / production / educational paradigms. Combining elements of publishing and fine art + new media production, including realtime photomicroscopy and "midi- video" musical composition, as the public outreach of an interdisciplinary studio / laboratory, FPP will work toward establishing new interactive and practical links between science and art...
The base field of our activities is experimental arts. We’re interested in exploration of artistic frontiers (interaction of art and science, art and society, art and nature, art and society, art and nature). Our experiments center around theatre (so that the organization includes the “Human Theatre Group”) and from theatre experience we move towards other fields of our interests. We’re trying to develop a new approach to human individuality using many means such as: motion, dance, music, voice, visual arts (pictures, acrylics, comics, graphics, graffiti, photography, video) etc. Very often we combine many things into creation of a unique artistic expression
Dyne.org is a network and a free software atelier gathering artisans of different kinds. We produce free and open technologies, multimedia performances and workshops, researching the hybridation of various art practices within the digital domain. Dyne.org is lead by a grassroot committee in which hackers share their researches in solidarity to achieve common goals: for the knowledge, for the freedom of speech, for an aesthetic vocation, for a sustainable model in free software development, for a better sharing of free technologies and informations among who has less opportunities to access them.
Copyleft_Attitude - Free Art Licence
This organisation of french artists created the first copyleft licence for art purpose.
Multimedia Theater. Bonn Development Workshop of Computer Media Art and science nonprofit organization Interdisciplinary work between creative minds from research, industry, education and the artistic world has come to be considered necessary, and there is a broad public interest in artistic work and development in the area of extended media technologies.
Institute of Media
Interacting bits and atoms in creating tools that redefine media.
Together We Can Defeat Capitalism
Using parody, satire, and appropriation, the guerrilla art collective Together We Can Defeat Capitalism (TWCDC) confronts the corporate and institutional media shpere. TWCDC's uncoventional, often illicit happenings in public space and cyber space, inlcude: 1) "Capitalism - Stops at Nothing": an appropriation of institutional, networked video signage on San Francisco's subway system; 2) "Citibank - Global Domination": an appropriation of Citibank's web site on behalf of the Rainforest Action Network; 3) "The Anti-Capitalist Operating System" - an adaption of Microsoft's Windows Operating System, which powers TWCDC's web site. We continue to work to defeat capitalism, and are currently developing a 3d video game involving the destruction of corporate icons. TWCDC is anarchist and anti-copyright, and believes that George W. Bush is a wanker. Please check out our web site and see if this is something with which you'd like to get involved.
bringing capitalism and democracy closer togehter during the u.s. presidential elections 2000, g.w. bush vs. al gore. Over 1800 news-features [TV, radio, online, magazines, newspapers...] have been reported· 7 CNN features; including a 30 minutes [V]ote-auction special "burden of proof", Over 450 million people from all continents have read/ heard/ seen/ written / discussed about [V]a, Over 29 press-peleases have been issued by [V]ote-auction. 13 law suits have been announced in 2000, 4 law suits / temporary injunctions have been granted 2000, The Missouri law suit was dropped 2001, Legal battles in Chicago, Mass. and Wisconsin are still ongoing in 2001... Legal steps are taken 04/01 against CORENIC/CSL/JOKER.com | illegal DNS-shutdown of vote-auction.com. Ms. Maria Haas a.k.a. lizvlx [CEO] , Mr. Hans Bernhard a.k.a. hans_extrem/ etoy.HANS/ etoy.BRAINHARD [CCO], Mr. James Baumgartner [FOUNDER], Mr. RTMark [consulting, & middleman connecting Mr. Baumgartner and ubermorgen.com], ubermorgen [the Austrian holding company], ubermorgen Ltd. [the Bulgarian holding company], Vote-auction Ltd. [the Bulgarian company]
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