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Links to free culture.


MARCEL MAUSS & THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE GIFT ECONOMY

About Marcel Mauss
More about Marcel Mauss (wikipedia)
Give It Away by David Graeber
Ububweb Wants to be Free by Kenneth Goldsmith
George Bataille & The Notion of the Gift


THE 1960: ABBIE HOFFMAN, THE YIPPIES & THE DIGGERS

Steal This Book
Steal This Millenium
The Free Store, New Yorker 1967
Stew Albert's Yippie Reading Room
The Digger Archives


THE 1960'S: THE SITUATIONISTS

Situationist International Online
Situationist International Archives
Situationist International Anthology Lettrist International Bibliography
Situationist International Bibiliography
Dada Situationist
Bureau of Public Secrets


PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY & FLANEUR CULTURE TODAY

Psychogeography Cut Up
Social Fiction
London Psychogeographical Association
Glowlab
Epram


DADA & FLUXUS

European DaDa
International Dada Archive
Fluxus Online
Fluxus Homepage


THE INTERNET GIFT ECONOMY

The High-Tech Gift Economy
(Internet)Gift Economy
Radical Nerds by By Gregory Jordan
The Potlatch Protocol
What is freenet?
Netizens


GNU

Overview of the GNU project
Why Software Should be Free
Why Software Should Not Have Owners
Free Software Definition
Categories of free and nonfree software
What is Copyleft?


NET.ART

A story of net art (open source) (many links to net.art works)
Introduction to net.art (1994-1999)
Furtherfield
Turbulence
nettime
Rhizome (somewhat less than free)
Potatoland
Plagarist


MAIL ART

1000 Journals
Nervousness
EMMA Electronic Museum of Mail art
Mailart 1955-1995
Dragonfly Dream
TAM/IUOMA - Ruud Janssen


FREE MUSIC/SOUND

Opsound
Slashdot: Why we Think Music Should be Free
The Free Music Philosophy
Detritus (excellent email discussion list)
Public Domain Music
Official homepage of the Dead
The Droplift Project
Netlabels
Soulseek



FREE PUBLISHING & THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

Project Gutenberg
Free Books from Samizdat Press
The Open Text Project
The Center for the Public Domain
When Works Pass Into the Public Domain
Library of Congress Copyright Basics
Creative Commons
Wipeout


FREE ART

The Free Biennial
Free Manifesta
Why Art Should be Free - Jon Ippolito
Copyleft_Attitude


CULTURE JAMMING

Adbusters
Rtmark
Applied Autonomy
The Yes Men
Las Agencias


INFORMATION ON COPYRIGHT ISSUES

Introduction to the Issues (Good Readings)

Free Culture (the book)by Lawrence Lessig (free download)
Free Culture (the book)by Lawrence Lessig (remixes & audio)
Free Culture: A lecture by Larry Lessig (in text, mp3, and flash versions).
Introduction to The Future of Ideas by Lawrence Lessig
Silent Theft introduction (opening section of David Bollier's book)
Reduction in the Growth of the Public Domain. A useful chart.
Sharing and Stealing (draft) by Jessica Litman (PDF)
After the Copyright Smackdown: What Next? by Siva Vaidhyanathan
The State of Copyright Activism by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Changing Copyright by Negativeland
Anarchism Triumphant by Eben Moglen
The Dotcommunist Manifesto by Eben Moglen
Green Eggs and Lawsuits by Nancy Updike
The Great Giveaway by Graham Lawton. An introduction to open source.
On Plagiarism by Richard Posner


Current Information, News & Blogs

boingboing
Copyfight (many useful links as well as news)
Current Copyright Readings
Greplaw
Groklaw
Infoanarchy
Lawrence Lessig's Blog
Slashdot
Siva Vaidhyanathan's Blog


Basic Information on Copyright

Copyright Basics: US government copyright office.
Public knowledge's copyright page (links to information & articles).
Digital Millenium Copyright Act Primer


Open Content, Open Source, & Copyleft Licenses

Copyleft_Attitude (Artlibre/FreeartLicense)
Counter-copyright
Creative Commons
Design Science License
Free Music Public License (Musiclibre)
GNU Free Document License
GNU General Public License (GPL)
Open Audio License
OpenContent License (OPL)
Open Public License
Open Source Initiative
Opus
Public Library of Science Open Access License


GNU & the Free Software Movement

Overview of the GNU project
Why Software Should be Free
Why Software Should Not Have Owners
Free Software Definition
Categories of free and nonfree software
What is Copyleft?
The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond


Activist Organizations

Center for the Public Domain
Chilling Effects
Copyleft (Belgium)
Copyleft_Attitude (France)
Digital Consumer
EFF: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Eldred v. Ashcroft: Free the Mouse
Future of Music
Global Technology Policy Institute
New Yorkers for Fair Use
Public Knowledge


Strong Copyright Defenders

MPAA: Motion Picture Association of America
RIAA: Recording Industry Association of America
SIAA: Software & Information Industry Association
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Association
Jack Valenti (interview)


Artists Groups & Organizations

Critial Art Ensemble
Detritus
Illegal Art Show
Opus
Rtmark
Ubuweb
The Yesmen


Free Culture People

David Bollier
Lewis Hyde
Lawrence Lessig
Jessica Litman
Eben Moglen
Richard Stallman
Siva Vaidhyanathan


SOME INTERESTING ARTISTS

Martin Creed - Art & Text
Martin Creed - 20 Questions
Andrea Fraser - How to provide an artistic service
Andrea Fraser - MoMa
Rainer Ganahl- Zingmagazine
Rainer Ganahl - Reading Karl Marx
Kenneth Goldsmith
Kenneth Goldsmith - Extreme Reading
Felix Gonzales-Torres- Creative Time
Felix Gonzales-Torres - Queer Culture
Christine Hill - Pilot
Christine Hill - Tourguide
Christine Hill - Volksboutique
Miranda July & Harrell Fletcher - Learning to Love You More
Ben Kinmont
Miltos Manetas - I'm Gonna
Copy

Miltos Manetas
Allan McCollum's Aura
Allan McCollum Texts
Lee Mingwei - The Tourist Project
Praxis (Delia Bajo and Brainard Carey)
Rirkrit Tiravanija in Surface Magagazine
Rirkrit Tiravanija in Performance Anxiety
Franz West

RELATIONAL AESTHETICS

Relational Art vs R-Tech
Interview with Nicholas Bourriaud
Nicolas Bourriaud Conference
On Social Architectures