[fc-uk-discuss] constitution (was: fc-uk meeting on saturday
10th of december in london
a.hadzi at gold.ac.uk
Mon Apr 3 13:41:42 BST 2006
how would you like crosbie's definition added to the wiki?
per example in draft 3 under article 3 "objectives", (free culture will
please see attached example, re-edit (the promote paragraph reads a
little bit long in the moment) & send back to the list if you want to
change the wiki.
attached example for objectives:
ARTICLE 3 – Objectives
Free Culture UK is a not-for-profit organisation that encourages skill
sharing, equality and tolerance and it is opposed to racism, homophobia,
classism, sexism, and xenophobia. The objectives of Free Culture UK will
Draw on the resources, skills and experiences of its members, to
document the problems faced by free culture as well as their
Make and facilitate projects being made on free culture issues.
Acquire and pass on the skills required by free culture activists.
To create access to a skills and equipment pool for the projects
the group makes.
Present interesting, thought-provoking free culture projects and
exhibitions in pubs, clubs, community centres, cinemas and muddy
fields across the country
* To Promote
o Distribution of free culture made by or in connection with
Free Culture UK
o Freedom to do anything, except
o Truth must be preserved, and
o Privacy must not be trespassed
o Freedom means: upholding freedom of speech whilst respecting
human rights an artist can do what the heck they want, as
long as they don't impair truth or another person's privacy
or human rights.
o Truth simply means: Attribution must be accurate where it
occurs, either implicitly or explicitly. An artist and their
works must be represented truthfully and respectfully or not
at all authorship is an inalienable fact.
o Privacy means: An artist's works are their own property
until they choose to release/publish them. An artist retains
the right to decide if their works are ever published. An
artist relinguishes the privacy of a work by publishing it.
If a work has been published anonymously, the author's
choice to remains anonymous must be respected.
Act as a point of contact and reference for campaigners and
Collaborate with community groups in furtherance of our purpose
and other objectivies
Develop and maintain an archive of grassroots political free
rob at robmyers.org wrote:
> The good thing about Crosbie's definition is that it comes from
> cultural law or
> history rather than computer law or history. It is the best example of
> artistic freedoms I've seen. Can it be added to the wiki?
> The UN Declaration of Human Rights includes a "right to art" which may
> be of
> interest (article 27).
> I do share Graham's concerns about the Truth and Freedom levels, but I
> think it
> then falls to us to produce something that we believes answers those
> :-) We will need to tackle the issues of reputation, the personal, and
> whether we want to or not.
> For me the biggie is that the requirement of "truth" and "respect"
> would have a
> chilling effect on art criticism and referential art (although if we are
> discussing culture rather than just art then Irving would be another good
> example). "Cy Twombly's art sucks and it is difficult to see how
> anyone could
> be fooled by it" is a true statement, at least I can argue that it is.
> For me
> to argue otherwise would not be truthful. I think fabrication, fact or
> record would be easier criteria than truthfulness. And we already have
> overly-strong laws for slander and libel.
> I did find-and-replace ports of Stallman's and Debian's "Freedoms" a
> while ago.
> Some of the notes may be useful even if the articles themselves are
> not. :-)
> - Rob.
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