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Douglas A. Whitfield

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Sep 3, 2009, 1:47:07 PM9/3/09
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More for the MKE folk than the Madison folk, but maybe some people
would want to carpool (I'm booked that week and cannot go, sadly).


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Date: Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 12:40 PM
Subject: Milwaukee's 2009 OneWebDay celebration (Sept 21-22)
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Dear friends & colleagues:
I'm pleased to announce Milwaukee's 2009 OneWebDay celebration,
featuring events on Sept 21 and 22.

OneWebDay (OWD) is like Earth Day for the Internet: it was created so
there would be a single day where everyone across the globe could join
together to celebrate the Web, reflect on its role in our lives, and
take steps to ensure its survival as a sphere for public discourse,
the open flow of ideas, the spread of knowledge, the fostering of
communities, and so on.

OWD celebrations are planned worldwide for Sept 22, and thanks to the
support of the School of Information Studies and the Center for
Information Policy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
Milwaukee will have two OWD events this year:

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Film Screening: Good Copy Bad Copy
Monday, September 21, 7pm
UW-Milwaukee Union Cinema

As a part of the nation-wide OneWebDay Celebration, you are invited to
a screening of the Girl Talk-produced documentary Good Copy/Bad Copy.
the film (featuring appearances by Girl Talk, Danger Mouse, and
Lawrence Lessig) examines the state of copyright in today's tech-savvy
and dynamic remix culture. the film also features music by RJD2,
Santogold, Girl Talk, Danger Mouse, Gnarls Barkely, De La Soul, and
more.

The film will be followed by a discussion and commentary by:

David Bollier - Independent policy strategist, journalist, activist
and consultant whose work focuses on reclaiming the commons, the
effects of digital technology on democratic culture, and fighting the
excesses of intellectual property law.
Brad Lichtenstein - Award-winning documentary filmmaker, president of
371 Productions. Brad is currently producing What We Got: DJ Spooky's
journey Through the commons and a PBS documentary that will follow the
people of Janesville, WI as they try to recover from the loss of their
century-old General Motors plant.
Nancy Kranich - Past President of the American Library Association,
lecturer and special projects librarian at Rutgers University, who
teaches and writes about the commons, democracy, civic engagement, and
information policy.

::

Panel Discussion: Copyright, Commons and the Struggle to Control Culture”.
Tuesday, September 22, 1pm
UW-Milwaukee Union, Room 191

Join us for a panel discussion on copyright, the commons, and the
struggle to control culture, featuring:

David Bollier - Independent policy strategist, journalist, activist
and consultant whose work focuses on reclaiming the commons, the
effects of digital technology on democratic culture, and fighting the
excesses of intellectual property law.
Brad Lichtenstein - Award-winning documentary filmmaker, president of
371 Productions. Brad is currently producing What We Got: DJ Spooky's
journey Through the commons and a PBS documentary that will follow the
people of Janesville, WI as they try to recover from the loss of their
century-old General Motors plant.
Nancy Kranich - Past President of the American Library Association,
lecturer and special projects librarian at Rutgers University, who
teaches and writes about the commons, democracy, civic engagement, and
information policy.

::

Both events are free and open to the public. Additional information is
available here: http://www4.uwm.edu/sois/about/owd/  If you would like
fliers to distribute, please let me know and we'll get some sent your
way.

Hope to see you there,
Michael


--
Michael Zimmer, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Associate, Center for Information Policy Research

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
656 Bolton Hall
3210 N. Maryland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

p: 414.229.3627
e: zim...@uwm.edu
w: www.michaelzimmer.org

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