“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
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I gave a short talk at the CUNY IT Conference on December 9 and thought I would share the slides I made here. There are more notes about the panel I was a part of at the Open Access @ CUNY blog (Prof. Jill Cirasella's presentation is especially useful for those interested in the practicalities of OA publishing). We had excellent conversations with other CUNY folks at the conference, and it was great to get a chance to talk OA with a wide array of CUNY colleagues.
You do not need to ask my permission to reproduce copies of my zines, or to show images of them in print, online, or anywhere else. Copying is not theft.
The closest license that might be useful for my work would be the Creative Commons Attribution, Share-Alike. This goes for my zine work and the content of this blog (although some older entries may not be updated yet). The reason that I think the use of a license (as opposed to just declaring it Copyleft) is helpful in this case is for the share-alike aspects. Let's insist that freed things continue to be free as they move along.
I agree with Nina Paley:
♡ Copying art is an act of love. Please copy.
Democracy Now talked all about libraries and the google books project today, and I thought it was an interesting listen, especially since I have heard this conversation more so from librarians for librarians. Amy Goodman speaks with Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive http://www.democracynow.org/2009/4/30/google_faces_antitrust_investigati...
All I can think about, other than copyright and kindles and Farenheit 451 is Double Fold by Nicholson Baker and how this problem keeps getting recycled...