| B | Konrad Becker | Johanna Blakley | David Bollier | Karisma Foundation/Carolina Botero | C | COMMUNIA/Federico Morando | Creative Commons Germany (CC) / John Hendrik Weitzmann | Creative Commons Spain (CC) / Ignasi Labastida | José Cervera | D | Derechos Digitales / Claudio Ruiz | E | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) / Eddan Katz | EOI (to be confirmed) | Magnus Eriksson | EVPSI | EXGAE (now | F | FCForum 2009 members | Flattr/ Peter Sunde | Free Knowledge Foundation/Pablo Machón | Free Knowledge Institute | Freibank/Fredrik Nedelmann | Fundación Vía Libre / Beatriz Busaniche | Mayo Fuster Morell | Getulio Vargas Foundation / Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza | G | Gleducar | Joan Goma | Volker Grassmuck | H | Becky Hogge | I | Icelandic Modern Media Initiative/Smári McCarthy | Informática Verde/Carolina López | J | Oystein B. Jakobsen | Peter Jenner | Erik Josefsson | K | Kickstarter/ Andy Baio | Dmytri Kleiner | Eric Kluitenberg | L | LAPSI | David K. Levine | Eva Lichtenberger | M | John Buckman | Benjamin Mako Hill | Armin Medosch | Yann Moulier Boutang | Musique libre ! / Dogmazic / Bituur Esztreym | Nagarjuna G. / Gnowledge Lab / Homi Bhabha Centre and FSF India | Leandro Navarro/ Guifi/ APC/ Pangea | Daniel Dietrich / Open Knowledge Foundation | P | P2P Foundation / Michel Bauwens | Rick Prelinger | Proyecto Sonidero | Q | La Quadrature du Net/ Philippe Aigrain/ Jérémie Zimmermann | R | Laurence Rassel | Riot Cinema | Denis Jaromil Rojo | S | Felix Stalder | T | Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) / Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) / James Love | Alan Toner | Traficantes de sueños | W | Wikimedias | Y | YProduction | Z | Zoe Romano

Konrad Becker

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Hypermedia researcher and interdisciplinary content developer, Director of the Institute for New Culture Technologies/t0 and founder of Public Netbase and World-Information.Org. Since 1979 he has been active in the field of electronic media as an artist, writer, composer, curator, producer and organizer of numerous intermedia productions, exhibitions, and event designs for international festivals and cultural institutions.

Johanna Blakley

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Deputy director of the Norman Lear Centre, a think tank that studies the convergence of entertainment, commerce and society. She carries out research on global entertainment, cultural diplomacy, celebrity culture, digital media and intellectual property law.

David Bollier

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Independent policy strategist, journalist and activist who focuses on the politics, economics and culture of the commons.

Bollier is a principal of the Commons Strategy Group, a new project that advises commons-based organizations; the Founding Editor of the website/blog; a Co-Founder of Public Knowledge, a Washington, D.C., policy organization that advocates for the public’s stake in copyright and Internet issues; and the author of Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (2009). He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts (USA).

Fundación Karisma/Carolina Botero

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Carolina Botero is a Colombian Lawyer (Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, 1993), LLM on International Legal Cooperation (VUB, Brussels, 1994), Masters on Contracts (UAB, Barcelona, 2006), visiting scholar at Lecce University (Lecce, Italy, 2005-2006) and UCAL (Berkeley, spring 2006). She is currengly following the doctorate program at the UAB in Barcelona, Spain but lives and works in Bogotà.

Carolina Botero is a researcher, lecturer, writer and consultant on issues related to law and technology especially regarding openess. She has developed a special interest on the challenges that the educational sector face regarding copyright issues while working with Karisma Foundation in Bogotá. She is an active member of the Colombian Free Software community and co-leader of Creative Commons in Colombia. As a consultant she has worked for several Universities in Colombia like the National University and Andean University. She is consultant for the Bogota Telecomunications Corporation (ETB) and the Ministry of Agriculture. She has supported the adoption of open standards in elearning projects such as the UNDP Virtual School for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, or the Virtual Sports School of Coldeportes (the Colombian sports authority).

Karisma Foundation
is a Colombian non-profit founded in 2003 and located in Bogota. Its mission is to support the spread and good use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Colombian society. Karisma has worked with educational institutions since its inception, providing content and support on the use of ICTs in the learning process. Karisma now supports many other sectors on the appropriation of ICT and aims to go beyond simple integration into traditional practices and to effectively reflect on the needs and options of each institution.

Karisma produces critic analysis, provides consultation, develops proposals, offers trainings, and designs and organizes conferences and seminars as public forums on ICT appropriation, especially regarding educational, citizen and cultural matters. As part of the civil society, Karisma’s work includes serving as a hub where public and private actors can join efforts to discuss, research, promote and enhance the understanding of the knowledge society and its capabilities, among which public and institutional policies on Copyright has a special place.

COMMUNIA/Federico Morando

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The COMMUNIA Thematic Network aims at becoming a European point of reference for theoretical analysis and strategic policy discussions around existing and emerging issues concerning the public domain in the digital environment. They also work on related topics, including, but not limited to, alternative forms of licensing for creative material, open access to scientific publications and research results and management of works by unknown authors (i.e. orphan works).

Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus framework, the 3-year project expects to provide policy guidelines that will help all the stakeholders involved – public and private, from the local to the European and global level. COMMUNIA also plans to build strategic relationships with other non-European countries (starting with the United States and Brazil, where two COMMUNIA members are located) in which similar policy discussions are currently underway. COMMUNIA is coordinated by the Politecnico of Torino’s NEXA Research Center for Internet and Society. It started its activities on 1 September 2007 and will end on 31 August 2010.

Creative Commons Germany (CC) / John Hendrik Weitzmann

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A non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.

Mr. Weitzmann is a lawyer and since 2006 working as Legal Project Lead of Creative Commons Germany. He is also coordinator of the regional network CC Europe and one of the editors of

Creative Commons Spain (CC) / Ignasi Labastida

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Ignasi Labastida has a doctorate in Physics from the University of Barcelona, where he also works. Since 2003 he has led the Creative Commons Project in Catalonia and Spain. He is also member of Communia.

José Cervera

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Active Spanish blogger. Former director of the newspaper 20 Minutos and founder of Baquia. His blog, Retiario, has been on several media channels such as the newspapers El Mundo and 20 Minutos and is now at

Derechos Digitales / Claudio Ruiz

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Is a Chilean NGO which mission is the defense, promotion and development of the online fundamental rights. Its activities and actions tend to influence on the public policies in technological matters from the common interest. The defense of a well balanced copyright system has been manifested in its parliamentarian participation during the last law reform, that counted with the online platform the webs Trato Justo para Todos and No Soy delincuente, and nowadays is being copy in other countries of the region.

Claudio Ruiz is graduated from the Universidad de Chile Law School, specialized his studies on fundamental rights and new technologies. He is the director of the ONG Derechos Digitales and also the public leader of Creative Commons Chile. He teaches in the Law School of Universidad Diego Portales, edits Global Voices Online and Super45, an Indy music collective.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) / Eddan Katz

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EFF is the first line of defense when our freedoms in the networked world come under attack. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990 — well before the Internet was on most people’s radar — and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights. Eddan Katz is the International Affairs Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Senior Fellow, Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

EOI (to be confirmed)

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Spanish School of Economics that offers a wide range of courses onthe New Economy, including an in-depth exploration of the Open Economy.

Magnus Eriksson

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In 2003 co-founded Pirat Byran, group of theorists, artists and programmers that spawned The Pirate Bay.

Extracting Value from Public Sector Information (EVPSI)

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EVPSI (Extracting Value from Public Sector Information: Legal Framework and Regional Policies) is a major regional research project funded by the Regional Government of Piedmont, committed to analyzing the issues (mainly legal, but also economic and technological) concerning Public Sector Information and identifying policy recommendations for reusing PSI, particularly at the subnational level. The project is coordinated by the Torino Law School, and involves the Nexa Center for Internet and Society and the Rosselli Foundation. The Torino Law School is in charge of the overall management and coordination of the project and will be in charge of the project implementation by exploiting its leading-edge skills in key areas of law, such as intellectual property, privacy, antitrust and European law. The NEXA Center will focus on technological issues, along with other issues related to user generated content and policy issues. The Rosselli Foundation (a private research center), will examine the economic aspects of the project.

EXGAE (now

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The “alma mater” of the Free Culture Forum of Barcelona, EXGAE is a non-profit organization that was born out of the desire of a group of associations and individuals to bring together ways of creating, understanding and managing culture, as an alternative to those that are imposed by the entertainment industry and royalty management associations.

EXGAE works on five fronts: Providing ongoing legal advice; Analyzing the social and political situation and designing proposals for intervention on legislation; Organizing cultural events that aim to “normalize” free culture production and diffusion practices and make them known to the general public; Amplifying the potential of national and international networks, by fostering and harmonizing the abilities of each node; Creating viral campaigns.

FCForum 2009 members

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Most of the members of the FCForum 2009 are also taking part of this edition.


Marco Berlinguer, David Bollier, Conservas, Consumers International/Jeremy Malcolm, Creative Commons España / Ignasi Labastida, José Cervera, Foundation / Denis Jaromil Roio, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), European Digital Rights (EDRI), eXgae, Mayo Fuster Morell, Joan Subirats, Guifi, Dmytri Kleiner, Knowledge Ecology International / James Love, Networked Politics, The Open Standards Alliance/Stefan Marsiske, P2P Foundation/Michel Bauwens, Mario Pena, Pirat Partiet / Amelia Andersdotter, Roberto Santos, ScambioEtico, Felix Stalder, Traficantes de Sueños, Transnational Institute/Hilary Wainwright, YProductions

Flattr/ Peter Sunde

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Micropayments system, launched publicly in March 2010. Flattr is a project started by Peter Sunde and Linus Olsson. Users will be able to pay a small monthly amount and then click buttons on sites to share out the money they paid among those sites, sort of like an Internet tip jar.

Free Knowledge Foundation/Pablo Machón

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Pablo Machón is president of the Free Knowledge Foundation, former Vicepresident of Free Software Foundation Europe, member of its Core European Team and coordinator of its activities in Spain, President of the Public Consortium of Free Knowledge and Free Software of Spain, and head of the Tecchnology and Free Knowledge Center and its related projects Libre University, Libre Lab and Libre Cluster. Regular speaker in conferences and public events about Free Knowledge and Free Software all around the world, he has collaborated in Public Administration projects at the local, regional, national and supranational levels, with government agencies of several African and Asian countries, and in the private sector as an specialised consultand and coach. He also participates in the development and management teams and boards of projects like Wikimedia in Spain or in organisations like Creación Libre.

He has also effected, and he presently does, different entrepeneurship activities, developing enterprise projects around Free Software and Free Knkowledge, in Spain and in other EU countries, and in Hong Kong and China. Through Libre Cluster he has been involved in the creation of more than ten companies fully committed to Free Software.

Free Knowledge Foundation, FKF
, works actively to protect and assure Free Knowledge, Free software and Free and Open Standards froma political, legal, social and economic perspective.

FKF (Free Knowledge Foundation is a non profit NGO, stablished in 2004 and seated in Madrid, Spain. Our goal is to promote and defend Free Knowledge, and the right of people to experiment, study, propagate, modify and redistribute knowledge. FKF is committed to Free Knowledge, Free software and Free Standards promotion. The work of FKF related to Free Software is directly related to that of the GNU Project as well as the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE)

Free Knowledge Institute

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The Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) is a non-profit organisation that fosters the free exchange of knowledge in all areas of society. Inspired by the Free Software movement, the FKI promotes freedom of use, modification, copying and distribution of knowledge in four different but highly related fields: education, technology, culture y science

Freibank/Fredrik Nedelmann

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Originally founded Mark Chung in 1986 to administer the copyrights of German avantgarde artists Einstürzende Neubauten, Freibank later began to offer its swift and efficient copyright collection and administration services to other musicians and expanded through the ‘90 to include press, club and sales promotions, artist and sales marketing, setting up publishing and label deals for several local and international independent artists.

Fundación Vía Libre / Beatriz Busaniche

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Beatriz Busaniche is secretary of the Fundación Via Libre (Argentina) and organizer of Wikimania Buenos Aires 2009, the major meeting point for Wikipedians and open colaboration networks. Fundación Via Libre has supported the introduction of free software in Argentina since the very early stages and is playing a key role in the coordination of a Latin American free culture movement. Busaniche is part of the organizational commite for the international meeting around the commons.

Mayo Fuster Morell

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Mayo Fuster Morell wrote a Phd thesis on the governance of digital commons. Mayo Fuster was a promotor of Networked Politics Collaborative research and developes techno-political tools withing the framework of the European Social Forum.

Getulio Vargas Foundation / Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza

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A Brazilian higher education institution founded in December 20, 1944. It offers regular courses of Economics, Business Administration, Law, Social Sciences and Information technology management. Its original goal was to train people for the country’s public- and private-sector management, and as it grew it began to offer other courses. Foreign Policy considers it one of the top-5 “policymaker think-tanks” worldwide.


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Gleducar is a free educational project emerged in Argentina in 2002. It is also an important NGO (Civil Association) from Argentina in the field of education and technology.

Gleducar is an independent community composed of teachers, students and education activists linked by a common interest in collective work, cooperative knowledge building and free distribution of knowledge.

The project works around different themes, such as Open Education, Free Knowledge, Popular Education, peer education, collaborative learning and Free Technologies, and promotes the use of Free Software in schools as a pedagogical and technical system, with the objective of changing the paradigm of production, construction and dissemination of educational content.

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Joan Goma

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Wikipedist and president of de Association Amical Viquipèdia linked to the Catalan Wikipedia.

Volker Grassmuck

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German sociologist and media researcher, Universidade de São Paulo.

Becky Hogge

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Becky Hogge is a UK-based music and technology writer and the first full-time executive director of the Open Rights Group, resigning in 2008. She was previously the managing editor, and then the technology director and technology commissioning editor for During her time with openDemocracy she helped establish the China environment website, along with editor Isabel Hilton. She is a board member of the Open Knowledge Foundation. As a writer and commentator, she covers the global politics of technology, open source, and intellectual property rights.

Icelandic Modern Media Initiative/Smári McCarthy

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Smári McCarthy is a digital freedoms activist, IT entrepreneur and spokesperson for the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative (IMMI), an initiative for media and free speech law reform.

Informática Verde / Carolina López

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Carolina López is coordinator of the working group Economía Verde (Green Economics), which focuses on promoting a green change in maistream economics, promoting green taxing, gender budgeting and a shift to the knowledge economy.

Oystein B. Jakobsen

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An entrepeneur and developer from Norway ( and Genaro). He is developing a way on a formula that combines free for non-commercial use and commercial-use-with-payment to authors. He is willing to create a network of free culture lobbys.

Peter Jenner

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Former Pink Floyd manager who currentlyworks at Sincere Management and is the Secretary General of the International Music Managers’ Forum. He is also a director of the UK Music Managers’ Forum and is involved in the Featured Artists Coalition.

Erik Josefsson

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Swedish computer and internet freedom activist, member of the board of, founder and president of, European affairs coordinator with and since July 2009 adviser on internet policies with the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. He operates Tratten, and is the inventor of Pippi Longstrings.

Kickstarter/ Andy Baio

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Kickstarter is a new way to fund and follow creative ideas and ambitious endeavors, powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands. In its first 16 months, over US$15 million was pledged to projects.

Andy Baio is a Kickstarter advisor and longtime member of the team. He was creator and cofounder of, the social event calendar acquired by Yahoo! in 2005, and blogs about Internet culture and copyright issues at

Dmytri Kleiner

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Co-founder of Telekommunisten, which is based on the many revolutionary possibilities offered by new technologies that allow immediate interaction among individuals on a global scale.

Eric Kluitenberg

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A theorist, writer, and organiser of projects in the fields of culture and technology. Eric Kluitenberg is currently based at De Balie – Centre for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam, and teaches a course on “Culture and New Media” at the University of Amsterdam.


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The LAPSI project (Thematic Network on Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information) aims build a network that can become the main European point of reference for high-level policy discussions and strategic action on all legal issues related to access and re-use of PSI, mainly in the digital environment. The LAPSI thematic network believes that PSI is a key issue, and that by removing the current legal barriers to access and re-use, PSI would make a greater contribution to EU economies and democratic societies. LAPSI intends to look at legal barriers to access and re-use, and strategies to overcome them from the different and complementary perspectives of public and private law, with a particular focus on administrative law, information law, intellectual property law, privacy law and competition law. The project is coordinated by the Politecnico di Torino (Nexa Center for Internet and Society) and brings together twenty partners that belong to leading research institutions specialized in law and economics, and to European stakeholders specialized in law or technical fields.

David K. Levine

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David Knudsen Levine is the John H. Biggs Distinguished Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. His research includes the study of intellectual property and endogenous growth in dynamic general equilibrium models, the endogenous formation of preferences, social norms and institutions, learning in games, and game theory applications to experimental economics.
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Eva Lichtenberger

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Phd in Political Science. European Member of Parliament on behalf of the Green Party since 2004, when she left the position in the Nationalrat that she had held since 1999. One of the most relevant voices within the debate of access to knowledge in the digital era.

Magnatune / John Buckman

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John Buckman is founder of Magnatune, a Berkeley, California-based record label he founded in 2003 and which is known for its commercial application of Creative Commons licensing and overtly artist-friendly business practices. Buckman’s methods include forming non-exclusive agreements with musicians, sharing profits equally with them, and allowing them to retain full rights to their own music. This approach is sometimes referred to as “fair trade music.” An accomplished software programmer, Buckman is also thought to be the first to use the term open music, a term derived from the open source software community, in which he has been active. It refers to music that is shareable, available in “source code” form (individual tracks), permits certain forms of derivative works (i.e. remixes), and is made available at no cost for non-commercial use. Since founding Magnatune, Buckman has signed more than 250 recording artists across multiple genres.

Benjamin Mako Hill

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Debian hacker, intellectual property researcher, activist and author. Benjamin Mako Hill is a contributor and free software developer working within the Debian and Ubuntu projects.

Armin Medosch

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Author of “Freie Netze – Free Networks”, a non-fiction book dealing with the politics, history and culture of (wireless) community networks. Recent projects include the exhibition Waves, the Ars Electronica presentation “Goodbye Privacy” in 2007 and the“Creative Cities” symposium in Vienna.

Yann Moulier Boutang

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Economy professor from the l’Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), associated professor at the Ecole Supérieure d’art et du design of Saint-Etienne, and an acclaimed essayist.

Since september 2010 he has been appointed as the first visiting professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Malaquais to teach economics.

Musique libre ! / Dogmazic / Bituur Esztreym

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Writes, wanders, cofounder of the Musique libre project en 2000 and president of the association Musique libre ! (created in 2004).

Leandro Navarro/ Guifi/ APC/ Pangea

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Professor of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (BCN), where he heads a research group in networks and distributed systems ( Leandro Navarro is also president of Pangea and a board member of The Association for Progressive Communications (APC). is a free, open and neutral computer network, with more than 14,500 nodes (mostly wireless), of which over 10,000 are operational. Most of these nodes are located in Catalonia but are opening up new areas. APC is a worldwide network of social activists who use the internet to make the world a better place. Pangea is a non-profit organization that promotes the strategic use of communication networks and ICTs for development and social justice. It is a member of APC and EDRI.

Daniel Dietrich / Open Knowledge Foundation

Daniel Dietrich is a researcher at Technical University Berlin, department for informatics and society. He is the official representative for the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) for Germany and project coordinator of the OKFNs working groups on Open Data and Open Government. He is also co-founder and chairman of the german based non-profit Open Data Network a advocacy organization for open government data, transparency and participation. He is an advocate for freedom of speech, freedom of information, transparency and an enthusiast for all concepts of “openness” such as the idea of the commons, open government, open data, open access, open knowledge and open source.

P2P Foundation / Michel Bauwens

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A Belgian Peer-to-Peer theorist and an active writer, researcher and conference speaker on the subject of technology, culture and business innovation. Founder of the P2P Foundation.

Rick Prelinger

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Rick Prelinger, an archivist, writer and filmmaker, founded Prelinger Archives, whose collection of 60,000 advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002 after 20 years’ operation. Rick has partnered with the Internet Archive to make 2,100 films from Prelinger Archives available online for free viewing, downloading and reuse. Rick has taught in the MFA Design program at New York’s School of Visual Arts and lecturedwidely on U.S. cultural and social history and on issues of cultural and intellectual property access.

Together with the Internet Archive, he unsuccessfully sued to overturn the provision of U.S. copyright law that automatically extended existing copyrights in 1992, preventing reuse of hundreds of thousands of orphaned works. His feature-length film “Panorama Ephemera,” depicting the conflicted landscapes of 20th-century America, opened in summer 2004 and played in venues around the world.

With Megan Prelinger, he co-founded Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly private research library that is regularly open to the public, located in downtown San Francisco.

Proyecto Sonidero

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Mexican collective that investigates the social, economical and aesthetic aspects of the Sonidero Movement, a huge informal economy built around Mexico’s popular music.

La Quadrature du Net/ Philippe Aigrain/ Jérémie Zimmermann

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French organization fighting for free culture in Europe. They have led the European Campaign against the Telecoms Package and in favor of network neutrality. They have also defended the need for a court order before disconnecting users for file sharing and copyright infringements.

Philippe Aigrain is author of books on new financing models for culture on the Internet.

Jérémie Zimmermann is the spokesperson of the organization.

Laurence Rassel

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Laurence Rassel, Director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies. The Fundació Antoni Tàpies was created in 1984 by the artist Antoni Tàpies to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art. In order to do so, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies takes a plural, interdisciplinary approach and aims to set up collaborations with experts in different fields of learning, to contribute to a better understanding of contemporary art and culture. It combines the organisation of temporary exhibitions, symposia, lectures and film seasons with a range of publications to go with the activities and periodic shows of Antoni Tàpies’ work.

From 1998 to 2008 Laurence Rassel has been member of Constant which explores the intersection between the new technologies and artistic practices from a critical perspective by organising expository projects, lectures and publications. During her professional career, Laurence Rassel has developed a line of investigative work centred around feminist artistic thought and practices as well as a critical effort on intellectual property in the area of the new technologies.

Riot Cinema

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A collective that develops the first crowdfunded&Creative Commons feature film.

Denis Jaromil Rojo

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Aka Jaromil is a developer and media artist inspired by the GNU project who leads research and development activities at NIMk in Amsterdam. He develops the 100% free operating system dyne:bolic and various multimedia applications; in 2009 together with Brian Holmes he was honoured with the Vilém Flusser Award.

Felix Stalder

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Currently divides his working time between teaching media economy at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Zurich (New Media Department) and working as an independent researcher/organizer with groups such as the Institute for New Cultural Technologies (t0) in Vienna and the research unit of Openflows in New York.

Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD)/ Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) / James Love

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A forum of US and EU consumer organizations which develops and agrees on joint consumer policy recommendations to the US government and European Union to promote consumer interest in EU and US policy making. KEI is an organization that seeks better outcomes to the management of knowledge resources, including new solutions.

Mr. Love is the Director of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI). Mr. Love is also the U.S. co-chair of the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Intellectual Property Policy Committee, chair of Essential Inventions, an advisor to the X-Prize Foundation on a prize for TB diagnostics, and a member of the UNITAID Expert Group on Patent Pools, the MSF Working Group on Intellectual Property, the Stop-TB Partnership working group on new drug development, and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards. He advises UN agencies, national governments, international and regional intergovernmental organizations and public health NGOs, and is the author of a number of articles and monographs on innovation and intellectual property rights. In 2006, Knowledge Ecology International received a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

Mr. Love was previously Senior Economist for the Frank Russell Company, a lecturer at Rutgers University, and a researcher on international finance at Princeton University. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Alan Toner

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An intellectual property and communications researcher, lost between New York, Buenos Aires, Rome, Berlin and Dublin. Mixing law, alcohol, politics and media in various languages since 1973.

Traficantes de sueños

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Created as a space in which to meet and discuss the different experiences of social movements, in order to try to widen their scope and contribute to enriching the debates, sensibilities and practices that are working to change the current state of things. To do this, they set up an associative bookshop and a publishing house that cooperates with alternative distribution networks. Traficantes de sueños books are published with a Creative Commons copyleft licence.

Wikimedia / Thomas de Souza / Alice Wiegand

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Thomas Souza-Buckup was born in Brazil and is currently living in the UK, where he works as an independent consultant for private companies and non-profit organizations in Brazil, USA and Europe. Since 2008 he has been deeply involved with the Brazilian movement supporting Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects aiming to promote social development trough free knowledge creation and dissemination. His main topics of interests are: leveraged social investment to foster social development; business models promoting knowledge-societies based on local collaboration; empowerment and participation of minorities in knowledge societies; new means of communication embracing minorities and improving representation of socially excluded people; free flow of knowledge, transparency and decentralization.

Alice Wiegand has joined the board of Wikimedia Deutschland in 2008, since 2009 she is its Vice President. Her responsibilities in content are in lobbying, technics and international relations.


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A cultural production company that operates from Barcelona. YProductions have developed projects and worked on cultural production, management, research and education since 2003. They have worked on projects that are very different to each other, but that all share a common trait in that they are designed as a simultaneous research and production process. They believe in culture as a space where knowledge can be generated, and carry out research through cultural work.

Zoe Romano

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Zoe Romano has been into media activism and political visual art for the past 10 years, working on precarity, social production, material and immaterial labor in creative and service industries.

She co-developed several projects in the context of the Italian and European post-1999 movement, such as,, and the icon of Italian precarious laborers and their struggles, San Precario. In 2005, I was part of the initiators of Serpica Naro media hoax, the fictive fashion designer accepted to the official calendar of Milano Fashion Week giving voice to the underpaid of milanese creative sector. Since then, She’s been developing the Serpica Naro Collective brand and its non-profit association with several events and initiatives. Since 2009 she’s one of the founders of Openwear, an online platform on collaborative clothing and collective branding, in process to be launched by