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    December 16th, 2010BarryConference

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    posted the results of our Pay What You Want (PWYW) Pirate Conference on our Social Festival Model. Since aplying the PWYW

    principle, we”ve also been getting some questions about how we did this, so we decided to put up a faq as well. Read the full post right here. If you have any questions, or if you”re interested in some

    additional info, please leave a comment on the post at the Social Festival Model.

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    September 29th, 2010BarryConference

    After the videos of Charles Leadbeater at Incubate Festival 2010 and Matt Mason”s keynote at the Incubate Pirate Conference, here is the video for the panel discussion following Matt Mason”s keynote speech at the Incubate Pirate Conference.

    The Pirate Conference offered reflection on the comprehensive piracy-program of Incubate Festival and on the value of creation in society. What do artists think about the current state of issues? How can they best react to the current operation of copyright? What strategies, tactics and interventions can be used? How do

    we shape creativity and innovation as a society, and what could businesses learn from these tactics?

    2nd part of the panel discussion after this break –> Read the rest of this entry »

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    September 28th, 2010erikConference

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    After the videos of Charles Leadbeater at Incubate Festival 2010 came online last week, we now have the video for Matt Mason“s keynote speech at the Incubate Pirate Conference, which took place on September 17. Expect videos of the panel following Matt Mason”s keynote speech to be online tomorrow.

    The Pirate Conference offered reflection on the comprehensive piracy-program of Incubate Festival and on the value of creation in society. What do artists think about the current state of issues?

    How can they best react to the current operation of copyright? What strategies, tactics and interventions can be used? How do we shape creativity and innovation as a society, and what could businesses learn from these tactics?

    Matt Mason, recently proclaimed Pirate of the Year by Week Bussines, gave the keynote speech. He earned this title as author of the book Piracy, which topped both Amazon’s economy and rap/hip hop bestseller lists. Mason was a DJ at a pirate radio station and a club

    in London, produced TV series, comics, videos and records, and his articles have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent and Vice among others. In his book Mason shows how operating methods of various underground scenes and trends have become global industries over the past years.

    Expect more videos from Rob Scholte, Xavier Le Roy & Mårten Spångberg and Hank Shocklee online the coming days.

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    September 18th, 2010BarryConference

    (Photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg)

    Yesterday”s Pirate Conference was a great success

    for the Incubate Festival; lots of visitors, press, and most importantly: very interesting and inspiring lectures and debate. We would like to thank all

    lecturers and panel members,  all visitors or people who told their friends they should come, the volunteers, and the people working for the conference. You made our day! Expect videos of the lectures coming up sometime this week. In the meanwhile, here is a report of the conference (in Dutch) that Saul van Stapele wrote in NRC Handelsblad today:
    Also read the articles that Tilburgers.nl and Lost Painters wrote, and check out some photos Sebastiaan ter Burg made at the Pirate Conference.

    Here are some great tweets from the people that were at the conference:

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    September 16th, 2010BarryConference

    This blogpost is in Dutch, because the article it refers to is also in Dutch.

    Op de Incubate Pirate Conference leidt Atze de Vrieze (3voor12) morgen het panel na de keynote speech van Matt Mason. Op zijn blog plaatste Atze gisteren een mooi artikel over piraterij / voorbeschouwing van de conferentie. Lees hem hier in zijn geheel.

    “Feit is

    – daar ben ik van overtuigd – dat piraterij niet meer weg gaat. De hardnekkige pogingen van bestrijders doen denken aan een spelletje van drie lange jongens die de bal van een klein jongetje overgooien. Waarom het niet meer weg gaat? Omdat er technisch zoveel mogelijk is dat het niet te stoppen is. Maar vooral: omdat het helemaal te gek is. Dat moeten de meeste artiesten/muziekprofessionals ook zien. Zij zijn toch ook muziekliefhebbers? DJ /rupture zag het. De dj uit New York is vrijdag ook te gast in het panel na afloop van Matt Mason”s lezing. Rupture schreef in 2007 een ode aan Oink, een torrentcommunity die door politie en piraterijbestrijders uit

    de lucht gehaald werd. Defending The Pig, naar het schattige varkentje uit het logo.”

    “Oink was inderdaad geweldig. Je kon er alles vinden wat je maar wilde, in gegarandeerd hoge kwaliteit. Die garantie ging zelfs zo ver dat het gratis te downloaden Radiohead-album In Rainbows, dat uit 160 kbps mp3″s bestond, er vanaf gegooid werd wegens slecht geluid. Rupture zegt er dit over: “Oink had everything by certain artists. Literally, everything. I searched for ‘DJ Rupture’ and found every release I’d ever done, from an obscure 7″ on a Swedish label to 320kpbs rips of my first 12″, self-released back in 1999. It was shocking. And reassuring. The big labels want music to equal money, but as much as anything else, music is memory, as priceless and worthless as memory. About a week after I shipped out orders of the first live CD-r Andy Moor & I did, it appeared on Oink. Someone who had purchased it directly from me turned around and posted it online, for free. I wasn’t mad, I was just more stunned by the reach and usefulness of the site.”

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    September 15th, 2010BarryConference

    Here”s a quick update on the panel following Matt Mason”s keynote speech at the Incubate Pirate Conference this Friday. Paul Keller will replace Martijn Arnoldus as Creative Commons panel member.

    Paul Keller is copyright and social media expert. He is the national project lead for Creative Commons Netherlands, and he coordinates Knowledgeland’s copyright activities through the project Images for the Future. Paul also runs the license framework for the European culture portal Europeana.eu. Finally, and just as excitingly, Paul is the project

    manager for Digital Pioneers.

    Outside Knowledgeland, Paul is a member of the iCommons board, an international organisation that strives for a free, open access culture, open software and open education.

    Furthermore, Paul

    coordinates the contacts between Creative Commons and collective management organisations and is a member of the advice committee of Virtual Platform.

    Tickets for the Incubate Pirate Conference are still available but selling fast. Be quick, pay what you want!

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    September 13th, 2010BarryInnovation

    This blogpost is in Dutch, because the article it refers to is also in Dutch.

    In de huidige editie van De Groene Amsterdammer is een interview te vinden met Matt Mason, de keynote spreker op de Incubate Pirate Conference op 17 september in Midi

    Theater Tilburg. Het artikel is getiteld “We zijn allemaal piraten” en gaat over de ontstaansgeschiedenis en ontwikkeling van piraterij. Het laat zien hoe ver piraterij is doorgedrongen in onze cultuur, en naar mening van Mason, niet meer zal verdwijnen. De vraag rest dan nog: hoe hiermee om te gaan? Het hele interview is te lezen op de site van De Groene Amsterdammer.

    “Een van die goede dingen is het land waar Mason nu woont: “Amerika is gesticht op een mentaliteit van piraterij. Schijt aan de Engelse koning, we doen het hier op onze manier. Dat libertarisme zit nog steeds in de Amerikaanse cultuur. De term Yankee is afgeleid van het Nederlandse woord janke, dat piraat betekent – Europeanen noemden Amerikanen piraten omdat ze structureel internationale eigendomsrechten negeerden. Zoals China tegenwoordig Amerikaanse producten kopieert. Het is precies de manier waarop Amerika ooit zo snel industrialiseerde: door Europese auteursrechten te schenden.”"

    “De jeugdcultuur was door de geschiedenis heen altijd een soort R&D-lab waar je op een betrouwbare manier verschillende denkwijzen kon uitproberen. Door de manier waarop jongeren het internet gebruiken, gaat dat niet meer: de een organiseert dansfeestjes in een loft in New York om zo het systeem te veranderen, anderen hacken de CIA en geven de aldus gevonden informatie door aan WikiLeaks. Tegelijkertijd

    zijn typische aspecten van de jeugdcultuur, zoals muziek en stijl, niet langer gebonden aan lokale en nationale grenzen omdat kwaadaardige marketeers zoals ik als gieren boven op de trends zitten. Reclamebureaus zijn altijd op zoek geweest naar betekenis in de cultuur, maar we zijn nog nooit zo meedogenloos geweest als nu. De pogingen van de grote merken om zich al zo vroeg mogelijk te associëren met een nieuwe trend leiden tot een zeker nihilisme. Hipsters zijn niet meer geïnteresseerd in het systeem veranderen, ze zeggen alleen maar: ik draag een merkloos T-shirt, man.”

    Tickets voor de Incubate Pirate Conference zijn te koop via deze site. Om de toegankelijkheid te waarborgen en om aan te sluiten bij het thema Piraterij, heeft het festival ervoor gekozen het Pay What You Want principe te hanteren. Hiermee beslist de bezoeker zelf wat de waarde is van de conferentie en een dergelijke maatschappelijke discussie.

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    September 10th, 2010BarryInnovation

    On September 17, Matt

    Mason will

    give a keynote speech at the Incubate Pirate Conference at Midi Theater Tilburg. Like in his book The Pirate’s Dilemma, Mason can give an overview about different subcultures that have brought on the most innovative ideas in history. These ideas often have been adopted by businesses later on. The underground scenes that Mason describes often swam against the current or even acted illegally, but always because they strongly believed

    that the legal environment didn’t match casino online pl reality. They often showed that business sectors could (and should) be developed further, beyond other people’s vision. These pirates forced businesses to a difficult decision: ignoring new developments, or competing with the pirates.

    Read the intro and first chapter of Mason”s book at The Pirate”s Dilemma website. After that, make sure to buy a physical copy of the book and if you didn”t do so already: get yourself a ticket for the Incubate Pirate Conference. They are Pay What You Want!

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    September 9th, 2010BarryConference

    Yesterday, Dutch blog EHPO (Eerste Hulp bij Plaatopnamen) posted an interview from Dutch musician/producer/blogger Pim van de Werken with Matt Mason. In the interview, the outlines of piracy are discussed; where does piracy stop and plagiarism start? How should the music industry compete with piracy? What does Matt Mason

    think should change in current copyright law? Also, the possible effect of the ACTA treaty is being discussed:

    What impact will the ACTA treaty have on piracy? If Internet Service Providers (ISP”s) have to filter content, what will be

    the

    impact on piracy?
    “The impact on piracy will be negligible but the impact on our ideas about free speech and privacy will be very negative. You don”t win wars against piracy with new laws alone; you win them with market-based solutions. You win by finding a legal and beneficial way for society to permit that activity. But ACTA is happening whether we like it or not. No one who should be listening to these ideas is listening.”

    Read the full post on EHPO. The blogpost is in Dutch, but the interview is in English. Want to hear more from Matt Mason? Come and visit his keynote speech at the Incubate Pirate Conference on September 17 in Midi Theater, Tilburg. Tickets are for sale here and are Pay What You Want.

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    September 1st, 2010BarryInnovation

    Piracy in the arts is the overarching theme of Incubate 2010. This theme is visible throughout all different parts of the festival program and will be especially investigated at

    the Pirate Conference on Friday September 17. Tickets for the conference are sold seperately from the festival tickets through incubate-innovation.org and you determine the ticket price. Arrr!

    Here”s an interesting talk we found on Ted.com by Johanna Blakley. Blakley is the Deputy Director of the Norman Lear Center (a media-focused think tank at the University of Southern California) where she spends much of her time exploring the impact of intellectual property rights on innovation and the ownership of creative content. In this speech Johanna explains how the fashion industry actually benefits from the lack of copyrights in terms of not

    only creativity but, in the end, even sales as well. She therefore suggests that other creative industries should take an

    example from fashion by incorporating the fashion industry”s copyrightless way of working and then create their own model from there.

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