October 29th

Venue: Sala Apolo, Nou de la Rambla, 113 – Metro: Paralel

9.00 pmThe oXcars Free Culture Awards Festival

October 30th

Venue: Auditorium of The Central University of Barcelona, Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, 585 – Metro: Universitat

9.00 amConference


9.30 am – 11.00 am
Introduction to the Free Culture Forum by eXgae

Education and Access to Knowledge

11.00 am – 12.30 pm:

Organizational Logic and Political Implications of Free Culture

  • Mayo Fuster Morell: (Intro) “Organizational and Democratic Logic of Free Culture”
  • David Bollier: “The Digital Republic, Its Enemies and How the Commoners Can Prevail.”
  • Jamie King: “The Gangs Politics”
  • Felix Stalder: “The Political Implications of Free Culture”

3.00 pm – 4.45 pm:

Economies, New P2P Models, and Sustainable Distribution

  • Jeremy Rifkin (via video conference)
  • Michel Bauwens: “The New Industrial Paradigm of Commons-Centered Production: Open Design, Communities, Entrepreneurial Coalitions, and the Partner State”
  • John Howkins: “Who Owns Copyright?”
  • Koleman Strumpf (via video conference): “Presentation of the Harvard Quantitative Study on File-Sharing and Copyright

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm:

”Other” Government Programs:

  • Pirate Party: The Program of the Pirate Party at the European Parliament

6.15 pm – 8.30 pm:

Legal Perspectives and User Access (immediate threats)

  • eXgae: An Introduction to the Panel Within the Framework of Intellectual Property Law Reform in Spain
  • Consumers International/Jeremy Malcolm: “Obama Administration’s Pressures – The Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Rights (TRIPS-plus) Agenda of the Special 301 Report Released by the Office of the US Trade Representative”
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation:Secret Agreements: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and Developments at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)”
  • KEI/James Love: “Competitive Intermediaries for the Supply of Knowledge as a Public Good”
  • La Quadrature du Net/Jeremie Zimmermann: “Restriction of the Internet – Telecoms Package”

October 31th

Venue: Hangar Passatge del Marqués de Santa Isabel Metro: Poble Nou

10 am – 10 pm: Thematic working groups around the key topics:

November 1st

Venue: Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) Montalegre, 5 Metro: Plaça Catalunya

10 am – 8.30 pm: Plenary Session to Prepare the FC Forum Charter; discussing diffusion strategies and ongoing organization in light of the upcoming challenges.