ParTecs financed Sammondano, the
sponsor of the event, in co-hosting with La
Sapienza and contribution from Kapusons
for graphic work.
|20 Marzo 2003 - ore 10:00-17:00
Università La Sapienza
Political Movements and International Law
and Democracy: National and International Initiatives
Can free software survive and flourish in the absence of informed
and democratic copyright and patents legislative processes? What
can be done to promote such processes?
What are the limits of the national jurisdiction in copyright
and patents' laws in an era of globalization? What are and what
should be the regulatory role of regional and global institutions?
How can free software applications be tools to promote democratic
legislative processes for the freedom of software? Can these tools,
in turn, help strengthen wider transnational movements for the
freedom of information and freedom of society?
What communication strategies may be devised to counter the progressive
criminalization of free software programmers and cyber-activists?
How can we clearly differentiate ourselves from crackers (what
our media/government calls hackers), cyber-criminals, DoS attacks
initiators and cyber-terrorists? Can the unfair criminalization
of the word "hacker" be undone?
Why is freedom of software crucial for e-government, e-democracy
and social movements? If we hope to promote the legitimate purpose
of copyright and patents, to promote progress, and contain its
negative effects on freedom of society - then we need to create
movements to create different national and international legislation.
How can free software applications promote the effective self-organization
of such political movements?
Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation (www.fsf.org)
Italian legislative proposal for the adoption of free software
and open data standards in the public administration.
Fiorello Cortiana, Partito dei Verdi (www.verdi.it).
EU legislative proposal for free software in the public administration.
The role for national, regional and global legislative bodies
in copyright and patents' regulations.
Marco Cappato, Transnational Radical Party (www.transnationalradicals.org)
A free software project for the participatory self-organization
and decision-making of transnational networks of advocacy groups.
Rufo Guerreschi, Sammondano (www.sammondano.org)
International initiates related to the UN World Summit of Information
Robert Guerra, Canadian Delegation to the World Summit
of Information Society
The convergence of free software programmers/advocates and political
activism groups. Is it a fruit-full convergence? A national and
Arturo Di Corinto, giornalista e scrittore
The upcoming launch of an Italian Chapter of CPSR for an project-based
association of computer professionals interested in social issues.
Fiorella De Cindio, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility