A new book on the new censorship

Written by Andrew Rens on October 1st, 2015

‘Global Censorship: Shifting Modes, Persisting Paradigms’ deals with the new ways in which censorship has been privatized, through ISP liability, blocking and filtering. It has just been published by the Access to Knowledge Global Academy as part of its Access to Knowledge Research Series and is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 licence here.

It includes a chapter by yours truly on the failure of due process in ISP liability and takedown procedures.

 

Apply for the Institute for Open Leadership in Cape Town March 2016

Written by Andrew Rens on September 28th, 2015

Creative Commons and the Open Policy Network are holding the 2nd ever Institute for Open Leadership in Cape Town.

What is the Institute for Open Leadership?

“The IOL is a training and support program to empower new leaders interested in crafting and implementing an open licensing policy within their discipline.”

If you are a scientist, an entrepreneur, work in a museum or just have a really great idea about how open licensing can change the place where you work, but need tools, this is for you.

You can read more about it here. You can apply here.

For good measure I’ll add the great CC By ND licensed picture of Bo Kaap and Lion’s Head used in CC’s blogpost. Thanks Kemal.