I just received this announcement about the next CopyNight NYC: Hack the Act to take place Tuesday, May 22, 2012:
Do you think the Copyright Act works in today’s world? Want to fix it or figure out new ways to think about copyright? Or maybe you DO think everything about the Act is 100% perfect.
Join us as we begin a crowdsourcing project to Hack the Act. Starting with Section 109, we will look at what is interesting, problematic or outdated about the current Act: and using the online platform Docracy, make our own. Each hacker can make a version using the original Act or a version created by someone else.
The BLIP (Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy) Clinic will be on hand to explain Section 109, first-sale doctrine and its implications on policy. If you can’t come to CopyNight, you can hackalong at http://t.co/Fajkq3Z2
CopyNight is a monthly social gathering of people interested in restoring balance in copyright law. We meet over drinks once a month in many cities to discuss new developments and build social ties between artists, engineers, filmmakers, academics, lawyers, and many others.
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Vig Bar, 12 Spring Street. The next CopyNight is on May 22 from 7-9PM.
Know anyone who wants to Hack the Act? Please post, tweet and fwd.