Medialab Prado


#Redada Madrid 9: A Management Company for Free Culture?

04.10.2011 19:00h - 20:30h

Place: Medialab-Prado. Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 · Madrid

New session of #redada with the participation of David García Aristegui (Comunes Radio Programn Radio Círculo), Ignasi Labastida (Creative Commons Spain) and lawyer Javier de la Cueva about the posibility of creating a management company to deal with the rights of free culture. 

Hashtag: #redada

Please come 15 minutes in advance.



"“This summe's imprisoning of the leaders of the Spanish General Society of Authors and Editors (SGAE) has brought the supposed management abuses to the front news. There had been presumed crimes of unlawful conversion, crimes against the institution, administrative fraud and scam. The digital canon has been one of the main channels of income collection for organizations like SGAE and now this canon is awaiting to be reformed after Europe pointed out that the fees are indiscriminate. This is an unjust system that requires a re-adaptation to the needs of today´s society. Artists that are not part of this society are using copyleft licenses. This can be a problem due to the way entities like SGAE manage author's rights. Some activists have proposed have proposed the creation of a copyleft management entity that would represent the free works of its affiliates, whose work is currently being managed by traditional copyright agencies that don't recognize this freedom. This opens a public debate on the collection of income and criteria of distribution for possible commercial uses. But this proposal also has its detractors who consider, among many reasons, that a new society would just end up inserting free writers back into the current copyright network. Therefore, it is necessary to re-think a new model for management entities from scratch” By Antonio Delgado .

With the participation of:

- David García Aristegui, member of the radio program about "copyleft" Comunes in Radio Círculo.

- Ignasi Labastida, head of Creative Commons Spain.

- Javier de la Cueva, lawyer specialized in Intellectural Propery and New Technologies.


Please RSVP on Twitter (#redada).


What is #redada?

The #redada encounters began in November 2010 in Madrid to provide an understanding of the changes that new technologies are producing in society. These changes are not visible by everyone and usually are not presented in traditional media until they are very evident. This way, #redada acts as a window though which one can explain, learn and discuss social trends and other aspects related to culture, civil rights and technology.

The encounters invite individuals leading changes in their respective market, environment and society. It is a good way to have them easily and clearly explain their project ideas and, in addition it´s a good a platform through which people with similar interests can connect.

The format of the encounters includes a discussion, streamed live as well as an active Twitter interaction. People following the event can ask questions to the panelists directly through the hashtag #redada

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