044 Jan Gerlach and the openess of the internet

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Description:

Visiting Ljubljana to give a talk on the Open Knowledge Day, we caught up with Jan Gerlach, senior public policy manager at the Wikimedia foundation.

We talked about the ever-changing face of the digital environment, the role different actors play in different scenarios and the current developments related to the copyright directive will have on the future of the internet.

The podcast music provided by Mystified.

Citizen D advice:

  • Pay attention to the political debates around digital policies
  • Pay attention to your political representatives and their stance
  • Be on the lookout for the spill-over effect

More information:

  • Venezuela’s crisis of political legitimacy has rocked Wikipedia — and might have led to its blocking / article
  • Organizations Assess Impact of New EU Copyright Directive / article
  • How developers can defend open source from the EU copyright proposal / lecture

About the podcast:

Podcast Citizen D gives you a reason for being a productive citizen. Citizen D features talks by experts in different fields focusing on the pressing topics in the field of information society and media. We can do it. Full steam ahead!

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