Kyberia vs Facebook / Fabuš / Cabowitz
  Press conference of Creative Commons and discussion / ceremonial introduction of Czech version of licenses CC

15. April 2009 18h, NoD Roxy, CZ_Prague
Daniel Hromada (SK/CZ), Pavel Neuman (CZ), Palo Fabuš (CZ), Michal Cab (CZ)
NoD Roxy, DigiLab AVU
presentation, discussion, streaming, lecture
Kyberia guild vs Facebook matrix
Daniel Hromada (Hromi) and Pavel Neuman

Hromi: “Give me one reason why I should register on Facebook.”
After short presentation of specific features of social media and nets there will be moderated discussion between Daniel Hromada (Hromi) who has a very skeptical attitude against Facebook and Pavel Neumann, an expert on social media, who represents a defender of current social phenomenon.
Hromi is a creator of legendary social network that has connected nonconformistly thinking people, from hackers to artists, already for several years. The author’s reserved attitude to the social nets is mainly related to the last developmental version of Kyberia - 2.3 that was not successful in its efforts to state a certain new model of the Internet democracy.
On the contrary, Hromi´s opponent, Pavel Neuman, who dedicates himself to these trends on web and whose texts are presented on the blog BuzzMag, he considers this kind of closed society pseudo-activism. “One of the significant features (of web 2.0 services) is that their utility value does not grow with the number of users hence it is not possible to compare Kyberia with Facebook“, Neuman says.

This moderated discussion will be held within the festival Multiplace. The bloc of lectures at 18:00 will be opened by Michal Cáb and the theme will be Fluxus/pd/livecoding. Palo Fabuš will follow and he will clarify us his theme in his lecture Me, We and They: Communication and Liability in Today’s society.

I, We and Them: Communication and liability in today's society
Palo Fabuš

What do graffiti, bathroom poetry, reality shows, commercials, internet discussion, famous people and the rest of us, narcissism and liability have in common?

Fluxus / pd / livecoding
Michal Cáb

About the possibilities, dis/advantages of livetimecoding, software fluxus, pd and transient data flow.

Palo Fabuš is the culture publicist, critic and theorist. Not a journalist. His former interest in new media has progressively evolved into wide study of contemporary culture applying a variety of approaches such as sociology, media studies, art theory and philosophy. His research centers these days mostly on the relationship of ICT and evolution of cultural values, contemporary zeitgeist and perception of time.

Since 2009 editor of Umělec. Teaches Social Media course at Department of Media Studies and Journalism FSS MU Brno and occasionally FF MU Brno, FaVU Brno, FIT VUT Brno, FAMU Prague, AVU Prague. Studied Bc. (Applied Informatics) at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno. MA Student at Department of Media Studies and Journalism FSS MU Brno. In 2004-2005 editor-in-chief of IM6. In 2005 and 2006 curator of Zoom festival. From 2005 to 2008 worked as an editor of Literární noviny. In 2007 co-founded Jlbjlt. After seven years of living in Brno, moved in 2009 to Prague.

16. April 2009 10 - 16h, DigiLab AVU, CZ_Prague
Marek Tichý (CZ), Petr Jansa (CZ), Vít Richter (CZ), Jan Pavelka (CZ), Adam Hazdra (CZ), Pavel Klusák (CZ), Patrik Zandl (CZ), Paul Keller (NL), Jan Kadlec (CZ), Martin Čechura (CZ)
DigiLab AVU, Iuridicum Remedium, National Library of the Czech Republic
presentation, discussion
16 April 2009 Czech licenses will be officially introduced on the server of the organization Creative Commons. Since then the Czech authors will have the possibility to expose their works under the Czech version of the license that was created in Czech language and in accordance with Czech copyright law. Press conference and discussion and the introduction of the Czech version of Creative Commons licenses form a part of the festival Multiplace.


10:00-10:45 Workshop application of Creative Commons licenses
Marek Tichý a Petr Jansa, Iuridicum Remedium

11:00-12:00 Press conference and ceremonial introduction of the Czech version of Creative Commons licenses
- presentation of licenses: Vít Richter (National Library of the Czech Republic) a Marek Tichý (Iuridicum Remedium)
- use of CC for independent artists, Jan Pavelka (Association of Independent Artists)
- presentation of translation Free Culture, Adam Hazdra (
- guests: Pavel Klusák (Respekt), Patrik Zandl ( a Paul Keller (CC Nizozemsko)

13:00-14:15 Journalistic panel
- Patrick Zandl – Significance of CC for information freedom
- Pavel Klusák - Creative Commons between mainstream and underground
- Adam Hazdra - Translation Free Culture

14:30-16:00 Creative Commons panel
- Paul Keller (Nl) - Between Creative Commons and Collective Rights management organisations
- Petr Kadlec – Transfer of Wikipedia on Creative Commons license
- Martin Čechura - Creative Commons on the Internet radio

Conference is organized by Czech National Gallery, Iuridikum Remedium and DigiLab AVU within the festival Multiplace.

13:00-14:15 Journalistic panel

Patrick Zandl –an Internet businessman, founder of the information server, and editor in chief of the portal
Significance of CC for information freedom

He will speak about the influence of the idea of open and shared sources on information freedom and about the importance of evident and synoptic licensing of works.
Pavel Klusák – a music journalist, screen writer and translator

Creative Commons between mainstream and underground
Representatives of mainstream culture often play with Creative Commons license – mainly as a feature of independent and trendy “fresh” young attitude that uses as a marketing and image instrument.
Adam Hazdra – he deals with innovation and product management. He is a contributor on the independent blog BuzzMag (

Translation Free Culture
Adam Hazdra introduces noncommercial open-source translation of book Free Culture that is under way on working wiki server He explains more main ideas of the book and shows why it is important to deal with this book.
14:30-16:00 Creative Commons panel
Paul Keller is a copyright specialist working for the Dutch independent think-tank knowledgeland. He is Public Project Lead for Creative Commons Netherlands and Chairman of the Board of iCommons and international organisation promoting and advocating the use of open content and free software.

Between Creative Commons and Collective Rights management organisations
In my presentation ‘Coming to terms with collective rights management - the example of Creative Commons NL’ i will outline the relationship between Creative Commons and Collective Rights management organisations. Traditionally Creative Commons and Collective rights management organizations hava had a difficult relationship that prevents members of some Collective Rights Management Organisation in the field of music to use Creative Commons licenses that has as a consequence limited the appeal of CC licenties for professional musicians. Creative Commons Netherlands has had to deal with this situation since its launch in june 2004 and over the years we have worked with the Dutch Collecting Society Buma/Stemra to allow their members to use Creative Commons Licenses. In August 2007 Creative Commons Netherlands and Buma/stemra launched a pilot project that is currently under evaluation. The presentation will focus on the structure of and the lessons learned from this collaboration
Petr Kadlec – works as an administrator of Czech Wikipedia. He is also a member of a civic association Wikimedia ČR.

Transformation of Wikipedia on Creative Commons license
Wikimedia pass over to the license of Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike (CC-BY-SA). The author explains why right this license has been chosen and summarizes the current state and expected further process of transformation.
Martin Čechura – a long-time member of soundsystem AKA.IO, one of the founding members of SNA, one of the administrators of the Internet radio

Creative Commons on the Internet radio
Since 2004 has broadcast mainly the music of the authors that are not represented by collective administrators of Copyright rights. Creative Commons license will be an appropriate instrument that will clear the copyright relationships. Radio administrators prepare for the composers and musicians an introduction of CC license within their own project of the Internet radio.

About Creative Commons licenses:
On one side, the access to the authors´ works is easier especially thanks to the Internet, but on the other, this brings a very complicated legislation in favor of the holders of copyright rights. A person often occurs in a situation when he approaches a work under legal uncertainty. Consequently, there is a need to declare clearly conditions under which the published authorial work could be treated.

Creative Commons Licenses (CC) are based on a simple idea: the author himself makes decision under which conditions he will publish his work. Through licenses he determines these conditions. Moreover, the use of CC license has impact in the area of sharing, reusing and remixing of works in accordance with valid legislation, which also reflects in the creation of better conditions for creative activities of everybody.
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