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<nettime-ann> Fwd: Open Video Conference
Mason Dixon on Fri, 19 Jun 2009 01:32:57 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Fwd: Open Video Conference


I'd love to hear a report back... Unfortunately I can't make it...

There are some interesting things on the horizon for web.video++potential_openness
- - the new HTML5 <video> Tag
- - the next version of Firefox w/ built-in Ogg Theora and Vorbis codecs built in 


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Open Video is a broad-based movement of video creators, technologists, academics, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, activists, remixers, and many others. When most folks think of “open,” they think of open source and open codecs. They’re right—but there’s much more to Open Video. Open Video is the growing movement for transparency, interoperability, and further decentralization in online video. These qualities provide more fertile ground for independent producers, bottom-up innovation, and greater protection for free speech online.

YouTube and other online video applications are rightly celebrated for empowering end-users; however, online video lacks some of the essential qualities that make text and images on the web such powerful tools for free speech and technical innovation. Email, blogs, and other staples of the open web rely on ubiquitous and interoperable technologies that have low barriers to entry; they are massively decentralized and resistant to censorship or regulation. Video, meanwhile, relies on centralized distribution and proprietary technologies which can threaten cultural discourse and innovation.

Open Video is about the legal and social norms surrounding online video. It’s the ability to attach the license of your choice to videos you publish. It’s about media consolidation, aggregation, and decentralization. It’s about fair use. In short, it’s about a lot of things, and that’s why this conference is going to be so exciting!
The Organizers

The conference is a production of Participatory Culture Foundation, Yale Internet Society Project, Kaltura, iCommons, and the Open Video Alliance.

On Jun 16, 2009, at 4:50 PM, Patrick Cunningham wrote:

Hi All,

I'm going to the Open Video Conference [ http://openvideoconference.org/ ] in NYC this weekend as a video journalist for F News Magazine. If anyone else is interested or planning to attend, let me know. Thanks.

- Patrick Cunningham

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