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simona.conservas.innmotion on Tue, 13 May 2008 23:50:22 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Liberating from Cultural Industry_New tools



*New tools in Barcelona*

EXGAE (http://exgae.net)
*The first legal advice service specialised in the liberation of all 
citizens and creators from the abuses of societies of authors and 
composers (like SGAE in Spain) and other trade groups of the cultural 
industry.
+ Graphic and Action campaign.
**
*
/Multiply and share forth./  For the free sharing of knowledge and 
understanding.
The grand opening of the EXGAE, the first legal advice service 
specialised in the liberation of all citizens and creators from the 
abuses of of societies of authors and composers (like SGAE in Spain) and 
other trade groups of the cultural industry.

The EXGAE opens with the notion of channelling the popular and justified 
hostility towards of the official Societies of Authors and Composers and 
other trade groups of the cultural industry like the SGAE, equipping 
people with artistic and legal skills to finally put an end to these 
entities.

The EXGAE fights, alongside the great majority of society, for 
alternative forms for the circulation of culture.
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Here is the Net, take it forth and multiply. As the slogan states, the 
Internet allows the horizontal exchange of information and culture 
between everyone.  Times have changed and finally there is equality 
between reproduction and its original.  Because of this, mediums of 
production need to adapt themselves to this new type of democracy and 
not the other way around.

But are you still paying the SOCIETIES OF AUTHORS? Now is the time to 
action this new movement: such bureaucratic organizations are obsolete 
and make it difficult to circulate knowledge freely, reinforcing the 
restrictive lobby of people instead of allowing society, as a whole, to 
benefit, as they claim.

Now, new ways of protecting and promoting creation exist.These are what 
need to be instigated.

As always, civil society is way ahead of law. Because of this, the EXGAE 
is a legal advice service for creators and those affected by the actions 
of the traditional societies of authors and composers and other trade 
groups of the cultural industry.
The EXGAE is focused on informing and assisting citizens, (every one of 
us pays into the canon!), and in particular, give legal advice to 
traders, creators, artists and producers alike.

24 bodies, including associations and individuals, are behind this 
initiative, which begins with the endorsement of almost 8000 people.
Before the opening, we have received already almost 200 emails for 
advise, form all Spain.

OPENING
Wednesday 14 - 19,30h - C/ Sant Pau 58 bajos, in CONSERVAS:
Public presentation of the EXGAE: who we serve and how to use us. The 
lawyers will be there so you can bring your questions.
BurnStation by Platoniq, Tapeo by La Plateria, Djing in Creative 
Commons, Subwoofus, Brainstormlab, and VJ Offtv . Free entrance.

The centre offers the following services:

-Legal advice: Every Tuesday from 19h to 20h in calle Sant Pau 58 bajos, 
in the center of Barcelona, lawyers specialize in intellectual property, 
new technology and authors' rights will be at your disposal for 
consultation. The cost of this service is 10 euros.

-Tools for self-defense: At www.exgae.net, anyone can download the 
necessary tools (Model contracts, letters to reject the canon with 
regard to the circulation of work applying to inadmissible work, etc 
etc...).

-Exchange of material: offer skills to access materials that are not 
subject to the restrictions of the cultural industry bodies.

-Events, Actitudes, viral campaigns, presentations, actions, DIY 
workshops, P2P nets.

OPENING
Wednesday 14 - 19,30h - C/ Sant Pau 58 bajos, in CONSERVAS:
Public presentation of the EXGAE: who we serve and how to use us. The 
lawyers will be there so you can bring your questions.
BurnStation by Platoniq, Tapeo by La Plateria, Djing in Creative 
Commons, Subwoofus, Brainstormlab, and VJ Offtv . Free entrance.*
*
*Who is behind*: http://exgae.net/asesoria/quienes-somos


_______________________________
EXGAE, Multiply and share forth.

*http://exgae.net*
[We apologise, the site is only in Spanish at the moment but will be 
soon translated]
contacto {AT} exgae.net



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