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What happens to people when they are released from prison?

What happens to people once they’re released from prison? It’s a question we don’t often think about, but it matters. Each year, approximately 6, 000 people are released from prison in Victoria. Most of them are not equipped to deal with life upon release. They...
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How Twitter's spectacular growth is being driven by unexpected uses

In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.
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CCI symposium

Distinguished Professor John Hartley and CCI Director, Professor Stuart Cunningham brief symposium attendees on the recent achievements and future directions for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation.
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Why tribes, not money or factories, will change the world

Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so. Seth...
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Al Gore warns on latest climate trends

At TED2009, Al Gore presents updated slides from around the globe to make the case that worrying climate trends are even worse than scientists predicted, and to make clear his stance on "clean coal." Unlike some in public office, Al Gore always intended to get...
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Invisible hand versus invisible fist: securing the future wealth of nations - PJ O'Rourke

The 2009 John Bonython Lecture with PJ O'Rourke. An evening of irreverent erudition and witty commentary as wise-cracking political journalist PJ O’Rourke examines the global credit crisis and the future of capitalism through a prism of realistic positivity. The 2009 John Bonython Lecture with PJ...
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The future of the net

WEBCAST / MIT Media Lab professor Judith Donath, Berkman fellow Gene Koo, visiting assistant professor at Northeastern School of Law Wendy Seltzer, and Berkman co-founder Jonathan Zittrain discuss their visions of the net ten years from now.
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Napster's second life? Regulatory dynamics of virtual worlds

Five million registered users and counting - Second Life is the current darling of the media. With its decision to let users build their virtual world and retain intellectual property rights in their creations they broke new ground, then they open-sourced their client software. Soon...
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Innovation, interoperability IP

Brad Smith, General Counsel for Microsoft, addressed a seminar on this topic. (The video of the speech and the discussion that followed is no longer available)
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Copyright and access to knowledge

VIDEO ? Mary Wong discusses the growing discourse around such topics as "the commons," "free culture," and "open content." She addresses the extent to which these terms are rhetoric or signals of change; how "openness" can be stunted by lack of clarity in copyright standards...