Video of Eben Moglen’s Talk at IBM Research Now Available Online

[Update (November 21,2007) Ogg-Theora format at http://blip.tv/file/492875

I just got a note from Joe Latone of IBM Research that brought the happy news that the video of Eben Moglen’s talk Copyleft Capitalism, GPLv3 and the Future of Software Innovation, given at at IBM Research on October 29, 2007, is now available online:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2408787365037153871

it was too long for youtube, so i put it on google video.

I was able to view it using my Ubuntu box running 7.10. The video is a bit grainy, but the audio quality is very good, and that is what counts.

Joe can be seen at the start in his spiffy leather jacket introducing Eben. [1]

You can see two of the Tuxers on the podium in front of Eben. (I suspect they went up so close so that they wouldn’t miss a single word of his speech. I learned later they enjoyed it even more than I did.)

Notes:

1. Joe commented on my post that included a picture of me selling baloons “back in the day,” over thirty years ago, that my mustache made me look like a cross of Dan Ackroyd and Borat. Here’s back at you, Joe.

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13 Comments

  1. candtalan
    Posted November 15, 2007 at 13:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for this video!

  2. EmanO
    Posted November 17, 2007 at 20:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Great video I love it, Eben Moglen is a good man with so much to offer.
    Thank you.

  3. Posted November 17, 2007 at 20:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice video. Ta for this.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted November 18, 2007 at 08:27 | Permalink | Reply

    >I was able to view it using my Ubuntu box running 7.10.

    That’s because Ubuntu includes non-free software. Here we see yet another example of how Ubuntu deceives people by failing to draw a distinction between free and non-free. If you have the video, and could conceivably convert it to any data format whatsoever, why are you holding it hostage to the patent encumbered mpeg 4 format that pays royalties directly to parties who hate free software? Why? When you could easily encode it in Ogg Theora and upload it to archive.org or some such…

  5. anonymous
    Posted November 18, 2007 at 08:30 | Permalink | Reply

    >I was able to view it using my Ubuntu box running 7.10.

    That’s because Ubuntu includes non-free software. Here we see yet another example of how Ubuntu deceives people by failing to draw a distinction between free and non-free. If you have the video, and could conceivably convert it to any data format whatsoever, why are you holding it hostage to the patent encumbered mpeg 4 format that pays royalties directly to parties who hate free software? Why? When you could easily encode it in Ogg Theora and upload it to archive.org or some such…

  6. LnxRlz
    Posted November 18, 2007 at 16:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you post it in ogg please

  7. Sean DALY
    Posted November 18, 2007 at 18:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Greetings, if I may offer a technical tip, here is a handy commandline example to convert a DV stream (assuming a MiniDV or DVCAM camcorder) to NTSC CIF resolution Ogg Theora:

    ./ffmpeg2theora source.dv -x 320 -y 240 -v 2 -S 0 -K 128 -c 1 -H 32000 –artist ‘Eben Moglen’ –title ‘Copyleft Capitalism, GPLv3 and the Future of Software Innovation’ -date ‘October 29, 2007’ –location ‘IBM Research’ –organization ‘Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University Law School’ –copyright ‘Copyright (c)2007 goes here’ –license ‘for example: Verbatim copying and distribution of this video or any portion thereof is permitted worldwide, without royalty, in any medium, provided this notice, and the copyright notice, are preserved.’ -o destination.theora.ogg

  8. Posted November 18, 2007 at 22:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi,

    Thanks for the over-the-top comment on Ubuntu. I was waiting for such a comment to arrive so I could warn the XO Laptop folks they would come across strange rantings from time to time,and it took only a few hours for you to provide a great example.

    Re ogg-ness, I’ll send a note to Joe directing his attention to these comments. I’ll suggest he just send a CD to Eben and let Eben take it from there.

    FWIY, I encode all my digital audio using FLAC.

    dave

  9. Posted November 20, 2007 at 02:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Actually… Patents don’t make Software non-Free. First of all, remember that patents are territorial. Second, you may be unable to distribute, modify, study or run Free Software because of many reasons, and patents are just one of them. This means you may be stopped from enjoying some of the freedoms, but the software remains Free for everyone else that’s not under the same circumstances, and you could even move out of the country or countries where patents cover the implemented algorithms and then enjoy the four freedoms that the software respects.

    Please don’t spread the confusion surrounding patent encumberance and software freedom.

  10. Posted November 20, 2007 at 02:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Erhm… I should have written “patents *per se* don’t make Software non-Free”. If you accept a patent license that denies you certain freedoms, then the software has definitely become non-Free for you. But then, that’s not because of the patent, nor because of the software, it’s because of the license you accepted.

    All this said, we’re far better off promoting Free Open Standards than patent-encumbered proprietary formats. So, yes, it would be nice if Google Video offered videos in Ogg Media formats.

  11. Posted November 21, 2007 at 23:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Courtesy of Joe Latone of IBM Research, the video in Ogg-Theora format is now available at

    http://blip.tv/file/492875

  12. JD
    Posted November 23, 2007 at 04:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the ogg link.

  13. Posted April 15, 2008 at 15:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Actually, you need non-free Java to access the Ogg on that site 😦

    Unless you use the right link of course (I extraced it manually):

    [audio src="http://blip.tv/file/get/Latone-CopyleftCapitalismGPLv3TheFutureOfSoftwareInnovation102.ogg" /]

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