public domain

The term public domain has two senses of meaning. Anything published is out in the public domain in the sense that it is available to the public. Once published, news and information in books are in the public domain, although they may also be copyrighted. In the sense of intellectual property, works in the public domain are those whose exclusive intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, have been expressly waived, or are inapplicable.

 

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Together with INFO, TU Delft (Cities of Things Lab), Waag dives into the design process of an open source service and a commercial service.

 

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How does Web Monetization work and how do we utilise it?

 

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On Friday 12 March, a broad spectrum of Dutch political parties signed an agreement on safe digitalisation during the PublicSpaces conference (in Dutch).

 

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Waag is investigating whether microdonations are suitable as profit model for a privacy-safe internet.

 

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Each year, we take a look at the state of the internet. This year we focused on Inclusive AI, with a keynote by Sennay Ghebreab. (Dutch)

 

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26-01-2021

MicroDonor

Healthy internet isn't free. Waag is researching a method for micro-donation to open, fair and inclusive online tools and services.

 

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Web Monetization as a standard for an open, fair and inclusive internet: join our talk with online platforms, content makers and cultural institutions.

 

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In this research paper, Waag's CTO Tom Demeyer reflects on the meaning of the digital public space and the principle of authenticity.

 

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Public values: are they central to digital healthcare? We spoke about this subject, relating to the discussion surrounding the Dutch corona app, during DDW.

 

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Public values: are they at the center of digital healthcare? During Dutch Design Week, Waag is organising a conversation on this topic for Embassy of Health.

 

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Waag is hosting Jitsi on meet.waag.org for anyone who wants to call through video conferencing in a safe, encrypted way.

 

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Finally, the Dutch law for Digital government proposes reliable online identification and authentication (in Dutch).

 

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Waag is researching open, safe and honest alternatives. We call this collection of technologies the Public Stack.

 

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The internet is broken, but alternatives are available. We call the collection of these open, fair and safe alternatives the Public Stack.

 

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Hidde Kamst examines a more cooperative city with a participatory model and some trade-offs that are involved in participation. 

 

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PublicSpaces puts the users first and wants to be an alternative for the current social networks.

 

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From 20 to 24 June 2018, Amsterdam was dedicated to the WeMakeThe.City festival. Waag was co-organizer of the festival!

 

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How can places, such as cultural centres, libraries, idea hubs, parks, start-up cafés and other indispensable public spaces, so-called ‘third places’, make a valuable contribution to a vital society, today and in the future? The book 3RD4ALL - How to Create a Relevant Public Space (nai010 publishers) answers these questions from different angles, based on the five most important developments within the public space.

 

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Marleen Stikker participates in a pre-kick-off meeting for the 'Year of the Space 2015: who makes The Netherlands?' on 15 December 2014 at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.

 

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On 14 March 2014, I was present at a presentation of the Dutch report on heritage called ‘Karakterschetsen; Nationale Onderzoeksagenda Erfgoed en Ruimte’ that describes the current state of Dutch heritage in the public space. How is our heritage preserved, researched and made accessible? And what are the trends here?

 

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'From creative industry to creative economy', a manifesto presented at the Amsterdam Urban Innovation Week by Marleen Stikker and jet de Ranitz on behalf of the cluster Creative Sector of the Amsterdam Economic Board.

 

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The festival Ruimtevolk Expeditie 2013 will take place on Thursday, November 21, in the Eusebius Church in Arnhem. Marleen Stikker is one of the keynote speakers at the festival.

 

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Can you resell your music that you bought at iTunes to somebody else? A federal court in New York has ruled in the case Capitol Records v. ReDigi that you cannot.

 

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The FutureEverything Summit in Manchester, is exploring three themes this year: Creative Code, Future Cities and The Data Society, and launching a two year programme to FutureEverything's 20th anniversary in 2015. On 22 March 2013, FutureEverything launched the first publication on the Digital Public Space.

 

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It is not that long ago that a new public domain was discovered. In 1993 the internet was a black screen with a blinking cursor that only divulged its secrets if you typed in Unix codes. With O’Reilly’s Unix books by my side, I discovered the endless possibilities this new territory offered.

 

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In 1998, Waag opened a website with answers on frequently asked questions about the public domain, titled 'FAQ Publiek Domain 2.0'.

 

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At the end of 2006, Waag published a book called 'In the Shade of the Commons' as a part of the project 'Towards a Culture of Open Networks'.

 

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Incommunicado was organized by the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam) together with Waag (Amsterdam) and the New Media Centre Sarai (Delhi), with support from HIVOS, IICD, and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.