Welcome to Free Culture @ AUC!

This is the weblog of the American University in Cairo Free Culture student group. AUC Free Culture is a chapter of FreeCulture.org , which is an international chapter-based student organization that promotes the public interest in intellectual property and information & communications technology policy. The organization is named after Lawrence Lessig‘s influencial book, Free Culture .

The mission of AUC Free Culture is to help create a freer, more participatory culture via:

· Creating and promoting awareness about issues relating to intellectual property rights, in addition to the creation and distribution of digital content.

· Advocate the principles of open content in potential projects to empower users in teaching, learning and collaborative environments.

· Encourage the creation and usage of open content, participatory media, and promote the free flow of information.

· Promote grassroots, bottom-up participation in culture via instilling participatory perspectives in community members and empowering them with relevant information technology tools.

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