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Housing is a common good and as such the responsibility of all. To permanently protect the inhabitants against the precarity of the profit-driven real estate market, the real-estate has to be liberated from the market. To achieve this, the ownership -as a right to sell- of the real estate has to be separated from the ownership -as a right to use-. VrijCoop is a decentralised network between various groups in autonomously managed real-estate (right to use), where the broader community functions as a guarantor against the real estate being reprivatised or recapitalised (right to sell). The immediate purpose of the network is to further ransom (vrijkopen) space for the participants. In this perspective any surplus created amongst the participants is statutory intended only for this goal.

The Silent Killer: Exploring eBook Watermaking
(John Diggins)
Sometimes called "social DRM", ebook (and e-journal) watermarking is an umbrella term for a broad array of tactics publishers use to inject a unique fingerprint or serial number into every copy of an ebook or journal article that is purchased from them. In other words, watermarks allow publishers to turn a book into a tool of surveillance, giving them the power to monitor, suppress, and ultimately attempt to dictate who shares what books with whom. The key argument put forth will be that watermarking goes beyond 'merely' being a threat to reader privacy and the free exchange of ideas, and may in fact be literally life-threatening in some cases. This talk will thus examine how various watermarking systems work, how they function as surveillance tools, and then proceed to explore how they may be identified and neutralized so as to help facilitate the safe, unrestricted sharing of knowledge.

Peer2Learn
(Joachim de Koning)
A decentralized platform for teaching and learning, where courses and information can be shared peer2peer. That is what Peer2Learn is all about. In this lecture you will see how this system is intended to work, and where its development is going.

Peer2Product (Joachim de Koning)
Many online webshop systems are overly complex and obtuse. In some cases collaboration between webshop owners is encouraged. However, in most cases, this collaboration is only possible inside the jailed garden of the webservice hosting the shops. Peer2Product makes it easy to start your own webshop and have full control over it, as well as enabling you to make peer2peer connections with other users and form a large network of online retailers. This brings people and the products they make together to increase their online sales potential, without compromising their individual rights when it comes to their data.

Elliott Wave Theory (Joachim de Koning)
In the early 1930's Ralph Nelson Elliott noticed something strange going on in the large amount of stock and currency chart data that was part of his job. Patterns and waves emerged for him that gave him the idea that these may hold more information about the timing and direction of market action. He formed an elaborate theory on how to analyse these seemingly random movements, and spent large amounts of time researching why and how these patterns were formed, in order to find out how they drive the markets.

Capitalism 3.0 (DirkZijp)
In the current neoliberal economic system the major global operating  Limited Companies (Corperations) are extremely powerful.Through their lobbying power they exert substantial influence on national and international political decision-making. This comes at the expense of sustainable management of the ‘commons’, the classical term for common property of the society, such as land, minerals, nature, air, water (and formerly the village green). Peter Barnes describes an interesting solution to this problem, i.e. to manage the commons by politically independent trusts, comparable to the water boards in the Netherlands. 
 
In het huidige neoliberale economische systeem zijn de grote wereldwijd opererende Naamloze Vennootschappen (Corperations) oppermachtig. Door hun lobbymacht oefenen ze substantieel invloed uit op national een internationale politieke besluitvorming. Dat gaat ten koste van het duurzaam beheer van de ‘commons’, de klassieke term voor het gemeenschappelijk bezit van de samenleving, zoals grond, delfstoffen, natuur, lucht, water (en vroeger de dorpsweide).  Peter Barnes beschrijft een interessante oplossing voor dit probleem namelijk door de commons te laten beheren door politiek onafhankelijke instituten, vergelijkbaar met de waterschappen in Nederland.

Onbelegd (Jan van Kleef)
Vereniging Onbelegd is a group of independent entrepreneurs who all set a bit of money aside in case one of them gets ill and cannot work. Jan van Kleef has helped found three groeps already in Amerfoort. This way of organising income for each other in case of an emergncy is a great example of a peer to peer aternative for an expensive insurance that for many independents is impossible to afford. It is a network based on trust that can only work in a small group.

Lowtechmagazine Kris De Decker: http://www.lowtechmagazine.be/

Superuse studio (Jan Jongert)

copyright copyleft
One of the most important aspects of (intellectual) ownership of the commons is the creation of relevant licences. In every part of modern society everything that is written, or painted, or photographed is automatically privatized. If you don't want to claim private ownership over something you made, you have to state that explicitly, by adding a license like “public domain”, “creative commons” etc.
What are the historic backgrounds of this development, and what might be the consequences in future?
Which alternatives are possible?

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