Thu 25 April · Time: 07:00 PM

Mike Masnick & Hugh McGuire
digital shift & creative industry

thursday evening, Mike Masnick (Techdirt) and Hugh McGuire (PressBooks) will talk and discuss the digital shift in the creative industry.


internet and digitization bring new opportunities and challenges for both creators (musicians, filmmakers, authors, other artists) and publishers. traditional roles are changing and new business models evolve.


which opportunities are there?

how do artists and distributors take advantage of them so far?

how does the digitization transform traditional roles?


the event is organized by the Berlin based internet think tanks cnetz,  D64, iRights, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and the Internet & Society Collaboratory.


the two talks by Mike Masnick and Hugh McGuire will be followed by a discussion (in english) where everyone will have the chance to share his opinion and ask questions.  


please RSVP here & join the event on facebook.


Mike Masnick is the CEO and founder of Techdirt, who coined the term "Streisand effect" in 2005. Techdirt, a Silicon Valley weblog, focuses on technology and related business and economic policy issues. Techdirt is especially known for its analysis of the digital content world. both Business Week and Forbes have awarded Techdirt with Best of the Web thought leader awards. 


Hugh McGuire is the founder of PressBooks, an online book publishing platform built on WordPress, and of, the largest library of free, public domain audiobooks in the world, all recorded by volunteers. he is also the co-editor, with Brian O’Leary, of “Book: a Futurist’s Manifesto – Essays from the bleeeding edge of publishing” (O’Reilly).


photo by Daniel Reetz

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