Some potential sessions to attend at CopyCamp

At CopyCamp I am wanting to host 3 sessions on topics which I might be able to offer some insights on. The format is to only have a short presentation (maximum 10 minutes) so the bulk of the hour can be in discussions with the participants. Groups are expected to be from 5-25 people.


The titles and short descriptions of the sessions are as follows:


Making sense of a full spectrum of business models for works of the mind
Does the idea of making money by "giving away" creativity seem like nonsense to you? What about Free/Libre and Open Source Software, Open Access, Creative Commons, and others? Do you think traditional royalty-based business models are dead? When do various business models work, when do they fail,and why would I choose one over the other?


I will offer a simple technique to help make sense of the full spectrum of business models that creators can use so that you can make informed choices, and understand how and where you can fund your craft. There will be a short introduction to the technique, and then we will use the technique to analyse the business models of interest to the participants.


(See also: Answering the critical question for creators: "They'll be paid how?"

Cryptography 101
Copyright holders often talk about wanting to use "digital locks" to protect their content. While extremely powerful when used correctly, there are many poor usages and myths. This session is intended for the beginner to discuss the basics of cryptography to separate the facts from the myths about what cryptography can offer you.

Protecting property rights in a digital world
While we often talk about the rights of copyright holders in digital copyright discussions, it turns out that there are far more rightsholders than copyright holders that are affected by recent laws and proposals. I will identify 4 potentially different rightsholders so that we can ensure that we don't infringe on the rights of one rightsholder when we are intending to protect the rights of another.


This conversation will be based on a paper also titled Protecting property rights in a digital world