An as yet unnamed non-profit org hiring for several positions. Interesting stated mission, as described below, calls for rethinking copyright laws.
The link to the job descriptions:
These are rough outlines of what we are looking for. Mainly we’re looking for people who are great at what they do and would be amazing to work with, across the areas of design, web development, press/communications, and activism.
If you could give this some thought and circulate widely to cool people, that would be great.
—Holmes, Tiffiniy, and Dean
About the Organization
This venture is focused on making tech policy better because tech policy is having more and more to do with broad and personal aspects of our lives — there is an unprecedented need to keep broken, outdated copyright law from hurting and imposing itself on our online rights and the growing democratization of political, civil, and social life. We are working on making sure the technological underpinnings of the internet and what makes it a vehicle for more social communication and progress don’t get strangled by the copyright and communications sector, among others.
We aim to improve the laws constraining tech (e.g. copyright) by shifting the public opinion that shapes these laws. We’re working on high-impact campaigns that can be a part of popular discourse and are significant to larger and larger, and more specific audiences. We’re creating a new voice on these issues that brings clarity to the implications of these obscure laws and our individual rights, and that speaks to our values and normal behaviors, the importance of the freedom to express ourselves and communicate with each other on the internet, the openness of and access to the internet, and the need to see through structural change to corrupting and extremely powerful players in this debate.
There are several excellent organizations working on the same set of issues, (EFF and Public Knowledge) but we think there is a lack of a group focused on public-facing campaigns and employing a different mix of tactics. The organizationφs founding team also has an interesting track record in doing just this.
2011-09-17 13:45:00 UTC