Building a free society doesn’t only require free software. It’s also important to have universal access to knowledge in the form of free and open content, content that can be freely distributed, shared and build upon.
Free culture is essential for a free society. Cultural works should not be restricted by patents, unfair copyright laws and big monopolies.
This month, ‘Libera la Música‘, a group of artists, creators and free software advocates, started a campaign on the social website Facebook for liberating Nicaraguan music.
The target of this first campaign is aimed at Carlos Mejía Godoy, a national icon, and one of the most significant musicians in the history of Nicaraguan and Latin American folk music.
According to a spokesperson of the group, the purpose of this campaign is:
“to raise awareness within the Nicaraguan society about the importance of free culture and to start the debate about the need to reform the actual copyright laws in our country.”