Icelandic Digital Freedom Society

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The Icelandic Digital Freedom Society (Icelandic abbreviation: FSFÍ), and also known as the Icelandic Society for Digital Freedoms, is an association aimed at providing legal support for digital freedoms in Iceland.[1] FSFÍ is based out of Reykjavík, Iceland and was co-founded by Smári McCarthy,[2] Tryggvi Björgvinsson, Hallgrímur H. Gunnarsson, Steinn E. Sigurðarson and Freyr G. Ólafsson.[3][4]


Founded in early 2008,[1][5] FSFÍ started the annual Reykjavík Digital Freedoms Conference in 2008 and organized the annual Nordic Perl Workshop in November 2010.[6][7]


Reykjavík Digital Freedoms Conference[edit]

The RDFC, "A Conference on Open Access and Digital Rights", is an annual conference held in Reykjavík, Iceland. RDFC has hosted prominent speakers such as Glyn Moody[8] and John Perry Barlow[9]

Icelandic Modern Media Initiative[edit]

The notion of the IMMI was first considered at the FSFÍ's first Reykjavík Digital Freedoms Conference in 2008.[2]

Creative Commons Iceland[edit]

Initiated in December 2009 with the University of Reykjavík: School of Law,[10] CC Iceland was formed to promote free culture in Iceland through the use of the Creative Commons legal framework.[11]


  1. ^ a b FSFÍ. "About FSFÍ". Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir (10 February 2011). "Information Without Borders?". Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  3. ^ Smári McCarthy Tweet on Twitter
  4. ^ Smári McCarthy Correction Tweet on Twitter
  5. ^ RDFC (8 February 2012). "Call for presentations". Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  6. ^ Tryggvi Björgvinsson (16 March 2010). "Nordic Perl Workshop - CfP". Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Call for Papers". Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  8. ^ Glyn Moody (14 May 2012). "Before and After SOPA". Computerworld UK. Archived from the original on 20 May 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  9. ^ "John Perry Barlow On The Right To Know Video of Reykjavik". WittySparks. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  10. ^ "CC Iceland Roadmap". Creative Commons. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  11. ^ Tryggvi Björgvinsson (12 November 2010). "Creative Commons Ísland". Retrieved 28 June 2012.