Mario Pena, Product Manager at Safe Creative is a former computer technician. He’s open culture and free speech advocate with over 15 year experience in copyright issues. Also likes takes pictures to share with them mostly with Creative Commons licenses.
He’s in charge of Safe Creative and Safe Stamper’s online strategy, partnership programming and business development.
He has given lectures at the MIT in Boston about online registries, at the Communia Event in Amsterdam together and is a frequent lecturer in other events about copyright issues and digital content related business models, such as the Digital Content Distribution Workshop by Erich Pommer Institute, the Open Video Conference NY, the first Semantic Copyright conference or the Conference of Independent Journalism, the Library of the European Parliament about consumers and artists needs in the digital and advises at the Mapping the Internet UE project. Has been speaker at the 2011 TEDx PlazaCibeles about education and open culture in the classrooms.
As a former P.R. at International Film Festivals, CEO of Zync.es and Chief of the Research and Development dept. at Sync.es. and online media business expert is interested in new ways of create exceptions, licensing opportunities and the challenges the digital paradigm brings to the economies of scarcity and abundance alike.