Fourth Law and Information Society Symposium: Hate Versus Democracy on the Internet

March 26, 2010
New York, NY

From political blogs to the exposure of rights abuses, the Internet advances communication and the free flow of information that is at the heart of democracy. Yet, from Holocaust deniers to terrorist organizers, the Internet also serves as an enabler for extremists promoting hate, violence and the corrosion of democratic values. This conference will explore the legal and policy dimensions of the Internet’s dual impact.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

9:15 – 10:45

Panel 1: The Internet as a Dual Use Technology: Democracy and Extremism

Broadband according to the FCC?

The FCC's definition of Broadband

When we attended the FCC’s workshop last week, one of the handouts was the FCC’s consumer publication Broadband Brochure. While informative, the publication does not break any new ground definitely: broadband is defined as “faster than dial-up service and it doesn’t tie up your telephone line like dial-up often does”; nor metaphorically:

Observations on the FCC Open Internet Workshop at MIT

Mira and Belinda from the Transmission Project

Computers, Freedom and Privacy

June 15, 2010 - June 18, 2010
San Jose CA

The 20th ACM Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference is the leading policy conference exploring the impact of the Internet, computers and communications technologies on society. We focus on topics such as freedom of speech, privacy, digital rights and responsibilities, free culture and intellectual property, cybersecurity, electronic democracy, anonymity, and the future of technologies and their implications.

Technology Conference and Expo

February 10, 2010 - February 12, 2010
Washington DC

Get ready for another top-notch, high-tech learning experience! The Conference is designed to equip associations and nonprofit organizations with the tools needed to keep pace with the rapidly changing world; to strategically use technology to better serve their members, effect social change and uphold their missions.

State Of The Net

January 27, 2010
Washington DC

The State of the Net Conference is the largest information technology policy conference in the US, attracting over 550 attendees in 2009. The conference framed the policy debates facing the new Administration and the new Congress. The State of the Net Conference is the only tech policy conference routinely recognized for its balanced blend of academics, consumer groups, industry and government (over 50% of 2009 attendees were government policy staff).

Consumer Internet Options Presentation, OTX West


This PowerPoint presentation is used for educating residents on internet otpions that are available to them and their relative strengths and weaknesses. This presentation was developed by Naomi Jimenez at Oakland Technology Exchange (OTX) West.

Transmission Project