The fourth annual UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Meeting is currently underway in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Singularity University has posted on YouTube the first two videos of lecturers in the recent Graduate Studies Program at NASA Ames. Vint Cerf gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the Internet today and new issues, including IPv6, the need for cloud computing standards, the growing Asian prominence online, and the interplanetary Internet. Bob Metcalfe lectures on the “Enernet,” applying the Internet model to energy.
What: An ISOC-NY Forum
When: Thurs Oct 8 2009 6:45pm – 8:45pm
Where: Warren Weaver Hall NYU
251 Mercer St Rm 317
New York NY 10012
Who: Dr Milton Mueller; Beau Brendler; Danny Younger
On Oct 1 2009 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) entered a new era as its Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the US Government expired and it became an independent global organization. In this forum we will examine the processes, currently in flux, of how we the people will get to participate in this new paradigm.
ICANN’s Implementation Recommendation Team presented their report on how disputes over trademarks in the new domains be handled. There were also presentations on new developments in DNS security, and scaling the root server system. Attendee’s comments and questions, both oral and written, were solicited.
Some video is after the jump. More will be added. Also find links to related articles etc below.
Audio and video of Richard Stallman’s recent speech Community vs. Copyright at NYC’s Cardozo School of Law can be found here. Stallman argued that the current copyright regime is incongruous in the digital age, and no longer serves the public interest. He suggested solutions that included new classifications of works and massively reducing the protection period.
Mar 17 2009 Berkman Center: David G. Post, Stern Professor of Law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, discusses questions raised by his recently-published book, In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace (Oxford), which re-creates Jeffersonâ€™s encyclopedia of the New World (“Notes on the State of Virginia,” 1786), but this time for cyberspace. Video below.
Today: Tuesday, March 31st, Richard Stallman, the founder of the free software movement, will speak about the legitimate purpose of copyright in the context of modern technology and current legal trends. The event is open to all, so tell friends and associates and we will fill the auditorium. No RSVP is necessary.
When: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 31s
Where: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Moot Court Room (1st Floor)
55 Fifth Avenue (near 12th Street),
The NYC Broadband Advisory Committee will hold its fifth public hearing in Staten Island on March 5 2009.
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2009, 11 AM â€“ 3 PM
WHERE: CUNY College of Staten Island (Building 1P)
Recital Hall, The Center for the Arts
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314 [map] [travel info]
Reston, VA, USA; and Geneva, Switzerland – 24 November 2008 – The Internet Society today submitted comments to the United States National Telecommunications and Information Administration, in response to a Notice of Inquiry on “Enhancing the Security and Stability of the Internet’s Domain Name and Addressing System.” Before developing the submission, ISOC management sought inputs from the organization’s global membership. The final version reflects comments provided during several review sessions held during the ISOC Board of Trustees’ meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 22-23, 2008. The text of the submission is available here. Comments submitted by others, including the Internet Architecture Board, may be found on the NTIA website.
ISOC’s Standards & Technology department offers the following “rough guide” to hot topics being discussed at the 73rd IETF meeting in Minneapolis
(November 16-21, 2008). This simply indicates which meeting sessions are
particularly focused on the following topics:
- Bandwidth Management
- IPv4/IPv6 Coexistence
- Trust and Identity
Remote participation in all meetings will be possible — see specific
meetings listed on http://tools.ietf.org/agenda/73/ for access to audio stream and jabber rooms. That page also includes links to helpful tarballs of documents being discussed at meetings, etc.
ISOC-NY is a co-sponsor of Evan Korth’s Computers & Society speaker series at NYU this fall. The next talk is this Sunday. It will feature Professor Lawrence Lessig of Stanford University. His topic is â€œRemix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy.â€
The content industry has convinced industry in general that extremism in copyright regulation is good for business and economic growth. In this talk, Professor Lessig describes the creative and profitable future that culture and industry could realize, if only we gave up IP extremism.
Date: Sun November 9 2008
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Warren Weaver Hall NYU
251 Mercer Street
Rm 109 New York, NY 10012
Members and public welcome. Enter via W. 4th St. Photo ID required.
Jonathan Zittrain will debate the premise of his book ‘The Future of the Internet – and How to Stop It.’ on Thursday Nov 6 – 3.30pm-5pm – at the New America Foundation in Washington DC.