policy

Net Neutrality Tech Debate – Tuesday 11/17

tech debateOn Nov. 17 2009, in advance of the NYC  Council hearing on the same topic, and in conjunction with Web 2.0 Expo, an ‘Oxford Style’ debate was held on advisability of Network Neutrality regulation.

More info: http://tech-debate.com.

Video is below.

Continue reading

Singularity U. Vint Cerf / Bob Metcalfe talks (video)

Singularity UniversitySingularity 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.
Continue reading

Civic Representation in ICANN: What Now? forum

icann logoWhat: 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
http://cs.nyu.edu/web/Location/directions.html
Who: Dr Milton Mueller; Beau Brendler; Danny Younger
Webcast: http://www.livestream.com/isocny

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.

Continue reading

Video of ICANN gTLD Implementation Consultation NYC

icann logoMembers of ISOC-NY attended ICANN’s gTLD Implementation Consultation session at the Millennium Hotel in NYC last Monday July 13.

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.
Continue reading

Paul Twomey interview – The Future of ICANN

664px-paultwomeyji1 Paul Twomey, soon to end his term as CEO of ICANN, recently spoke with the SF Chronicle. He discusses many current issues including TLD expansion, the coming end to the Joint Project Agreement with the US Govt, and the transition to IPv6. Article | Audio.

Continue reading

Video/Audio of Stallman @ Cardozo

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.
Continue reading

S. Derek Turner – The History (and Future) of Internet Policy

Derek TurnerAt the recent Free Press Summit” in Washington DC, FP Research Director S. Derek Turner addressed the topic of Internet Policy. His theme, detailed in his report Dismantling Digital Deregulation: Toward a National Broadband Strategy, was that the deregulatory policies in the 1976 Telecom Act, intended to increase competition, have been so abused by the incumbents as to have had the opposite effect. He argues that the public interest can only be served by a corresponding tilt back into regulation. Transcript | Audio. | Video is below.

Continue reading

In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace

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 Jefferson’s encyclopedia of the New World (“Notes on the State of Virginia,” 1786), but this time for cyberspace. Video below.


Continue reading

Richard Stallman on Copyright vs. Community – Cardozo today!

Richard StallmanToday: 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),

A reception with food and drinks will follow at 8:00 p.m.
More information : http://www.fsf.org/events/20090331newyork/ .
Continue reading

NYC Broadband Hearing – Staten Island – Mar 5 2009

nycThe NYC Broadband Advisory Committee will hold its fifth public hearing in Staten Island on March 5 2009.

WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2009, 11 AM – 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]
Continue reading

ISOC submits comments on implementing DNSSEC

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.
Continue reading

A Rough Guide to ISOC’s IETF73 Hot Topics

Internet Engineering Task ForceISOC’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
  • DNSSEC
  • 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.

For the full IETF meeting plan and agenda, see http://www.ietf.org/meetings/73/
Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig – “Remix” @NYU Sunday

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 “Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy.”

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
Location:
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.

Continue reading

Is Success Killing the Internet? Zittrain debate webcast Thursday

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.

The debate will be webcast live.

Continue reading