On February 20 2014 the Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) presented The Fight for Internet Freedom with Google Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond discussing threats to the Internet, especially from Governments, and the critical importance for us all that we overcome them. The event was co-hosted by the Stanford Program on Liberation Technology. Moderator was Jennifer Granick – Director of Civil Liberties – Stanford CIS. Video is below:
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On Friday November 1 2013 the Internet Society Washington DC Chapter presented a forum – Wireless 2020: Spectrum Crisis or Broadband Abundance? – at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, Washington, DC. The event focused on the future of United States spectrum policy. The panel is Michael Calabrese of the Open Technology Institute, Charla Rath of Verizon, Preston F. Marshall of Google, and Afzal Bari of Bloomberg Government. Also speaking are Michael Nelson & Paula Boyd of Microsoft. The archived webcast is below. Click through to YouTube for an index.
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/qIBJqGsVaug
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/97J2D9Ayah4V/
Twitter: #isocdc | #spectrum
- View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/qSzHhDE4pH0
On Wednesday July 31 2013 Google will host the Geek Street Fair in the 14th Street Park at West St. NYC. The Fair is a public event to highlight the City’s technology community and inspire New Yorkers of all ages to take interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Participants include New School students presenting their Gadgiteration projects.
Reuters has published its recent interview with Susan Crawford, author of “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age”. Reuters notes that, since the interview, Google has announced an expansion of its Kansas City fiber project. Video is below. No captions.
The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.
Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows are outlined here.
Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.
Who should apply?
Google are looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:
- Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
- Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
- First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2013(June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization.
The deadline to apply is March 15 2013.
On January 9, 2012 at Google NYC, the New York Technology Council presented a “Cutting-Edge Technology Showcase” to demonstrate “awe-inspiring technologies available today”. These included augmented reality games, body-imaging health applications, instant language translation and object recognition in cellphones, and on-demand 3D printed product marketing.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, Director of Google Ideas, debate the role that connection technologies will play in statecraft and foreign policy, and how governments and businesses in the West should foster the spread and use of these technologies in places such as China and Iran. Posted by the Council on Foreign Relations on Nov 4. Associated essay: Digital Disruption.
The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. New York Chapter Panel: Why Viacom v. YouTube Matters (Besides the $1 Billion) at the Princeton Club NYC on Nov 18 2010. While YouTube won a summary judgement in this case, it is under appeal. The panel was tasked, rather than making appellate cases, with discussing the implications of the decision. Nevertheless much of the meat of the arguments was chewed at this lunchtime event.
Panel: Cliff Sloan (Partner, Skadden Arps), Daniel Blackman (Co-founder, Howcast, and formerly of Google), Michael Kwun (Of Counsel, Keker & Van Nest), Thomas Sydnor (Director of the Center for the Study of Digital Property at The Progress & Freedom Foundation), Moderated by Professor James Grimmelmann (New York Law School)
Now this week, warming to his theme, he criticized the policy making process. “”The average American doesn’t realize how much of the laws are written by lobbyists” to protect incumbent interests, he said at the Washington Ideas Forum. “It’s shocking how the system actually works.”