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MEETUP TUESDAY: InterCommunity 2015 Global Member Meeting New York node

Next Tuesday/Wednesday July 7-8 2015 the Internet Society will be holding InterCommunity2015 – the first online meeting of our entire 70k+ global members. Session 1 on Tuesday will be optimally timed for participation in the Western Hemisphere and iComm2015 ISOC-NY will be one of several Chapters setting up “nodes” (= remote hubs) to participate. We will meet at Civic Hall starting at 2pm, and the session will run 3pm-6:30pm. After which there will be a reception. We are honoured to be joined in person by ISOC VP of Global Engagement Raúl Echeberría, who will address the global meeting via our node. Space is limited but all ISOC NY members are invited to attend. Please register via our meetup. It is also possible to individually participate remotely in the Global Meeting (including the Session 2 – 2:00am EDT on Wednesday).

What: InterCommunity 2015 Global Member Meeting New York node
Where: Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave, NYC 10010
When: Tuesday July 7 2015 2pm-7pm
Agenda:
2:00pm Doors Open
3:00pm Node Interactions / Chapter Updates (not available remotely)
4:00pm Welcome, Introductions
4:20pm Launch of 2nd annual Global Internet Report
4:30pm Access & Development
5:00pm Internet Governance
5:40pm Collaborative Security
6:10pm Conclusions & Wrap Up
6:30pm Reception (not available online)
Register (in person): http://www.meetup.com/isoc-ny/events/223682765/
Register (remote): https://www.internetsociety.org/intercommunity2015/participate
Twitter: #iComm2015
Facebook: #iComm2015

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MEETUP: Bitcoin for Rockstars – a fireside chat with D.A. Wallach – Sunday Jan 25

Bitcoin for RockstarsOn Sunday 25 January 2015, at 4pm the Internet Society’s New York Chapter(ISOC-NY) will present “Bitcoin for Rockstars – a fireside chat with D.A. Wallach” at TurnToTech NYC. The traditional existing methods of registering works and distributing music royalties are archaic, arcane, inefficient, and unsuited to the global networked marketplace. D.A. Wallach recently proposed thata decentralized, open, global ledger, based on bitcoin style blockchain technology, as an optimal solution for credits and rights information about music. Then a system of “smart contracts” could facilitate the distribution of funds. Thus:

In the proposed music rights network, each song, recording, rights-holder, creator, and payor would have its own unique address on the ledger. And complimenting this ledger would be “smart contracts,” programmatic rules defining how the addresses relate to each other and automating their interactions. For example, Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” would have its own address, as would Katy Perry herself, each of her collaborators, and each of the companies entitled to royalties from the song. One set of “smart contracts” could connect all of these addresses to one another.

Spotify, YouTube and other services could then issue all-in royalty micro-payments (aggregating all negotiated fees) directly to the “Dark Horse” address every time the song is played. The smart contracts connected to the “Dark Horse” address would recognize the source of the payment—say, Spotify—and then instantly split and redirect royalties to all the addresses entitled to payments from the service for the song. Katy Perry, her label, her publisher, and her collaborators would all have total visibility into payments received by the “Dark Horse” address, and each would receive its shares instantly in its own wallet. This software-based relay station for royalty and licensing payments would put creators at the center of the action, allowing them to understand how much money their works were generating, and from which services or licensees. It would also give artists and songwriters instant access to the funds generated by their work, obviating the long waiting periods they currently endure.

We invite you, on a Sunday afternoon, to join D.A. Wallach and ISOC-NY to explore this fascinating concept! Our interlocutor will be Aram Sinnreich of Rutgers University. Please RSVP via ISOC-NY’s meetup.

What: Bitcoin for Rockstars – a fireside chat with D.A. Wallach
Where: TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Floor, NYC (@22nd St)
When: Sunday January 25 2014 – 4pm-6pm | 2100-2300 UTC
Webcast: https://new.livestream.com/internetsociety/bitcoinforrockstars
Register: http://www.meetup.com/isoc-ny/events/219873421/
Twitter: #bitcoinforrockstars

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MEETUP: NYC Remote Hub for ICANN 51 – Thursday Oct 16 2014 – Register Now!

NYC ICANN 51On Thursday October 16 2014 the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY), Connecting .nyc, and the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP) will host a Remote Hub for the 51st Meeting of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers aka ICANN 51, taking place in Los Angeles. The hub will be fully interactive, with 2-way video, and participate in 3 sessions. Plentiful refreshments will be supplied, courtesy of ICANN. Please register via ISOC-NY’s meetup, or by emailing admin@isoc-ny.org.

What: NYC Remote Hub for ICANN 51
Where: Blip Clinic Dumbo Outpost, 55 Washington St #321, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map)
When: Thursday October 16 2014 11am-8pm EDT
1. Enhancing ICANN Accountability 11:30am-12:45pm EDT
2. Community Discussion with the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG) 1pm-3pm EDT
3. Public Forum 4:30pm-8pm EDT
Register: http://www.meetup.com/isoc-ny/events/212661472/
Twitter: #icann51 | #remotehub

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Call for Nominations: ISOC-NY Election 2012

isoc-nyISOC-NY is a 501(c)3 corporation, chartered by the Internet Society. Under our By-laws we have to hold an election every two years for our various offices and board of directors.

The current officers and directors terms were supposed to end on July 31 2012, and fresh terms beginning on Aug 1. However due to procrastination – July was a busy month- the election has been put off til now. But we should get it done in the next two weeks. Newly elected officers and directors terms will be backdated a month!

So, this leaves us just a matter of days to hold the 2012 election, so we’d better get on with it!!

Nominations: Aug 14 – Aug 21 2012 Midnight EST Voting: Aug 23 – Aug 29 2012 Midnight EST

According to our By-laws the offices are

1. President.
2. Executive Vice-President.
3. Administrative Vice-President.
4. Secretary
5. Assistant Secretary.
6. Treasurer.
7. Assistant Treasurer.

Only the Secretary and Treasurer are permitted to hold more than one position.

There is a minimum of 7 directors and a maximum of 15 directors.

If you look at the Community Portal you’ll see we currently have 10 directors.
The officer’s roles are clearly defined in the Bylaws. What does it mean if you become a director? Well.. it’s hoped that you will attend meetings/events, but more to the point you will be added to several mailing lists:

1) ISOC-NY BOD list, where we hash out the nitty gritty of ISOC-NY activities and policy.

2) the North American Leaders regional list, where we share thoughts with our fellow USA Chapters.

3) the Chapter Delegates list, where we share thoughts with our chapter colleagues around the world.

So, we are looking for nominations! Self-nominations are fine. Just one thing, please make sure that you are a member of the chapter! This can be done by going to https://portal.isoc.org/EBusiness/Home.aspx and checking your status. If you’re not, just join – doesn’t take a mo’!

Then send your name, with a brief statement of interest saying why you’d be a good director, to mailto:nomcom@isoc-ny.org before midnight next Tuesday Aug 21 2012. If you are also interested in standing for one of the offices say so. You will then be approved, or not, by the nominations committee.

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ISOC-NY Meeting: Introduction to Paul Brigner – Tuesday 4/3

Paul BrignerOn Tuesday, April 3rd the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) will meet with new North American Regional Bureau Director of the Internet Society, Paul Brigner. Paul has worked on policy at Verizon, and is the former CTO of the Motion Picture Association of the America (MPAA), in both of which roles he has advocated positions that might not absolutely concur with the prevailing outlook at the Chapter. He is also an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

This will be an opportunity to talk to Paul about his views, ways in which the global organization can build better working relationships with its Chapters, and means of furthering ISOC’s mission of promoting an Open Internet.

Questions can be submitted in advance to Paul by emailing ISOC-NY President David Solomonoff at president@isoc-ny.org

What: Introduction to Paul Brigner
When: Tuesday April 3rd 2012, 7-9 pm
Where: Amtrak ClubAcela conference room at Penn Station, West 31st and 8th Avenue
Webcast: Will be recorded.
Who: Free and open to the public. RSVP to president@isoc-ny.org

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Video: Harlem Internet Computer Access Program

The Harlem Internet Computer Access Program (HICAP) is a volunteer program to train Seniors in online skills, now in its 3rd year, funded by an Internet Society Community Grant. The Internet Society has also commissioned the inspirational video you can view below.


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ISOC-NY Event Sat 6/18 @NYU: Beyond the Bleeding Edge: Confronting the Ghosts in the Machine

Where: Warren Weaver Hall NYU, 251 Mercer St NYC, Room 109
When: Saturday, June 18, 1-5 pm
Who: Public Welcome. Admission Free.
Webcast: http://bit.ly/isoctv

We have designed our civilization based on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up inour faces.” – Carl Sagan

Never has a clear comprehension of the technology surrounding us been more critical than today. We tell machines what to do and hope they’ll do it, and when they don’t they leave us vulnerable to technological accidents and acts of malice we cannot comprehend. This event will bring together technologists from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to explore technology on a granular level, from perspectives ranging from user behavior in virtual environments to the exploitation of functions at the hardware level.
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