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NYC Council Tech Committee Webcasting Hearing 10/29

Tech Committee Holds Webcasting Hearing – Council Plans to Expand Digital Live and VOD

City Hall – On Wednesday, October 29, 2008, Council Member Gale A. Brewer (D-Manhattan), Chair of the Technology in Government Committee, will hold a hearing regarding Introduction 533-A which amends the City Charter to require that all public meetings be webcast.

The Council Technology in Government Committee will hold the hearing regarding webcasting on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 10 AM in the 14th Floor Hearing Room of 250 Broadway, New York. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend. Photo id required.
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.nyc hearing (webcast)

On Friday, October 17th, Council Member Gale A. Brewer (D-Manhattan), Chair of the Technology in Government Committee, held a hearing regarding the City’s interest for a unique .nyc Top Level Domain (TLD).

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NYC COUNCIL TECH COMMITTEE .NYC HEARING FRIDAY 10am

dot nyc logoCITY HALL – On Friday, October 17th at 10:00 AM, Council Member Gale A.
Brewer (D-Manhattan), Chair of the Technology in Government Committee,
will hold a hearing regarding the City’s interest for a unique .nyc Top
Level Domain (TLD).

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NYC TECH COMMITTEE TO HOLD WHITE SPACES HEARING

NYC seal (colour)On Monday, September 29th at 10:00 AM, Council Member Gale A. Brewer (D-Manhattan), Chair of the Technology in Government Committee, will hold a hearing regarding the FCC’s plans to shutdown the analog frequency in 2009, which will create a huge “white space.”
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NYC Broadband report presentation Wednesday

NYC sealOn Wednesday, July 30th at 11:00am there will be a briefing from the Mayor’s Office and Diamond Consultants for the Broadband Advisory Committee regarding the Bloomberg Administration’s plans for bridging the digital divide in New York City.

Diamond Consultants was hired by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to determine the breadth of the digital divide in New York City and develop programs and initiatives to provide greater digital inclusion for all residents. Chris O’Brien, a Partner in Diamond’s Public Sector practice, will be detailing Diamond’s findings and its recommendations for the City’s next steps.

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ISOC-NY Public Forum – Connecting .nyc – May 21

dot nyc logoISOC-NY will host a public forum this coming Wednesday on the topic ‘Connecting.nyc’. Tom Lowenhaupt will give a briefing on the longstanding campaign to bring about a .nyc top-level domain which finally, with Paris and Berlin also on similar paths, looks to be a practical reality.

This is an important and vital issue for New York City’s global identity. As Tom goes off to make his case at the ICANN meet in Paris next month let’s show him that he has the people’s support!

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Location: Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave (@9th St) New York NY

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Art, Access, and the Public Domain – NYC – Apr 29

Who Owns This Image?

Art, Access, and the Public Domain after Bridgeman v. Corel

When:
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where:
New York City Bar Association
42 W. 44th Street, New York City
The Great Hall

This program is free and open to the public; no reservation required. Seating is limited. Continue reading

OnCopyright 2008 – NYC – May 1

OnCopyright 2008Copyright Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2008 symposium will be held Thursday, May 1st at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th St., New York.

OnCopyright 2008 will bring together thought leaders and change agents to exchange ideas about where copyright is headed and what those changes mean for the future of written works, music, movies and other types of intellectual property. Registration is $395. Continue reading

Prof. Zittrain’s Book Party, Fri. April 11

Prof. Zittrain’s bookThis Friday April 11 2008 Professor Jonathan Zittrain of the Oxford Internet Institute will be previewing his book “The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It” in NYC. The event, which is in the form of a discussion, is presented by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, Jeffrey Cunard and Bruce Keller, partners at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, & Big Think. Susan Crawford, Visiting Professor at Yale Law School, will join the discussion. Yale University Press are the publishers of the book.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. IF YOU HAVEN”T RECEIVED A POSITIVE RESPONSE TO YOUR RSVP DO NOT ATTEND! IT WILL BE VIDEOTAPED AND AVAILABLE HERE AFTER THE EVENT. A LARGER NYC EVENT IS PLANNED FOR APRIL 16. Continue reading

NYCBAC Queens public hearing audio

NYC sealThe New York Broadband Advisory Committee held its fourth Public Hearing on Monday Mar 3rd 2008 at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. ISOC-NY videotaped the meeting and the audio has been posted on the ISOC-NY wiki.

The hearing was attended by Senator Larry Pressler – author of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that, amongst other things, established the E-Rate system. Continue reading

The TAMMI – a new non-profit tech/culture incubator in The Bronx

TAMMIThe purpose of the Technology, Art, Movie and Micro-Business Incubator, Inc (the “TAMMI”) is to promote arts, culture, science, and technology in furtherance of social and economic development in the South Bronx and other economically disadvantaged areas of New York City. The TAMMI seeks to nurture creativity and innovation, stimulate creative enterprises, and celebrate the diverse heritage of New York City. The TAMMI intends to accomplish its purpose through education, training, and mentoring, providing resources, technical assistance, and strategic advice, and promoting events and programs to develop local opportunities and increase community awareness about issues relating to entrepreneurial pathways and opportunities in the creative technology industry. Continue reading