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Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:52:35 -0400
From: "Fred Benenson"
To: "Free Culture @ NYU's list serv"
Subject: [free-culture] Invitation to ILI Colloquium on Net Censorship, Tue, March 25, 6:30pm

Free Culture @ NYU,

This looks to be a great event at the Law School organized by our
resident Cyberlaw Prof, Jonathan Zittrain. We hope to see you there!


Fred Benenson
President, Free Culture @ NYU

Digital Dilemmas: Discussing Responses to Internet Censorship and Surveillance

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
NYU Law School, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 214
40 Washington Square South


Please join us for a panel discussion, with a reception to follow.

When national governments want to block particular Internet
activities or content, or see what users are doing, they
typically turn to the private companies that manage pieces of the
Internet, including Internet Service Providers, search engines,
email services, blogging and news portals, and even hardware

As pressures to filter, censor, and monitor the Internet have
mounted, some internet and communications technology (ICT)
companies, academics, human rights activists, socially
responsible investors, and civil society participants have held a
series of conversations about how to respond. This event will tap
project participants to have as candid a conversation as possible
about the process in which they've engaged, and the role that
corporations should play in response to government-mandated
Internet censorship and surveillance, with particular but not
exclusive emphasis on authoritarian regimes.


Jonathan Zittrain

Co-Founder and Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society,
Visiting Professor, NYU Law School, Chair in Internet Governance and
Regulation, Oxford University



Leslie Harris

President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Democracy and Technology


Dunstan Hope

Director, Advisory Services, Business for Social Responsibility


Christine Bader
Advisor to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for
Business and Human Rights


Robert Mahoney

Deputy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists


Chuck Cossan (TBC)



Mike Posner (TBC)

President, Human Rights First


Bennett Freeman (TBC)
Head of Social Research and Policy, Calvert

This event is free and open to the public.