Closed for Business: International Copyright Laws and Their Impact on the Open Internet

Closed for Business: International Copyright Laws and Their Impact on the Open Internet

New America Foundation
Thursday, September 9, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The digital revolution has forged new ways to create knowledge, educate people and disseminate information. It has also restructured the way the world perceives and conducts economic practices, runs governments and engages politically. Recognizing this new dynamic requires global discussion and a common desire and commitment to build a people-centered and development-oriented Information Society. Coming off the heels of the latest Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement (ACTA) discussions in Washington, D.C. and on the eve of the upcoming Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Vilinius, we invite you to join in a discussion about the future of the Internet.

This online-only event features an array of panelists from regions around the world. We invite you to watch from the New America LiveStream channel and to participate in an online chat room during the event.

In addition, if you have specific questions you would like the panel to address, we encourage you to send them to us prior to the event here.

Featured Speakers

Joe McNamee
Advocacy Coordinator, European Digital Rights

Sherwin Siy
Deputy Legal Director, Kahle/Austin Promise Fellow, Public Knowledge

Renata Avila
Creative Commons Guatemala and Global Voices Guatemala

Sunil Abraham
Center for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India

Clare Curren
New Zealand Labor Party Spokesperson for Communications and IT

Rebecca MacKinnon
Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation

Registration is not necessary to watch the event:

For questions, contact Tom Glaisyer at (202) 596-3481 or [email protected]