[Nets-seminars] Seminar: "Freedom vs control on the Internet"
S.Bhatti at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Nov 21 08:41:48 GMT 2005
"Freedom vs control on the Internet"
Date: Tuesday 22 November
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: MPEB 1.20
The Internet has often been described as a lawless frontier, a space
where censorship is routed around, copyright is meaningless, and
communications are encrypted with ciphers immune to the world's
largest intelligence agencies. Has this ever been true? How far will
governments and corporations go to prevent it being true in the future?
In this seminar we'll look at who's watching who online, how
successfully web sites can be censored, and where the copyright
industry has got to in its attempts to forceably redesign the PC and
the Internet. Can "technology-neutral regulation" work? Are
traditional human rights strengthened or weakened by new technology?
And who gets to decide what kind of society we will be living in 50
years from now?
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