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[dvd-discuss] Conversation: Siva Vaidhyanathan -- Life in a Distributed Age


Conversation: Siva Vaidhyanathan -- Life in a Distributed Age

Wednesday, February 6, 2002
5:30 PM
room: 210
Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

The Information Law Institute presents a lecture by Siva Vaidhyanathan, 
author of "Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property 
and How It Threatens Creativity." The talk will examine a series of conflicts
between models of distributed information and centralized information 
regulation. The Napster battle serves as the first case study. It then 
considers a series of seemingly disparate examples of similar tensions 
and clashes, including encryption, secrecy, privacy, and security. The 
talk argues that we must take a systemic view of such conflicts and 
discuss ways to preserve democratic processes that depend on 
relatively open information systems. The presentation will be followed 
by a discussion with Helen Nissenbaum and members of the

Cryptome/Cartome will cover this event. If you attend hit us up for free
drink and food afterward.