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'''[[Program_Schedule#Tuesday.2C_September_6.2C_2011|Tuesday, September 6]], 1:30pm-2:30pm'''<br/>
'''[[Program_Schedule#Tuesday.2C_September_6.2C_2011|Tuesday, September 6]], 2:30pm-3:30pm'''<br/>
''Format'': Lecture, featuring guest respondents<br/>
''Format'': Lecture, featuring guest respondents<br/>
''Lead'': [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/jpalfrey John Palfrey]<br/>
''Lead'': [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/jpalfrey John Palfrey]<br/>

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Tuesday, September 6, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Format: Lecture, featuring guest respondents
Lead: John Palfrey
Potential Participants: Bruce Etling, Rob Faris, Nagla Rizk, Ethan Zuckerman, and others

Led by John Palfrey, this session will expand on some of the core themes introduced in the preceding sessions by focusing on online liberty and freedom of expression and providing an overview of the different phases of content regulation on the Internet. The session will engage the audience with questions regarding the ways in which different political contexts shape different methods of and motivations for government control, and how different approaches in different countries inform each other. Respondents from the audience will be invited to comment on key issues, including different forms of government controls and online speech regulation: China (a mix of “traditional” technical filtering with legal and informal regulatory mechanisms); the Arab Spring (just-in-time filtering combined with the arrest and intimidation of bloggers and digital activists); Russia (mostly non-technical, second and third generation controls rather than technical filtering); and US/Western Europe (mostly focused on child pornography and the illegal spread of copyrighted content); the role of intermediaries in response to government requests for user information, content removal or account deactivation; and the implications of the current phase of control for free expression and privacy worldwide.

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Arab Spring

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Arab Spring

Second- and Third-Generation Controls

Russia Project

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