December 8th, 2010
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Our emails have been dinging off the hook here at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, with notes from journalists and concerned citizens trying to make some sense of the story-in-progress that is Wikileaks.
So today we pull together some of the brightest minds at the Berkman Center to talk about Wikileaks, with Jonathan Zittrain and Lawrence Lessig moderating.
Zittrain, Lessig, and the Berkman Center Fellows explore many facets surrounding the Wikileaks imbroglio, including the values of transparency and freedom of speech; the legality and ethics of the Wikileaks data dump; the role of the news media; and the involvement of government and private tech organizations to take Wikileaks down.
Thanks so much to all the journalists, commenters, and tweeters who sent in their questions. See some additional resources below, including a full transcript for download.
Full Transcript as .pdf
Frequently Asked Questions about the Wikileaks from Jonathan Zittrain
More questions and thoughts from Joseph Reagle
David Weinberger on Standing with the Net
Notes and responses from Jillian C. York
More on Wikileaks and Operation Payback from Marketplace Tech
Thoughts on the Espionage Act and its applicability to journalists
Flickr photo courtesy of malakhkelevra.