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The Future of the Net

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In the spirit of One Web Day, a celebration of global online life taking place on September 22nd, as well as Berkman’s 10th anniversary, we dedicated today’s luncheon series to a discussion on “The Future of the Net.”

In a packed house, four Berkman Faculty/Fellows talked about their visions of the Net 10 years from now. Presenters included: MIT Media Lab professor Judith Donath, CALI fellow Gene Koo, visiting assistant professor at Northeastern School of Law Wendy Seltzer, and Berkman co-founder Jonathan Zittrain.

Produced by Leah Weinberger.

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3 comments September 21st, 2007

OpenNet Initiative Conference – Video Part IV

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This afternoon segment of the OpenNet Initiative conference allowed attendees to have an open discussion following their “breakout sessions” and was facilitated by Berkman Center Executive Director John Palfrey and Berkman Co-Founder Professor Jonathan Zittrain. From general thoughts on the product of the OpenNet Initiative’s study, to Q & A with the principle investigators, it served as a wonderful opportunity to discuss the past and frame the future of the project.

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OpenNet Initiative Conference – Video Part III

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This afternoon segment of the OpenNet Initiative conference allowed attendees to have an open discussion following their “breakout sessions” and was facilitated by Berkman Center Executive Director John Palfrey (above right) and Berkman Co-Founder Professor Jonathan Zittrain (above left). From general thoughts on the product of the OpenNet Initiative’s study, to Q & A with the principle investigators, it served as a wonderful opportunity to discuss the past and frame the future of the project.

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OpenNet Initiative Conference – Video Part II

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Kicking off the OpenNet Initiative’s first public conference, Jonathan Zittrain provides a great introduction to the project, while Principal Investigator Ron Diebert, Citizen Lab’s Nart Villenuve, and ONI Research Director Rob Faris present their findings on the 41 countries studied and the methods used to achieve those findings. The floor then opens to questions, where the presenters have the opportunity to clarify and elaborate on their work.

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OpenNet Initiative Conference – Video Part I

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Kicking off the OpenNet Initiative’s first public conference, Jonathan Zittrain (above) provides a great introduction to the project, while Principal Investigator Ron Diebert, Citizen Lab’s Nart Villenuve, and ONI Research Director Rob Faris present their findings on the 41 countries studied and the methods used to achieve those findings. The floor then opens to questions, where the presenters have the opportunity to clarify and elaborate on their work.

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3 comments May 26th, 2007

Teresa Hackett on Digital Libraries in Developing Nations

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University: Knowledge Beyond Authority
Internet & Society Conference 2007
Lead Up Event

The role and mission of libraries is to collect, organise, preserve and make available the world’s cultural and scientific heritage for current and future generations. Publicly funded libraries operating for the public benefit support access to knowledge, as well as education and training, critical to developing nations whose human resource is central to their advancement. Digital technologies are transforming the way that libraries work. What new opportunities are being created? What challenges do we face and how is eIFL.net addressing them?

Teresa Hackett runs eIFL-IP “Advocacy for Access to Knowledge: copyright & libraries”, a programme to raise awareness in copyright issues for libraries in 50 developing and transition countries. The goal is to build capacity and expertise amongst the eIFL.net library community and to represent the interests of members in key international policy fora such as WIPO, UNESCO and the WTO. Previously, Teresa was the Director of the European library association (EBLIDA), provided technical support to the European Commission library research programme and was part of the team to establish electronic information centres at the British Council Germany. Teresa is currently an Expert Resource Person on the Copyright and Other Legal Matters Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA-CLM). She is a chartered librarian and in 2004 completed a post-graduate diploma in legal studies at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

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Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering

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Rob Faris, the OpenNet Initiative‘s Research Director and John Palfrey, one of the project’s Principal Investigators, lead a discussion of Internet filtering and provided a glimpse of the results of ONI’s first global survey of Internet censorship.

In the last year ONI has studied forty countries and found a substantial increase in Internet censorship, colored by complex and dynamic political, legal and social processes. The research will be documented in the forthcoming MIT Press book: Access Denied: the Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering.

The OpenNet Initiative is a partnership between the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, the Advanced Network Research Group at the Cambridge Security Programme at Cambridge University, and the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford.

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Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering

Rob Faris, the OpenNet Initiative‘s Research Director and John Palfrey, one of the project’s Principal Investigators, lead a discussion of Internet filtering and provided a glimpse of the results of ONI’s first global survey of Internet censorship.

Download the audio podcast (time: 1:08:57).

In the last year ONI has studied forty countries and found a substantial increase in Internet censorship, colored by complex and dynamic political, legal and social processes. The research will be documented in the forthcoming MIT Press book: Access Denied: the Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering.

The OpenNet Initiative is a partnership between the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, the Advanced Network Research Group at the Cambridge Security Programme at Cambridge University, and the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford.

2 comments April 26th, 2007

Africa’s Internet Infrastructure Video Part II

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Eric Osiakwan and Ethan Zuckerman join Berkman Center visitors and participants to discuss current developments in Africa’s Internet and communications infrastructure, as a follow-up to their Luncheon Series talk last September.

In this lively conversation with a great deal of questions and answers, we hear about exciting possibilities and innovations, as well as challenges, in connecting African communities to each other and to the global web.

Eric is the Executive Secretary both of the African Internet Service Providers Association (AfrISPA) and the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA). And Ethan is a Berkman Center fellow, focusing on the impact of technology on the developing world. Ethan is also a co-founder of the Berkman-sponsored popular international citizen journalism project Global Voices.

Runtime: 49:56, size: 320×240, 135mb, QuickTime .MOV, H.264 codec

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Africa’s Internet Infrastructure Video Part I

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Eric Osiakwan and Ethan Zuckerman join Berkman Center visitors and participants to discuss current developments in Africa’s Internet and communications infrastructure, as a follow-up to their Luncheon Series talk last September.

In this lively conversation with a great deal of questions and answers, we hear about exciting possibilities and innovations, as well as challenges, in connecting African communities to each other and to the global web.

Eric is the Executive Secretary both of the African Internet Service Providers Association (AfrISPA) and the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA). And Ethan is a Berkman Center fellow, focusing on the impact of technology on the developing world. Ethan is also a co-founder of the Berkman-sponsored popular international citizen journalism project Global Voices.

Runtime: 45:42, size: 320×240, 130mb, QuickTime .MOV, H.264 codec

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