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Teresa Hackett on Digital Libraries in Developing Nations

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

Download the audio podcast (time: 1:14:10).

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.

1 comment May 2nd, 2007

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.

Runtime: 1:08:57, size: 320×240, 188mb, QuickTime .MOV, H.264 codec

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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

Wendy Seltzer, “Sacked by Copyright”

When Berkman Fellow and Chilling Effects founder Wendy Seltzer posted a Super Bowl clip to YouTube, she thought she’d get to teach a bit about copyright — the clip was the NFL’s warning that “Any other use of this telecast or of any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL’s consent, is prohibited.” In series of DMCA notices, copyright takedowns, counter-notifications, and put-backs, Seltzer has found the process more convoluted than even she anticipated. Join the discussion at the Berkman Center about the free expression stakes in Viacom v. YouTube: copyright, safe-harbors, and Chilling Effects.

Download the audio podcast (time: 1:10:31).

Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches Internet Law and Privacy. She was previously a staff attorney with Electronic Frontier Foundation, focused on intellectual property and free speech issues. She is a 1999 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1996 graduate of Harvard College.

1 comment April 19th, 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

Add comment April 19th, 2007

Africa’s Internet Infrastructure

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.

Download the audio podcast (time: 1:35:38).

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.

3 comments April 12th, 2007

Napster’s Second Life? Regulatory Dynamics of Virtual Worlds

Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger on Napster's Second Life?

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Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger discusses “Napster’s Second Life? Regulatory Dynamics of Virtual Worlds”.

Five million registered users and counting – Second Life is the current darling of the media. With its decision to let users build their virtual world and retain intellectual property rights in their creations they broke new ground, then they opens-sourced their client software. Soon we may see multiple Second Life-like virtual worlds competing against each other – on what? Should lawmakers care? Should we care?

Runtime: 1:15:10, size: 320×240, 175mb, QuickTime .MOV, H.264 codec

Add comment April 4th, 2007

Napster’s Second Life? Regulatory Dynamics of Virtual Worlds

Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger discusses “Napster’s Second Life? Regulatory Dynamics of Virtual Worlds”.

Download the audio podcast (time: 1:15:10).

Five million registered users and counting – Second Life is the current darling of the media. With its decision to let users build their virtual world and retain intellectual property rights in their creations they broke new ground, then they opens-sourced their client software. Soon we may see multiple Second Life-like virtual worlds competing against each other – on what? Should lawmakers care? Should we care?

1 comment April 3rd, 2007

Securing Human Rights Online

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Ron Deibert, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. Prof. Deibert, who is also a principal investigator in the Open Net Initiative, discusses “Securing Human Rights Online: Addressing Long-term Problems of Sustainability, Coordination, and Resource.”

1 comment February 5th, 2007

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