[A2k] Global Censorship Conference at Yale Law School (3/30-4/1)

Anjali Dalal anjali.dalal at yale.edu
Thu Mar 22 07:45:37 PDT 2012

Dear all:

I wanted to share with you some information about Yale's upcoming Global
Censorship Conference that I hope you will consider attending -- it should
be a good one!  For those interested, please register by Monday, 3/26.
 Details and registration information below.



The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law
School<http://www.law.yale.edu/news/14051.htm> will
be holding a conference on global
March 30 to April 1, 2012, at Yale Law School. This program is sponsored by
the Information Society Project at Yale Law
Thomson Reuters.

Are you concerned with how new technologies affect public discourse in the
United States and abroad? Do you wonder if the government can stop *you* from
making your voice heard? Censorship evokes images of burning books and
Tiananmen Square, but the censorship game has changed in the age of
wiretapping, IP address blocking, cell phones, and social networking.
Governments use different strategies to censor, and the public uses new
technology to communicate and organize.

How government censorship has changed in response to advances in technology
is one of a number of topics to be discussed at the conference, as well as
the technical and legal methods that can be used to circumvent censorship
domestically and abroad, and the new political controversies that are

Conference speakers include activists from Syria, Egypt, India, and Brazil;
lawyers from the ACLU and Center for Democracy and Technology; members of
the Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Yale Law Professor
Jack Balkin; Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler; Rebecca MacKinnon; and
many other accomplished lawyers, policymakers, and technologists.

A complete list of panelists and registration information is available
and registration is here. <http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2912185425>

M/CLE credit is available for conference attendance. Advance registration
is required for all attendees.

For more information, please contact Meredith Berger at
meredith.berger at yale.edu.

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