From the New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology: Freedom vs. Control: Rights Management in the Digital Age; Wednesday, 15 December 2004 — with quite a speaker list!!
Chilling effects, electronic frontiers, anarchist librarians, free software, creative commons, civil liberties, the DMCA, and the mysterious fog of licensing, copyright, and liability – all packed into a single day dedicated to exploring the epic battle over rights in the digital environment.
The latest in an award-winning series of timely and engaging conferences for information leaders and practitioners, this NEASIS&T professional gathering promises to generate deeper understanding, thought-provoking ideas, and lively debate. Technology, law, society and custom weave a tangled web of challenges and opportunities in the modern age – forcing us to actively and continuously evaluate our needs for both freedom and control of intellectual property. Join your colleagues and four dynamic speakers from the forefront of 21st century information leadership for a day of fascinating conversations designed to illuminate the shadowy netherworld of rights management.
And coming up sooner than that: the Berkman Center indicates that there will be a JOLT talk next week (Nov 16): EFF v. RIAA: Grokster, INDUCE, and the Future of Innovation - speaking will be Jason Schultz of the EFF and Stan Pierre-Louis of the RIAA