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NYC LOCAL: Tuesday 30 November 2010 and Wednesday 1 December 2010 Meetin

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Tuesday 30 November 2010 and Wednesday 1 December 2010 Meetings on Freedom of the Net and the Right to Own a Computer
Date: 29 Nov 2010 23:43:47 -0500

On Tuesday 30 November 2010 at Columbia University there will be
a discussion of the question "Big Media: Threat or Menace" with
Tim Wu, Richard R. John, and Nicholas Lemann on the podium:

On Wednesday 1 December 2010 Bruce Kushnick will meet with
volunteers willing to risk all in a direct engagement with the
Undead Telephone Company Arm of the Englobulators:

Also on Wednesday 1 December 2010 NYC*BUG will meet in a formally
disclosed but difficult to find place.  Perhaps moules will be

And Debian-NYC will also meet on Wednesday 1 December 2010.
This meeting is a Debian-NYC Novice Night.  If you wish to get
Debian GNU/Linux installed on a laptop, or a refrigerator, bring
the device down to Eyebeam around 6:00 pm:

These three Wednesday meetings will take place in the Lower Part
of the Island of the Manhattoes.  The Debian-NYC meeting is in
the Upper Lower Part.

For further information on all these gatherings see the appended
three official emails of invitation.

Jay Sulzberger <>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

  what="two invitations, one to the discussion at Columbia, and
        one to Bruce Kushnick's organizing meeting"
  but="Yes, there is another invitation to a meeting that is already past;
       and a notice about video available from ISO-NY"
  edits="insufficient in that odd characters remain">

 From: Joly MacFie <>
 Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 04:14:07 -0500
 To: Bruce Kushnick <>
 Subject: [OIA] Events: Susan Crawford / Tim Wu / Teletruth + Video: Viacom v. 

 Firstly, ISOC-NY would like to congratulate S=E9bastien Bachollet
 of ISOC France on his election on Sunday as the (first ever)
 At-Large selected ICAN= N Board Member..

 Then we have three important events to remind you of in the next
 three days= , including former Obama adviser Susan Crawford, her
 fellow Net Neutrality advocate Tim Wu, and Telecom watchdog and
 activist Bruce Kushnick.

 Lastly a great video of last Thursday's Copyright Society panel on Viacom v=


 *Susan Crawford - The State of Telecommunications Policy in the US Today*
 Monday, November 29, 2010, 3:30pm,
 Rm 109, Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer NYC
 Join Evan Korth=92s Computers & Society class for an ISOC-NY sponsored talk=
 Susan Crawford, who previously served as President Obama=92s Special Assist=
 for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy and was a former Board Membe=
 of ICANN. Currently, she is a professor at Cardozo Law School and a Visitin=
 Research Collaborator at Princeton=92s Center for Information Technology
 Policy. Most recently Susan has been in the forefront of opposition to the
 Comcast-NBC merger.

 No RSVP but come early to be assured of a seat. This will be videotaped for
 later webcast.


 *Big Media: Pro And Con*
 Tuesday November 30, 2010, 7pm,
 World Room (3rd Floor), School Of Journalism, Columbia University, 2950
 Broadway NYC
 Columbia University=92s Graduate School of Journalism and Columbia Law Scho=
 presents "Big Media: Pro and Con," a conversation with Professor Tim Wu,
 Columbia Law School, and Professor Richard R. John, Columbia Journalism
 School, moderated by Dean Nicholas Lemann, Columbia Journalism School.
 Professor John, a historian of communications who specializes in the
 political economy of communications in the United States, is the author of
 Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications. Professor Wu, who
 specializes in telecommunications law, intellectual property, and
 international trade, is the author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall
 of Information Empires.



 *Teletruth Open Board Meeting: The Future of US Broadband, Internet,
 Telecommunications, Wireless, Cable Services and Competition*
 Wednesday December 1, 2010 7:15pm, suite 404, 568 Broadway NYC (& Prince)
 For over a decade Teletruth's Bruce Kushnick has been almost a lone voice
 exposing chicanery in the telecom industry. The time has come to take
 Bruce's message to the wider public and raise a clamor to clean up the mess
 that is America=92s broadband, internet, phone and cable service.  Join
 Teletruth=92s Volunteers of America=92s Broadband, Internet, Cable, Phone a=
 Wireless. We are looking for a few good men and woman, regardless of your
 political party. If you have expertise - social media, video, graphics,
 fundraising, organizing, marketing, legal and regulatory, PR, or other
 skills, or are just annoyed and want to help create change - join us.



 *Video: Why Viacom v. YouTube Matters (Besides the $1 Billion)*
 The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. New York Chapter Panel: Why Viacom v.
 YouTube Matters (Besides the $1 Billion) at the Princeton Club NYC on Nov 1=
 2010. While YouTube won a summary judgement in this case, it is under
 appeal. The panel was tasked, rather than making appellate cases, with
 discussing the implications of the decision. Nevertheless much of the meat
 of the arguments was chewed at this lunchtime event.

 Joly MacFie  218 565 9365 Skype:punkcast

   Secretary - ISOC-NY -
 Open Infrastructure Alliance

  what="NYC*BUG meets in the secret backroom of a secret bar
        in a secret alley; be of faith and your eyes will see."
  more="The bookstore across the street has a small but good
        mathematics section.">

 Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 09:29:09 -0500
 From: NYC*BUG Announcements <>
 Subject: [announce] NYCBUG this Wednesday

 December 01, 2010
 Holiday Meeting: Your Tips as Community Gifts

 6:45 PM, Suspenders Restaurant

 111 Broadway in Manhattan

 Last December (;SUBM=10239), we 
 had a useful and fun meeting with a variety of speakers presenting their 
 day-to-day hacks: small methods and tools that save time and hassles.

 This year, we`ll do the same.

 So get ready and think of one or two small hacks that save you time. 
 Maybe it`s saved a few minutes a day, maybe it`s saved your job.

 And with the holiday season, it`s a great time to give back to the 
 technical community.

 The life you may be saving might be someone you actually like!

 Submit your proposed hack or two with the Add Content tab 
 (, select "I want to 
 give a meeting" as the "type of submission," and we can add you to the 
 announce mailing list


  what="official invitation to Debian Install Fest"
  and="This will be an Install Fest, but it is also
       a general gathering for those who wish
       to learn and teach about Debian, so it is called
       Debian-NYC Novice Night"
  note="Please write to or to if you intend to show up,
        so Eyebeam and/or Debian-NYC will have
        a count of people expected; if you do not write
        you will, likely, anyway be welcomed
        into the Fellowship of Debian GNU/Linux."

 Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:27:58 -0500
 From: Richard Darst <>
 To: Debian-NYC List <>
 Subject: [Debian-NYC] Invitation to Debian-NYC Novice Night

 Debian-NYC would like to invite you to our next Novice Night.

 Novice Nights are Debian-NYC's meetings for everyone. If you would
 like to install Debian, come on by. If you would like help with
 configuring or making Debian do what you need, we can do that too. If
 you want to hang out with Debianistas to pick up tips and tricks, come
 on by. We can also provide some help with other derivatives of Debian,
 such as Ubuntu.

 Novice Nights are free-form: bring your questions, and you'll be able
 to talk to people to answer them. There isn't a set structure here or
 presentation, so you can come and go as you would like. There may be
 mini-presentations throughout the night. We will be able to help with
 new installations or fixing/configuring existing ones. We can make
 installation CDs or USB drives. You should bring your computers you
 would like help on (and your friends!).

 We welcome groups. If you have a group attending, feel free to contact
 us in advance so that we can prepare something for you. If you have
 questions, please direct them to Richard Darst <rkd at zgib dot net>.

 Where and When: Eyebeam, Wednesday, December 1st, 2010, 18:00.

 Getting there: See Eyebeam directions. Eyebeam is on the west side of
 Manhattan, in Chelsea. A/C/E/1/2/L trains are the closest.

 Contact: IRC at #debian-nyc on ; ;
 or Richard Darst (rkd at zgib dot net).


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