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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 15 November 2012 Internet Society of New York: Discu

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 15 November 2012 Internet Society of New York: Discussion of the New Copyright Alert System
Date: 15 Nov 2012 03:13:03 -0500

  what="official ISOC-NY announcement"
  time="This event starts at 3:00 pm, 15 November 2012."
  place="New York Law School
         185 West Broadway
         NY, NY 10013"
  invalid-assumption-behind-proposed-system="The Englobulators
          have the legal right and the practical power to wiretap all
          Net traffic, and to suppress traffic they do not like."

 Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:53:31 -0500
 From: David Solomonoff <>
 Subject: [isoc-ny] NEWS RELEASE: Internet Society and its New York Chapter to 
Host Open Forum Discussion on the New Copyright Alert System

 *Internet Society and its New York Chapter to Host Open Forum Discussion 
 on the New Copyright Alert System*

 INET New York will initiate a discussion on the new Copyright Alert 
 System (CAS) aimed at warning Internet users about illegally downloaded 

 [Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland – 09 November 2012] — The 
 Internet Society, in collaboration with its New York Chapter, will host 
 a half-day discussion forum on November 15, which will address the 
 Center for Copyright Information's (CCI) new Copyright Alert System 
 (CAS). The INET New York, held at the New York Law School, will feature 
 two panel discussions and will conclude with a wrap-up multi-stakeholder 
 session. The event will seek to provide information and exchange ideas 
 regarding the operation of CAS, its strengths, weaknesses, and the 
 challenges that lie ahead.

 The CAS, designed to provide warnings to Internet users who illegally 
 download copyrighted content over peer-to-peer file sharing networks, 
 was formed as a collaborative effort between U.S. content creators and 
 five leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Internet users will 
 receive a graduated set of six warnings from their ISP, if the 
 downloading persists.

 The CCI mechanism, based on self-regulation paradigms, has an underlying 
 rationale similar to other initiatives and copyright policy responses 
 around the world. The Internet Society, bringing together for the first 
 time several representatives and members of the CCI along with a broad 
 range of industry organizations and public interest advocates, hopes to 
 initiate a robust dialogue regarding the effectiveness of this new 

 Panel Discussion #1: Overview of the CCI and the CAS
 * Moderator: Declan McCullagh, Chief Political Correspondent, CNET
 * Link Hoewing, Vice President, Internet and Technology Policy, Verizon
 * Fernando Laguarda, Vice President, External Affairs and Policy 
 Counselor, Time Warner Cable
 * Jill Lesser, Executive Director, Center for Copyright Information
 * Victoria Sheckler, SVP and Deputy General Counsel, Recording Industry 
 Association of America
 * Ben Sheffner, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Motion Picture 
 Association of America
 * Ronald Wheeler, SVP Content Protection, Fox Entertainment Group

 Panel Discussion #2: The Public Interest and Academic Viewpoint on the 
 CCI and CAS
 * Moderator: Jeff Jarvis, Associate Professor and Director of the 
 Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University 
 of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism
 * Konstantinos Komaitis, Policy Advisor, Internet Society
 * Molly Land, Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School
 * Aram Sinnreich, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University’s School of 
 Communication and Information
 * Gigi Sohn, President and CEO, Public Knowledge
 * David Sohn, General Counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology

 Wrap-up Multi-stakeholder Panel:
 * Moderated by Konstantinos Komaitis, Policy Advisor, Internet Society
 * Participation by speakers from previous panels

 "The Internet Society supports the development of a robust digital 
 content environment that will foster the continued growth and 
 development of an open, global Internet,” said Paul Brigner, Internet 
 Society Regional Bureau Director, North America. “The launch of the new 
 Copyright Alert System has generated a great deal of discussion, and the 
 Internet Society and its New York Chapter felt it was important to 
 convene these panels to discuss this important topic.  This event will 
 give participants the opportunity to join in the dialogue and to reflect 
 on the effectiveness of CAS.”

 For more information on the INET New York, visit

 Press release:

Distributed poC TINC:

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

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