FC: Events: Copyright in LA on 11/29; privacy in DC on 11/26

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Nov 20 2001 - 21:48:32 PST

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    From: tawnyaat_private
    Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 12:05:32 -0500
    Organization: Center for the Public Domain
    To: declanat_private
    Subject: Larry Lessig & Jack Valenti to debate on "Creativity, Commerce &
      Culture" 11.29.01 @ USC
    Hi, Declan.  Thought the politech audience may be interested in this 
    upcoming debate between Jack Valenti and Larry Lessig.  Tawnya
    In the new digital environment, what impact do intellectual property rights 
    have on innovation and creativity?
    Do copyrights and patents hamper or enhance artistic life? How is our 
    creative culture being shaped by changes in law and technology?
    You are invited to join a spirited exchange between Jack Valenti, president 
    of the Motion Picture Association of America,
    and Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University Law professor and author of The 
    Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World,
    on Thursday, November 29, 2001, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg School 
    for Communication, University of Southern California.
    Thursday, November 29, 2001, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Reception immediately following debate.
    Annenberg School for Communication
    University of Southern California
    3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281
    To reserve seating, call  213-740-5658 or email asceventat_private
    This event is free and open to the public.
    For those interested but not able to attend in person, the event will also 
    feature a live webcast and bulletin board discussion.
    For more information visit 
    Enter campus at Gate 6 located on Vermont Ave. & 36th Place.
    Look for Annenberg Event signs from the parking structure to the Annenberg 
    Parking at USC is $6. For more parking information and directions visit 
    The event is co-sponsored by USC Annenberg's Norman Lear Center and
    by the Center for the Public Domain, a Durham, North Carolina-based 
    philanthropic foundation.
    Tawnya Louder-Reynolds
    Public Relations
    Center for the Public Domain
    919.549.8388 tel
    919.549.8449 fax
    Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 13:13:24 -0500
    From: Jennifer Ambrosino <jambroat_private>
    Subject: Privacy eventTo: Declan McCullogh <declanat_private>
    Hello, I received your name and e-mail address from David Sobel. He is
    participating on a panel for an event we are holding on Monday, November
    26th. He thought you would be interested in hearing about it and we were
    hoping you would pass it along to the members of your listserv. I have
    included all the information about the event below as well as an
    attachment. If you want to know anything more about the event, don't
    hesitate to contact me. Thanks very much,
             Privacy vs. Public Safety
                     Before 9/11 claims were made that privacy was 
    "dead."  Were these claims
    justified? If the challengers were mainly private parties and the
    government was called to protect us--how does that fit into the Big Brother
    thesis? Does 9/11 justify any additional changes in out treatment of
    privacy?  By what criteria are we to decide? Nadine Strossen, Orin Kerr,
    David Sobel, and Victoria Toensing participate in a dialogue that explores
    the tension between privacy and public safety.  The dialogue will be
    moderated by Amitai Etzioni.
    When:   Monday, November 26 at 3:00 PM
    Where:  School of Media and Public Affairs, 805 21st Street, NW (corner of
    21st & H), Room B02
                     This event is free and open to the public. No registration 
    is required.
    Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law at New York Law School, has written,
    lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law,
    civil liberties, and international human rights. Since 1991, she has served
    as President of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head
    the nation's largest and oldest civil liberties organization. The National
    Law Journal has twice named Strossen one of "The 100 Most Influential
    Lawyers in America." In 1996, Working Woman Magazine listed her among the
    "350 Women Who Changed the World 1976-1996." Strossen's writings have been
    published in many scholarly and general interest publications (more than
    225 published works).
    Orin Kerr, Associate Professor of Law at George Washington University,
    served on the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Computer Crime
    and Intellectual Property Section, where, as a trial attorney in the
    Attorney General's Honor Program, he investigated and prosecuted computer
    crime, with a particular emphasis on computer hacker and cyberterrorism
    investigations. Professor Kerr received his B.S.E. in mechanical
    engineering from Princeton University, his M.S. in mechanical engineering
    from Stanford University, and his J.D. from Harvard University.
    David Sobel is General Counsel of the Electronic Privacy Information Center
    in Washington, DC, a non-profit research organization that examines the
    privacy implications of computer networks, the Internet and other
    communications media.  He has litigated numerous cases under the Freedom of
    Information Act (FOIA) seeking the disclosure of government documents on
    privacy policy, including electronic surveillance and encryption controls.
    He was co-counsel in Reno v. ACLU, the successful constitutional challenge
    to the Communications Decency Act, and has participated in other cases
    involving privacy and free expression on the Internet.  Mr. Sobel has a
    longstanding interest in privacy, civil liberties, national security and
    information access issues and has written and spoken on these issues
    frequently since 1981.
    Victoria Toensing is a founding partner of the Washington law firm diGenova
    & Toensing.  In 1997, Toensing was named special counsel by the U.S. House
    of Representatives to probe the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  As
    Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the U.S.
    Justice Department from 1984-1988, she established Justice's Terrorism
    Unit.  She managed the Federal government's efforts to bring to justice the
    terrorists responsible for the hijacking of TWA 847, the bombing of Pan Am
    830 and the takeover of the cruise ship Achille Lauro. She also served as
    Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee.
    For more information, please contact:
    Jennifer Ambrosino
    Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies
    phone: 202.994.6420   fax: 202.994.1606
    email: comnetat_private
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