Information Management Public Lecture Series

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Public Lecture Series



2011-0075.jpgJonathon W. Penney
Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Doctoral candidate, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University

Tuesday, November 6 at 1:30 pm
Rowe Management Building Room 3089

The Ghosts of Info-Wars Past: Lessons for the Law and Politics of Internet Censorship Resistance Today

With Internet censorship on the rise around the world, both organizations and individuals have developed and distributed a variety of tools to assist Internet users to circumvent such censorship. This talk will examine more closely the international law and politics of such censorship resistance activities through three case studies involving past global communications censorship and information conflicts and the world community's response — telegram cable cutting and censorship, high frequency radio jamming, and direct broadcast satellite blocking. In addition to illustrating some of the legal, political, and security concerns that have animated global communications censorship, the lecture will extrapolate lessons and insights for Internet censorship (and its resistance) today, such as the legality of censorship circumvention, the nature of censorship justifications, and the effectiveness of Internet censorship monitoring and circumvention.

For more information please contact Bertrum MacDonald (494-2472 or [log in to unmask]).






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