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new meetings / webcasts; solidarity with Haiti

From: Joly M.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8:33 PM

A meeting this week; a couple of new webcasts; an exciting upcoming event; a amessage of solidarity with the Haitian Internet community.



ISOC-NY will be holding it?s first 2010 members meeting on Thu Jan 28 at NYU.

* What: ISOC-NY Members meeting
* When: Thu January[masked]pm-8.30pm
* Where: Room 412, Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street NYC (SW corner of West 4th) (See note below)


WEBCAST: Google Book Settlement Workshop ? 1/20/2010

Filed under: community, law, litigation, webcast - 21 Jan 2010

On Jan 20, the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) , the National Writers Union (NWU), and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and the Internet Society?s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) jointly sponsored a workshop to discuss the implications for writers of the proposed Google Books Settlement (GBS), which is the result of a class action brought by the Authors Guild. There is some urgency, as writers only have until Jan[masked] to opt out or object. The above organizations all oppose the settlement.

Audio and video can be found on


WEBCAST: New York Tech Council ? Tech Trends for[masked]/14/2010

On Jan[masked] the newly formed New York Technology Council held its second public meeting in the form of a panel discussion on the topic ?Technology Trends for 2010?. Representatives of Google and Microsoft were joined by City Council member Gale Brewer to pontificate on what the new year might bring.

Audio and video can be found on


ISOC-NY Event: Eben Moglen ?Freedom in the Cloud? ? 2/5/2010

Eben Moglen, Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University, and founder, Director-Counsel and Chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center, will speak about ?Freedom in the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing? on Friday, February 5, 2010, 7-9 pm. This event will be webcast live. The public is welcome.

More info:


Solidarity with the Haitian Internet community

On behalf of the ISOC community, a message of solidarity to leading members of the Haitian Internet community,


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