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Information Society Series: Pirate Politics, by Patrick Burkart

I’m very pleased to announce that the sixth book in the MIT Press collection “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Pirate Politics: The New Information Policy Contests by Patrick Burkart The Swedish Pirate Party emerged as a political force in 2006 when a group of software programmers and file-sharing geeks protested the police takedown […]

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Banned Books Week 2013: “How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom from Surveillance, & Democratic Values”

To kick off 2013 Banned Books Week, the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and UWM’s Center for Information Policy Research is partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to host a special lecture by Barbara Jones, Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom: CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE: How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom from Surveillance, and Democratic Values September 22, 2013 […]

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ALA-Google Symposium on “Revisiting the Children’s Internet Protection Act: 10 Years Later”

[Updated with links and summary comments at bottom of post] I have been invited to join a gathering of national library, education, technology, legal and policy experts for a national symposium hosted by the American Library Association and Google considering the impact of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) on access to electronic information July […]

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Technologies of Choice

Information Society Series: Technologies of Choice?

I’m very pleased to announce that the fifth book in the MIT Press collection “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Technologies of Choice? ICTs, Development, and the Capabilities Approach Dorothea Kleine Information and communication technologies (ICTs)–especially the Internet and the mobile phone–have changed the lives of people all over […]

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Information Society Series Book: The Digital Rights Movement

I’m very pleased to announce that the fourth book in the MIT Press “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright Hector Postigo The movement against restrictive digital copyright protection arose largely in response to the excesses of the […]

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Concurring Opinions hosting Online Symposium on Configuring the Networked Self

I’m honored and thrilled to be a part of an online symposium featuring Julie Cohen‘s important new book, Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice, hosted at Concurring Opinions the week of March 5. Thanks to Danielle Citron for organizing!  Full announcement below: During the week of March 5, we’re […]

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Information Society Series Book: Opening Standards – The Global Politics of Interoperability

I’m very pleased to announce that the second book in the MIT Press “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability Edited by Laura DeNardisSeptember 2011 Openness is not a given on the Internet. Technical standards–the underlying architecture that enables interoperability among hardware and […]

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In Opposition to Defunding WISCNET and other Internet Connectivity Programs

Last week, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) passed a budget omnibus motion that affects the entire University of Wisconsin system. Sections 23-26 of the budget measure includes new telecommunication rules that would have extraordinarily negative ramifications, particularly for providing affordable Internet connectivity in support of research collaborations and education at universities, school, libraries […]

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Information Society Series Book: Interfaces on Trial 2.0

I’m pleased to announce that the first book in the MIT Press “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Interfaces on Trial 2.0 By Jonathan Band and Masanobu Katoh March 2011 ISBN-10: 0-262-01500-5 ISBN-13: 978-0-262-01500-4 We live in an interoperable world. Computer hardware and software products from different manufacturers can […]

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Intellectual Freedom vs. WikiLeaks (Feb 24, Brookfield Public Library)

Building from the successful event on Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security in the 21st Century held at UW-Milwaukee, I will be joining my colleague Dr. Joyce Latham to discuss Intellectual Freedom vs. WikiLeaks at the Brookfield Public Library on Thursday, February 24th from 7 to 8 PM. Registration for this event is requested, […]

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