Techno-Activism Third Mondays is an informal meetup designed to connect and create synergies between techno-activists and hacktivists in the New York area who work on or with circumvention tools, and are interested in anti-censorship and anti-surveillance issues. Visit the wiki page for this event, found here
Online Publishing Rights for Activists
Speaker: Jeff Hermes,
Director, Digital Media Law Project,
Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Many activists publish and share content online to further their cause. However, there are many risks with online publication including legal issues relating to newsgathering; intellectual property issues; and special risks associated with covering elections. Complicating this scenario, laws may differ by state and country.
Jeff Hermes, Director of the Berkman's Digital Media Law Project, will provide activists with advice and tools that will help them minimize their risks and protect themselves. More importantly, he
will help activists understand their online rights.
The Digital Media Law Center is part of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. They provide legal training and resources for individuals and organizations involved in citizen media.
The event will start at 6:00pm @ the OpenITP/ New America Foundation SOHO offices. Yummy goodies and drinks will be served. Internet will also be provided for those who want to hack projects. However, the main goal of the event is to create synergies between those New Yorkers who are most passionate about keeping the internet open and free.
Address: 199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3b. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org