EVENT: LDV’s Conference fringe – tonight, 8pm

A final reminder about our conference event here in Sheffield, tonight at 8pm – and with the podcast recording brought to a wider, internet audience as soon after that as possible.

With attempts to control the internet ranging from drastic actions of dictators in the Middle East to democratic debates in the US Congress over an internet ‘kill switch’, and not forgetting the continuing debate over the Digital Economy Act in Britain, The Voice’s fringe meeting tonight at the Liberal Democrat spring conference is looking at who has control over what on the internet:

Who runs the internet? Wikileaks, piracy and censorship

WikileaksLibel law reform campaigner and former MP Evan Harris, website pioneer Mary Reid, James Blessing of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) and Jim Killock of the digital rights champions Open Rights Group debate recent issues about free speech and the internet with chair Mark Pack.

Meeting Room 6, Mercure St Paul’s Hotel, 119 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JE
12 March · 20:00 – 21:00

Hope to see you there.

Know other people who are coming to conference who may be interested in this meeting? If so, please let them know about it by sharing this post or our Facebook event with them – many thanks.

UPDATE: A podcast of the event is now available and Mary Reid has blogged her own opening contribution.

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One Comment

  • No matter who controls the interenet in a wide sense it is fairly simple for any regime to pull the plug on it as regards their internal population whenever they decide to do so. Same goes for mobile networks.

    The only real alternative is ‘steam’ radio and that is why I have been so worried about the cuts in the BBC foreign service – under Labour as well – as it is much harder to prevent these transmission getting through.

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