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2010-10-22 EU, Luxembourg - Safer Internet Forum 2010
(Europa) How do children use online technologies? Are parents up to speed? How to cope with risks? The 2010 edition of the Safer Internet Forum will take place in Luxembourg on the 21-22 October. This year the Safer Internet Forum will focus on the results of two major research projects funded by the Safer Internet Programme: EUKidsOnline II, which surveyed children and parents in 25 European countries about internet use, and European Online Grooming Project, the first European research project that studies the characteristics and behaviour of sexual offenders who have used the internet to groom young people. The results of research will be put in context in 3 parallel sessions on 21 October and a plenary session on 22 October. see agenda.

2010-09-28 EU, Warsaw - 4th International Conference Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online
(Saferinternet.pl) The 4th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online", which will take place at the Novotel Warsaw Airport, on 28-29 September 2010, is organized by the Polish Safer Internet Center, established by the Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK) and the Nobody's Children Foundation. Klicksafe, a German project devoted to Internet safety, is also involved in the preparations for the Conference, organized within the framework of the European Commission's "Safer Internet" program. The main partner of the event is Orange Foundation. The Warsaw conference will bring together representatives from the education sector, NGOs, law enforcement, government and industry. It will address a wide variety of issues relating to children and young people's safety online, such as identifying computer crimes against the youngest Internet users, grooming, cyberbullying, child safety and mobile phones, online gaming and Internet addiction.

2010-05-27 ES, Madrid - Putting the Pieces Together: Building a Comprehensive Online Safety Plan
(FOSI) Putting the Pieces Together: Building a Comprehensive Online Safety Plan Venue: Telefonica, Auditorio Distrito C, Ronda de la Comunicacion S/N, Madrid. Date: May 27, 2010 Topics to be covered include: Online Responsibility and Safer ICT Use - Does the Self Regulatory Framework Promote 21st Century Citizenship? Taking Control of Your Data - Staying Safe while Social Networking, Micro-blogging & Photo Sharing TechTalk as aids to safety: What's Coming Down the Track? The Collaborative Efforts of Law Enforcement, Industry and Government in Online Child Protection. How can we Better Promote the Safer Use of ICTs in Latin American Countries? Can Parents and Carers Supervise Everything Kids do Online? The New Breed of Location Services - Privacy and Safety Concerns for children and young people. Future Dialogue - Alliances and Partnerships to help Families Stay Safer.

2010-05-27 BE, Antwerp e-Youth: balancing between opportunities & risks?
(UCSIA) 27-28 May 2010 - Antwerp - Belgium. UCSIA and the University of Antwerp are pleased to announce the organisation of a two-day international, multidisciplinary conference on children, adolescents & ICT. The conference will focus on national and international research dealing with social, cultural, economic, legal, psychological and ethical issues regarding young people's uses of various internet applications and mobile telephony. Confirmed keynotes so far are: Jos de Haan, Sonia Livingstone, Yves Poullet, Peter Smith, Patti M Valkenburg, Seounmi Youn.

2010-05-26 BE, Antwerp - Cyberbullying
(University of Antwerp) COST action IS0801 is pleased to announce the organisation of an international workshop on legal issues regarding cyberbullying amongst youngsters (peer-to-peer and student-versus-authority). This workshop will be held on Wednesday May 26th 2010, in Antwerp (Belgium). It will be followed by the "E-youth: Opportunities and risks" conference on May 27th-28th 2010, organised by UCSIA and the University of Antwerp.

2010-05-06 EU, Brussels - eNACSO Conference: Protecting Children Online
(eNACSO) The conference on Protecting Children Online will take place on Thursday 6 May in Brussels. The conference will mark the launch of our 'Agenda for Action', this is our recommendations to governments, industry and other relevant stakeholders. The conference will provide a platform for children's rights organisations to come together with senior EU policy-makers, industry representatives, and others to discuss some of the most pressing issues on child safety online, including: Children and the new breed of location services; The EU challenges of protecting children online; Children and the EU's Digital Agenda. Download the conference agenda.

2010-05-05 AT, Krems - EDem10 - 4th international Conference on E-Democracy
(Danube University Krems) EDem10 will take place at Danube University Krems, Austria, on 6th and 7th of May 2010. EDem is the leading E-Democracy conference in Europe and the keynote speakers will ensure an interesting event. On primary aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners. Deadline for Extended Call for Papers 1 March.

2010-04-29 ES, Madrid - EuroDIG 2010
(EuroDIG) European Dialogue on Internet Governance EuroDIG 2010 will take place at the 29/30 April 2010 in Madrid. We invite herewith all interested stakeholders to a joint preparatory meeting in Madrid on 19 January 2010 at 11:00 am CET.

2010-03-23 CoE, Strasbourg - Octopus Interface on Cooperation against Cybercrime
(CoE) The next Octopus Interface on Cooperation against Cybercrime will take place in Strasbourg on 23-25 March 2010. It will gather cybercrime experts from public and private sectors; international and non-governmental organisations to discuss the issues of security and the protection of fundamentals rights on the Internet as well as to share good practices in implementing the Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol. The Conference will also focus on the following topics: Effective measures against the sexual exploitation and abuse of children on the internet; The Convention on Cybercrime as a global framework; Cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors;aw enforcement responsibilities: the role of high-tech crime units, CERTs/CSIRTs, registries and registrars; Mapping networks against cybercrime; Technical cooperation against cybercrime. See first outline of the Conference.

2010-02-01 ES, Madrid La Televisión por Internet (TVIP y VOD) - Compartir, Comunicar, Educar
(e-Televisión) En estas Jornadas analizaremos las tendencias y oportunidades de las INTERNET TV (tanto la TVIP como el Video on Demand –VOD-) para Universidades, Centros de Investigación y Formación, Empresas orientadas a las TICs, así como para colegios e institutos, dedicando algunas sesiones a los profesores como docentes y "prescriptores" de las tecnologías en las aulas. Fecha: en Madrid del 1 - 3 de febrero de 2010. Dirige: Dra. Loreto Corredoira, loretoc@ccinf.ucm.es. Organiza: e-Televisión, spin off de la Complutense y el Grupo Complutense IPTV.

2009-11-15 IGF, Sharm El Sheikh, - 4th Internet Governance Forum
(IGF) The fourth annual IGF Meeting will be held from 15-18 November in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Consultations open to all stakeholders were held in Geneva on 23-24 February 2009. Open Consultation 23 February 2009 Transcript and Open Consultations 24 February 2009 Transcript. The Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) met in Geneva on 25-26 February 2009. The MAG agreed on the broad outline of a meeting schedule. see summary. Stakeholders are invited to submit preliminary workshop proposals based on this template by 15 April 2009. An online form will be made available in due course for the submission of proposals.

2009-10-22 EU, Luxembourg - Safer Internet Forum 2009
(Euroap) The 2009 edition of the Safer Internet Forum will take place in Luxembourg on 22 and 23 October and its main theme will be "Promoting internet safety in schools". The Forum will be open for stakeholders from NGOs, governments, researchers, industry representatives, including Internet Service Providers, mobile network operators, social networking sites, software developers. You can consult the draft agenda of the event. Further details on the programme and registration will be published at a later stage. The Safer Internet Forum will be preceeded by the INSAFE Pan-European Youth Panel and a Teachers' Panel. Both meetings will take place on 21 October in Luxembourg and will be closed to the public. The main conclusions of both the Youth and the Teachers' Panel will be presented during the Safer Internet Forum.

2009-07-08 EU, Brussels - Hearing on video games and protection of minors
(Europa) In April 2008, the Commission with its Communication on video games signalled the growing importance of video games both in social and economic terms and explicitly showcased the video games industry, arguing that it is about to become a major pillar of European media culture. One year after the Communication, Commissioner Reding, experts and relevant stakeholders will come together in order to re-assess progress to date towards improved protection of minors and identify further measures as necessary. The European Commission's hearing on video games and the protection of minors will take place on 8 July 2009 in Brussels. It will take the form of panel discussions on the following topics: Raising awareness among parents and consumers; Online Games: particular risks, specific responses?; Towards a pan- European Code of Conduct for the retail sale of video games. 8 July 2009; 10.00 - 16.30.

2009-06-11 EU, London - EU Kids Online conference
(EU Kids Online) Thursday June 11th 2009, New Academic Building, London School of Economics and Political Science, London. An international one-day conference for researchers, policy makers, industry, educators, NGOs and government to address the policy issues and research findings about children and the internet. The conference will focus on European research on cultural, contextual and risk issues regarding children and the internet. It will report the final results and recommendations from three years' work by the EU Kids Online network of 60 researchers in 21 countries funded by the EC Safer Internet plus Programme. It will also showcase the latest current research in Europe and Worldwide.

2009-06-02 ITU, Tokyo - Safer Internet Environment for Children
(ITU) ITU, within the context of the Child Online Protection Initiative, together with MIC Japan is organizing a Strategic Dialogue on Safer Internet Environment for Children that will be held on 2-3 June in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Strategic Dialogue will provide a platform for policy-makers, regulators, industry representatives, research and academia to exchange views, experiences and good practices on key policy and strategy issues in the area of child online protection. It will also examine the dimensions of child e-safety, including information about the dangers facing children online, the tools presently available to reduce the risks to them, including current, new and emerging ICTs and finally, recommendations and key activities which could be undertaken in this area. See Draft Programme.

2009-05-19 EU, Brussels - Data Protection Conference 2009 Personal data - more use, more protection?
(Europa) 19-20 May 2009. European Commission, Charlemagne building, Brussels. The European Commission organises a personal data use and protection conference to look at new challenges for privacy. How should personal data be protected in a globalised world with increased mobility and in the wake of modern communication and information technologies and new policies? Which data is accessed and exchanged by public authorities and private companies? How well are current rules on international transfers of personal data working in a time of “cloud computing”? What are the expectations of individuals and business and society as a whole?

2008-10-21 IGF, Strasbourg - European Dialogue on Internet Governance
(EuroDIG.org) Consultations before the 3rd IGF in Hyderabad with a particular emphasis on : "Fostering security, privacy and openness on the internet". European actors interested in Internet Governance issues will meet in Strasbourg on 20-21 October 2008, to discuss openly and freely their ideas, experiences and concerns in a fully multi-stakeholder format. The main themes on the Agenda of the 3rd IGF to be held in Hyderabad in December will be addressed with a particular emphasis on issues surrounding security, privacy, and openness on the Internet (concerns such as cutting Internet access, the privacy and security of popular internet banking and commerce applications, etc). Other themes will include universal access, as well as managing Internet critical resources. Europäischer Dialog zur Internet Governance geplant (Heise)

2008-09-25 EU, Luxembourg, Safer Internet Forum 2008
(Europa) This year's Safer Internet Forum will take place in Luxembourg on September 25 and 26. The Forum is open for stakeholders from NGOs, governments, researchers, industry representatives, including Internet Service Providers, mobile network operators, social networking sites, software developers. The European Commission is organising 4 different experts' panels on the following topics: September 25: Social Networking and Children, Age verification; September 26: What do we know about Children's use of online technologies?, Media Rating - towards pan-European cross media rating and classification schemes. In order to prepare the Safer Internet Forum discussions, the European Commission has launched in June 2008 a public consultation to get input from all relevant stakeholders. Contributions from those interested are expected until July 31 2008.

2008-09-22 EU/US, Washington D.C. - RFID symposium
(Europa) U.S.-European Union RFID symposium, 22 September 2008 - 23 September 2008 Washington D.C. As part of the framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration between the European Union and the United States, the U.S.-EU Summit Leaders identified priority growth projects that will significantly enhance transatlantic economic integration, growth, and job creation. One of these "Lighthouse Projects" is Innovation and Technology, and cooperation on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies was singled out for specific joint action. As part of this joint action in cooperation with industry stakeholders, the United States and the European Union two days of RFID events have been planned.

2008-03-11 EU, Luxembourg - Safer Internet plus Information Day
(Europa) A central Information Day presenting the main activities carried out under Safer Internet plus, the objectives of the actions open under the 2008 call and providing details on how to submit a proposal will be held in Luxembourg in the Jean Monnet Building on Tuesday, 11 March 2008.

2008-02-19 EU - eContentplus 2008 Information Day
(Euroap) A new call for proposals will be launched under the eContentplus programme in 2008. The provisional date for publication is March. The provisional deadline for receipt of proposals is 12 June 2008. A central Information Day presenting the objectives of the target areas for 2008 and providing details on how to submit a proposal will be held in Luxembourg in the Jean Monnet Building on Tuesday, 19 February 2008.

2007-11-12 IGF, Rio de Janeiro - Second IGF meeting
(IGF) The inaugural Internet Governance Forum meeting in Athens, Greece, proved a great success. This year, the Government of Brazil has generously offered to host the second IGF meeting in Rio de Janeiro from 12 to 15 November 2007.

2007-06-21 Geneva ITU/EBU High-Level Experts Meeting on Competitive Platforms for Digital Content
(ITU) The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are jointly organizing a high-level experts meeting to identify global trends and to address the new technological and policy challenges in the digital content delivery environment. The ITU/EBU High-Level Experts Meeting on 'Competitive Platforms for Digital Content' will be held from 21 to 22 June 2007 at EBU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. It is a unique opportunity which will bring together the world's leading ICT companies, decision-makers, international organizations and governments for a high-level meeting to facilitate the creation of new opportunities for growth in the digital content market.

2007-06-20 EU, Luxembourg - Safer Internet Forum
(Europa) The Safer Internet Forum 2007 will take place in Luxembourg on 20-21 June. The Forum will be composed of three workshops and a plenary session for discussing relevant issues with stakeholders which, in addition to the public consultation on Safer Internet and online technologies for children, will give input for the Commission's decision whether to propose a follow-up programme from 2009 to 2013. The three workshops focus on: Online-related sexual abuse of children, in particular grooming; Assessing the need for awareness-raising for creating a safe online environment for children; and The impact and consequences of convergence of online technologies for online safety.

2007-05-24 EU, Luxembourg - eContentplus Information Day
(Euroap) On Thursday 24 May, an Information Day will be held for the third call for proposals of the eContentplus programme. Subject to the completion of all the necessary procedures, it is intended to launch the call in June 2007 with a provisional deadline for receipt of proposals on 4 October 2007.

2007-05-18 UK, Oxford Global Internet Filtering Conference 2007
(OpenNet Initiative) The OpenNet Initiative is holding its first public conference to discuss the current state of play of Internet filtering worldwide. The conference will be hosted by the Oxford Internet Institute and held at the University of Oxford on May 18, 2007. The conference is free of charge and open to the public. Results from the first global study of Internet filtering carried out by the OpenNet Initiative will be on the table for a day of discussion involving ICT development experts, speech and human rights advocates, journalists and bloggers, international laywers and scholars, and others interested in state responses to online information flows. We hope you will join us in exploring interpretations and implications of our data and helping to shape the OpenNet Initiative's evolving research agenda.

2007-05-15 Brussels EUPACO: Towards a New European Patent System
(EUPACO) We bring together a new group of reputed expert speakers and we invite participants for the second Brussels event on 15 and 16 May. Keynote speakers: Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical Ltd; Ron Marchant, and William Kovacic. Ron Marchant has just retired as Chief Executive of the Patent Office (UK) where he was also Director of Patents for 12 years. Under his leadership, the UK office has become widely known as a leader among national office for its innovative services and policy development. William Kovacic is one of five Commissioners of the Federal Trademark Commission in the U.S. He previously served as General Counsel for the FTC at the time agency conducted its landmark study on patents, innovation, and competition.

2007-05-14 Geneva 2nd WSIS Action Line C5 Facilitation Meeting
(ITU) WSIS Action Line C5: Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs. The 2nd WSIS Action Line C5 facilitation meeting will be held 14-15 May 2007 at ITU Headquarters (Room K) in Geneva, Switzerland from 9:30-17:30 both days. The meeting is open to all stakeholders and will be held in conjunction with a cluster of events 14-25 May surrounding World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (May 17th). The invitation letter and draft agenda is available here. See also Partnerships for Global Cybersecurity Web site and Background on WSIS Action Line C5.

2007-03-13 EU, Brussels - RFID Forum
(Europa) March 13th and 14th 2007, Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Brussels. This conference will concentrate on the following two objectives: 1) Identification of research needs from RFID towards the 'Internet of Things' with respect to different application areas; 2) Act as a platform for continuing the dialogue with the RFID stakeholders on an European level. After the opening by a keynote session, two streams will be run in parallel, focusing on academic research and development, and on an industry and technology forum. The conference will be concluded by a panel session, providing concise summaries and recommendations. Papers are welcomed in all related areas that focus on original research, development and experience. All papers submitted in this convocation will be published in the proceedings. Submission deadline: February 9th 2007. See call for papers

2007-02-15 EU - Conference on scientific publishing in the digital age
(Europa) A conference entitled 'Scientific publishing in the European Research Area: access, dissemination and preservation in the digital age' will take place on 15 and 16 February in Brussels, Belgium. The aim of the conference will be to discuss and provide policy options for scientific publishing under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and in the European Research Area (ERA). Keynote speakers at the event will include Commissioner for Science and Research Janez Potocnik and the Commissioner for Information Society and Media, Vivian Reding.

2006-11-13 UK, London Blocking Denial of Service Attacks on the Internet
(Communications Research Network) This workshop will bring together a range of experts to discuss technical, legal, regulatory and contractual measures that would have a real effect in reducing Denial of Service attacks on-line. Denial of Service attacks, where high-profile websites are overwhelmed with a flood of traffic from compromised machines on the Internet, are becoming a real problem for UK business and government. Organised criminals are getting involved, using the threat of attacks to extort large sums of money from a range of organisations in the UK and overseas.

2006-11-01 UK, London The database state?
(Ian Brown) The UK government is pushing ahead with an ambitious programme of wide-spread sharing of personal data and building massive national databases on both adults and children. Is widespread data sharing a panacea for effective 21st century government? Is it legal within the European privacy framework?

2006-10-23 EU, Brussels - International Transfers of Personal Data
(Europa) The European Commission will organise on 23/24 October 2006 in Brussels a Conference on International Transfers of Personal Data, jointly with the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party -the independent EU Advisory Body on Data Protection and Privacy- and the United States Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. This Conference is a follow up of the Seminar on the Safe Harbour held in Washington in December 2005 organised by the US Department of Commerce and the Working Party. Programme .

2006-10-19 EE, Tallinn - Digital Future of Cultural and Scientific Heritage
(TEL-ME-MOR) The TEL-ME-MOR Policy Conference titled "The Digital Future of Cultural and Scientific Heritage" is a high level international event to be held in the National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, on 19-20 October 2006. The conference will provide a forum for discussion of the latest digital library developments in Europe and in the world, highlighting future research requirements and formulating recommendations as to how the R&D agendas can lead to improving access to our common cultural heritage.

2006-10-16 EU, Brussels - Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
(Europa) The European Commission will organise in Brussels on Monday 16 October a final conference on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to close the series of consultation initiatives which Mrs Viviane Reding, Commissioner for the Information and Media, announced at CeBIT 2006. This conference will be opened by the commissioner, and it will feature European Commission officials, Members of the European Parliament, and relevant stakeholders from industry, government and civil society who have been involved in the ongoing European debate about RFID.

2006-10-05 CoE, Erevan - Empowering children and young people
(CoE) The Council of Europe is organising a Pan-European Forum on "Human Rights in the Information Society: Empowering children and young people" which will take place at in Yerevan, Armenia, on 5 and 6 October 2006. Interested representatives of states, industry (e.g. internet service providers, mobile phone operators, gaming industry, etc), civil society and the media, as well as other organisations, institutions and experts, are invited to take part in this Forum.

2006-09-13 EU, Helsinki - The Impact of eGovernment in Europe
(Europa) Joint conference of the European Commission and the Finnish Presidency of the EU in collaboration with SAP and Capgemini. The objective of the conference is to track the process towards visible impact of the eGovernment Action Plan and check the status of national and regional impact frameworks and explore partnership with industry.

2006-09-05 DE, Cologne - 4th German Anti Spam Summit
(eco) Focus on international Anti-Phishing Projects. The 4th German Anti Spam Summit will take place on the September 5th in Cologne, this time focusing on Phishing. Organisers are eco, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Cologne and EuroISPA. Again it will be an international congress with international speakers, so the event will be held mainly in English language.

2006-07-11 EU, Brussels - European Mobile Broadcasting Council (EMBC) - Opening meeting
(Europa) European industry is setting up the European Mobile Broadcasting Council (EMBC) in order to develop a common vision for the development and implementation of mobile broadcasting in the EU. Participation in EMBC is open to any stakeholder, who has an interest in introducing mobile broadcasting successfully to the EU. The first meeting of EMBC will take place in Brussels on 11 July 2006.

2006-06-26 DE, Berlin - Rising Power of Search-Engines on the Internet
(Leipzig University) Preparations for an international conference on digital gatekeepers and search engines are almost complete. A scientific workshop on June 26 (with English as working language) and a broader conference for decision makers in media policy on June 27 (with English and German as working languages) will take place place in Berlin, Germany. There is a limited number of places for the scientific workshop on June 26 for which travel costs would be sponsored by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (see detailed information under "call for papers"). Experts who want to apply should hand in an extended abstract no later than April 30, 2006. The scientific workshop also has the objective to establish an international network of researchers focussing on various aspects of digital gatekeepers.

2006-06-21 ITU, Mainz - The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services
(ITU) An international experts workshop under the ITU New Initiatives Programme on the "The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services" will be held from 21-23 June 2006 in Mainz, Germany. The workshop will be hosted by Germany's Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA). Programmme. See also background papers: The regulatory environment for future mobile multimedia services: Issues Paper - (.pdf version) and Towards more flexible spectrum regulation and its relevance for the German market - (.pdf version).

2006-06-21 EU, Luxembourg - Safer Internet Forum / update
(Europa) The Information Society and Media Directorate General of the European Commission is planning to hold a plenary session of the Safer Internet Forum, open to all those interested, on Wednesday 21 June 2006. The meeting will focus on two topics: "Children's use of new media" and "Blocking access to illegal content: child sexual abuse images". The half-day devoted to Children's use of new media will analyse the results of the Eurobarometer survey and the Mediappro project. Discussion will focus on awareness raising tools and ideas on how to exploit research results for practical awareness raising work. During the other half-day, the problematic of notice and take'down of illegal content blocking access to child sexual abuse images and server-level filtering of illegal content will be addressed. Participants will include representatives of industry, law enforcement authorities, child welfare organisations and policy makers. Detailed agenda.

2006-05-17 ITU, Geneva - First World Information Society Day
(Press Release) The first World Information Society Day will be commemorated on 17 May 2006 to mark the inception of the International Telecommunication Union in 1865, over 140 years ago. Promoting cybersecurity: ITU will release the results of a worldwide public survey to assess users' trust of online transactions and awareness of cybersecurity measures. The survey will continue beyond World Information Society Day to elicit further information on these critical issues. ITU will also launch a Cybersecurity gateway that will serve as an easy-to-use information resource on national and international cybersecurity-related initiatives and websites worldwide.

2006-05-17 ITU - World Telecommunication Day 2006: Promoting Global Cybersecurity
(ITU) World Telecommunication Day (WTD) commemorates the founding of ITU on 17 May 1865. For WTD 2006, the ITU Council chose the theme of Promoting Global Cybersecurity to highlight the serious challenges we face in ensuring the safety and security of networked information and communication systems. Also in conjunction with WTD 2006, the ITU is conducting a survey of cybersecurity trust and awareness.

2006-04-21 US, New Haven CT - Access to Knowledge (A2K)
(IJCLP) The Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP) and the International Journal of Communications Law & Policy (IJCLP) announce their third interdisciplinary writing competition and a call for papers in conjunction with the Access to Knowledge (A2K) Conference taking place on April 21-23, 2006 at Yale Law School. We invite students, scholars, policy makers, activists and practitioners to submit papers for the writing competition and/or for publication by the IJCLP. Key issues to be considered include, among others: the economics of A2K in a digital environment; A2K indexes and measurement techniques; the limitations to A2K; digital libraries and archives; government investment in information production; government procurement policies; open source software; the WIPO Broadcast Treaty; access to education and scientific knowledge; universal service in telecommunications; the digital divide; digital rights management; open access journals. Submissions for the writing competition must be received by noon EST, February 15th, 2006.

2006-04-21 US, New Haven CT - Access to Knowledge - Call for papers
(International Journal of Communications Law and Policy) The International Journal of Communications Law & Policy (IJCLP) is pleased to announce a special (additional) call for papers supported through a grant from the Open Society Institute (OSI), in the framework of the Yale Information Society Project's (ISP) Access to Knowledge (A2K) Conference taking place on April 21-23, 2006 at Yale Law School. Authors from countries listed as developing and transition countries are invited to submit papers related to A2K by May 1st, 2006. Any paper selected for publication will receive financial support from our OSI grant. Such support shall include a small stipend to each author in addition to free editorial processing by the Journal. Please note that authors who submit papers for this specific call are also eligible for the general call for papers and the writing competition awards announced on our web site.

2006-02-09 DE, Berlin - Domain Pulse
(domainpuklse) Zusammen und alternierend veranstalten die Registrierungstellen von Deutschland (DENIC), der Schweiz (SWITCH) und Österreich (nic.at) jährlich die Fachtagung Domain pulse. Die nächste Veranstaltung wird von der DENIC organisiert und findet am 9. und 10. Februar 2006 in Berlin statt. Domain pulse ist im deutschsprachigen Raum die bedeutendste Veranstaltung für aktuelle Themen, Tendenzen und Trends rund um Domains.

2006-01-30 IT, Rome - OECD Conference on the Future Digital Economy
(OECD) Conference on the Future Digital Economy: Digital Content Creation, Distribution and Access. Istituto San Michele, Rome, Italy. 30-31 January 2006. Digital content is increasingly important across all media and publishing industries and is becoming pervasive in sectors not previously considered to be content producers or users (for example, business services) and in the public sector (public sector information such as weather information, public sector content such as archives, and cultural content), education and health. Rapid changes in the value chains for content development, production, delivery and use and the creation of new commercial business models to exploit these opportunities are posing new policy challenges for governments to provide the market and business environment that supports development of new digital content goods and services, promotes competition and benefits users.

2006-01-20 CIVIS European Competition for Radio and Television
(ARD) Integration and cultural diversity are topics of outstanding significance for the future of Europe. With the ARD media prize CIVIS 2006, programme performances in radio and television will be honoured which are particularly suitable for the promotion of peaceful coexistence within the European immigration society. The CIVIS prize is endowed with a total of 41,000 Euros. The closing date is January 20, 2006.

2005-11-25 UK, Manchester - Ministerial Conference on eGovernment
(Europa) The UK Government and the European Commission will jointly organise a Ministerial eGovernment Conference. The conference will be held in the Manchester Convention Centre, on the 24th and 25th of November 2005. It builds on the 2003 eGovernment Ministerial Conference, the Ministerial Declaration which was adopted, the eGovernment Communication and Council conclusions following it and the progress made by the eGovernment sub-group of eEurope. This conference will be one of the main events during the UK Presidency.

2005-11-15 UK, Swansea - Teen Works 2005: Young People and the Internet
(WISE KIDS) WISE KIDS and IT Wales are co-organising a conference on 15 November 2005. The conference aims to explore young people's awareness and use of the Internet and mobile phones, and look at current and upcoming trends in this area. It also aims to look at current research and guidelines in this area, and provide relevant examples and strategies that young people and adults can use to take advantage of the Internet and mobile phone technologies, whilst ensuring their personal safety. The speakers for the event will include Rhian Davies, Assistant Children's Commissioner for Wales, Josh Dhaliwal, Director of Mobile Youth, Angus Cormie, Director of The Digital Business, Bill Westhead from the Cyberspace Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire and Tamara Littleton, CEO of eModeration. Young people will also be invited to attend and participate in the event.

2005-11-15 UK, Belfast - Protecting Children Online
(Morrow Communications) This joint EU Presidency and Virtual Global Taskforce event held on 15 and 16 November 2005 will bring together representatives from law enforcement, government, industry, and NGOs from around the world. The conference will: raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities in combating on-line child abuse at political, law enforcement and industry level internationally; identify and share good practice across all sectors; develop national and international partnerships and strategies to reduce on-line child abuse; and deliver an agreed and measurable programme of action for the future.

2005-11-15 UK, Belfast - Protecting Children Online
(Morrow Communications) This joint EU Presidency and Virtual Global Taskforce event will bring together representatives from law enforcement, government, industry, and NGOs from around the world. The conference will: raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities in combating on-line child abuse at political, law enforcement and industry level internationally; identify and share good practice across all sectors; develop national and international partnerships and strategies to reduce on-line child abuse; and deliver an agreed and measurable programme of action for the future.

2005-10-10 UK, London - Thousands to Millions - The New Diversity in Broadcasting and Telecommunications
(International Institute of Communication) The 36th IIC Annual Conference, Chatham House, London. 10th October 2005 - 11th October 2005

2005-09-18 WSIS - World Summit Youth Award - Deadline for entries
(WSYA) The World Summit Youth Award aims to empower youth by creating digital opportunity. WSYA is not only a showcase to the world for young designers, technologists and e-content creators, it also contributes on a global scale to reducing poverty, protecting the environment, sharing knowledge and empowering marginalized youth groups. The three WSYA categories are Development, Creativity & Culture and Community Engagement. This awards competition is held within the framework of the UN World Summit on the Information Society. WSYA is organized within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society in partnership with the WSIS Youth Caucus. The WSYA is held under the patronage of Vivienne Reding, European Commissioner for the Information Society and Media. Sponsors of the WSYA include Internet Society (ISOC), Logitech and Siemens AG. Deadline for submissions Sep. 18 2005

2005-09-12 CoE, Strasbourg - Human Rights in the Information Society: Responsible Behaviour by Key Actors
(CoE) Palais de l'Europe, Strasbourg (France) 12 and 13 (morning) September 2005. Building an inclusive Information Society, based on respect for human rights, requires new forms of solidarity, partnership and cooperation among governments, civil society, the private sector and international organisations. Through open discussions and exchanges of information worldwide, a multi-stakeholder governance approach will help shape agendas and devise new regulatory and non-regulatory models which will account for challenges and problems arising from the rapid development of the Information Society. Interested persons who will actively contribute to the debates and results of the Forum should apply to the Media Division of the Council of Europe enclosing a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation explaining their interests and credentials. The deadline for applications is 16 August 2005.

2005-09-08 UK, Oxford - Safety and Security in a Networked World: Balancing Cyber-Rights and Responsibilities
(OII) Call for papers. 8-10 September 2005. The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is organising a major conference, in collaboration with the University of Auckland, NetSafe (the New Zealand government backed Internet Safety Group), EURIM and others, to address the value choices and conflicts surrounding cybersafety in a converging world. The conference will feature leading international authorities from government, industry, NGOs and academia, including the computer sciences, humanities, law and the social sciences. It will be held between 8th and 10th September 2005 at the University of Oxford. Submission of abstracts: 11th March 2005.

2005-09-07 DE, Köln - 3. Deutscher Anti Spam Kongress
(eco) Am 7. und 8. September findet der 3. Deutsche Anti-Spam- Kongress in Köln statt; wie in den letzten Jahren, wird der Kongress auch dieses Mal von eco, in Zusammenarbeit mit der IHK Köln durchgeführt; verstärkt durch die Unterstützung des Bonner und Kölner Anwaltvereins. Der erste Tag widmet sich internationalen Initiativen der Spam Bekämpfung (hier werden u.a. Vertreter der Federal Trade Commission, der Europäischen Kommission, der OECD sowie der amerikanischen Anti Spam Initiative MAAWG und der UK Anti Spam Group berichten), der zweite Tag juristischen Mitteln und Vorgehensweisen zum Thema Spam, Viren, Würmer & Trojaner.

2005-06-14 EU, Luxembourg - Child safety and mobile phones
(Europa) Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Information Society and Media, will speak at a plenary session of the Safer Internet Forum in Luxembourg on Tuesday 14 June 2005. The meeting will focus on "Child safety and mobile phones". This issue has become important with the increased use of mobile phones by children, and the launch of 3G mobile services. The objective of the Forum is to contribute to improve the common understanding of this issue at European level. Mobile operators, content providers, industry representatives, child safety associations and public bodies will exchange on potential issues and solutions, national experience of self-regulation and discuss plans for the future, including a set of minimum requirements for a self-regulatory system for content available through mobile phones. see agenda . Online registration now available.

2005-06-13 EU, Luxembourg - Safer Internet plus Information Day
(Europa) On Monday 13 June an Information Day will be held for the first call for proposals of the Safer Internet plus programme. Subject to the completion of all the necessary procedures, it is intended to launch a call in June 2005 with a deadline for proposals in October 2005. Agenda. Online registration form now available.

2005-06-07 LU, Luxembourg - European HDTV Conference
(Europa) Ms Reding, the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media will give the keynote speech at the European HDTV Conference on 7 June 2005 in Luxembourg. The conference is organised by the Luxembourg Presidency of the European Union with the support of the European Commission. The one-day high-level conference will take place in a newly HD-equipped cinema.The aim of the event is to bring together the public and private sector to promote European initiatives in HDTV. The conference will gather 100 top-level government officials from 25 European countries and up to 300 senior executives from the commercial sector to discuss stakes in the HDTV sector in Europe. The attractiveness of HDTV is expected to support the digital switchover, for which the Commission announced its strong commitment on 24 May 2005.

2005-04-28 EU, Brussels - Co-Regulation Measures in the Media Sector
(HBI) Presentation of preliminary results (interim report) of the study on Co-Regulation Measures in the Media Sector of the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany, and the Institute of European Media Law, Saarbrücken, Germany. Study commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate General Information Society and Media, Unit A1 (Tender DG EAC 03/04). The study aims at providing a complete picture of co-regulatory measures taken to date in the media sector in all 25 Member States and in three non-EU-countries, as well as of the research already done. The study will examine how best to ensure that the development of national co- and self-regulatory models does not disturb the functioning of the single market by re-fragmenting the markets. The meeting will be held on 28 April 2005 from 10 am to 5 pm in Albert Borschette Conference Center (CCAB), Room O A (basement), Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels.

2005-04-18 CH, Geneva - WIPO Seminar on Copyright and Internet Intermediaries
(WIPO) The WIPO Copyright and Related Rights Sector is organizing a Seminar on Copyright and Internet Intermediaries to help obtain a better understanding of these issues. The Seminar will be held in Geneva on April 18, 2005. The Seminar is designed to provide a forum for discussion among international experts and business leaders, academics, government delegates and policy makers. Key speakers, with audience participation, will address various ways to approach issues relating to copyright liability of those who act as online intermediaries: which may include Internet service providers (ISPs), providers of file-sharing services, auction sites and portals.

2005-03-04 UK, Oxford - Bridging the Digital Divides: Best Practices and False Perceptions
(OII) Papers are invited for a seminar to be held on 4 March 2005 at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford as part of a seminar series sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and organised by the OII, called Critical Perspectives on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil Society Participation and Issues. The meeting will focus on case studies of initiatives designed to narrow the digital divides - within developing countries and between developing and developed countries - relating to the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs). Abstracts of no more than 600 words to esrc@oii.ox.ac.uk by 1 February.

2005-02-08 UK, London - Safer Internet Day conference
(Internet Watch Foundation) The Cyberspace Research Unit (CRU) in partnership with the Home Secretary's Internet Task Force has organised a conference entitled 'Children and Young People's Use of Mobile Phones', which will take place in London, on February 8 2005. This UK event is being funded largely by the European Commission Safer Internet programme and similar activities to mark European Internet Safety Day will take place across Europe on February 8. Safer Internet Day represents an effort by a global community of awareness-raising partners to promote a safer Internet for all users, especially young people. Agenda.

2005-02-08 European and global partners prepare for Safer Internet Day
(European Schoolnet) On 8 February 2005, Safer Internet Day will be celebrated by more than 50 organisations in 27 countries across the world from Australia to Iceland, from Russia to Singapore. In Europe, events will be held under the patronage of Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission responsible for Information Society. Safer Internet Day represents an effort by a global community of awareness-raising partners to promote a safer Internet for all of its users, especially young people. It is organised by Insafe, the European network of national Internet safety awareness nodes. Among the host of events taking place, a storytelling competition for pupils is launched in 18 countries. Other Safer Internet Day activities include conferences, the launch of Internet literacy programs in schools, media releases on radio and television, the launch of several new Safer Internet websites. The Insafe network is coordinated by European Schoolnet and co-funded by the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme.

2005-01-20 UK, Oxford - Media Convention 2005
(Guardian) Organised by ippr in association with MediaGuardian and PCMLP, Oxford University. Thursday January 20 2005. Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford University. Keynote speakers: Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of state for culture, media and sport; Michael Grade, Chairman, BBC board of governors; Ed Richards, Senior partner, strategy and market developments, Ofcom. The decisions taken over the next 12 months will set the agenda for the next 5 years. Ofcom's Public Service Television Broadcasting Review has set out key challenges and options for maintaining and strengthening Public Service Broadcasting in the UK. The telecoms review promises to do much the same for the wider communications industry. The road map to digital switchover will be published and the next twelve months will bring into sharp relief the debate around BBC Charter Review. The third Oxford Media Convention will consider and debate the challenges for media policy in 2005 and look ahead to the key strategic challenges that lie beyond.

2005-01-18 BE, Namur Surveillance électronique : possibilités techniques et cadre juridique
(CRID) Ce séminaire s´attache à l´analyse technique et légale des modalités de surveillance. Dans la première partie, nous analyserons les obligations de rétention des données de trafic, telles qu´elles sont mises à charge des opérateurs de réseaux publics de télécommunications et des fournisseurs de services de télécommunications. Dans la seconde partie de la journée, nous nous attacherons à l´étude de la technologie RFID qui permet le tatouage électronique et invisible des produits.

2005-01-14 GR, Athens - Adding Value: commercial exploitation of Public Sector Information in Europe
(ePSINet) Policy Conference on re-use of Public Sector Information in Europe. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for policy makers, public content providers, re-users and international experts to discuss the prospects for adding value through commercial exploitation of public sector information. The conference will also act as a progress check on the early implementation of the European Directive on PSI re-use, published late in 2003, and discuss the future agenda.

2004-12-15 US, Washington DC - Peer-to-Peer: Consumer Protection and Competition Issues
(Federal Trade Commission.) December 15 & 16, 2004. The workshop is the latest in a series of efforts to assess the impact of new and significant technologies on consumers and businesses. P2P file-sharing technology enables individuals to share files, including music, video, or software. Because the files do not reside in a central location - they are stored on the hard drives of users - P2P file-sharing technology allows for faster file transfer and conservation of bandwidth.

2004-12-10 UK, Oxford - Reflecting on the Civil Society Agenda
(OII) 10 December 2004, Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles Oxford OX1 3JS. The 2003 World Summit of the Information Society (Geneva, 2003) generated a "Civil Society" declaration that emphasized a commitment to: "building information and communication societies that are people-centred, inclusive and equitable". How are these broad aims being translated into specific policy goals relating to such areas as access, connectivity, and content regulation? Why did some civil society groups who would share the declaration's aims decide not to participate in the WSIS process? These are some of the questions we want to reflect on in this agenda-setting seminar. We welcome contributions from civil society groups who participated in the debates and those who stayed away. We also welcome contributions from academics and policy makers.

2004-12-09 US, Cambridge MA - Internet & Society 2004: Votes, Bits & Bytes
(Harvard Law School) The Internet & Society 2004 conference, entitled 'Votes, Bits, and Bytes,' takes place over three days, December 9 - 11, 2004, on the Harvard campus. Are information and communication technologies transforming politics? The purpose of this conference is to take a hard, skeptical, results-oriented look at the election in 2004 as well as the many issue-based campaigns, emerging business models, and new technologies that affect and comprise "politics" online and off. Key topics include: - electoral politics; - issue campaigns, including NGOs and labor organizing; - business; - and international development.

2004-12-06 BE, Namur - Trans-border Data Flows (TBDF) and the Safe Harbour case
(CRID) The Seminar aims at presenting the results of the study on the Safe Harbour Implementation and discussing alternatives for Trans-border Data Flows (TBDF). Article 25.1 of the EU Data Protection Directive sets out the principle that Member States shall only allow a transfer of personal data to take place if the third country in question ensures an adequate level of protection. see also Safe Harbour Decision Implementation Study prepared by Jan Dhont, María Verónica Pérez Asinari, and Prof. Dr. Yves Poullet (Centre de Recherche Informatique et Droit, University of Namur, Belgium) with the assistance of Prof. Dr. Joel R. Reidenberg (Fordham University School of Law, New York, USA) and Dr. Lee A. Bygrave (Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law, University of Oslo, Norway) at the request of the European Commission, Internal Market DG

2004-12-06 BE, Brussels - ECTA's 5th Regulatory Conference 2004
(ECTA) 6-8th December 2004, Conrad Hotel, Brussels. ECTA holds its 5th Regulatory Conference in Brussels with Europe's leading regulatory influencers and decision makers. The association expects to attract between 250-300 attendees to this renowned conference. Senior Commission officials, Heads of National Regulatory Authorities, CEOs of leading network operators and Directors of Regulatory and Legal Affairs come together to discuss and debate the most pressing public policy issues. Agenda.

2004-12-01 UK, London - Freedom of Information Act: None of Our Business?
(Privacy Laws & Business) Opportunities and Challenges for the Private Sector. Wednesday, December 1st, 2004, The Hatton, London, EC1. Speakers include Stewart Dresner, Chief Executive, Privacy Laws & Business, Graham Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner, James Michael, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, Maurice Frankel, Chair, Freedom of Information Campaign, Sarah O'Neill, Legal Officer, Scottish Consumer Council, Glasgow, Phil Michaels, Legal Advisor, Friends of the Earth, London, Mr. Alex Ganotis, Office of the Information Commissioner

2004-12-01 BE, Brussels - Workshop on Data Protection and Privacy
(CEN/ISS) Open meeting - 1 December 2004. The CEN/ISSS Workshop is in the process of finalising its deliverables in the following areas: Generic set of contract clauses (Sponsored by the European Commission), Common European voluntary best practices for data controllers and data processors, Assesment of data protection audit practice (Sponsored by the European Commission), Technology impact analysis These will be presented at an open meeting on 1 December 2004.

2004-10-28 US, New York - State of Play: Reloaded
(NYLS) State of Play will be held this year at New York Law School, Tribeca, New York City from Oct 28-30, 2004. The State of Play, an annual conference sponsored by New York Law School and Yale Law School, explores the next frontier in the evolution of cyberspace: virtual worlds. "State of Play: Reloaded" highlights two themes: the role of intellectual property and governance in virtual worlds. Should we import copyright and trademark into virtual spaces? Can we exclude them? What should be the relationship between real and virtual world economies? Should legislatures protect virtual world property? What are the possibilities for using virtual spaces to practice the activities of real world democracy? Should virtual worlds be treated as separate jurisdictions with their own evolving norms and forms of dispute resolution? What is the potential for using virtual worlds to promote democracy and self-governance?

2004-10-14 NL, Amsterdam - Seminar on e-Security
(Dutch EU Presidency) Under the Dutch Presidency of the European Union, the Ministry of Economic Affairs is organising this conference. Network and information security is a prerequisite for the growth of electronic businesses and the competitiveness of the whole economy. So e-Security can substantially contribute to the Lisbon objectives.

2004-10-14 BE, Brussels - The business impact of e-commerce regulation
(Cullen International) An assessment of key issues in the European Union. Thursday October 14, 2004 - Hotel Amigo, Brussels. The conference will look at how e-commerce regulation may help or hinder business and how industry is responding to it. These questions will be considered in the context of four key subjects: e-payments and m-payments and the regulations applied; the law applicable to online activities; the adequacy and business impact of privacy requirements; selling and buying content for new online and mobile services. Speakers and panellists will include members of the European Parliament, officials actively involved in these questions, major e-commerce and m-commerce stakeholders and leading experts in the field.

2004-10-11 UK, London - Can The Internet Survive?
(Oxford Internet Institute) Internet Security, Technology and Governance: Problems and Solutions. Mon 11 October 10:00-16:00. London Business School. The meeting is open, but places are limited to enable full participation in discussions. There will be a conference fee of £80 for non-students, and £10 for students. Speakers: David Farber, Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Sonia Livingstone, LSE and ESRC e-Society Programme; Susan Douglas, University of Michigan, USA; Norman Lewis, Director of Technology, Wanadoo Research and Innovation; Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, Member Conseil d'Etat, Head of Le Forum des droits sur I'internet and European Internet Coregulation Network.

2004-10-01 CA, Ottawa - The Internet and the Law - A Global Conversation
(University of Ottawa) Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd, 2004. Bringing together leading academics from 16 countries, including Lawrence Lessig, David Post, Bernt Hugenholtz, Graham Greenleaf, and Ian Walden, the conference will explore comparative approaches to intellectual property law, e-commerce, Internet regulation, and developmental issues. The conference will begin in Ottawa on the evening of September 30, 2004 with the iCommons Canada launch party at which time the newly-ported Canadian version of the popular Creative Commons licence will be introduced to the public. The guest of honour at the celebration is Professor Lawrence Lessig of Stanford Law School, founder of Creative Commons.

2004-09-30 DE, Berlin - Business Models for Mobile Music and DRM
(INDICARE) This workshop will bring together high-level experts from industry, academia and policy to discuss the chances and challenges of the newly emerging mobile music market and the role of DRM solutions. The conference will have an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on business models and market developments. Special attention will be paid to consumer issues - in particular the acceptability of new mobile music services by consumers.

2004-09-28 FR, Paris - Colloque "Les défis du peer-to-peer"
(Forum des droits sur l'internet) Mardi 28 septembre 2004 au Palais du Luxembourg - salle Clemenceau. Ce colloque est l'aboutissement des travaux menés par le Forum des droits sur l'internet depuis juin 2003 (Groupe de réflexion 'Propriété intellectuelle et Peer-to-Peer'). Accueilli par le Sénat, il apportera ses enseignements aux parlementaires qui vont débattre, à la rentrée, des questions liées à la protection de la propriété littéraire et artistique dans la société de l'information. Enfin, cette manifestation s'inscrit dans le processus de concertation mis en place par le Ministre de l´économie et des finances, le Ministre de la culture et de la communication ainsi que le Ministre délégué à l´industrie le 15 juillet dernier.

2004-09-23 EU, Brussels - Second mobile communications seminar: health, environment & society
(Europa) 23 - 24 September 2004 Residence Palace, International Press Centre, Brussels. The European Commission in co-operation with the GSM Europe/GSM Association and the Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF) organize the Second Mobile Communications Seminar on Health, Environment and Society. Following the January 2004 Conference, this one-and-a-half day seminar aims to contribute towards Europe-wide science-based public policy and regulation on health and electromagnetic fields (EMF) in order to ensure safety for everybody and improve public information. Best practices will be identified on the basis of a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective of the issues and a continuing dialogue between public policy representatives and all stakeholders.

2004-09-22 UK, London - Protection of Children Online - and - Review of the Safe Harbour Agreement
(BIICL) Protection of Children Online. John Angel, Queen Mary, University of London. Michael Birnhack, University of Haifa. Jacob Rowbottom, University of Cambridge and Review of the Safe Harbour Agreement. Rosa Barcelo, European Commission, DG Internal Market. Wednesday 22 September 2004. See Agenda.

2004-09-16 FR, Paris - Réagir face au "spam" : se plaindre ou porter plainte
(DDM) 16 septembre 2004. De 9h à 13h à la Direction du développement des médias, 69 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris. Appuyé sur l'avancement des travaux du groupe de travail consacré aux plaintes et sanctions piloté par la CNIL et des retours d'expérience, ce thème contribuera à clarifier les conditions nécessaires au dépôt de plaintes par les utilisateurs, à la lumière du nouveau paysage législatif français. Il apportera en outre des éléments d'information techniques relatifs au mode d'identification des "spammeurs" par les utilisateurs et par les autorités en charge de leur poursuite. voir aussi cycle de conférences-débats

2004-09-16 FR Paris - Réagir face au "spam" : se plaindre ou porter plainte
(DDM) Le groupe de contact des acteurs de la lutte contre le « spam » Conférences-débats. 16 septembre 2004 - Deuxième conférence. Réagir face au "spam" : se plaindre ou porter plainte. De 9h à 13h à la Direction du développement des médias, 69 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris. Appuyé sur l'avancement des travaux du groupe de travail consacré aux plaintes et sanctions piloté par la CNIL et des retours d'expérience, ce thème contribuera à clarifier les conditions nécessaires au dépôt de plaintes par les utilisateurs, à la lumière du nouveau paysage législatif français. Il apportera en outre des éléments d'information techniques relatifs au mode d'identification des "spammeurs" par les utilisateurs et par les autorités en charge de leur poursuite.

2004-09-15 CoE, Strasbourg - High-Level Conference on the Challenge of Cybercrime
(CoE) World-wide action against cybercrime is the aim of a Council of Europe conference, to be held in Strasbourg from 15 to 17 September.

2004-09-14 UK, London - Promoting Mobile and Internet Safety
(Neil Stewart Associates) Meeting the Responsibility to Protect Children and Young People. Tuesday 14th September 2004. Mayfair Conference Centre, London W12 2EL

2004-09-13 PL, Wroclaw, Privacy in a New Era: Challenges, Opportunities and Partnerships
(Public Voice Symposium) September 13, 2004. Wroclaw, Poland. This conference aims to provide an opportunity for civil society leaders and academic experts, particularly in the New European Union Member States, to meet with European data protection authorities and to explore emerging challenges to the protection of personal privacy. The event will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the International Conference on Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners.

2004-09-13 OSCE, Brussels - Conference on Tolerance and the Fight against Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination
(OSCE) 13 - 14 September 2004 Brussels, Belgium. In the Decision on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Ministers in Maastricht reaffirmed their commitment to promote tolerance and non-discrimination. They decided to follow up the work started at the OSCE Conference on Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, held in Vienna on 4 and 5 September 2003, and welcomed the offer by Belgium to host a second OSCE conference on this subject in Brussels. This Conference aims to build upon the general and specific discussions within the OSCE on racism, xenophobia, discrimination and anti-Semitism that have taken place since the Porto Ministerial Council Meeting in 2002.

2004-09-13 BE, Brussels - Conference on Tolerance and the Fight against Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination
(OSCE) 13 - 14 September 2004. In the Decision on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Ministers in Maastricht reaffirmed their commitment to promote tolerance and non-discrimination. They decided to follow up the work started at the OSCE Conference on Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, held in Vienna on 4 and 5 September 2003, and welcomed the offer by Belgium to host a second OSCE conference on this subject in Brussels. This Conference aims to build upon the general and specific discussions within the OSCE on racism, xenophobia, discrimination and anti-Semitism that have taken place since the Porto Ministerial Council Meeting in 2002.

2004-09-09 UK, Oxford - Internet Governance in the UK
(OII) Date: 9 Sep 12:30-14:00 Location: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS Attendance: This event is open to the public. If you wish to attend, please register your name with the Events Office. Discussion of Internet governance has been shaped by three myths; that the market can decide, that the Internet is different to "legacy" media and that national governance is unimportant. The author challenges these three myths and argues that contemporary, well functioning, arrangements may be unstable requiring stronger hierarchical governance in the future.

2004-09-08 KR, Busan - 2nd OECD Workshop on Spam
(OECD) 2nd OECD Workshop on Spam - Busan, Korea - 8-9 September 2004. The OECD's 2nd Workshop on Spam is being hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication, Korea. It will be held in Busan, Korea on 8-9 September 2004. The objective of the workshop will be to build on the results of the Brussels Workshop on Spam, held on 2-3 February 2004, and attempt to deepen this work and explore some of the issues and problems in greater detail. Participants will: Consider the next steps in developing an "OECD Anti-spam Toolkit". Examine network management solutions to reduce spam. Examine the use of authentication and technical tools to reduce spam. Consider best practice and technical tools to reduce mobile spam and instant messaging spam. Consider how to improve co-operation with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies and non-OECD countries in general.

2004-08-27 NL, Amsterdam - Guaranteeing Media Freedom on the Internet
(OSCE) The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Mr Miklos Haraszti, is organizing a two-day conference on "Guaranteeing Media Freedom on the Internet" on 27 and 28 August 2004 in Amsterdam. The conference is a follow-up to the 2003 Amsterdam Internet Conference. More than 20 international experts will lecture. Interested representatives from IGOs, NGOs, academia, media and industry are invited to attend. Eventually a 'Freedom of the Media - Internet Cookbook' with best practices and benchmarks for Internet legislation, regulation and education will be produced and published at end of this year. Agenda.

2004-07-12 UK, Oxford Global Issues in Media Law and Policy
(PCMLP) Summer school July 12 - 31 2004. Organised by: Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at Oxford University in collaboration with: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University New York, Open Society Justice Initiative, Council of Europe, Media Guardian.

2004-07-07 ITU, Geneva - ITU WSIS Thematic Meeting on Countering Spam
(ITU) The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is organizing an ITU WSIS Thematic Meeting on Countering Spam from 7 to 9 July 2004, in Geneva, Switzerland. Discussion will be structured around five main themes: Scope of the problem Technical solutions Consumer education and awareness Legislation and Enforcement International cooperation. ITU Activities on Countering Spam.

2004-07-05 BE, Bruxelles - Formation d'été - L'espace pénal européen
(ULB) La première formation d'été sur l'espace pénal européen aura lieu à Bruxelles du 5 au 16 juillet 2004. La formation s'adresse notamment aux praticiens de la coopération policière et judiciaire pénale (magistrats, policiers), aux fonctionnaires nationaux et européens ainsi qu'aux chercheurs et étudiants qui s'intéressent aux politiques européennes de justice et de sécurité. La formation se divise en 22 modules, couvrant l'ensemble des matières visées par le Titre VI du Traité UE (coopération judiciaire et policière en matière pénale). Cette formation est organisée par l'Institut d'études européennes (Université libre de Bruxelles - ULB)

2004-07-01 FR, Paris - 3èmes Etats Généraux Européens du Nommage Internet
(EGENI) le jeudi 1er Juillet 2004,CCIP, 27 avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris. Quelle est l'évolution de la gouvernance Internet entre la première phase du Sommet mondial de la société de l´information qui s'est déroulée du 10 au 12 décembre 2003 à Genève et sa seconde phase prévue à Tunis du 16 au 18 novembre 2005? Quel impact auront ces deux rencontres mondiales organisées sous l'égide de l'ONU et quels en sont les enjeux majeurs? Une réduction de la fracture numérique? L'aboutissement de ce que l'on nomme génériquement la "révolution numérique"? C'est bien cette problématique que EGENI 2004, fidèle à cette formule pour la troisième année consécutive, développera le jeudi 1er juillet 2004 sous forme d'ateliers.

2004-06-13 DE, Berlin - Where next for copyright in Europe?
(Wizards of OS) Ian Brown Director, Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR), London. Copyright law has become one of the most important and controversial drivers of the Information Society. The Internet has made every user a publisher, but copyright rules governing their activities are often determined by opaque international bodies that decide rules with little public input. Join us in Berlin to debate where copyright should be going to ensure that authors, musicians, film-makers and the public will all benefit. Engage wih leading international thinkers from across Europe and the United States. Meet colleagues who are working to make sure all members of society benefit from copyright.

2004-06-10 DE, Berlin - Media Diversity through Competition? The Changing Face of Media Regulation and Media Markets
(www.wirtschaftsrechtsgespraech.de) 9th International Berlin Business and Trade Law Conference. Hosted by Humboldt-University and Wilmer Cutler Pickernig LLP, the conference will focus on merger control in the media sector. Federal Minister of Economics Wolfgang Clement will give the opening speech.

2004-05-19 UK, London - Mistaken Identity
(PI) A public meeting on the government's proposed national identity card. Wednesday 19th May, 2004 13.30 - 17.00 hrs, The Old Theatre, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. Organised by Privacy International in association with Liberty, Statewatch, Stand.org.uk & the Foundation for Information Policy Research. The government has introduced draft legislation for a national identity card. The card system will cost at least £3 billion and is likely to become an essential part of life for everyone residing in the UK. If the draft legislation is accepted by Parliament, everyone will be required to register for a card. Biometric scans of the face, fingers and eye will be taken. Personal details will be stored in a central database. A unique number will be issued that will become the basis for the matching of computer systems. The implications for everyone in the UK are far-reaching.

2004-05-10 DE, Berlin - Suchmaschinen - Neue Herausforderungen für die Medienpolitik
(Bertelsmann Stifting) Eine Konferenz, die von der Bertelsmann Stiftung und der Landesanstalt für Medien Nordrhein-Westfalen gemeinsam am 10. und 11. Mai in der Berliner Repräsentanz der Bertelsmann Stiftung Unter den Linden 1 veranstaltet wird. Im Fokus wird ein "Code of Conduct" für Suchmaschinenbetreiber stehen, der als Selbstregulierungsinstrument Internet-Nutzern Qualitätskriterien und Sicherheitsstandards bei ihrer Suche nach Information und Unterhaltung im Netz garantiert. Dieser Verhaltenskodex soll Transparenzdefizite im Suchmaschinenbereich entgegenwirken. Suchmaschinen arbeiten nicht, wie von vielen Nutzern angenommen, als gänzlich neutrale Informationssortierer - Rankingkriterien, Finanzierungsstrukturen, Maßnahmen zum Jugendschutz oder gegen Manipulationen, die sich negativ auf die Relevanz der Treffer auswirken, sind höchst unterschiedlich und werden für den Nutzer kaum transparent gemacht.

2004-03-26 US, Yale - Digital Cops in Virtual Environment
(Yale Information Society Project) The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is pleased to announce its upcoming conference on Cybercrime and Digital Law Enforcement entitled: "Digital Cops in Virtual Environment," which will take place on March 26-28, 2004 at Yale Law School. The conference will question both the efficacy of fighting cybercrime and the civil liberties implications arising from innovations in law enforcement methods of operation. see also Writing Competition and Call for Papers. Deadlines for the writing competition: February 15th, 2004, for publication: May 1st, 2004.

2004-03-26 EU/CoE PL, Warsaw - Internet with a human face - a common responsibility
(Safeborders / CoE) Warsaw, Poland - 26th & 27th March 2004. At Sofitel Victoria Hotel, Warsaw. Organised in the framework of the European Commission's Safer Internet Action Plan, the SafeBorders consortium, in collaboration with the Council of Europe. This event addresses not only policy makers from government and private sectors active at the international or national level in Internet-related fields such as education, legislation, law enforcement, consumer protection and media, but also the Internet industry itself, both software producers and service providers, as well as civil society organizations for youths, parents, teachers, promotion of women's rights, children's rights, etc. The aim of the conference is to launch a pan-European platform for debate, dissemination of information and exchange of best practices as a means of making the Internet a safer place for children and adults alike.

2004-03-19 UK, Oxford - Security and the Politics of e-Voting Research
(Oxford Internet Institute) Date: 19 March 2004 15:30-16:30 Location: Seminar Room, Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS. Speaker: Dr Barbara Simons, Co-Chair, Public Policy Committee, ACM. Dr Barbara Simons will summarize the findings of a paper she co-authored, entitled 'A Security Analysis of the Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE)'. This critique of the security concerns surrounding Internet-based voting systems might have contributed to the Pentagon's decision to call halt this experiment in e-voting.

2004-03-13 US,Stanford - Securing Privacy in the Internet Age
(Stanford Law School) Stanford Law School announce an open call for papers addressing the ways in which application of various legal doctrines could induce software vendors, hardware companies and system administrators to adopt security-enhancing practices, report unauthorized disclosures of private information, properly value and remedy harm flowing from privacy breaches, while promoting vigorous competition and innovation. Interested parties should submit a 200 word abstract describing the proposed paper. The deadline for submissions is October 13

2004-03-04 KR, Seoul - Shaping the future mobile information society
(ITU) A New Initiatives Workshop will take place 4-5 March 2004 in Seoul, hosted by Korea's Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC). This joint ITU-MIC Workshop will follow an ITU-MIC New Initiatives Symposium to be held on 3 March 2004 on "Shaping the future broadband convergence network". Both events will be made possible through close collaboration between the ITU's Strategy and Policy Unit and Korea's MIC and International Cooperation Agency for Korea IT.

2004-02-26 CH, Geneva - Workshop on Internet Governance
(ITU) 26-27 February 2004. The workshop objective is to initiate a process to prepare ITU's inputs and position vis-à-vis the working group to be established on Internet governance resulting from the Declaration of Principles and Action Plan adopted on 12 December 2003 at the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society. The output of the workshop will be submitted to the appropriate ITU decision-making bodies for their further consideration. Attendance is by invitation only to ITU Member States, Sector Members and selected experts in Internet governance issues.

2004-02-17 US - Gaithersburg, MD - NIST SPAM Forum
(NIST) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a spam technology workshop on February 17, 2004 to examine technical topics related to spam including filtering at the Internet/network and client sides (e.g., how to detect spam and how to reduce it), input from standards bodies on relevant current activities, Internet service providers' current and future plans to deal with spam, and technical issues regarding the efficacy of proposals to create "do not spam" lists. NIST is also interested in hearing about research challenges to developing and measuring improvements in spam control and reduction technology.

2004-02-12 EU, Brussels eDemocracy seminar
(Europa) Brussels, Belgium 12 & 13 February 2004. The eDemocracy Seminar will be organised by the European Commission (DG Information Society, eGovernment unit). The seminar is both a follow-up to the eGovernment Cernobbio Conference 2003 and to the eGovernment Communication (COM (2003) 567). The event will consist of plenary sessions and break-out sessions around eVoting and eParticipation. The seminar provides a platform in which to take stock of eDemocracy experiments and exchange opinions on the role of ICT for reinforcing participation in democratic decision-making. This is also an opportunity to highlight achievements and landmark national projects, as well as look forward to challenges and priorities for future eDemocracy research. Agenda.

2004-02-06 Safer Internet Day
(SafeBorders) On 6 February 2004, the Safer Internet Day will take place across Europe. This celebration is being promoted by the SAFER INTERNET Awareness Campaign, an initiative by the SafeBorders project supported by the SAFT project, both funded under the EU Safer Internet Programme. The Safer Internet Day focuses on children's rights to a safer Internet. These include the availability of quality information for children and safe interaction, which requires more Internet safety training and improved co-ordination at all levels of society across the private, public and voluntary sectors. The Safer Internet Day will be celebrated simultaneously in 12 European countries (Denmark, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) and in Australia with the involvement of Ministers of Education, the Internet industry and hundreds of multiplier organisations. New safer Internet programmes, videos and awards will be presented to the public.

2004-02-02 BE, Brussels - OECD Workshop on Spam
(OECD) Hosted by the European Commission, Information Society Directorate-General. The objective of this workshop is to explore the growing problem of spam, with a focus on the international dimension. Participants will: Identify common characteristics, sources and statistics of spam. Examine the variety of approaches to combat spam. Examine the degree to which these approaches have been successful. Consider next steps with a view to increasing international co-operation to address the issue. Date and Venue: 2-3 February 2004, Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB), European Commission, Rue Froissart 36, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium. Participants will be from government, business organisations, civil society and academia. Participation in this workshop is by invitation only. see Agenda.

2004-01-30 SE, Stockholm - WHOLES - A Multiple View of Individual Privacy in a Networked World
(Swedish Institute of Computer Science) WHOLES - A Multiple View of Individual Privacy in a Networked World. Stockholm, Sweden, January 30-31, 2004. With this workshop, we seek to explore interdisciplinary approaches to helping individuals in managing their privacy in the context of emerging information technologies. The workshop will explore privacy in the intersection of information technologies, law, political choices, public opinions, etc. We are particularly interested in usability and applicability aspects of this theme. Potential participants need to submit a short paper of 5-7 pages describing ongoing research in an area within the scope of the workshop. Only authors of accepted submissions will be invited to participate at the workshop. Please submit your contribution no later than October 31, 2003 by email to markus.bylund@sics.se.

2004-01-26 Consultation on draft document about appropriate remedies in the new regulatory framework
(ERG - European Regulators Group) A public hearing will be held in Brussels on Monday, January 26 2004 between 9:00 and 12:30. We are pleased to announce the presence at the hearing of both the Commissioner for the Information Society, Erkki Liikanen, and the Commissioner for Competition, Mario Monti. Please inform the Secretariat of your participation in this event no later than January 19 by sending an e-mail to erg-secretariat@cec.eu.int, stating the name of the organization and the individual participants. Venue: Room AB-0A, Centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels. Preliminary agenda. Deadline for written submissions: Monday, January 19th 2004.

2004-01-23 EU, Brussels - The Digital Divide: Opportunities and Threats at the Verge of EU Enlargement
(JANUS) The European research project JANUS (Joint Analytical Network for Using Socio-Economic Research) is organising the third in a series of workshops on challenges for socio-economic research into the Information Society.The workshop gathers high-level experts on the Digital Divide and E-Inclusion from IST research projects, the European Commission and public authorities. It aims to address the issue of a geographical digital divide between members and new members of the European Union, explore ways to influence the hard and soft factors leading to a Digital Divide and derive policy recommendations that help to bridge this divide.

2004-01-20 EU, Brussels - Mobile Communications: Health, Environment & Society
(GSM Europe) Exchanges of Best Practice in EU Member States and Risk Communication towards its Citizens. The European Commission, GSM Europe/GSM Association and the Mobile Manufacturers Forum are pleased to invite you to a Conference on Mobile Communications: Health, Environment and Society to be held at the Centre A. Borchette in Brussels, on 20th and 21st January 2004. The first day of this major conference will explore the themes of the emerging scientific consensus on health issues, whether there is a need for precautionary measures, sensible governance, risk communication, the environmental consequences of mobile communications and emerging analysis of their social contribution. It will be followed by a second day conference organized by the European Commission on Best Practice Exchanges between Member States. Regulations and strategies to communicate risk to the public differ between Member States. Public authorities will set out their policies and operators will present their experience with voluntary agreements.

2004-01-13 UK, Oxford - Competition, Regulation and Renewal
(Guardian) Tuesday 13 January 2004, Said Business School, Oxford. Organised by IPPR in association with MediaGuardian and PCMLP, Oxford University. Keynote speakers: Phillip Lowe, Director General, Competition Directorate, European Commission, Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Stephen Carter, Chief executive, OFCOM. The Oxford Media Convention is the major broadcasting and communications conference for the UK media industry. The event is organised by MediaGuardian and the Institute for Public Policy Research and attended by leading executives from British broadcasting, telecommunications, regulators, advertising, academics and senior government advisers. see also The end of public service TV? by Damian Tambini.

2003-12-11 NL, Utrecht - JURIX-03 - The 16th Annual Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
(Utrecht University) 11 and 12 December, 2003. Faculty of Law & Institute of Information and Computing Sciences. The Foundation for Legal Knowledge Based Systems (Jurix) is a forum for researcher in the field of Law and Artificial Intelligence in the Netherlands and Flanders. Its members are research groups from most Dutch universities and a Flemish university, KU Leuven. Since 1988, Jurix has held annual international conferences on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems. see also Question Answering for Interrogating Legal Documents and First JURIX Master Thesis Award.

2003-12-11 BE, Brussels - Spectrum trading workshop
(Analysys) The spectrum trading workshop forms a major component of a project entitled Study on conditions and options in introducing secondary trading of radio spectrum in the European Community. This work, commissioned by the European Commission, is being conducted by Analysys Consulting, DotEcon and Hogan & Hartson. Work has kicked off in September and is expected to be completed in May of 2004. ee the press release or visit the EC website.

2003-12-10 Ch, Geneva - WSIS - Side events
(ITU) The First Phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), hosted by the Government of Switzerland, will take place in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003. Some side events of interest which will be taking place alongside the Summit include Global Symposium for Regulators, The WSIS global challenge: making the information society a reality for all, The future evolution of ICTs, Monitoring the Information Society: Data, Measurements and Methods, ICT for Development Forum, Building Knowledge Societies - from vision to action, Ubiquitous information society workshop, Role of Science in the Information Society (RSIS) For a full list of all side events, visit the WSIS events website

2003-12-10 CH, Geneva - World Summit on the Information Society
(ITU) 10 - 12 December 2003 . The international community is organizing a World Summit on the Information Society. It will take place in two phases: in Geneva, December 2003, to be followed up in Tunis two years later. The Information Society is at the heart of the political, social, cultural and economic questions confronting us in the beginning of the 21st century. The focus of the Information Society Summit is not technology but the human being - we must keep in mind that it is not enough to be connected to resolve the fundamental problems that exist in the world. The idea of a World Summit on the Information Society took root at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Minneapolis in 1998.

2003-12-03 DE, Berlin - Online Educa Berlin 2003
(Conference) The world's largest international e-learning conference and Europe's leading annual gathering of distance education professionals, with 1127 participants from 64 countries world-wide in 2002. Join us on December 3th for this year?s 9th consecutive yearly event and meet the experts in the vanguard of technology-supported learning from around the world!

2003-12-02 BE, Brussels - The Broadband Revolution takes shape
(Forum Europe) European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) second annual conference. Concert Noble, Brussels, Belgium. Erkki Liikanen will be a keynote speaker at this event. Fabio Colasanti, European Commission, Director General for Information Society and a panel of high-level experts & specialists will also take part in this one day conference focusing on three key issues: 1) Are winners emerging in the race to develop new business models? The relationship between content & infrastructure providers 2) Has the new regulatory framework contributed to the development of broadband? The conditions to deliver broadband (multi-platform competition) 3) Are the Broadband strategies on target to meet the Lisbon process objectives? What is being done at member state level to promote its development?

2003-11-26 AU, Sydney - Law Via the Internet 2003
(AustLII) 5th Conference on Computerisation of Law via the Internet. The Australasian Legal Information Institute, one of the largest free access law sites on the web, will host the fifth Law via the Internet conference on 26-28 November 2003. Call for Papers deadline 22 August 2003.

2003-11-24 FR, Paris - EGOVOS 3: Open Standards and Libre Software in Government
(EGOVOS) This event, previously announced in QuickLinks, has been cancelled. MERIT at the University of Maastricht are no longer organising the conference on the topic of Open Standards and Libre Software in Government at UNESCO Paris, November 24-26, 2003. Until now, MERIT was responsible for the logistics and through the FLOSSPOLS project, EC funding for the conference. This is now wholly withdrawn. We have taken this decision in consultation with the European Commission, whose support for this conference was earlier being provided through the proposed FLOSSPOLS project at MERIT.

2003-11-22 US, Stanford - Conference on CyberSecurity, Research, and Disclosure
(Stanford Center for Internet & Society) This conference explores the relationship between computer security, privacy, and disclosure of information about security vulnerabilities.

2003-11-20 DE, Berlin - The Internet in 2004: Safe or Just Safer?
(INHOPE) A major one-day international conference called "The Internet in 2004:Safe or Just Safer? - an INHOPE Initiative" in the Grand Hotel Esplanade in Berlin on 20 November 2003. The INHOPE inaugural one-day conference will create an exciting forum and target an audience representing the areas of law enforcement, child welfare, Internet Service Providers (ISP's) and the interested parents of children all eager for 'frank talk.' This conference will demonstrate the importance of protecting people's rights, especially childrens'; preventing victimization through consumer education; promote a network linking the experts and specialists in the field of sexual exploitation and online illegal content and enable the expansion of the INHOPE network to new and diverse stakeholders.

2003-11-13 US, New York - The State of Play: Law, Games, and Virtual Worlds
(NYLS) A Conference sponsored by Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School and Information Society Project at Yale Law School, to be held at New York Law School in New York City, November 13-15, 2003. This interdisciplinary conference will examine the state of play today in an effort to understand the phenomenon of digital games and the virtual worlds they create and to discuss the complex social, psychological, and legal issues to which they give rise. Registration.

2003-11-08 IT, Rome - International Conference
(Educaunet Newsletter) On 8 November 2003, all the actors of the educational world will be brought together in Rome to debate about youths and the Internet: parents, head teachers, teachers, pupils, but also political decision makers and media education professionals. The international conference organised in Rome, on November 8th, by the European Parents Association EPA and the Italian parents association A.Ge., focuses on two directions: to stimulate the interest of the general public and to create a synergy between the various adult actors who surround and accompany the child. The programme of the conference and a registration form will be available on the site www.educaunet.org at the end of September.

2003-11-06 FR, Nice - Deuxièmes journées internationales du droit du commerce électronique
(EDHEC) Nice (France), les 6 et 7 novembre 2003. L'organisation de ce colloque a pour ambition d'enrichir le débat relatif aux enjeux juridiques liés à l'essor du commerce électronique. Quatre grandes sessions constituent les principaux axes de réflexion de ce colloque. Chaque session se déroule sur une demi-journée comprenant plusieurs interventions.

2003-11-03 NL, Amsterdam - European Information Security Awards
(RSA) Presented at the opening of the RSA Conference Europe, this set of prestigious awards will recognise and reward the most significant achievements in the field of information security across Europe. The European Information Security Awards are genuinely independent and the finalists and winners will represent the absolute elite in their categories. Awards Categories: European Policy - Awarded to individuals / organisations responsible for driving and promoting security excellence through the development of public policy; Academic Research - Recognising future potential and awarded to individuals / organisations achieving security excellence in the field of academic research; Implementations - Recognising security excellence in end user implementations; in Business, in the Public Sector and in Public-Private partnerships. Entries must be received in full by September 30th, 2003.

2003-11-03 CZ, Prague - World Telemedia 2003
(NOC) 3 - 5 November 2003, Corinthia Towers Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic. Europe's Leading Voice, Mobile & Internet Event. Juicy Profit from Premium Billable Content. The 31st running of this leading conference and exhibition continues to focus on genuinely emerging markets created through the launch of new content, billing and technology opportunities such as gambling, pictures, music, games, dating, chat, MMS, voiceXML, 3G, PARTICIPATION TV etc. see Self Regulation Workshop. Wednesday 5 Nov 14.00 - 16.00. This special European Commission organised session on self regulation models for content, especially mobile, will set out the EC’s vision of regulation for services such as 3G and beyond, with input from academics at Oxford University who are studying the best ways to make self regulation of content work.

2003-10-29 US, Washington - Marketing violent entertainment to children
(FTC) On October 29, 2003, the Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop to examine issues relating to the marketing of violent entertainment to children. The workshop will provide a forum for discussing the state of self-regulation in the entertainment industry and, in particular, children?s access to products that have been rated as potentially inappropriate for them or have been labeled with a parental advisory. The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 29, 2003 at the FTC Conference Center located at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. It is open to the public and there is no attendance fee.

2003-10-28 DE, Berlin - The Changing European Regulatory Framework in Telecommunications
(WIK) The new European regulatory framework for telecommunications aims at harmonising regulation across the EU based on flexible rules. Covering all electronic networks and services, it takes into account the convergence of platforms. The relevant directives should be implemented in the Member States by July 2003. The WIK-conference will refer to the most relevant questions in the ongoing discussion regarding the changing European regulatory framework in telecommunications. The conference will give an overview on the progress of implementing the European framework in the member countries. The implementation process will be evaluated from different players in the telecommunications market.

2003-10-24 EU/CoE- European Day of Civil Justice
(RAPID) The European Commission plans to hold, jointly with the Council of Europe, a "European Day of Civil Justice" once a year throughout Europe. The events planned in the Member States include guided tours, open days, local conferences and meetings with members of the legal professions and events for children. The date planned for the launch of the "European Day of Civil Justice" is 24 October. The Commission intends to organise a discussion forum on the Internet to give the public direct answers to any question relating to Community policy on the creation of a European area of civil justice, and also to find out what their expectations are.

2003-10-22 UK, London - Scrambling for Safety 7
(Privacy International) A public meeting on the governments proposed regulations regarding communications data. Organised by Privacy International & the Foundation for Information Policy Research. Hosted by the Department of Information Systems of the LSE Wednesday, 22nd October 2003 2.15 - 5.00.

2003-10-22 FR, Nice - 11th CEPT Conference
(ERO) The CEPT Conference addresses developments affecting regulation in the field of telecommunications. The conference aims to locate regulation in the fields of radio and non-radio telecommunications within a single perspective. 22-24 October 2003 Boscolo Hotel Plaza, Nice.

2003-10-22 DE, München - Transparenz im Netz
(Medientage München) ICM Mittwoch, 22.10.03, 14:00 Uhr Bertelsmann Stiftung Transparenz im Netz: Suchmaschinen, Verbraucherschutz und Internetpolitik mit Carsten Welp, Projektmanager Demokratie & Bürgergesellschaft, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Stefan Fischerländer, Geschäftsführer certo it solutions & training, Dr. Hansjörg Kuch, Ministerialrat, Leiter Medienpolitik und Medienwirtschaft, Bayerische Staatskanzlei, Dr. Manfred Stegger, Vorstandsvorsitzender allesklar.com, Verena Weigand, Leiterin des Referats Jugendschutz und Medienpädagogik der Bayerischen Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM). Moderation: Prof. Dr. Marcel Machill, Berater der Bertelsmann Stiftung, Universität Leipzig.

2003-10-20 SE, Stockholm - SAFT International conference: Future Kids Online
(SAFT) The SAFT Project invites you to the International Conference Future Kids Online 20-21 October 2003, Stockholm, Sweden. For two full days, up to 200 participants will meet to discuss issues of safer use of the Internet among children and teenagers. Potentials as well as risks concerning kids' online behavior will be in focus, eg. chatting, communities, online gaming, instant messaging, file sharing, pornography, racism and source criticism. Current research and extensive survey results on children's use of new media will be presented. The roles of both parents, educators, industry and government are also on the agenda. Along with politicians, researchers, industry representatives and experts, kids themselves will present their views and opinions on Internet use and safety issues.

2003-10-16 EU, Brussels - Workshop on Unsolicited Commercial Communications or Spam (Update)
(Europa) A workshop on unsolicited commercial communications or spam will take place in Brussels on 16 October 2003. Building on the ‘opt-in’ regime to be introduced in all Member States by the end of October, the workshop will aim at discussing additional measures needed to address the various legal, technical and educational facets of spam e.g.: effective enforcement by public authorities, co-operation within industry (filtering, codes of conduct), consumer awareness, international co-operation. The workshop will be introduced by Commissioner Liikanen. The results will be used in the context of a Commission Communication expected later this year on the subject. The workshop is primarily addressed at Member States, industry and consumer associations, but is open to all interested parties. Attendance is free of charge but prior registration is required. see Issue paper, Proposed agenda, Basic information on the rules applicable to unsolicited communications and SPAM: European Commission goes on the offensive (Press Release of 15 July 2003).

2003-10-14 OSCE, Warsaw - Prevention of Discrimination, Racism, Xenophobia and Anti-Semitism
(OSCE) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2003. Tuesday, 14 October. Working sessions 12 & 13. Side event: Discrimination on the Internet Convenor: International Network Against Cyber Hate. Summary: An audio visual presentation of cyber hate that can be found on the Internet. Outline of problems and facts & figures. Discussion between participants and experts about possible solutions. Experts: Ronald Eissens, director Dutch Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on Internet, Rafal Pankowski, Never Again Association Poland and Gérard Kerforn, MRAP France and Suzette Bronkhorst, International Network Against Cyber Hate.

2003-10-14 EU, Brussels - Next Generation Networks and Convergence of Numbering, Naming and Addressing
(Europa) On 14 October 2003, the European Commission will hold workshops in Brussels on two independent studies for the Commission. In the morning, Siticom/Devoteam and Cullen International will present the findings of their study on the regulatory implications of Next Generation Networks and other developments in electronic communications (executive summary; full report).  In the afternoon, Political Intelligence will present its work on the policy implications of convergence of numbering, naming and addressing (executive summary; full report). Programme for the day. The workshops are open but pre-registration is required.

2003-10-13 NO, Oslo - OECD Global Forum on Information Systems and Network Security
(OECD) The OECD Global Forum on Information Systems and Network Security: Towards a Global Culture of Security will be held on 13-14 October 2003 in Oslo, Norway. A large number of non-member economies will be invited. To reinforce the agreement made in Honolulu to increase co-operation between the OECD and APEC, many APEC member countries will also be present.

2003-10-09 BE, Namur - Le commerce électronique après les lois du 11 mars 2003
(CRID) L'arsenal législatif belge consacré au commerce électronique vient d'être complété par les lois du 11 mars 2003 relatives à certains aspects juridiques des services de la société de l'information. Quelques mois après l'adoption de ces textes et de certains de leurs arrêtés royaux d'exécution, le Centre de Recherches Informatique et Droit (CRID) vous invite à une première réflexion.

2003-09-23 UK, London - Computer Crime and Abuse Protecting ICT users and their information
(JISC) Tuesday 23 September 2003, Regent's College Conference Centre, Regent's Park, London, organised by JISC Legal Information Service. The use of ICT exposes Further and Higher education institutions to new areas of vulnerability. How can institutions protect themselves for example from 'denial of service' attacks or software piracy? Can safe use be made of chat rooms and discussion groups? As creators, suppliers and publishers of web-based materials, institutions increase their risk of liability for this content. How can the right balance between managing the risk and using materials freely be found?

2003-09-21 AU, Sydney - International Rating Conference: Classification in a Convergent World
(OFLC) 21-24 September 2003, Sydney, Australia. The Office of Film and Literature Classification (Australia) is presenting an international conference in 2003. The conference is an opportunity to find out about the latest challenges and dilemmas facing classification and ratings systems from around the world in our fast changing entertainment and technology environment. The conference will be attended by local and international classifiers and regulators, film and computer games producers, distributors and designers, producers and distributors of new technologies, media representatives, academics, as well as professional bodies and community groups. Early bird registration deadline is before 30 June 2003.

2003-09-19 US, Washington DC - TPRC Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
(TRPRC) The 31st Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy hosted by The National Center for Technology & Law, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA. September 19 - September 21, 2003.

2003-09-19 UK, Manchester - Digital Games Industries: Development, Impact and Direction
(CRIC) Against the backdrop of the highly competitive economic environment of gaming platforms, software and new game-enabled consumer technologies, the ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC) will be hosting a two day workshop on the socio-economics of digital gaming. The workshop aims to bring together international delegates from academic, policy and commercial circles for an in-depth discussion on nature and characteristics of this emerging sector: the 'drivers', key 'players', the 'current state of play', and the impact of the industry on the modern economy and the framework of its evolution.

2003-09-18 UK, London - Fair Play & Fair Pay
(EPSG) organised by British Computer Society Electronic Publishing Specialist Group and the Copyright Licensing Agency. This one-day seminar will look at the philosophical issues surrounding copyright in a digital environment (authenticity, ethics, privacy, manipulability, knowledge-sharing) and some practical aspects of safeguarding the current laws (rights management, encryption, collective administration, education). It will also enquire into the view that these laws are out-moded as well as ask what there is to replace them.

2003-09-17 UK, Oxford - Information, Communication, Society
(OII) A Research Symposium for the international journal Information, Communication & Society (iCS) to be held at Balliol College and the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 17th-20th September 2003. This will be a multi-disciplinary research symposium. Original papers are sought from researchers in all subject areas of the iCS journal. However, papers are encouraged that address one or more of the five broad tracks around which the symposium will be organised: governance; the household, community, and workplace; learning and education; science and networks; and issues of policy and regulation that cut across all these social settings.

2003-09-17 LU, Luxembourg - International congress on trustmarks in electronic commerce
(eLuxembourg) The Ministry of Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is organising from 17 to 19 September 2003 an international congress on trustmarks in electronic commerce. Surveys have shown that the development of electronic commerce, more than any other service, is based mainly on consumer confidence. Full information at the time of purchase, security of the transactions, respect of delivery lead-times, confidentiality, etc.: these are the pillars of confidence which can turn site visitors into loyal customers. All players concerned by trust in electronic commerce will attend this congress, to be held at the Congress Center of the "Foires Internationales" at Luxembourg-Kirchberg. see Le certificat qualité des sites de e-commerce du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg (with a useful comparative survey of existing trustmarks).

2003-09-16 EU, Brussels: Payments and Confidence - How to boost security and fight risk
(Europa) European Commission, Internal Market Directorate General, Brussels, 16 September 2003. This Conference aims to improve information on the security of modern payment products and systems in the Internal Market, and to discuss the security approach to enhance public trust and confidence in electronic payments. The Conference is a priority action under the Fraud Prevention Action Plan. About 450-500 participants will attend representing stakeholders from different EU institutions, national authorities and central banks, payment providers, retailers and consumer organisations.

2003-09-15 ES, Valencia - Summit on e-Government - paving the way to 2010
(e-Forum) 1st e-Forum Summit, 15th- 16th September, 2003, Valencia - Spain. The Summit is destined to become one of the most significant European e-government events, enabling participants to speak to a high quality audience drawn from both the private and public sectors. Speakers will include representatives of the European Commission, and e-government actors from both the current and soon-to-be EU Member States. The Summit will cover a wide range of current e-government topics and will present the work of the e-Forum Working Groups, which is designed to feed into future EU policy-making in this area.

2003-09-12 EU, Luxembourg - Safer Internet public consultation and Information Day
(Europa) The Commission is making preparations for proposing a follow-up programme covering the period 2005 - 2008, the Safer Internet plus programme, including getting input from interested parties. A public consultation will take place in Luxembourg on Friday 12 September 2003. On the same date, Information Day on the Work Programme 2003-2004 & the Call for Proposals will take place.

2003-08-07 UK, Oxford - After the Act, New Challenges for Communication Policy
(PCMLP) Venue: Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. 7 August 2003. PCMLP is organising the first symposia after the Communications Bill has become law. The one day Symposium will focus on the Act and consider policy/law issues arising more generally in the media, communications and internet sectors.

2003-07-31 US, Orlando - Pista '03
(IIS) Politics and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications: July 31, August 1-2, 2003 - Orlando, Florida, USA Jointly with The International Conference On Computer, Communication And Control Technologies: CCCT '03

2003-07-22 UK, Oxford - OII Summer Doctoral Programme
(OII) The Oxford Internet Institute will be holding a Summer Programme for doctoral students in 2003. Running from 22nd July to the 9th August in Oxford, UK, this Programme is intended to bring together doctoral students in the field of Internet Studies from around the world to study with leading academics and to share and discuss their own research. The Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School are collaborating with the OII in the provision of this programme. All applications must be received by April 11th.

2003-07-09 NZ - NetSafe II: Society, Safety & the Internet
(Internet Safety Group) The New Zealand Police, the University of Auckland and the Internet Safety Group have announced the upcoming NetSafe II: Society, Safety & the Internet on July 9-12, 2003 in Auckland, New Zealand. They have issued an international Call for Papers, with submissions due January 31st, 2003.

2003-07-09 EU, Brussels - Content for broadband and digital tv beyond national borders
(Puntoit) Puntoit is organizing a Workshop at the European Parliament in Brussels, on "Content for broadband and digital tv beyond national borders. At EU level, the most critical issue concerns content distribution rights. Do we need new rules to give unrestricted access to consumers at European level?" This unique event will bring together representatives from content, providers, broadcasters, telecom operators, manufacturers, and EU Institutions. Italian version: Accesso ai contenuti nell'era della larga banda, 3G e tv digitale E' ormai evidente che, nell'era della larga banda, del 3G e della tv digitale, la questione chiave per il settore dell'ICT riguarda l'accesso ai ai contenuti. Il Workshop tratterà due tematiche in due sessioni separate: i) Come è possibile massimizzare la disponibilità del contenuto nel quadro del mercato unico? ii) Quale può essere il ruolo delle regole della concorrenza per risolvere i problemi di accesso al contenuto e per affrontare la questione della protezione dei diritti di proprietà intellettuale in un contesto di capacità tecnologiche in continua evoluzione?

2003-06-30 US, Stanford - Internet Law Program, Summer 2003
(Stanford Law School) June 30 - July 4. Registration is now open for this summer's Internet Law Program (ILaw) in Stanford, CA, sponsored by the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. On the agenda: recent reforms in intellectual-property systems, privacy versus security on the Net, the changing shape and role of ICANN, "open" versus "proprietary" software systems, regulating pornography, jurisdictional problems, cybercrime, addressing the digital divide, and more. No previous experience with Internet law is necessary to enroll. The program is designed for lawyers, policymakers, business and technology professionals, government and non-profit executives, and journalists who write about technology. International participation is encouraged.

2003-06-24 DE, Köln - Transparenz im Netz: Suchmaschinen
(Bertelsmann Stiftung) Am 24. Juni 2003 von 14:00 - 16:15 Uhr. Das Panel im Rahmen des Medienforums NRW in Köln analysiert die Funktionen und Defizite von Suchmaschinen als Gatekeeper im Medium Internet. Die Bertelsmann Stiftung will als medienpolitischer Think Tank die Entwicklung eines Code of Conduct für Suchmaschinenbetreiber und Portalanbieter in Deutschland vorantreiben und als neutrales Forum dessen Etablierung befördern. Podium: Stefan Fischerländer, Fachautor (Suchmaschinentricks.de) ; Prof. Dr. Miriam Meckel, Staatssekretärin Europa, Internationales und Medien NRW; Dr. Norbert Schneider, Direktor Landesanstalt für Medien NRW; Dr. Manfred Stegger, Vorstand, allesklar.com; Christian Vollmert, Geschäftsführer luna-park (PG Suchmaschinen, dmmv). Moderation: Prof. Dr. Marcel Machill, Berater der Bertelsmann Stiftung, Universität Leipzig. Prof. Dr. Werner Wirth, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, wird die Ergebnisse der Studie "Wegweiser im Netz" zum Suchverhalten von Internetnutzern und zur Qualität und Nutzerfreundlichkeit von Suchmaschinen zusammenfassen und präsentieren.

2003-06-23 UK, Oxford - 'This House has confidence in voting via the Internet'
(OII) 17.00 - 19.00 Mon 23 June 2003, Oxford Union. Motion: 'This House has confidence in voting via the Internet'. Speaking for: Jim Adler, CEO and President of VoteHere. Speaking against: Jason Kitkat. Expert panel will include Richard Allan MP and Professor Stephen Coleman, Cisco Visiting Professor of e-Democracy, Oxford Internet Institute. The debate will be webcast with live questions taken from around the world.

2003-06-23 EU, Brussels - Review of the television without frontiers directive, public hearings
(Europa) 23, 24, 25 June 2003 (provisional) Promotion of cultural diversity and of competitiveness of the European programme industry, Protection of minors and public order - The right to reply, Application (determination of the competent authority, role of the National Regulatory Authorities, etc.)

2003-06-22 CA, Montreal - ICANN Meetings
(ICANN) The second round of ICANN meetings in 2003 will be held 22-26 June in Montreal, Canada. The meetings are free to attend, and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development process. You can take part in these meetings by attending in person, by taking part in the webcast and remote participation opportunities, and/or by joining one of the various ICANN-related mailing lists. The meetings will be hosted by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), which is providing a local website that will give information regarding the area, the meeting, and local hotels.

2003-06-18 UK, Oxford - Filtering Spam: New Perspectives on the False-Positive/False-Negative Trade-off
(OII) 12.00 - 13.30pm, Wed 18th June 2003, Saïd Business School, Oxford. Ben Edelman, Berkman Center, Harvard Law School. Attempts to filter unsolicited bulk e-mail ("spam") tend to present two kinds of errors. Some unobjectionable messages are mistakenly flagged as spam (false positives), while some spam is not flagged (false negatives). This seminar will start with discussion of the reasons why this problem is fundamental and why it has proven difficult to solve. It will also cover research methods aimed at quantifying the scope of the errors and at comparing their prevalence in competing email filtering systems. The seminar will conclude by comparing e-mail filtering errors with the mistakes made by web filtering systems, with a view towards identifying and adopting best practices in web filtering to make e-mail filtering more accurate.

2003-06-16 BE, Brussels - Digital Media is Alive and Kicking: The money-makers of Europe's eEconomy
(EMF) Brussels, 16-17 June 2003. The EMF's annual conference - co-organised for the second year in a row with the European Multimedia Associations' Convention (EMMAC) - is a major networking event. It is the prime European meeting point for digital media companies & associations, digital content owners & aggregators as well as technology & network suppliers, their clients & users, public institutions involved in Information Society policy making, Western Europeans and Central Europeans. The conference's opening session will focus on the opportunities of EU enlargement for the digital media industries. It will then highlight eight of the most promising segments/issues of Europe's eEconomy: -Electronic payments and the legal framework for a single payment area -mCommerce -Video On Demand and Pay Per View for PC and TV distribution -Content development for multi-platform distribution -Obtaining licences and rights’ clearances -Distributing protected contents -Value Added Services for ISPs in the European B-2-C market-place -Integration of value-added products & services into B-2-B ISP-portfolios. Draft programme.

2003-06-13 NL, Amsterdam - Freedom of the media and the Internet
(OSCE) On 13 and 14 June 2003, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Freimut Duve, will hold a conference on freedom of expression on the Internet. Experts from international organizations, NGOs, academia and media will gather to discuss topics regarding freedom of the media on the Internet.

2003-06-11 EU, Brussels - Consumer Complaints Form for Online Resolution Mechanisms
(CCform) Public Plenary Meeting. The CCform project has been working to improve the standards of complaint management to the benefit of consumers and business customers, as well as product and service suppliers. We are developing an online, multilingual complaint form and a best practice business process that will enable consumers to complain in their own language and track its progress and, if necessary, escalate their grievance to a dispute resolution service or regulator. Over the last six months members of the project representing large companies, SMEs, consumer organisations, regulators, legal experts or software researchers have met in topic panels in order to discuss and reach a consensus on the various components that will ultimately make up a standardised complaint form and process. We have looked into such areas as legal and consumer affairs, standards for SMEs, alternative dispute resolution systems, ontology/technology/multilinguism & extensibility and vertical markets. On 11 June, in Brussels, we will hold a final workshop to present the findings of each groups.

2003-06-10 EEJ-NET towards a European extra-judicial Network
(Europa) EEJ-Net Conference. Review of the European Extra-Judicial Network and future perspectives for improved EU Consumer Assistance. A conference will take place on 10 and 11 June 2003 in Brussels to fully evaluate the performance of the EEJ-Net and look at ways of improving consumer assistance in the future including promoting wider use of alternative dispute resolution and links with third countries.

2003-06-09 UK, Oxford - Electronic Government at the American Grassroots
(OII) 5.00 - 6.00pm Mon 9th June 2003, Saïd Business School, Oxford. Within the past few years, scholarly attention has begun to focus on the issue of electronic government, or e-government. Defined as the electronic provision of information and services by governments 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, in theory e-government expands and extends the ability of governmental organizations to serve their constituencies. This presentation will use data from two nationwide surveys of US local governments (2000 and 2002) and focus groups of local government CIOs and top administrative officials from 37 US city and county governments to examine the adoption and sophistication of e-government.

2003-05-22 EU, Brussels - eHealth 2003 Conference
(European Commission) The Commission, in collaboration with the Greek Presidency, will organise a high level conference on eHealth on the 22nd and 23rd May 2003 in Brussels. This event will include a two-day exhibition of 30 eHealth applications, selected through a call, and an award ceremony for the eEurope Awards in eHealth. While the conference is aimed at ministers and senior representatives of stakeholder groups such as professional and user organisations, developers along with current users of eHealth applications can submit a proposal for the chance to exhibit. The first eEurope Awards: eEurope Awards in eHealth will be attributed to the best demonstrations of the conference.

2003-05-13 US, Washington, DC - Wireless Innovations: New Technologies and Evolving Policies
(NTIA) The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of State's International Communications and Information Policy (CIP) group, will host a two-day wireless technology showcase and policy discussion. The first day, May 12, will consist of an exhibition of new, innovative wireless technologies, devices and applications. The second day, May 13, will feature panel discussions on unlicensed wireless technologies by key policy makers, entrepreneurs, industry representatives and experts from government and academia.

2003-05-08 ES, Madrid - Prevención de riesgos en Internet. Filtros: ¿educar o censurar?
(FCR) El acto de presentación del programa de sensibilización INTERNET SEGURA tendrá lugar el próximo día 8 de mayo en Madrid. La campaña INTERNET SEGURA se lanzará en 7 países europeos, con el apoyo del Plan de Acción por una Internet más segura de la Comisión Europea (proyecto SafeBorders). Expertos internacionales y nacionales en el tema aportarán el resultado de sus experiencias y debatirán sobre distintas cuestiones: - ¿Interesan los sistemas de filtrado? ¿Por qué?; - ¿Qué sistemas de prevención se pueden utilizar?; - ¿Qué opinan los expertos?

2003-05-08 BE, Namur - Collecting and Producing Electronic Evidence in Cybercrime Cases
(CRID) The CRID is organising this Conference in the context of the CTOSE project (EU funded, IST programme). The purpose of this Conference is to address the legal issues involved in handling electronic traces. A background of technical aspects for "non-technicians" will be presented. The event will focus on the legal admissibility of the electronic evidence, as well as on procedural aspects foreseen in the Cybercrime Convention of the Council of Europe and the Proposal Framework decision on attacks against information systems. Then, controversial issues related to the subject matter will be discussed, like the case of traffic data retention. Last but not least, the different interested parties will present their point of view with regard to e-evidence gathering. The event will take place in the Faculty of Law of the University of Namur from 14.00 on 8 May until 15.45 on 9 May 2003. The fee for participants is of 150 Euro.

2003-04-30 US, Washington DC - Public Spam Workshop
(FTC) The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a three-day Spam Forum from Wednesday, April 30 through Friday, May 2 in Washington, D.C. The forum is being held to address the proliferation of unsolicited commercial e-mail and to explore the technical, legal, and financial issues associated with it. It will be open to the public and preregistration is not required. Panels include discussions of: E-mail Address Gathering, Falsity in Sending Spam, Open Relays/Open Proxies/Form Mail Scripts, The Economics of Spam, Blacklists Best Practices, Wireless Spam, Federal and State Legislation, International Perspectives, Litigation Challenges, Technological Solutions to Spam/ Structural Changes to E-Mail

2003-04-25 EU, Brussels Workshop on final report of Eurostrategies Study
(Europa) Workshop on final report of Eurostrategies Study on assessment of the Member States measures aimed at fulfilling certain general interest objectives linked to broadcasting, in the context of the new regulatory framework. 25 April 2003 from 10:00- 13:30 in Brussels.

2003-04-04 BE, Namur - you've got mail - utilisation du email en entreprise
(e-Consult et Iccom) Conférence "You've Got Mail!" Namur - 4 avril 2003 au Palais des expositions de Namur, à l'occasion du salon Business Exchange SESSION 1 - Le courrier électronique à l'extérieur de l'entreprise : l'e-mail marketing SESSION 2 - Le courrier électronique dans l'entreprise : une cohabitation difficile entre employeurs et employés ?

2003-04-02 EU, Brussels - Review of the television without frontiers directive, public hearings
(EUROPA) In January, the European Commission adopted a work programme with a view to a possible review of the 1989 "Television without Frontiers" Directive. The questions raised in this work programme are to be the subject of an extensive public consultation. The Commission will publish a communication based on the results of this public consultation at the end of 2003 or beginning of 2004 on the future of audio-visual policy. All interested parties are invited to participate in the public debate by responding to the questions specified in the discussion papers and transmitting their written contributions by 15 July 2003. It will include public hearings in April and June. The documents which will be used as the basis for the debate are now available. The first series of hearings: 2, 3 April 2003 Protection of general interest in television advertising, sponsorship, teleshopping and self-promotion, 4 April 2003 Access to events of major importance to society, Brief extracts of events.

2003-04-01 US, New York - 13th Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy
(CFP) CFP2003: Freedom to Move Think and Speak! New York, NY April 1-4, 2003. CA. The Thirteenth Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy. CFP2003 will explore the most important issues facing the Internet and freedom, including: consumer privacy, broadband issues, wireless privacy and security, digital divide, critical infrastructure issues, public records, filtering, ICANN, disabilities access and much more.

2003-03-23 BR, Rio de Janeiro - ICANN Meetings
(ICANN) ICANN's next round of meetings will be held 23-27 March 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meetings are free to attend and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development process. The meetings will be hosted by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGIBR) in representation of the Brazilian Internet Community.

2003-03-10 Singapore - Rethinking Media Policy in the Internet Age
(Bertelsmann Foundation) A workshop organised by Bertelsmann Foundation and Asia Europe Foundation will take place in Singapore on 10-11 March 2003 to explore and promote greater understanding of media policy, Internet self regulation, user empowerment and media literacy. The Bertelsmann Foundation and the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF), seek to start an Asian European dialogue to promote information sharing and offer new perspectives for both Asia and Europe in this field. Workshop Handbook and Workshop Program.

2003-02-26 EU, Brüssel - Die Umsetzung des neuen TK-Rechtsrahmens
(ZEI) In Zusammenarbeit mit der Landesvertretung Nordrhein-Westfalens bei der Europäischen Union in Brüssel wird das Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung (ZEI) der Universität Bonn am 26. Februar 2003 in Brüssel eine Konferenz zum Thema "Die Umsetzung des neuen TK-Rechtsrahmens - Zwischen europäischer Integration und mitgliedstaatlichen Besonderheiten" veranstalten.

2003-02-15 EU - Deadline for Public Consultation on Open Platforms in Digital TV and 3G
(RAPID) The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a report on remaining barriers to the achievement of widespread access to new services and applications of the Information Society through open platforms in digital television and 3G mobile communications, which was requested by the Barcelona Summit and the Seville Council. The consultation will run until 15 February 2003. A public hearing is currently scheduled for 4 February 2003.

2003-02-12 CH, Lausanne - Law of Internet Gambling: From National Regulation to Global Solutions
(Swiss Institute of Comparative Law) International Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland 12th and 13th February 2003 . The first international conference to deal exclusively with the legal and regulatory issues arising out of internet gambling! A team of experts in the field will be joined by speakers representing a number of jurisdictions which have already taken or are in the process of adopting a clear legislative stance on internet gambling. They will lead the discussion of questions of law that currently need to be addressed in all European countries and indeed around the world.

2003-02-06 UK,Oxford - The Politics of Code: Shaping the Future of the Next Internet
(PCMLP) A one day public conference organised by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford. High profile speakers - among them Prof. Larry Lessig, renowned thinker on Cyberlaw and Esther Dyson, celebrated digerati and founding chairman of ICANN - will discuss the key choices that need to be made on privacy, security, access, openness and control in the design of Internet technology and Internet Governance.

2003-02-04 EU - Hearing on Public Consultation on Open Platforms in Digital TV and 3G
(RAPID) The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a report on remaining barriers to the achievement of widespread access to new services and applications of the Information Society through open platforms in digital television and 3G mobile communications, which was requested by the Barcelona Summit and the Seville Council. The consultation will run until 15 February 2003. A public hearing is currently scheduled for 4 February 2003.

2003-01-31 UK, Oxford - Information, Communication, Society / Deadline for abstracts
(OII) Call for Papers. A Research Symposium for the international journal Information, Communication & Society (iCS) to be held at Balliol College and the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 17th-20th September 2003. This will be a multi-disciplinary research symposium. Original papers are sought from researchers in all subject areas of the iCS journal. However, papers are encouraged that address one or more of the five broad tracks around which the symposium will be organised: governance; the household, community, and workplace; learning and education; science and networks; and issues of policy and regulation that cut across all these social settings. Deadline for abstracts: 31st January 2003.

2003-01-31 NZ - NetSafe II: Society, Safety & the Internet / deadline for submissions
(Internet Safety Group) The New Zealand Police, the University of Auckland and the Internet Safety Group have announced the upcoming NetSafe II: Society, Safety & the Internet on July 9-12, 2003 in Auckland, New Zealand.

2003-01-07 EU - Deadline for comments on eSafe options & requirements
(Safer Internet) A hearing was held on Luxembourg on 27-28 November 2002 to discuss the background paper eSafe Directions for 2003-2004 - Discussion Paper. Presentations made at the hearing, together with the conclusions of 4 working groups and the list of attendees are now online. It is possible to submit online comments until 7 January 2003.

2002-12-14 NL, Amsterdam - ICANN 2002 Annual Meeting
(ICANN) Pre-registration is now open for ICANN's 2002 Annual Meeting, to be held on 14 and 15 December 2002 at the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel & Conference Center at Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport, the Netherlands.

2002-12-12 EU, Brussels - Convergence of Web Services, Grid Services and the Semantic Web for delivering e-Services?
(IST Diffuse Project) Commissioner Erkki Liikanen will provide the Opening Keynote Address at the IST Diffuse Project Final Conference to be held on 12th December 2002 in the Centre Borschette, Brussels. The conference will review, explore and discuss the strategic issues concerning and surrounding the three interrelated technologies of Web Services, Grid Services and the Semantic Web from a broad perspective. The conference programme includes Keynotes from Carl Kesselman (a Founder of the Grid), Bruce Perens (Primary Author of the Open Source Definition), Guus Schreiber (Co-Chair, W3C Web Ontology WG) and the European Commission. The programme also includes senior speakers from ABN AMRO Trust, BEA, Berkom, IBM, Sun, TIEKE and Universities of Heidelberg & Toronto.

2002-12-10 FR Pornographie sur l'internet : Quels enjeux ? Quelle protection pour les mineurs ?
(Forum des droits sur l"internet) Le sixième débat du Forum des droits sur l'internet abordera le 10 décembre la question de la pornographie sur l'internet. Internet est en effet un vecteur plus important que la télévision dans la diffusion des contenus pornographiques.

2002-12-06 Cable & Wireless Childnet Awards - deadline for submissions
(Childnet International) The deadline for submissions for the Cable & Wireless Childnet Awards is 6 December 2002. It's a unique global contest that rewards children and those working with them, who are developing outstanding Internet sites and activities that directly benefit other children. Winners receive prize money, free trips to London for the awards ceremony in April 2003, and the activities surrounding the event.

2002-12-06 BE, Brussels - Consumer Complaints Form for Online Resolution Mechanisms
(CCform Project) CCform aims to dramatically improve the standards of complaint management to the benefit of consumers and business customers, as well as product and service suppliers. Thanks to support from the European Commission, we will create a recommended business process, supported by an extensible online multi-lingual complaint form, and accompanied by a well-researched international legal commentary. CCform will work with about 60 participating organisations to develop a consensus between business, consumers, academics and regulators. Participating organisations will choose from 6 topic Panels to address their inputs to the consensus building process. Topic panels are proposed for Law, Consumer Affairs, SME's, Multi-lingual Technologies, Regulators and Dispute Resolution, and Technical Integration and Extensibility. The process will begin with a public plenary meeting on December 6, 2002, develop through 4 meetings for each topic panel, and complete with a public adoption meeting in 2003.

2002-12-02 BR, Salvador, Bahia - International Conference about Child Pornography on the Internet
(CEDECA-BA) 2 - 3 December 2002, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The first international conference in Latin America against child pornography on the Internet is organised by the ECPAT representative in Brazil CEDECA-BA. The conference is a 2 day event bringing stakeholders together to create work groups and action plans.

2002-11-29 FR, Issy-les-Moulineaux - Administration électronique et données personnelles
(Forum des droits sur l'Internet) Sixième et dernière séance du débat public itinérant qu'organise le sur la question de l'administration électronique et la protection des données personnelles se tiendra à Issy-les-Moulineaux le 29 novembre 2002. Parallèlement, vous pouvez réagir et ainsi prolonger les débats en postant vos contributions sur le forum de discussion ouvert à cet effet. voir aussi Compte-rendu du débat public organisé à Lille le 8 novembre 2002. Débattre : Administration électronique et données personnelles.

2002-11-22 US, New Haven - Revenge of the Blog
(Yale Law School) Friday, November 22, 2002 New Haven, Connecticut. Presented by Information Society Project.

2002-11-15 FR, Paris - La Liberté d'expression dans la société de l'information
(UNESCO) Paris, France - 15-16/11/2002. La liberté d’expression sur internet sera le thème d’un colloque international qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de la préparation du Sommet mondial sur la société de l’information (WSIS) qui se tiendra à Genève et à Tunis respectivement en 2003 et 2005. Le colloque, « Liberté d’expression dans la société de l’information » sera le seul événement - d’une série de réunions destinées à préparer le WSIS - qui traitera de questions urgentes concernant la liberté d’expression sur Internet.

2002-11-12 EU, Brussels - Forum: Notice & Takedown in Europe
(RightsWatch) The Second RightsWatch Forum will be held on 12 November 2002 at the Dorint Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, B-1000 Brussels. RightsWatch is a research project aiming at developing consensus and promoting awareness of self-regulatory notice and takedown (NTD) procedures for Europe, as a tool to achieve prompt removal of copyright-infringing material from the Internet. The project is funded under the European Commission's Information Society Technology ("IST") programme. Online registration.

2002-11-08 CH, Montreux - World Summit on Internet and Multimedia 2002
(SwissMedia, Association Suisse du Multimédia) 8 - 11 October 2002 . The theme of the summit is Bridging the Digital Divide.

2002-11-04 DK, Copenhagen - IST 2002: Partnerships for the Future
(European Commission) 4 - 6 November 2002. The main purpose of IST 2002 is to help build the European Research Area for the Information Society within the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP6), which is to be launched at the end of 2002. Held in Copenhagen on 4-6 November, IST 2002 will broaden its scope to everyone with a strategic interest in Information Society research, whether at European, national or regional level - or even entirely within the private sector. The general theme is ‘Partnerships’ - your partnerships. The aim is to help Europe’s researchers and industrialists build networks for collaborative IST research, at a time when the IST priority within the EU’s 6th Framework Programme for research and technological development is getting underway

2002-10-31 DE, Düsseldorf - Workshop Rassistische und fremdenfeindliche Inhalte im Internet
(ITM Münster) Probeleme und Lösungsansätze. Workshop des Instituts für Informations-, Telekommunikations- und Medienrecht (ITM; öffentlich-rechtliche Abteilung) der Universität Münster in Kooperation mit der Landesanstalt für Medien NRW (LfM). am 31. Oktober 2002 in Düsseldorf. In den letzten Wochen ist intensiv über den richtigen Weg im Umgang mit rassistischen und fremdenfeindlichen Inhalten im Internet gestritten worden. Insbesondere in Nordrhein-Westfalen wurde, manchmal gar unerbittlich, über das Für und Wider von Sperrverfügungen debattiert.

2002-10-23 EU, Brussels - eGovernment: Paving the way to 2010
(Press Release) The Forum for European e-Public Services, e-Forum for short, an international association promoting eGovernment excellence together with support from a Community research programme, will present its first report on 23 October. A Press Briefing will take place at DG INFSO, 24 Avenue de Beaulieu, 1160 Brussels at 10.30 am. For more info, contact baudouin.de-sonis@eu-forum.org To register for the press briefing, email infso-newsroom@cec.eu.int.

2002-10-15 ES, Barcelona - Protecting and Educating Children in the Information Society: Lessons from European Projects
(FCR) This workshop takes place in Barcelona, Spain on 15 October 2002. It is being co-organised by the Catalan Research Foundation FCR and European Schoolnet as part of the EUNCLE and Safe Borders projects, funded by the European Commission's IAP intiative. The day will include three round table sessions:
Awareness-raising: Techniques, Audiences and Effective Methods
Filters: Educational Needs, Preferences, Efficiency and Issues
Kids On The Web: At Home and At School
Invited experts are taking part in the discussions including: Laura Galli (Friendly Internet) - Félix Angulo (Sifkal) -Stephen Carrick-Davis (Childnet-International); Rachel O’Connell (ONCE) - Patrick Verniers (Educaunet).

2002-10-13 NL, Maastricht - Internet Research 3.0: NET / WORK / THEORY
(A.o.I.R.) Association of Internet Researchers. Maastricht, The Netherlands, October 13-16 2002. This international and interdisciplinary conference will feature a variety of perspectives on internet research, in order to develop a better theoretical and pragmatic understanding of the internet. Building on the previous well-attended international conferences, the IR 3.0 will bring together prominent scholars, researchers, and practitioners from many disciplines, fields and countries for a program of presentations, panel discussions, and informal exchanges.

2002-10-10 ES, Valencia - I Congreso Internacional de Ética y Derecho de la Información
(Fundación COSO) 10-11 Octubre 2002. Veracidad y objetividad. Desafíos éticos en la sociedad dela información. Valencia será sede del I Congreso Internacional de Ética y Derecho de la Información, un encuentro de especialistas europeos y americanos para debatir sobre los temas más candentes que afectan a la comunicación en sus aspectos jurídicos y éticos. Papers-Comunicaciones (abierto el plazo hasta-deadline): 31 de julio. Programa.

2002-10-02 CA, Montréal - Fourth International Conference on Law via the Internet
(LexUM and CanLII) 2 - 3 October 2002. The 4th International Conference on Law via the Internet aims to bring together the diverse contributors and partakers in the process of publishing and consulting legal information on the Web. Communications must be related to the general subject of Internet based legal resources. Papers related to new practices and standards for law on the Internet will be particularly welcomed. Papers must be submitted by June 15th 2002.

2002-09-30 BE, Brussels - Data Protection Conference and Report on the implementation of Directive 95/46/EC
(European Commission) 30 Sep - 1 Oct. Programme, practical information and speeches . See also position papers. The enrollment period for the conference closed on 15 August. The registrations received exceed the number of available seats considerably.

2002-09-27 UK, Oxford - Casting a Wider Net
(OII) Integrating research and policy on the social impacts of the Internet. The Oxford Internet Institute is holding a conference to serve as a neutral forum for academics, policymakers, corporate parties and citizens/consumers to discuss the current state of Internet research and policy. There will also be a choice of four parallel panels discussing different topics. These will include subjects such as 'The State of Broadband' and 'Education and the Net.'

2002-09-26 BE, Brussels - Experts to chart a way for combating online racism
() Organized by the Oxford Programme on Comparative Media Law and Policy, this one-day workshop on regulation and self-regulation in the area of racism, xenophobia and incitement online will be a working meeting, bringing together area experts and interested parties, to discuss the progress of hate speech control on the Internet, evaluate current successes and failures and elicit ideas for self-regulatory solutions to combat problem of hate and violent content on the Internet.

2002-09-23 ES, Madrid - Second World Congress of Computer Law
(Alfa-Redi) 23 - 27 September 2002. Held in the Law School of the Complutense University of Madrid. In the Organizing Comittee are the International Center of Law and Informatics, The Alfa-Redi Community and the Law and Informatics Master.

2002-09-17 US, Seattle - ILPF Conference 2002 - Security v Privacy
(ILPF) 17 - 20 September 2002. Security v. Privacy takes place one year after terrorism and technology converged with global repercussions. International corporations and governments have new mandates concerning heightened security even as they must balance those with increased demands for privacy in data collection and transactions. If your company is engaged in cross-border e-commerce and global marketplaces, financial services, IT infrastructure, management consulting, privacy or security policy or standard-setting in these vital business and technology arenas, you need to attend Security v. Privacy.

2002-09-17 EU, Brussels - 3G Workshop
(Europa) The Commission commissioned the consultant McKinsey to carry out a study entitled Comparative Assessment of the Licensing Regimes for 3G Mobile Communications in the European Union and their impact on the Mobile Communications Sector. In this context, the Commission will hold a public workshop in Brussels, scheduled to take place on 17 September 2002, to present and discuss the study. See also EU - 3G workshop contributes to 'telecom help debate'(Euractiv).

2002-09-16 DE, Düsseldorf - Hacker-Verband: Kongress gegen Internet-Zensur
(Netzeitung) In Nordrhein-Westfalen soll der Zugang zu kritischen Websites gesperrt werden. Der Chaos Computer Club holt jetzt eine Konferenz zur Informationsfreiheit am Montag den 16.09.2002 nach Düsseldorf. Konferenz zu Informationsfreiheit, Kontrolle von Inhalten und Zensur im Internet

2002-09-09 ES, Palma de Mallorca - Copyright Piracy and Anti-Piracy
(UIB) Legal Aspects of E-Commerce - 3rd generation issues. 3rd European Summer School designed for lawyers, company members, advanced law students and postgraduates. Palma de Mallorca, 9th - 12th September 2002

2002-07-09 UK, Bournemouth - Software related inventions; prospects and risks for European companies
(Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management) Bournemouth, UK, Tuesday, July 9th 2002 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Cost: £15 including buffet lunch and refreshments. Protecting software as literary works under copyright is conceptually incoherent. It also has the undesirable consequence of granting in effect permanent restrictions on the use of software products. We shall never see the source code of Windows. By contrast the patent system is said to be based on a trade-off between disclosure and protection. Why then treat software differently from other products of human ingenuity? Awarding patents to software related inventions appears theoretically plausible, but commercially problematic. In an industry advancing through incremental innovations, the deadweight costs of a patent system have been rejected by many independent software developers. The European Patent Office has shirked the issue sheltering behind the myth of a “technical effect”. In practice, protecting software under the European Patent Convention has now become a matter of clever drafting. This symposium seeks to explore some of these issues in an informal setting, away from the lobby interests of the Proposed Directive of the European Commission.

2002-07-08 EU, Brussels - Unbundling of the local loop: Commission calls public hearing
(RAPID) The Commission is following with close attention the issue of access to the last mile of telephone lines into European homes or, as specialists say, the unbundling of the local loop (ULL). The Commission's Competition Directorate-General is calling a public hearing in Brussels on 8 July 2002 to fully analyse the remaining difficulties in the implementation of ULL and the progress of competition in the provision of broadband access and services. Those interested to participate in the hearing must send their request by e-mail to the Commission by 15 June 2002 to comp-local-loop@cec.eu.int. (Please include contact details and indicate "invitation" in the subject of your e-mail).

2002-07-04 FR, Paris - Premiers états généraux du nommage Internet
(legalis.net) L’Icann, le gouvernement des Etats-Unis, la Présidence de l’Union Européenne, l’Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle et les principaux acteurs majeurs du nommage en Europe seront présents pour les premiers états généraux européens du nommage Internet. Parmi les thèmes abordés : la réforme de l'Icann, la position du gouvernement américain, l'avenir des noms de domaine avec notamment la question du multilinguisme, le point sur le cybersquatting, nommage et liberté d'expression, le point eu est-il un enjeu de souveraineté pour l’Europe, la création de systèmes alternatifs de nommage… Cette manifestation est organisée par l'Internet Society France, la coordination européenne des chapitres de l’Internet Society, le CIGREF, le MEDEF et l'association des Ingénieurs Arts et Métiers, avec le soutien de l'Agence pour la Protection des Programmes.

2002-07-01 US, Cambridge, Mass - Internet Law Program @ Harvard
(Berkman Center for Internet & Society) Registration is now open for this summer's Internet Law Program, the residential segment of which will take place July 1-5, 2002 on the Harvard Law School campus. On the agenda: IP rights, the evolution of copyright, privacy v. security on the Net, the future of peer-to-peer, and more. Among the highlights will be a debate between Lawrence Lessig and a representative of Microsoft on open source software; a session on the Internet and developing countries; and a panel discussion of Eldred v. Ashcroft, now slated for hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. The program will be taught by leading experts in the field, including Lawrence Lessig of Stanford, Yochai Benkler of NYU, William Fisher III, Charles Nesson and Jonathan Zittrain of Harvard, Jerry Kang of UCLA (guest lecturer), and Julie Cohen of Georgetown (guest lecturer). No previous experience with Internet law is necessary to enroll.

2002-07-01 CH, Geneva - PrepCom 1
(Executive Secretariat - Civil Society Division) Civil Society platform Preparation for World Summit on the Information Society

2002-06-20 US, New York - The Broadband Deployment "Problem"
(Association of the Bar of the City of New York) 42 West 44th Street, Thursday, June 20, 2002, 7 - 9 pm. This panel will address financial and legal issues contributing to the development and deployment of broadband technologies. We will examine current (de)regulatory proposals dealing with both infrastructure and content and how they impact investment. As part of our discussion, we will focus on the nexus between technology and intellectual property and ask whether current laws provide the requisite framework to support development of content for broadband delivery and protect both public and private interests. Moderator: BRUCE P. MEHLMAN Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy, U.S. Department of Commerce Speakers: DOROTHY ATTWOOD Bureau Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission DAN REINGOLD Global Telecom Research Coordinator/Senior U.S. Wireline Services Analyst, Credit Suisse First Boston RANDAL S. MILCH Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Domestic Telecom, Verizon ROBERT QUINN Federal Regulatory Affairs Vice-President for AT&T For more information, contact (212) 382-6713.

2002-06-19 DE, Köln - XXX im WWW: Jugendschutz im Internet
(Bertelsmann Stiftung) Medienforum nrw - Special der Bertelsmann Stiftung am 19. Juni 2002 von 13:00 - 15:00 Uhr

006-06-26 DE, Berlin - The Rising Power of Search-Engines on the Internet
(University of Leipzig) Call for papers. "The Rising Power of Search-Engines on the Internet: Impacts on Users, Media Policy, and Media Business" is the title of a scientific workshop (26 June 2006, Berlin Germany) organized by the Chair of International Journalism (University of Dortmund), the Chair of Journalism II (University of Leipzig), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES). A wide range of topics including media regulation and implications for journalism will be discussed. Search-engines have become the new gatekeepers of the information-age. The goal of the workshop is to bring together European experts in the field of digital gatekeepers, to initiate cross-border research and to discuss current findings. To reach this goal quantitative, qualitative, and experience-based papers from the academic field are invited. First results of the scientific workshop will be integrated into a larger conference on search engines targeting decision makers from media policy and media business on 27 June 2006, also in Berlin. Auf Deutsch

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