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Talking Tech, Digital Media & Cyber Policy

On my most recent trip to Washington, D.C., I had the pleasure of sitting down with some of the sharp team at the Center for Democracy and Technology. They were kind enough to invite me to participate in their weekly podcast, CDT Tech Talk, where we discussed my book in one of their segments. Offline, we […]

Join Me at South by Southwest Interactive

March 13-17, Austin will be buzzing with web and new media professionals and enthusiasts for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference, part of the entire SXSW festival which includes music and film and spans over a week of events. I found out a couple of days ago that I will be leading a Core […]

Blogging the Democratic National Convention This Week

Thanks to the MOMocrats for initiating this great project… I’m going to Denver today, covering the Democratic National Convention for several online publications (mostly blogs) including: Sairy BlogHer MOMocrats Obama HQ Blog WomenCount Blog FutureCampaigns Blog Silicon Valley Moms Blog Huffington Post – Off the Bus The Political Voices of Women I’ll be spending time […]

PDF & New York

Last time I was in New York was for a totally different purpose during totally different weather, so it’s nice to come in the summer with a mission and lots of people to see. I’m having a great time so far at PDF – too good a time, in fact. I’ve gotten barely any sleep […]

PC Magazine on Top Tech Issues for Next President

For a comprehensive look at the major technology issues on the plate for the next presidential administration, PC Magazine has a great article out that covers 5 biggies and what the positions are on those issues of the candidates (McCain, Obama and Clinton since it was compiled before Obama had enough delegates and since she […]

Internet Archive Wins Settlement with FBI

From the Chronicle, the Internet Archive recently won a settlement with the FBI about a “national security letter” i.e. government request for private information that was sent to them demanding they turn over data that they probably don’t even have. The Archive, legally considered an online library, for those who don’t know, was founded by […]

Net Neutrality Panel in DC Monday

The Washington DC ACM Chapter has organized a great panel on the current net neutrality debate for this Monday, Nov. 12th from 7:30-9:30pm at 108 Funger Hall, 2201 G Street NW. Panelists include Harold Feld of the Media Access Project, David Robinson of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton, and Hal Singer of […]

Election Day Tomorrow – Make a Difference!

Just a reminder, particularly to Californians and San Franciscans who read this blog – tomorrow is election day. You can vote for Mayor of San Francisco or Palo Alto City Council and School Board or Menlo Park Fire District or whatever fits your locale, but don’t think this election doesn’t matter – local politics are […]

Bloggers and Writers – Use Creative Commons Licenses – Here’s Why

I had the pleasure of getting to know Cory Doctorow while I was volunteering for theEFF one summer. He is an extraordinary writer and networker, and his work is brilliant. So rather than trying to paraphrase his writing, I’ll just quote it directly. It is, after all, under Creative Commons license: “My writing career and […]

Obama on Net Neutrality

Anne Broache of CNET has a good article up about Obama indicating during the Mtv and MySpace forum that he’s in favor of Net neutrality. This is nothing earth-shattering, of course, as all of the Democrats are in favor of an equal opportunity Internet, but it sounds like Obama has a good grasp of the […]