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CPSR 2001 Annual Conference

CPSR Annual Conference
October 19-21, 2001
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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October 19-21, 2001

Ann Arbor, Michigan

The steady march of information technology plays an ever-increasing role in shaping, preserving, enlarging, and uniting humanity's overall scientific and cultural heritage. With the growth of the Internet, an ever-increasing portion of all human art and learning is available at the speed of light, worldwide. The shared on-line environment, like our physical environment, constitutes a global commons, with similar imperatives for stewardship and preservation.

In 2001, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility celebrates its 20th anniversary by looking backwards and forwards two decades at the history and future of the global cybercommons. Panels and presentations will examine the key historical events that shaped today's Internet, and the prospects for its future evolution. Specific themes of interest include:

  • Voting and election technology and Online Politics
  • Information warfare and the role of nation-states
  • Internet governance and censorship, past, present, and future
  • The nature and role of "openness" on the Net (Open Code, Open Content, Open Access, and Open Communities)
  • The emergence and evolution of virtual communities
  • Information technology and the evolution of privacy and anonymity
  • The Ownership of information: Free speech and intellectual property

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Nathaniel Borenstein
Program Chair, CPSR 2001

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