Eben Moglen spoke at the Congressional “Do-Not-Track Legislation: Is Now the Right Time?” hearing in Washington. Video and transcript available.
Eben Moglen is giving a special keynote address at the Open World Forum in Paris, France on September 30. For more details about the event, visit the forum website.
Karen Sandler, the SFLC’s General Counsel, is participating in a panel at the 5th annual policy forum of the leading IT professional law association in the UK, the Society for Computers and Law. Sandler will discuss her research on free software in medical devices and other free software licensing issues.
For more details about the panel and the forum, visit the SCL website. The SFLC’s paper on free software in medical devices, “Killed by Code: Software Transparency in Implantable Medical Devices,” is available on our website.
Abstract: Mishi Choudhary is the founding director of SFLC India. She started working with SFLC in New York following the completion of her fellowship during which she earned her LLM from Columbia Law School and was a Stone Scholar. Prior to joining SFLC, Mishi was a litigator in different chambers in India with areas of practice covering Corporate and Commercial Law, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Property Law, Information Technology Law, Trademarks and Copyrights, Constitutional and Administrative Law. In addition to her LLM, she has an LLB degree and a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Delhi, India. Mishi is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi, licensed to appear before the Supreme Court of India, all the State High Courts in India, and in the State of New York.
The date of this event is subject to change. For more details, visit the Open Source India conference website
Abstract: The World Wide web is less that 7000 days old. In that short time, it has changed human life around the world forever. When it is 10,000 days old it will have begun eradicating ignorance and changed for the better the fate of billions of people, or else it will be constructing the most oppressive system of inequality and un-freedom ever devised by tyranny. In this speech, I consider how, the FOSS community we might affect which happens.
The date of this event is subject to change. For more details, visit the Open Source India conference website.
Mishi Choudhary, the founding director of the Indian branch of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), will be speaking at the “Software Patents and the Commons” conference in New Delhi, India. The one-day seminar, organized by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), Knowledge Commons, and the Center for Internet and Society and sponsored by Red Hat, will explore issues related to software patents from the viewpoint of the knowledge commons as opposed to “intellectual property.”
Eben Moglen will deliver the keynote address at the “Software Patents and the Commons” conference in New Delhi, India. The one-day seminar, organized by the Software Freedom Law Center, Knowledge Commons, and the Center for Internet and Society and sponsored by Red Hat, will explore issues related to software patents from the viewpoint of the knowledge commons as opposed to “intellectual property.”
Eben Moglen will be delivering a keynote speech at the annual LinuxCon North America conference in Boston on August 11.
Description:The ecosystem of FOSS is complex, embracing thousands of businesses with diverse commercial interests and hundreds of thousands of programmers collaborating to make good software and protect its freedom. That ecosystem faces some deliberate external legal threats, and also must deal in creative and innovative ways with conventional legal risks that pose qualitatively different challenges in the unconventional FOSS environment. In this talk, Moglen will present an overview of the current state of the ecosystem’s legal defense needs, independent of the concerns of particular projects and firms, and discuss his view of the likely near-term developments.
Karen Sandler will participate in a panel on medical device security and privacy at the 1st USENIX Workshop on Health Security and Privacy in Washington D.C. For background on the topic, see the SFLC’s recent white paper, *“Killed by Code: Software Transparency in Implantable Medical Devices*.“ More information on HealthSec ’10 is available on the event website.