WATPA: Ralph Nader to Give Keynote at CPSR DNS Conference (fwd)

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From: William Langham (blangham@westnet.com)
Date: Tue Sep 14 1999 - 18:36:29 EDT

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Date: 14 Sep 1999 15:44:37 -0000
From: sevoy@quark.cpsr.org
To: cpsrdns@quark.cpsr.org
Subject: Ralph Nader to Give Keynote at CPSR DNS Conference

* * * Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) * * *

Ralph Nader will give the keynote speech at CPSR's conference on global
Internet administration. The conference, to be held in Alexandria,
Virginia, on September 24 and 25, will examine the issues surrounding the
creation of the new private Internet corporation, ICANN, to manage core
technical functions of cyberspace. A full conference announcement is below.


               a conference by
          Computer Professionals for
         Social Responsibility (CPSR)

               September 24-25
            (Friday and Saturday)
              Hilton Mark Hotel
            Alexandria, Virginia

http://www.cpsr.org/conferences/dns99/dnsconf99.htm or

The implementation of a global institution for Internet
administration continues to raise vexing policy
questions. As the new Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) completes its first
year of existence, supporters and critics have differed
sharply in their assessments.

Is ICANN "out of control"? Are ICANN's critics undermining
the public good? Disagreements have emerged between
individuals, firms, and countries -- and even between
different branches of the U.S. government. What is at stake is
nothing less than the global administration of cyberspace into
the next century.

This conference will provide a forum that allows parties to
articulate their positions in public, to engage in moderated
debate with other parties, and to educate a broad audience of
policymakers and stakeholders.

The conference program addresses the following topics:
 1. Introduction to the Issues
 2. Competition in the Domain Name System
 3. Technological Change and Institutional Design
 4. Stakeholder discussion
 5. The Big Picture: The Emerging Institutional Order


Stakeholders Session
Moderator: Coralee Whitcomb, CPSR
Don Telage, Network Solutions, Inc.
Esther Dyson, ICANN
David Post, Temple University School of Law
Jamie Love, Consumer Project on Technology
David Farber, University of Pennsylvania (invited)
Paul Scolese, House Committee on Commerce (invited)
Also invited:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
European Commission (DG-XIII)

Introduction to Issues
Session Chair: Theresa Amato, Consumer Project on Technology
Jean Camp, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government & CPSR
Hans Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy & CPSR

Internet Registries: Competition or Sharing?
Session Chair: Milton Mueller, Syracuse School of Information Studies
Mike Vita, Federal Trade Commission
Paul Garrin, Founder and CEO, Name.Space, Inc.
Chris Ambler, Image Online Design, Inc.

Technological Change and Institutional Design
Session Chair, Hans Klein, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy & CPSR
Scott Bradner, Harvard University and Internet Society
Karl Auerbach, Individual Domain Name Owners Constituency (IDNO)
Peter Deutsch, Shophound Inc.

The Big Picture: Internet and Global Telecommunications Order
Session Chair: Rick Barry, CPSR
Esther Dyson, ICANN
Tony Rutkowski, NGI Associates
Milton Mueller, Syracuse School of Information Studies
Michael Froomkin, University of Miami School of Law

The event begins on Friday 9/24 at 1 PM and ends Saturday 9/25 at 4 PM.

To book a hotel room, call:

To register for the conference, please see:
        http://www.cpsr.org/conferences/dns99/dnsconf99.htm or
Or send email to: cpsr@cpsr.org
This event is sponsored by the Morino Institute and the Open Society
Institute. Co-sponsors include the Consumer Project on Technology, a Ralph
Nader-affiliated public interest group ( http://www.cptech.org ).


  Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)

  CPSR is an organization that addresses the benefits and risks to society
  of information technology. For information, please visit the CPSR
  web page at http://www.cpsr.org

> --
Susan Evoy * Deputy Director
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
P.O. Box 717 * Palo Alto * CA * 94302
Phone: (650) 322-3778 *
Email: evoy@cpsr.org
Donations online: https://swww.igc.apc.org/cpsr/sec-membership-form.html

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