Eben Moglen will be giving a series of four public talks in New York City, entitled "Snowden and the Future", starting Wednesday, October 4th (the other dates are Oct. 30th, Nov 13th, and Dec 4th, all Wednesdays).
All talks will take place at Columbia Law School, in room 101 of Jerome Greene Hall (map), from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. For those who can't be there, streaming video of the events as they take place will be available from snowdenandthefuture.info.
Why you should go to these talks:
The connection between copyright restrictions and civil liberties violations is clear and unavoidable. We've written about it here (and here and here and here). It's been the key to the Pirate Party's political success in Europe, and the subject of one of Nina Paley's excellent minute memes. Eben Moglen, the founder and director of the Software Freedom Law Center, is one of the clearest thinkers talking about digital freedom today -- and one of the most inspiring: a previous public lecture of his led directly to the creation of the Freedom Box Foundation. He's also a terrific speaker. You won't be disappointed; go, and bring all your friends.
The surveillance state is aided and enabled by information monopolists who assert that watching people's Internet usage for unauthorized use of copyrighted material is so important that it trumps both privacy concerns and freedom of expression. That's why we keep a close eye on surveillance news here at QuestionCopyright.org, and encourage you to as well.
For more information on these lectures, visit snowdenandthefuture.info.