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Last update: March 24, 2004

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
8.00 am - 8.50 am  Registration 
8.50 - 9.00  Welcome, Daniel Berninger, ICC Host 
9.00 - 9.30  John Perry Barlow, co-founder EFF
Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace (link)
9.30 - 10.30  Session One: The rise of unlicensed spectrum
Harold Feld, associate director, Media Access Project 
Stuart Gannes, director, Stanford Digital Vision Project 
Tim Pozar, co-founder, Bay Area Wireless User Group
Kevin Werbach, CEO, Supernova Group
Panelists will share their vision for unlicensed wireless in making Internet access low cost and ubiquitous
10.30 - 11.30  Session Two: Broadband & bridging first mile disconnects
Dave Burstein, editor, DSLPrime
Bruce Kushnick, president,New Networks Institute
Terry McGarty, CEO, Merton Group
Phil Shapiro, moderator, DC Non-Profit Tech
The 90's ended with surplus and high performance capacity in the middle of the Internet and in the edge local area networks. The challenge of bridging local access bottlenecks dominated by cable and telecom monopolists remains.
11.30 - 12.30  Session Three: Internet architecture, governance, IPV6, DNS, and open access
Jeff Chester,executive director, Center for Digital Democracy
Bob Frankston, entrepreneur,Frankston Innovating
Andrew Odlyzko,professor,University Minnesota
Ian Peter, founder, Association for Progressive Communications
The panelists will address the forces associated with efforts alter the basic nature of the Internet for better or worse as regards the Internet as a commons as well as issues like the Internet tax moratoriums.
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch
1.30 - 2.00  Daniel Sieberg, technology reporter, CNN
Internet and freedom of the press 
2:00 - 3:00  Session Four: Internet communications, VoIP, and the telephone monopolies
Dwayne Goldsmith,CEO, Inflexion Communications
Lior Haramaty,co-founder,VocalTec Communications (invited)
Jim Kohlenberger,former ,White House communications policy advisor
Scott Petrack,CTO, edial (invited)
Discuss progress and prospects for Internet communication applications to displace telecom monopolies.
3:00 - 3:15  ICC Roundtable - Introduction - Information freedom and the ubiquity of the Internet, computers, and code
Richard Stallman, founder, GNU Project
Conversation with Richard Stallman in Boston via remote hook up
3:15 - 5:00  ICC Roundtable Part One: Issues - Information freedom and the ubiquity of the Internet, computers, and code
    Ann Bartow, professor, USC Law Center
    Julie Cohen, professor, Georgetown Law
    David Chaum, founder, DigiCash
    Laura Creighton, co-founder, AB Strakt
    Seth Finkelstein, activist, Infothought blog
    Seth Johnson, activist, There is no spoon
    Jon Lebkowsky, president, EFF-Austin
    Fred von Lohmann, staff attorney, EFF
    Jamie Love, exec director, CPTech
    Anthony McCann, lecturer ethnomusicology, UC Santa Barbara
    Jay Sulzberger, director, NYFair Use (demo) A Palladiated Computer 
A open discuss of information freedom issues with short presentations and audience participation. Issues - VoIP, broadcast flag, Palladium and TCPA, database data, software patents, DMCA, EU IP enforcement directive, shared knowledge/scientific research, reverse engineering, digital exclusive rights, diebold/electronic voting, site finder, SCO vs. IBM, webcasting, privacy, anonymity, PATROIT Act, CAPPS II, Total Information Awarness, FTAA, RFID, computer security, encryption, ICANN/Internet governance, national ID, UCITA, Bayh-Dole, censorship, and censorware.
5.00 - 5.30  Jeff Pulver, CEO,
Report from a serial entrepreneur 


Thursday, March 25, 2004
8.00 am - 9.00 am  Registration
9.00 - 9.30  Larry Irving, President, Irving Information Group
9.30 - 10.30  Session Five: The push to trade freedom and privacy for security
Chris Hoofnagle, assoc director, EPIC
Declan McCullagh, Washington DC correspondent, CNET
Brett Wynkoop, president, Wynn Data
The global war on terrorism increasingly targets the Internet as a venue for open communication.
10.30 - 11.30  Session Six: Digital Democracy 
William Finkel, outreach manager, 
Nelson Pavlosky, founder, Swarthmore Coalition for Digital Commons
Eric Hensal, Group360
Nicco Mele, webmaster, DeanforAmerica(invited)
Panel covers e-voting, engaging and organizing voters via the Internet
11.30 - 12.30  Session Seven: The Internet Commons and Media Concentration
Mark Cooper, director research, Consumer Fed of America
John Mitchell, principal,
Manon Ress, research associate, CPTech
Alan Bushnell,technical advisor , DC Indymedia
Panel covers indymedia, campaigns fighting FCC media concentration, internet radio, blogging, etc.
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch
1.30 - 2.00  Bob Kahn, president, CNRI
Back to the future of the net 
2.00 - 3.00  Session Eight: Open scholarship, texts, journals, knowledge centers
Anatoly Volynets, board member, Open Studios
Sonia Schmitt, educational specialist, World Bank
Laurie Racine, president, Center for the Public Domain
Fred Stutzman, director of technology,
Panel covers the Internet as a platform allowing users to become producers of information and knowledge.
3:00 - 5:00  ICC Roundtable Part Two: Projects - Information freedom and the ubiquity of the Internet, computers, and code
    Eric Blossom, founder, GNURadio
    Norbert Bollow, founder, DotGNU
    Robert Dewar, president, ADA Core Technologies
    Lucas Gonze, software developer, WebJay
    Robin Gross, founder, IP Justice
    Adam Kosmin, founder,
    Shireen Mitchell, founder, Digital Sisters
    Drew Streib, founder, SourceForge
    David Sugar, software developer, Bayonne GNU
    Pete Tri Dish, radio activist, Prometheus Radio Project
    Serge Wroclawski, founder, DC-Free
Follow up Part One ICC Roundtable issues discussion with presentations and discussion about current information freedom projects.
5.00 - 5.30  Michael Capellas, CEO, MCI (invited) A vision of communication in the 21st century