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Internet: Don't Panic -- Public Lecture
Internet freedom advocate Mike Godwin, J.D., will urge communication
technology alarmists to ‘cool it’ a bit in his public lecture at the
University of Tennessee on Feb. 10.


Internet freedom advocate Mike Godwin, J.D., will urge communication
technology alarmists to ‘cool it’ a bit in his public lecture at the
University of Tennessee on Feb. 10.

Godwin, legal director of Public Knowledge, titled his lecture “Don’t
Panic: Transitioning Into the Digital Age.” He will speak at 7:30 p.m.
in room 132 of the College of Law. The lecture is supported by the John
Seigenthaler Freedom Forum First Amendment fund of the College of
Communication and Information and is co-sponsored by the College of Law.
A reception will follow the lecture.

On Friday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 p.m., Godwin will give the keynote address
at the College of Communication and Information’s 27th Annual Research
Symposium. His topic is “Wiretapping and Other Privacy Issues in the
Digital Age.” The address, in the Crest Room of the University Center,
also is open to the public.

Persons wishing to have lunch before Mr. Godwin’s Research Symposium
address may make reservations by Feb. 7 by contacting Diana King,
974-6651 or . Cost is $12 per person.

Godwin is the author of Cyber Rights: Defending Freedom in the Digital
Age (2003 ed.) published by MIT Press. Reviewer Michael Swaine called
Cyber Rights “a book for any champion of the rights of the little guy.”

Public Knowledge describes itself as a group of lawyers, technologists,
lobbyists, academics, volunteers and activists dedicated to fortifying
and defending a vibrant information commons. Its Website:
. Godwin also is a policy fellow for
the Center for Democracy and Technology, and has his own blog:
.

For more information, contact Dwight Teeter, School of Journalism &
Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, 974-5139, .



Posted by mjb
Feb. 01, 2005