Michael Geist - Keynote speaker
Author of "In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law"
So, this is the Internet in 2008:
PostSecret, in its book and gallery form
Lonelygirl15 on Youtube, and the old debate over whether it was a professional production or a girl's actual experiences (and consequently, )
Tetes a Claques in Canada
Flickr - passed the 2 billion photos mark, succeeded by Facebook
Creative Commons, Larry Lezig and the all rights reserved world
WikiTravel - local blogger consult in Montreal, 33,000 city destination guides, community and collaboratively created, and now using lulu.com to make printed books for travelers to carry with them. Lagtime is one month for print guides, ordered online at lulu. awesome
Welcome to the Enclopedia of Life, ambitiously cataloging all life forms on the planet over the next ten years
Global Voices, started Ethan Zuckerman from Harvard
ReCaptcha, out of Carnegie Mellon
iOptOut - to complement the "do not call" list to create and manage to prevent polling companies from using your personal phone number, plus a place to post other places to do the same for mail
LibriVox - read a chapter or two and record in MP3 format to upload as an audiobook
MIT Open CourseWare - finished four years ahead of schedule, plus podcasts and webcasts
and the MIT Open CourseWare Consortia
Public Library of Science (PLOS) - Online journal publishing for people that go on to be Noble prize winners
Open Medicine - online open medicine journal to facilitate dissemination of high quality health research; to promote international dialogue and promote health
Google Book Search, Alouette Canada
JoomLa - Opensource software to manage content (firefox open source banner for the community)
Other presentations, McCord Museum and the 100,000 images online of early Canada
Public Broadcasters Search Engines - used by Canada's industry minister
BoingBoing, a directory of wonderful things by Cory Doctorow
YouTube Video - first political 1984 image of the Apple commercial of Hillary, but replaced by the President of Tunisia, created four years before the one that generated national attention
The Internet in 2018... Looking Ahead?
From a policy perspective, seven areas of change:
1. - broadband for all. the price of admission should be free and universal.
2. - network neutrality. no more focus on a multi-tiered structure that preferences content where you pay to play, or else find yourself on the slow lane. amazon and ebay have been most vocal about this issue.
3. - intermediary liability, and third-party content
4. - privacy, and ensuring that we have security bridge disclosure information
5. - fair dealing / fair use, and the balance between user and creator rights (over-protecting vs under-protecting that should be interpreted more broadly. for instance, parody is not covered.)
6. - digital rights management: and that DRMCA legislation in the US has a direct impact in our fair use rights, including reviews or printed criticisms and turns them into infringement offenses. This affects everybody.
7. - public domain, and not just talk the talk but walk the walk, as well. if we argue for on no more than a cost-recovery basis.
HANDS OFF INTERNET APPROACH:
When we think about 2018, the government
Future keynote speakers that I'd like to see at MWW2008 is Henry Jenkins from MIT. He'd reframe the trope of checking the basal temperature of the internet in 2008 and explode it off the wall. And he'd actually frame opinions about why the things that are happening on the web are happening at all. I wonder why museums don't try and convince him to speak out into our territory more.