Lawrence Lessig to keynote at NetHui 2011
InternetNZ yesterday announced the confirmation of Professor Lawrence Lessig as a keynote speaker at the inaugural NetHui 2011.
Professor Lawrence Lessig to keynote NetHui
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased to announce that one of North America’s leading academics will visit New Zealand to deliver a keynote speech at the inaugural NetHui 2011 event.
Harvard University Professor of Law Lawrence Lessig is widely known in the global Internet community as a vocal proponent of reduced legal restrictions on digital copyright, and a champion of notions of ‘fair use’ and ‘free culture’. Among his appointments, he is a founding board member of the alternative copyright licensing body – Creative Commons – and is a board member of the Software Freedom Law Center.
NetHui is being held at Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre, from 29 June to 1 July. Professor Lessig will deliver his keynote address on the final day – Friday 1 July.
See InternetNZ's announcement for more information.
Further NetHui 2011 developments
Low registration fee
Following feedback from the community, the registration fee is a low $30 plus GST for the entire three days of the event – great value for money! Register for the NetHui 2011.
Something for everyone
NetHui 2011 discussion topics span the Internet gamut; from cyber-bullying and the challenges of parenting in the Internet age, to digital inequalities, privacy & security, copyright infringement, emergency response online and the concept of Internet access as a universal human right.
Also under discussion will be topics such as open government data, Internet activism, and the National Education Network, and much more.
Download the NetHui April update (pdf, 70KB)