War on the Internet

Update: videos from this event are now available at: http://vimeo.com/efaoz

Update: Julian Assange is recording a video that wll be played at this event.  For anyone unable to attend, we'll be streaming the whole event here: http://www.livestream.com/efa_oz

Electronic Frontiers Australia, in partnership with the Australian Greens, is proud to present:
War on the Internet, an event featuring:

  • Jacob Applebaum - leading computer security researcher and hacker
  • Bernard Keane - 'Crikey' journalist and author
  • Scott Ludlam - Senator for Western Australia and Greens spokesperson for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy
  • Suelette Dreyfus - author and researcher on whistleblowing

When: Saturday 21st January 2012, 3.00 - 5.00pm

Where: Trades Hall, Corner Lygon & Victoria Streets, Carlton, Melbourne 3053

The response of governments and corporations to Wikileaks, Anonymous, the occupy movement and the Arab Spring has been defensive and warlike.  The internet and social media were declared tools of agitation.  Behaviour that sought peaceful democratic reform was characterised as treasonous or even terrorist.

Government asserted the right to flick the internet off-switch, and law enforcement, Internet Service Providers, telcos and the judiciary were enlisted to harass activists via subpoenas, takedown notices, mercenary denial of service attacks, and direct denial of services based on unexplained breaches of hard to find user licences.  It also involved the ritual harassment of activists in the far corners of international airports, dark places reserved for unlawful arrivals and criminal suspects.

It doesn't have to be like this.  Come and hear from an activist, journalist, researcher and legislator challenging the gatekeepers and proposing alternatives to the weaponisation of cyberspace.

Come and add your voice to the global conversation.

This is a FREE EVENT and NO RSVP is required.


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For more information, please email: [email protected]

 

22 comments

  1. What is the current state of Cleanfeed and internet censorship as of Jan 2012. I have been unable to find a single thing and suspect that Conroy has been very silent recently. Is there anywhere i can follow the progress of legistlation? Thanks

    Comment by grahamwhittaker on 15 January 2012 at 9:37 am
    • No internet filtering legislation has been introduced into parliament. EFA does not believe that such legislation would be likely to attract the support of the Greens and independents necessary to pass through the current parliament, and does not expect it to be introduced in the near future. EFA remains prepared to fight a public campaign against this legislation should it, or anything similar, be introduced.

      Comment by Jon Lawrence on 25 January 2012 at 8:11 am
  2. Unfortunately I can't make it to Melbourne, is there going to be a live video feed or recording available afterwards?

    Comment by richard crowden on 16 January 2012 at 10:23 am
  3. Hi Richard - Yes! We are planning to stream the event at: http://www.livestream.com/efa_oz

    We will also post a recording to this website, once it's ready.

    cheers

    Jon Lawrence
    EFA Board

    Comment by jonl000 on 17 January 2012 at 3:40 pm
  4. Hi Richard - Yes! We are planning to stream the event at: http://www.livestream.com/efa_oz

    We will also post a recording to this website, once it's ready.

    cheers

    Jon Lawrence
    EFA Board

    Comment by jonl000 on 17 January 2012 at 3:40 pm
  5. I would not be surprised if this will have deliberate contention issues in place by the government.

    Comment by Rukkidin on 19 January 2012 at 11:32 am
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  7. Are there any non-flash recordings of this event available? LiveStream is no good because it requires Flash.

    Comment by Andrew on 21 January 2012 at 7:47 pm
  8. A new category ? Surveillance ?

    Comment by Alexander Hayes on 21 January 2012 at 9:17 pm
  9. Will the recording be available soon? Saw it last night; so much great information that I'd like to watch it again.

    Comment by @indiacarless on 22 January 2012 at 5:40 am
  10. There discussion of police access to phone-call metadata of about 250,000 Australians with minimal oversight. I'd like to learn more about this, can anyone provide any links?

    Comment by Paul Harrison on 22 January 2012 at 2:34 pm
  11. One of the private organisations refereed to by Scott Ludlam was NOSIC. That ASIO, AFP outsourcing open source intelligence on people. Their website is nosic.com.au.

    Comment by Anonnation on 22 January 2012 at 9:47 pm
  12. I wasn't able to get online to watch the live stream. Will the recording be available for download?

    Comment by Dan on 23 January 2012 at 12:44 am
  13. The videos are now available here: http://vimeo.com/efaoz/videos

    Comment by xanniau on 24 January 2012 at 11:33 am
  14. The videos are now available here: http://vimeo.com/efaoz/videos

    Comment by xanniau on 24 January 2012 at 11:33 am
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