[ga] Andy to speak at NY Hacker's Convention
Forwarded from the ISOC-NY list:
Hackers on Planet Earth is, in its class, the best convention whose
invitation is openly published. It is also better than all but fourteen
secret gatherings. It costs $50 to attend/help out on the money side, and
nothing if you can hack your way in.
If you want to help out on the money side, and/or if you are not sure you
possess 1337 1n9r3&&-Fu, you should register before the end of
Friday 28 June 2002.
This year's Hackers on Planet Earth blowout is called H2K2 and will run
from 12 July through 14 July 2002. The center of mass public activity is
the Hotel Pennsylvania on the Island of the Manhattoes. The Hotel Penn, as
she is affectionately known by those who know her, is on 7th Avenue and
runs from 32nd Street to 33rd Street.
The announced list of speakers and topics is long, impressive, and much
apposite to the present concourse of perils.
For the conference agenda and speaker's list:
"Fucking Up the Internet at ICANN: Global Control Through the Domain Name
System and How to Escape"
Did you know that the entire Internet domain structure is controlled by a
mysterious group called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN)? Andy Mueller-Maguhn, longtime member and spokesman of
Germany's Chaos Computer Club and currently elected from European users to be
on the board of ICANN, will explain the latest developments at ICANN and how
the mixture of intellectual property and governmental interests affects the
freedom of the Internet. Paul Garrin, founder of name.space and
FREE.THE.MEDIA!, will talk about his initiatives to establish rights to
access to the legacy ROOT.ZONE, from the historical antitrust action against
Network Solutions in 1997 through the US Department of Commerce's IFWP
process (the predecessor to ICANN), and Name.Space's $50,000.00 TLD
application to ICANN in 2000 (ICANN kept the money and took three TLD's
previously published by Name.Space). The question is raised: Is there hope
for seeking fair access to the legacy ROOT.ZONE through due process or is it
time to treat ICANN as "damage" and route around it?
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