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Wednesday, March 30 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Lightning Talks: Access to Information and Censorship Issues

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"You Gotta Fight for Your Right... to Edit"
ID: 63 —Stephen LaPorte (Legal Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation)
Wikimedia is a movement that is driven by its mission to globally empower people to create and share free educational content. This mission and the values of our community inform both our projects (like Wikipedia) and our policy goals of expanding free knowledge. The Wikimedia community has famously blacked out the English and Italian versions of Wikipedia to protest proposed legislation. Apart from these actions, Wikimedians also diligently work to defend free knowledge by answering policy consultations and pushing for copyright reforms in their respective countries. Moreover, Wikipedia itself a valuable case study in online collaboration. In this Lighting Talk we will invite our audience to help the Wikimedia movement tackle three pressing issues that everybody at RightsCon should care about.

"Administrative Censorship Online: Necessary Evil?"
ID: 117 — Jiwon Sohn (Researcher, Korea Internet Transparency Report Project)
Censorship on online contents inevitably raises concerns about invasion of the freedom of speech and the right to know. 'Administrative' censorship also has a high risk of political abuse. On the other hand, the public sometimes rely on or give support to the government regulating the online illegal or harmful contents. Is the administrative censorship of online contents acceptable? What are its problems, and what should be its standard and limits? We will discuss the above through examining Korean administrative censorship system which has a far-reaching and controversial authority.

"The invisible hand of the censorship troll"
ID: 225 — Luis Fernando Garcia (R3D)

"Is the hyperlink at risk?"
ID: 252 — Laura Tribe (OpenMedia)

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Luis Fernando Garcia

Director, R3D
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Stephen LaPorte

Legal Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation
I'm an open source and data visualization enthusiast.

Jiwon Sohn

Researcher, Korea Internet Transparency Reporting
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Laura Tribe

Digital Rights Specialist, OpenMedia

Wednesday March 30, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The Fireside

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