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The Fifth HOPE (2004): "Hackers and the Law" (Download)

The Fifth HOPE (2004): "Hackers and the Law" (Download)

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Saturday, July 10, 2004: 5:00 pm (Area "A"): This panel will cover current legal crises around privacy, free speech, and intellectual property, with a special focus on the concerns of hackers. Presenters will discuss the laws which protect (or don't protect) your right to anonymous free speech online, your right to reverse-engineer, and your ability to make fair use of your digital media. They will also discuss the USA-PATRIOT Act and the ways this sweeping set of laws changed the nature of investigation and the rules governing wiretapping online.

Hosted by D. Kall Loper, Annalee Newitz (Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation), and Wendy Seltzer (Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation)