lighting, Diplomacy

[Webinar] Copyright infringement: from SOPA/PIPA to Megaupload

31 January 2012 -


Event description

Dubbed the largest online protest in history, the SOPA/PIPA Strike managed to bring many websites to a halt as organisations worldwide showed their support in the protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act. Both bills were shelved, but the shutting down of file-sharing website Megaupload prompted fresh debates on peer-to-peer sharing and copyright infringement.

[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to listen to or download an audio recording of the webinar.

Join us on Tuesday 31st January, at 14:00 GMT, for our end-of-month IG webinar, hosted by Dr Jovan Kurbalija. We will be discussing:

  • The US has shelved both SOPA and PIPA bills. Is the battle over?
  • What is an impact of the national legal and policy decisions on the global Internet (SOPA, Megaupload)?
  • No implementation without representation: Is the SOPA strike a harbinger of the new way of political organising and addressing legitimacy deficit in modern politics?

Registrations are now closed.


IG webinars: a monthly event

As of this month, our Internet governance webinars will become a regular appointment with you and the IG community. Every last week of the month, a special guest will host a discussion on the most pressing issues and the main developments in the IG world. 

Our line-up of hosts and topics for the next three months:
January: Jovan Kurbalija on copyright infringement
February: Sala Tamanikaiwaimaro on freedom of expression
March: Vladimir Radunovic on cybercrime

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