The Real News Network Live Web Event: The End of the Free Internet

Dec 07, 2010, 18:52 ET from The Real News Network

CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --



Paul Jay, Senior Editor, The Real News Network


  • Tim Bray, Co-Inventor of XML and Former Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems

  • Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer, ThoughtWorks, Inc.

  • Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University


Paul Jay, senior editor of The Real News Network, will moderate a virtual panel discussion promoting a dialogue for the technology community about the technological and legal ramifications of the WikiLeaks shutdown.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What does the cut off of service to WikiLeaks mean for the future of the Internet?  

  • Will digital journalism be less protected?

  • Was WikiLeaks afforded procedural protections before its website and DNS entries were shut down? What process should be required?

  • The Internet is vulnerable to internal threats. What technical innovations are needed?

  • Can leaks ever be stopped? Is it worth the price?


  • 1-888-816-8867

Live chat during the broadcast


Live at


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

8:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


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