CFP96 Lunchtime Workshops

Thursday, March 28

Conference registration includes box lunches each day. During the noon breaks, you are invited unwind and relax, or bring your box lunch and join one of several workshops. Here are the workshops scheduled for Thursday, March 28:

Export-controlled network sites for cryptographic software

Led by

Review from the CFP96 Newsletter

The workshop will explain the legal requirements that should be followed in placing export-controlled cryptographic software on the internet and describe how to set up and administer network sites that meet these requirements.

Jeff Schiller is Manager of MIT's campus network and also Area Director for Security for the IETF. He administers MIT's netowrk site that distributes PGP. Ron Lee is General Counsel for the National Security Agency.

The Internet Law Task Force

Led by The Internet Law Task Force (ILTF) aims to be a legal analog to the Internet Engineering Task Force. More information about the ILTF can be found at This workshop will focus on explaining and evaluating the structure and goals of the ILTF. People attending CFP96 on behalf of companies should plan to take part.

Charles C. Marson is a nationally recognized First Amendment and privacy expert specializing in the law of the Internet and the World Wide Web. A sole practitioner in San Francisco. he has more than 25 years of experience as a civil and criminal litigator, law professor and lobbyist. Marson currently practices law in San Francisco, specializing in the First Amendment, privacy, and governmental affairs as they relate to the Internet and the World Wide Web. He currently represents several Silicon Valley clients on matters relating to encryption, libel, and the privacy of electronic mail and customer data, and advises operators of Internet host systems, such as Netscape Communications Corporation, on their rights and liabilities in the online world.

Beyond Privacy as Anonymity: Rights Management Technologies for Privacy and Intellectual Property Control

Led by Anonymity is but one of the possible expectations of privacy that people may wish to establish under certain circumstances; various technologies have been proposed to implement this specific expectation. This workshop shifts the perspective beyond technologies that merely realize a specific expectation to technologies that provide means for articulating and negotiating the boundary conditions under which specific expectations apply. We will examine emerging electronic rights management technologies that support people in coordinating their mutual expectations in a way that effectively supplants default rules such as the governmental Copyright Act with one-to-one (electronic) contracting.

Privacy: What's the Fuss All About?

Led by What is privacy? What are its multiple meanings and diverse consequences? What value conflicts inhere in any discussion of information protection and revelation? What are the arguments for and against privacy? How do we balance the right to control information about the self as an important element of human dignity with the belief that visibility brings accountability? Is it true that if you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to hide? The session can also serve as a meeting place for those researching the social, ethical and policy aspects of privacy.
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