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"The Future of the Internet” to Be Examined at the University of Hartford

Posted 10/05/2010
Posted by Meagan Fazio

Jonathan Zittrain, a professor of law at Harvard Law School and co-founder of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, will discuss "The Future of the Internet" at the University of Hartford on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. Zittrain's talk, which is the final event in the University's "Civil Liberties in the 21st Century Community Conversations Colloquium" series, will focus on control of digital property and content, electronic privacy, and other topics.

"The Future of the Internet" is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets, please call 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587. (This talk is rescheduled from March 31. Tickets for the earlier date will not be accepted).

Zittrain's research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.

He performed the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and Saudi Arabia in 2002. As part of the OpenNet Initiative, he co-edited "Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering," a study of Internet filtering by national governments.

His book The Future of the Internet -- And How to Stop It was released last year. The book is available for download under a Creative Commons license at