APPENDIX C Forum Statement of Purpose and Agenda

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Participation in electronically networked communities is growing by leaps and bounds. The environments for networking include the Internet, commercial network service providers, local bulletin boards, and both intra- and inter-enterprise networks. Network-based businesses are proliferating and growing, and non-profit networks, particularly those that serve the research and education communities, are rapidly expanding their services.

Growth in electronic networking raises many policy issues. How much, if at all, can network service providers restrict access to or specific uses of their services? How much, if any, responsibility do network service providers have to safeguard the privacy or proprietary interests of their users? How do the expectations of individual and corporate network users accord with existing laws? The responses of the general public, private organizations, and government to these questions will shape the progress and impact of electronic networking in U.S. society.

Building on its historic concern for nationwide information infrastructure, the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) chose to focus its second strategic forum on key policy issues associated with the conduct of electronic networking activities. It appointed a steering committee chaired by Dr. Dorothy Denning to



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APPENDIX C Forum Statement of Purpose and Agenda STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Participation in electronically networked communities is growing by leaps and bounds. The environments for networking include the Internet, commercial network service providers, local bulletin boards, and both intra- and inter-enterprise networks. Network-based businesses are proliferating and growing, and non-profit networks, particularly those that serve the research and education communities, are rapidly expanding their services. Growth in electronic networking raises many policy issues. How much, if at all, can network service providers restrict access to or specific uses of their services? How much, if any, responsibility do network service providers have to safeguard the privacy or proprietary interests of their users? How do the expectations of individual and corporate network users accord with existing laws? The responses of the general public, private organizations, and government to these questions will shape the progress and impact of electronic networking in U.S. society. Building on its historic concern for nationwide information infrastructure, the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) chose to focus its second strategic forum on key policy issues associated with the conduct of electronic networking activities. It appointed a steering committee chaired by Dr. Dorothy Denning to

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organize the project's activities. As a first step, CSTB hosted a small workshop in November 1992. Prominent researchers and policy analysts were invited to air their views in a roundtable discussion on a variety of questions concerning rights and responsibilities in networked communities. The present strategic forum builds on the November workshop discussions and expands the dialogue to a wider community. To achieve this broader discussion, forum panelists and moderators will explore several scenarios that illustrate the kinds of questions, issues, and choices that must be made in operating, managing, and setting policies for networked communities. The scenarios for panel discussions are described at the end of this program. AGENDA Thursday, February 18, 1993 5:00 p.m. Registration and Reception 6:00 Dinner 7:00 p.m. Welcome to the Academy by Philip M. Smith, Executive Officer   Keynote Speech by Congressman Edward Markey, Chair, House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance Friday, February 19, 1993 7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 Welcoming Remarks • Frank Press, National Research Council Chair • Dorothy Denning (Georgetown University), Forum Chair 8:45 Setting the Stage • Technical Tour Through Cyberspace— Mitchell Kapor (ON Technology) • The Legal Landscape of Cyberspace— Anne Wells Branscomb (Harvard University) • The Legislative and Policy Context of Cyberspace— Richard Wiley (Wiley, Rein, and Fielding) 10:15  Break

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10:35 Free Speech   • Henry Perritt (Villanova University School of Law), Moderator • Allan Adler (Cohen and Marks) • George Perry (Prodigy Services Company) • Reid Crawford (Iowa State University) • David Hughes (Old Colorado City Communications) • Lawrence Lessig (University of Chicago) 11:45 a.m. Lunch with Special Presentation by John Perry Barlow (founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation)       1:00 p.m. Electronic Vandalism • Oliver Smoot, Jr. (Computer and Business Manufacturers Association), Moderator • Kent Alexander (King and Spalding) • Scott Charney (Department of Justice) • Michael Godwin (Electronic Frontier Foundation) • Thomas Guidoboni (Bonner and O'Connell) • Mark Rasch (Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin, and Kahn)       2:00 Protection of Proprietary Interests • David Johnson (Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering), Moderator • Nancy Cline (Pennsylvania State University) • Karen Hunter (Elsevier Science Publishing Company) • Peter Martin (Cornell Law School) • Alan McDonald (Federal Bureau of Investigation) • Ronald Plesser (Piper and Marbury) • Pamela Samuelson (University of Pittsburgh) • Robert Simons (DIALOG Information Services)       3:00 Break 3:20 Privacy • Alan Westin (Columbia University), Moderator • Ann Harkins (Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology and the Law) • Kenneth Raymond (NYNEX Telesector Resources Group) • Marc Rotenberg (Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility) • James Tobin (American Express Company)

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4:30 Synthesis and Concluding Remarks by the Forum Steering Committee • Dorothy Denning (Georgetown University), Forum Chair • Anne Wells Branscomb (Harvard University) • Mitchell Kapor (ON Technology) • Stephen Kent (Bolt, Beranek, and Newman) • George Perry (Prodigy Services Company) 5:00 p.m. Adjourn