Glyn Moody wird die zweite der beiden Keynotes halten:Before and After ACTA (18:15 – 19:15, Sprache: Englisch).
Hier ist sein Abstract und eine Kurzbiographie:
On July 4, the European Parliament voted by a huge majority to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in one of the most bitterly-fought political battles in recent years. Why did an apparently obscure trade agreement about counterfeits turn into a fight for the soul of the Internet – and a key moment for the future of European democracy?
This talk will examine the origins of ACTA, and how it forms part of a larger attack on the Internet and on online freedom. It will also consider what ACTA’s defeat means for the Internet, digital activism and European politics.“
is a writer, blogger and speaker. His journalism has appeared in national newspapers, magazines and online. He writes regularly about digital rights, copyright and patents for Techdirt, while his main blog about open source, open content and open culture is at http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com.
After gaining an MA and PhD in mathematics from Cambridge University, Moody entered business journalism before specialising in the field of computers in 1983. He started writing, lecturing and consulting about business use of the Internet in early 1994, and about open source in 1995. In 1997 he wrote the first mainstream feature about GNU/Linux and free software, which appeared in Wired magazine.
His book, “Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution” – the only detailed history of free software written so far – was published in 2001. “Digital Code of Life: How Bioinformatics is Revolutionising Science, Medicine and Business” appeared in 2004, and explores the rise and importance of digital genomics.