Free registration has just opened for this year’s Social Media Week Chicago, a conference that is part of the larger “leading media platform and worldwide event” with “local presence and global reach across five continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia.” The conference will take place the week of September 23-27 at various venues throughout the city, including the Tribune Tower, the Willis Tower, the Chicago Cultural Center, and DePaul University.
On Wednesday, September 25, Chicago-Kent Professor Edward Lee will give a talk on his new book, The Fight for the Future: How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet—For Now (forthcoming this fall). Event details below.
The Fight for the Future: How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet, For Now
This event will explain how a grassroots movement involving millions of people was able to defeat money, politicians, Hollywood, and the copyright lobby, all in the name of a “free and open Internet.”
People used Facebook, Twitter, and other social media to organize and launch protests against SOPA and ACTA, two controversial copyright proposals in the United States and European Union that many feared would lead to Internet censorship. The event will share some of the findings from Ed Lee’s forthcoming ebook (under the same title). Participants will learn how the Internet helped people fight for their Internet freedoms—and do the unthinkable in stopping powerful lobbyists and the entertainment industry in their effort to clamp down on online piracy at all costs.
Location: Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St.
Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2:30-3:30 pm
Click here to register for this session.
Don’t miss this free opportunity to hear Prof. Lee discuss his book’s trending themes. See the links below for more information.