How Nonprofits Can Defend Digital Rights and Themselves in the Post-SOPA Era

April 3, 2012 - 1:30pm
San Francisco, CA

Join EFF activism director Rainey Reitman and craigslist founder Craig Newmark for a frank discussion about the biggest dangers facing online rights today and why nonprofit organizations should be worried about these threats to the Web.

2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd
Time of talk: 1:30 to 3:00PM
Location: Union Square Hilton, San Francisco, CA
Register: http://www.nten.org/ntc

How Nonprofits Can Defend Digital Rights and Themselves in the Post-SOPA Era

Session Description
In January, the world watched as Internet activists across the
technology and nonprofit community led the largest online protest to
date against SOPA, the U.S. legislation that could be used to censor
the Internet. The threats to the web include threats to effective
nonprofits.

Over the last 10 years, nonprofits have used the Internet and social
media to launch some of the most successful online campaigns and
connect with new constituents and foster deeper relationships with
their donors. But the Internet of today, which gives nonprofits
enormous digital rights and civil liberties, is in danger.

From dangerous legislation to corporate backroom deals, politicians
and other stakeholders are negotiating proposals to undermine the
fundamental digital rights that uphold the Internet - free speech,
innovation, and privacy. Join Craig Newmark, the founder of craigslist
and craigconnects.org, and EFF activism director, Rainey Reitman for a
frank discussion about the biggest dangers facing online rights today
and why nonprofit organizations should be worried about these threats
to the Web. It's a call to action for every nonprofit to get involved
in the fight to defend online rights.

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