Friday, March 23, 2012

Upcoming Cybercrime Studies talk: For a Free Digital Society by Dr. Richard Stallman

Yet another interesting upcoming talk at John Jay College on Tuesday March 27, 2012:

Center for Cybercrime Studies

John Jay College of Criminal Justice


For a Free Digital Society

Dr. Richard Stallman


Free Software Foundation


Activities directed at ``including'' more people in the use of digital technology are predicated on the assumption that such inclusion is invariably a good thing. It appears so, when judged solely by immediate practical convenience. However, if we also judge in terms of human rights, whether digital inclusion is good or bad depends on what kind of digital world we are to be included in. If we wish to work towards digital inclusion as a goal, it behooves us to make sure it is the good kind.

Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates.

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM

Location: L.61 Conference Center (New Building)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

899 Tenth Avenue

New York, NY

RSVP: Nicole Daniels at 212-237-8920 or email For additional information please contact Professor Doug Salane, Director of the Center for Cybercrime Studies, 212-237-8836 or email

For additional Center for Cybercrime Studies events visit our web site. Go to WWW.JJAY.CUNY.EDU , ACADEMICS, RESEARCH CENTERS and INSTITUTES.


Richard R. Becker said...

Will this be archived for future viewing/listening?
Thank you.

Jamie Levy said...

I don't think so, but you can ask Douglas Salane (email above) to be sure.