We have published the draft programme for the VI Computer Law World Conference, which will take place from Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th September 2006. The programme is looking extremely good (if I may say so myself), so get going and register as soon as you can! (llamas not included). The programme for the GikII workshop (4-5 September) will be available shortly. Come to Edinburgh and enjoy the hospitality of the AHRC Research Centre for Studies in IP and Technology Law.

The programme for the main conference is:

Wednesday September 6th

9.00 – 9.30 – Registration

9.30 – 11.30 – Plenary Session

9.30 – 9.45 – Welcome message and acknowledgments: Andrés Guadamuz, University of Edinburgh and Erick Iriarte Ahón, Alfa Redi.
9.45 – 10.30 – Keynote Presentation: Ray Plzak & Steve Ryan, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). Title to be confirmed.
10.30 – 11.45 – Guest speaker to be confirmed.

11.45 – 12.00 – Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.30 – Cybercrime

  • Chik, Warren. Computer Crime, Cyber Crime and Challenges to Law Making: A Critical Comparative Study of the Adequacies of Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Legislation in the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore.
  • Jones, Mark. Amending The Computer Misuse Act 1990 – An Adequate Response to the Global Denial of Service Threat?
  • Valeri, Mauro. Europe’s first “On line Police station”.

12.00 – 13.30 – Policy

  • Lipskier, Natalia; Olivera, Noemí and Proto, Araceli. Legal Policies for ICT in Latin America.
  • Mathur, Tarun. Resolution of Disputes Through Artifficial Intelligence: An Interface Between Law and Technology.
  • Saravia, Miguel. Creating Prosperity through Innovation: ICTs at Work in Development.

13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 – Justice System

  • Griffo Oliveira, Cristine. The convergence of Law on Computing Science.
  • Gregorio, Carlos. Access to legal information and use of information to enforce the law in Latin America and the Caribbean: a chiaroscuro that could attain an equilibrium.
  • Kuchta, Kelly. How the Technical Evolution of Electronic Discovery Will Impact Litigation in the Future.

16.00 – 16.15 – Coffee Break

16.15 – 17.45 – Governance

  • Plaza, Juan Carlos. The new IPV6 as a source of legal risks and opportunities.
  • Alvarez Cabrera, Carlos. Working Group on Electronic Emergencies: the Latin American experience.

Thursday September 7th

9.30 – 11.30 – Plenary Session

9.30 – 10.45 – Keynote Presentation: Professor Lilian Edwards, University of Southampton. Title to be confirmed.
10.45 -11.30 – Keynote Presentation: Mia Garlick, Creative Commons. Creative Commons: Five years On.

11.30 – 11.45 – Coffee Break

11.45 – 13.15 – Intellectual Property

  • Al Ramahi, Mohammad. The Ownership of Internet Domain Names.
  • Rens, Andrew. Res Communes and Creative Commons?
  • Lipton, Jacqueline. Internet Domain Names and Free Speech.

13.15 – 14.15 – Lunch

14.15 – 16.15 – Electronic Commerce

  • Menon, Rohan and Mukhija, Ketan. E-Governance in the Indian Corporate Sector: A Long Overdue Initiative.
  • Peguera, Miguel. Liability of online intermediaries in Europe: The implementation of the E-Commerce Directive exemption rules.
  • Rico Carrillo, Mariliana. Privacy and Data Protection in Payment Systems.
  • Valero, Julián and Sánchez, Daniel. Personal data protection, e-commerce, certificates service providers, trusted third parties, certificate validation, electronic identification card.

16.15 – 16.30 – Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.30 Privacy

  • De Rooy, Julie. Workplace Privacy in a Technological Environment.
  • Hoffman, Sharona and Podgurski, Andy. Privacy Rights and the Electronic Storage of Personal Health Information.

Friday September 8th

9.30 – 11.30 – Plenary Session

9.30 – 10.45 – Keynote Presentation: Professor Michael Geist, University of Ottawa. All Rights Reserved?: Cultural Monopoly, the Internet and the Trouble with Copyright.
10.45-11.30 – Keynote Presentation: Nic Garnett (WIPO). Automated rights Management Systems and Copyright Limitations and Exceptions.

11.30 – 11.45 – Coffee Break

11.45 – 13.15 – Intellectual Property

  • Haigh, Maria. Downloading Communism: File-sharing as Samizdat in Ukraine.
  • Jondet, Nicolas. La France v. Apple: who’s the dadvsi?
  • Meehan, Michael. Virtual Property, Protecting Bits in Context.

13.15 – 14.15 – Lunch

14.15 – 15.45 – Privacy

  • Ferrer Serrano, Roberto and Oliver-Lalana, Daniel. Privacy and Identity Management in Communication Processes within Organizations: Insights from the Le-Sig Project< /span>.
  • Moustakas, Evangelos and Ranganathan, C. Legislative Approaches to Tackle Unsolicited Commercial Email (Spam): A Cross-Country Comparative Analysis.
  • Reis, Fabio. The use of visual surveillance system at mass audience festivals in Brazil: looking for a balance between human rights and the need of security.

15.45 – 16.00 – Coffe Break

16.00 – 17.30 – Intellectual Property

  • Fotinopoulos, Konstantinos. The ICT European industry and software patents.
  • Granados, Palmis. Genetic Patents and Indigenous Peoples in the Third World.
  • Wang, Yueyue. Will Fair Use Survive? – Regulating File-Sharing in Research and Education.
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