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42 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Professor Nathan Schneider on Platform Cooperativism
Professor Nathan Schneider of the University of Colorado Boulder speaks with POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline about the rise of platform cooperativism and his vision for a fairer Internet. He suggests that we combine the rich heritage of cooperatives with the promise of 21st-century technologies in order to create a new kind of online economy, one free from the economics of monopoly, exploitation, and surveillance. A transcript of today's conversation can be found here: https://www.powerplays.xyz/podcast/s2-e3
45 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Richard Whitt on human autonomy and making the Web more trustworthy
Today on POWER PLAYS presented by Grant for the Web, Richard Whitt - an 11-year veteran of Google's policy team and now Fellow in Residence with the Mozilla Foundation - speaks with Ayden Férdeline about how we can create a future where the Artificial Intelligence lurking behind our various digital interfaces doesn’t automatically cede to an institution's priorities and incentives over a person's well-being. A transcript of today's conversation can be found here: https://www.powerplays.xyz/podcast/s2-e2 Reading List: Richard Whitt's law journal article, "Hacking the SEAMs: Elevating Digital Autonomy and Agency for Humans" (Colorado Technology Law Journal, 2021): https://ctlj.colorado.edu/?p=720
49 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Dominique Lazanski on how China is influencing Standards processes
Today on POWER PLAYS presented by Grant for the Web, telecommunications policy expert Dominique Lazanski speaks with Ayden Férdeline about the impacts of market consolidation on the Internet's architecture and how China is influencing Standards processes at the ITU and beyond. A transcript of today's conversation can be found here: https://www.powerplays.xyz/podcast/s2-e1
32 minutes | May 19, 2021
Esther Dyson on being ICANN's first board chair
In 1993, Wired magazine described Esther Dyson as "the most powerful woman in computing". She was chair of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, from 1998 to 2000 and is now a prominent angel investor. In this interview with POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline she recalls how she got roped into ICANN and how, 20 years later, she thinks the organization fares.
58 minutes | May 12, 2021
Dr Richard Hill on the future of the International Telecommunications Union
Richard Hill has a doctorate in statistics from Harvard and spent a decade with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) dealing with numbering and tariffing issues, network operations, and economic and policy issues. Today on POWER PLAYS, he speaks with Ayden Férdeline about whether the ITU is fit for purpose and how it could evolve in the future.
42 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Sarah Deutsch on the Digital Millenium Copyright Act
Before she retired, Sarah Deutsch was vice president and deputy general counsel of Verizon Communications for 23 years. She was responsible for Verizon's global intellectual property practice and Verizon's privacy practice. But today on POWER PLAYS we speak about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA. It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1998 and remains in effect today. Sarah Deutsch was a negotiator in the negotiations that led to the passage of the DMCA. Read the transcript of this conversation: https://www.powerplays.xyz/podcast/s1-e6
45 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Mance Harmon on why Bitcoin doesn't scale
Mance Harmon is the chief executive of Hedera Hashgraph. He began his career as a research scientist for the U.S. Air Force, went on to become a program manager for a very large scale software program for the Missile Defense Agency, then built two very successful startups. He tells POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline that Bitcoin doesn't scale and that a different kind of distributed ledger technology is needed. Read the transcript for this episode here: https://www.powerplays.xyz/podcast/s1-e5
120 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Marilyn Cade on the formation of ICANN
Marilyn Cade (1947-2020) played a fundamental role in the formation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN. In this interview recorded shortly before her death, Cade speaks to her accomplishments, hopes for the future, and killing off two WIPO treaties.
44 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Clara Tsao on addressing misinformation and disinformation
Clara Tsao is a fellow with the Atlantic Council and, under the Obama administration, a senior advisor on emerging technologies at the United States Department of Homeland Security. She was also Chief Technology Officer for the United States' inter-agency taskforce on countering violent extremism on the Internet. She has previously worked at Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, and Mozilla. POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline asks Clara Tsao who is spreading misinformation and disinformation, and what steps can be taken to stop this.
41 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Dr Stephanie Perrin discusses Canada's private sector privacy law PIPEDA
Dr Stephanie Perrin led the drafting initiative that resulted in Canada's first piece of privacy legislation to cover the private sector, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). PIPEDA came into force in 2001 and is still in effect today. POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline hears the story behind the development of that law.
39 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Erika Mann MEP discusses the eCommerce Directive
Erika Mann was a member of the European Parliament from 1994 to 2009. During her time in public office, she led the drafting efforts behind the European Union's eCommerce Directive. This directive is still in force as the legal framework for online services in the European Union's internal market. POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline asks Erika Mann if the law is still fit for purpose today.
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