Computer underground Digest Sun June 12, 1994 Volume 6 : Issue 52 ISSN 1004-042X Editors:
Computer underground Digest Sun June 12, 1994 Volume 6 : Issue 52
Editors: Jim Thomas and Gordon Meyer (TK0JUT2@NIU.BITNET)
Archivist: Brendan Kehoe
Retiring Shadow Archivist: Stanton McCandlish
Shadow-Archivists: Dan Carosone / Paul Southworth
Ralph Sims / Jyrki Kuoppala
Copy Dittoer: Etaoian Shrdlu
CONTENTS, #6.52 (Sun, June 12, 1994)
File 1--Reply to FBI "crimes against the court" (AABBS/CuD 6.45)
File 2--Peacelink Italia urges help!
File 3--Update on EF-Ireland (fwd)
File 4--CFP: WORKSHOP ON LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
File 5--URGENT: Please Tell Congress to Allow Encryption Export
File 6--GovAccess.041: CIVICNET '94 Symposium, Jun.17 (Fri) [update]
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Date: Thu, 9 Jun 94 17:46:32 PDT
Subject: File 1--Reply to FBI "crimes against the court" (AABBS/CuD 6.45)
In CuD 6.45 The Advocate replied to my
posting in CuD 6.43 about reporting to an FBI agent serious crimes
against the court,
>You must be talking to a very junior FBI agent.
20 year vet.
>because there are
>lots of ways to remedy this problem. First, presentation of the
>evidence to the clerk of the court.
This *was* the very first thing we did, I gave *the* clerk of the
court a copy of the original letter of complaint, along with a copy of
it to give to the chief judge. Near as we can determine, the clerks
just toss such letters. They deny any ability to do any kind of
investigation, and will not even tell you if a letter actually was
seen by a judge!
>They can send the information to
>the judge, who can convene a contempt hearing, and have information
>developed by US Marshals, the FBI under order and release of US
>Attorneys files. The Judge can also complain to the justice dept
>office of professional responsibility or the Public Integrity Section
>of the Criminal Division or The Inspector General of the DOJ.
Two of the judges (Brazil and Caufield) deny that they have any power
to bring about any kind of investigation.
>The evidence can also be presented to the Chief judge of the district,
>and these old men are not to be messed with. They are life Lords of
>the bench, and unlikely to Like a political appointee of the Clinton
>administration acting out of line.
I tend to agree with you here, but I know of several other cases where
judges were kept in the dark--one was kept from knowing that a case
had even been assigned to him. The problem is how to get your message
through the very good flappers. *I* tried to give a letter to a judge
in open court and failed to get it to her. Any suggestions or help
would be very helpful. Does anyone know someone with an email address
who can call up and talk to a judge?
>The third course is to call the Congressional over-sight commission.
Good thought--I wonder if Don Edwards has enough energy left to take
this one on? (However, I would bet I get the brushoff.)
>They can have the GAO investigate as well as hold hearings, and
>wouldn't the republican senators like to stick it to Janet Reno.
I kind of doubt republicans would be interested since every one of the
people involved are them. But I would be very happy to forward the
lot of this stuff (by postal mail even) if anyone has an address I
should send it to.
>The fourth course is to send the information to Jack Anderson. he's
>always good for a red hot pin to the eyeball.
Excellent idea! Does Anderson have a net address?
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 1994 14:11:20 -0700
From: Bernardo Parrella
Subject: File 2--Peacelink Italia urges help!
ALERT! PEACELINK ITALIA URGES HELP!
Twenty-four days after the first major crackdown on Fidonet Italia BBSes, on
Friday June 3, the Taranto Finance Police visited Taras Communications BBS,
the main National Peacelink node and data-bank. Acting after a warrant
issued by the Prosecutor of the same city, Giovanni Pugliese and his
wife were charged for the possession of "illegally copied software and
electronic equipment suitable to falsification." After searching their
apartment for more than 5 hours (from 5 pm to 10.30 pm), Finance
officials sealed off the PC and the modem running the BBS and seized
bank-account receipts and 174 floppy disks - leaving behind the
monitor. Because the Taranto node hosts most of the network archives
and all the email traffic, at the moment the entire national Peacelink
net is down.
"Taras Communications BBS has never had anything to do with software
piracy and is well know for its activities related to humanitarian,
social and community issues," Giovanni Pugliese said. "Peacelink and
its sister Fidonet Italia network had always pursued a very
restrictive policy against any illegally copied software on their
systems. Because Taras Communications BBS is the main National node of
Peacelink network, its forced closure, hopefully very short, will
result in a great damage for those hundreds of people - ranging from
journalists to simple citizens - that were widely relying upon its
With more than 30 nodes throughout the country, several Fidonet
gateways, and a project currently underway to connect directly to
Comlink and the other APC Networks via the Bolzano node, Peacelink is
completely dedicated to peace-actions, human rights and ecology
issues. Founded in1992 as a specialized conference of Fidonet Italia
network, Peacelink became quickly independent and well known even
outside Italy. Recently the network hosted a national conference on
peace-related matters, becoming also the only communication link for
people in the former-Yugoslavia and the outside world. Peacelink was
also working to put online a daily newspaper, "I Siciliani", focused
on issues related to social problems of southern and insular parts of
The first phase of the crackdown (May 11-13) targeted Fidonet Italia
network in several cities in the northern and cental regions of Italy.
The Pesaro prosecutor, managing the biggest brach of the nationwide
operation, ordered the searching of 119 BBSes and the closure of
dozens of them - charging two people with software piracy. Another
branch of the investigation, run by the Torino Finance Police, claimed
a seizure "for a value of more than 4 billion of Italian lire (about
US $2,5 million), including 17 personal computers; 13,690 floppy disks
of illegally copied software," dozens of modems and electronic
devices. Fourteen people in Torino and Terni were charged with
"conspiracy with unknown for the crime of software piracy" - but no
arrests were made.
The new raid in Taranto occurred when sysops, users, media and
citizens started working together to understand the real sense of such
an operation. Several articles appeared (including BITMagazine,
CommodoreGazette, L'Unita', La Repubblica), radio programs were aired
(Radio Citta' Futura, Roma, Nova Radio, Firenze, Radio Popolare,
Milano), public meetings are forthcoming (in Roma on June 27 and
Pesaro on June 30), with politicians closely watching the events.
Also, in the last few days the Pesaro judges ordered the first
restitutions of the seized materials: about 20 sysops got back their
computers and floppy disks (copied and under verification by
investigators), while trials are under schedule.
"Although rumours said that Peacelink was under inquiry since two
years ago, just weeks before the assassination of anti-mafia judge
Falcone, we didn't pay any attention to those voices," Alessandro
Marescotti (Peacelink National coordinator) said. "I was wrong: the
current raid against our main node and data-bank clearly shows that in
our country someone has interest to shut down one of the very few
organizations openly working against racism, war and mafia actions.
Peacelink is dumb now, and so are the hundreds of volunteers,
activists, journalists, citizens using its free services to make real
changes in our society."
Last week I posted the story about the new raid in Italy targeting the
main Peacelink node, Taras Communication BBS in Taranto.
Because, despite many efforts, at the moment Taras Communications is
still dumb, Peacelink Italia decided to launch an urgent request of
help to the International community.
Peacelink is launching an urgent appeal to the International community
to help its main node to be online again as soon as possible.
The request is for a donation of the minimum indispensabile equipment:
- one PC 486 (8MB RAM, 380 MB Hard Disk);
- one modem (external, 38,400 bps, USRobotics or equivalent).
Thank you very much.
Peacelink - C.P. 2009 - 74100 Taranto - Italy
Alessandro Marescotti: tel. (++39) 99-303.686; fax (++39) 99-459.5912
Giovanni Pugliese: tel. (++39) 99-474.5147; fax (++39) 99-452.8463
For better coordination, please contact:
Bernardo Parrella - 1172 24th Street - Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
tel. 510.444.8542 - fax 510.419.0546 - email:
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 1994 17:31:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: Stanton McCandlish
Subject: File 3--Update on EF-Ireland (fwd)
[Note: this is an informational fwd., not an official EFF statement.]
[If you see something like "O" that means "O with an accute accent
Date--Mon, 30 May 1994 23:04:09 +0200
[From the _Irish_Times_]
ON THE NEW FRONTIER
Today marks the public launch of Electronic Frontier
Ireland, the new lobby group to promote digital culture and
protect the rights of those partaking in it. Michael
Cunningham and Fiachra O Marcaigh report
SUCH IS the pace of technological change nowadays that it has rapidly
outstripped the ability of legal systems to catch up _ creating many
grey areas on computer use and misuse, privacy and computer access.
It's one of the main reasons Tom Murphy gives for taking the
initiative to form Electronic Frontier Ireland (EFI).
This legal uncertainty leaves individuals unsure of their rights, he
argues, opening the way for shock-horror hacker scares, and hasty,
repressive legislation or legal crackdowns in which all sorts of
rights are ignored.
In conversation it quickly becomes apparent that Murphy,
who works as a programmer at a Dublin insurance company,
believes in computers and communications technologies. Not
just in the machines, or their productivity, but in all
the social, educational and cultural opportunities that
they open up.
When he talks about people having their computer access cut
off aribitrarily, a note of horror enters his voice. But
then when asked about the new organisation's top
priorities, he stresses positive steps to safeguard and
expand the possibilities of the digital revolution, in
several broad areas such as:
The promotion of Internet and bulletin board usage;
The improvement of Irish communications structures;
Clarification of the laws surrounding computer usage, and
Safeguarding electronic privacy by setting up a ``key
repository'' to allow people to encrypt their e-mail.
How it started
Murphy's own experience of the Internet began as an
undergraduate at Trinity College six years ago. ``This is
where my interest came from. And I've always been involved
in role-playing gaming,'' he says. These two strands
collided after ``Operation Sundevil'' in 1990, when
anti-hacker raids by US law enforcement agencies spread
ever wider, taking in bulletin boards and a range of
ordinary, completely innocent users.
Among the latter was Steve Jackson Games, a publisher of
role-playing games. Murphy was among its many fans around
the world, and was naturally surprised when its doors were
broken down and computers confiscated in the search for an
allegedly stolen computer document.
In the US, the raids sparked the formation of the
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to defend the civil
rights of computer users. But here in Ireland it was still
``very distant at the time,'' he recalls.
Due to the circumstances in which the EFF was formed, and
its high profile in successfully defending some people
facing huge penalties for alleged hacking, there was an
impression that its main purpose was to defend people
caught up in hacking cases. Murphy argues that the Irish
situation is very different.
``We didn't really have people in the Irish policing system
booting down the doors. EFI is mainly not about that but
about promoting computing culture,'' he says. ``The problem
is that there's a lot of journalists out there who can't
sell an article about ordinary computer usage but can about
some 14-year-olds hacking into military systems or
``The EFF in the States have to fight against a suspicious
and hostile government. We want to mould things before it
ever gets to that stage, so that we can educate our
government and the general public. We want to get it right
first time and not have to try and change a bad set of
Meanwhile, other issues of rights, privacy, and access to
networks were beginning to trickle onto the political
agenda. ``It had been mulling over in my mind _ I'm the
kind of person who supports Amnesty International, I'm wary
of censorship in general,'' he says, recalling instances of
people being kicked off systems in Ireland for things
Then after seeing an article about US Government policy on
the encryption methods available to individuals, he mailed
Stanton McCandlish at EFF about whether there was a similar
group in Ireland. He also posted a message on tcd.talk, a
computer mailing area in Trinity College for staff,
students and some graduates.
``I got a number of replies, people saying very quickly
that it's not about hacking but about rights _ rights and
freedom of speech and privacy on the one hand and on the
other about more people using the Internet etc. The
Internet is now attracting people from more walks of life
and getting far easier to use _ it shouldn't be just for
techie anoraks, an elite few with the knowledge, but about
the basic right to communicate.''
While EFI will not be expecting everybody to get free
Internet access, it will be campaigning for it to be cheap.
Among its long-term aims is that every library in Ireland
should provide Internet access. Another issue is the
allocation of resources; for example, the much
talked-about plans for EU structural funds envisage
concrete highways rather than digital ones. ``We could get
a national network through connections in public libraries
and so on,'' he says.
The US Government is currently attempting to promote one
method for encryption of digital communications: a hardware
standard based on a single computer chip which it says will
protect communications _ but which will also allow
law-enforcement agencies to overcome the encryption with a
``back door'' built into every chip. This has sent major
ripples throughout the international computing community,
with concern about the erosion of personal rights. Legal
uncertainty surrounds the main alternative _ softwar e such
as PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) which provides users with
powerful encryption techniques of their own and also allows
people to ``sign'' a letter electronically, proving that it
originated with them.
To Murphy the case for ordinary users having their own
means of encryption for e-mail is straightforward.
``What do you do when you mail a normal letter?'' he
asks. ``You write it, you sign it with your signature,
and then what? You put it in an envelope, you lick the
envelope and seal it, and maybe even sign the back of it,
then bring it to your post office and presume that the
post office is not going to open your mail. If it did, it
would be an enormous scandal.
``We already take that sort of privacy for granted. We want
to get the same level of privacy and authenticity for
electronic mail as ordinary mail. Basically PGP is the
envelope, and PGP signatures are your signatures at the end
of the (electronic) letter.''
The EFI argues that legislation in Ireland, just as in most
other countries, has been slow to catch up with the digital
explosion, in an era where a book, say, can now be
electronically sent from one side of the planet to the
other in seconds. ``Will judges be able to handle _ with
the current laws _ the newer technologies and their
cultures? Take the publishing laws. These were based on
physical printing presses, and you knew where they were.
But everything is so much quicker now _ the Data Protection
Act is not based on the speed at which you can delete
For example, he says that when people resort to that Act to
ask for computerised information about themselves which
might be inaccurate or misleading, a company can quite
easily hide the particular database, change the
information or simply deny its existence. ``Computers
work an awful lot faster than the law,'' he says,
returning to the Operation Sundevil cases where US
Government agents kicked down doors and sometimes bent
the rules ``because the old laws were insufficient''.
There is a pressing need to change the law to ensure
that the rights which people enjoy in other areas are
guaranteed to computer users. To this end the EFI
intends targeting the Law Reform Commission rather than
looking for changes in the Constitution.
The EFI has taken shape over several months of busy
networking. There were delays in getting the association
on its feet, ironing out legal and policy details. E-mail
messages bounced back and forth to the EFF in the US at the
rate of three a day. Electronic Frontier Australia (which
began a few months ahead of EFI) also helped with advice.
``We're trying to get it right first time, spelling out
clear short, medium and long-term aims,'' he says. The
organisation is now about to be incorporated as a
non-profit company, it has a charter, an interim committee
and a clear idea of where it's going.
About 50 people have already signed up before today's
official launch. Many of the people who responded to the
first e-mail postings canvassing interest in the idea
also volunteered their professional skills. Murphy is
particularly pleased that Eoin O'Dell, a TCD lecturer
specialising in information technology law, has joined
the committee as its legal adviser. There is no
membership fee for ordinary individuals (unlike the EFF
in the States, which charges $40) because EFI wants to
encourage the widest possible membership base. They have
a treasurer but no cash _ voluntary donations are
welcomed and there will be a fee for corporate
membership. ``The main problem we have is to educate the
public and the politicians about the net and BBSes and
what they offer Ireland. I can never understand why
Ireland has not embraced the Internet _ given our
geographical isolation _ but this is changing and it was
the imminent change that forced the creation of EFI. We
want to mould the future politics of the Internet within
EFI can be contacted by e-mail at EFI-Membership@efi.ie or
by post at 5 Seamount Heights, Malahide, Co Dublin.
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 1994 15:42:58 GMT
From: fabio vitali
Subject: File 4--CFP: WORKSHOP ON LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
WORKSHOP ON LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
17th IVR '95 WORLD CONGRESS, BOLOGNA (Italy), JUNE 16-21, 1995
"Challenges to Law at the End of the 20th Century"
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL OF THEMES: JUNE 30, 1994
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT OF PAPERS: AUGUST 31, 1994
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The International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social
Philosophy will hold its 17th world congress in Bologna (Italy) on
June 16th to 21st, 1995. The IVR world congress is the most important
congress on Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, and takes place
every 2 years in various parts of the world.
The 17th world congress will be devoted to the changes, new functions
and roles of law at the end of our century, bearing in mind the
crucial events that have characterized the last decade. New forms of
sovereignty and citizenship are appearing in Europe; new
international orders are prevailing in the world; problems of
nationality, religion and ethnic groups are also evolving in new
ways. Technology and the media have an enormous impact on law and
justice, which are called upon to carry out very demanding tasks. The
traditional theory of the sources of law has to be largely
re-examined, and many issues of rights are at stake. A part of the
congress will be devoted to reports on the current state of research
in legal and social philosophy in different countries or cultural
Distinguished lecturers will address the topics characterizing the
- Rights and Other Legal Protections
- New Forms of Sovereignty and Citizenship
- New and Ancient Sources of Law
- Law and Technology
Parallel sessions, symposia and workshops will provide a comprehensive
coverage of these main themes.
The 17th IVR World Congress will consider including one or more
workshops dedicated to the reciprocal influences of technology and
law, with particular reference to the field of computer science.
The exponential growth of large-scale, international computer network
poses new relevant legal problems, from copyright to privacy to
computer crimes; new network services aid law scholars and
professionals in their job; advanced AI research finds in the law
domain interesting topics of study; the large masses of legal
documents require innovative paradigms for handling, storing and
retrieving data: information retrieval, hypertext and advanced data
bases are interesting candidates.
Contributions are welcome on the following suggested topics and others
that may be considered interesting. A partial list of subjects is:
- legal issues in international networks
- artificial intelligence and law
- hypertext for law
- legal databases and information retrieval systems
- privacy and technology
- computer crimes
Authors are invited to send statements of interest and submit
abstracts of possible papers by AUGUST 31, 1994. Further
suggestions of other topics, possible speakers, and possible
demostrations of relevant products needs to be received no later than
JUNE 30, 1994 to the address below. Please note that, in order to
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Date: Fri, 10 Jun 1994 17:01:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: Stanton McCandlish
Subject: File 5--URGENT: Please Tell Congress to Allow Encryption Export
Fromemail@example.com (John Gilmore)
Subject-- URGENT-- Please Tell Congress to Allow Encryption Export
House Intelligence Committee holds key to Crypto Export
firstname.lastname@example.org June 9, 1994 *DISTRIBUTE WIDELY*
Today, the U.S. State Department controls the export of most
encryption, working closely with the National Security Agency (NSA) to
limit products that provide real privacy, from cell-phones to PC
software. A bill introduced by Rep. Maria Cantwell would instead give
authority over non-military crypto exports to the Commerce Department.
Commerce has much more reasonable regulations, with "First
Amendment"-style unlimited publishing of publicly available software,
including PGP, Kerberos, RIPEM, RSAREF, and mass-market commercial
software. The bill also prevents the Commerce Dept. from tightening
the regulations even if NSA somehow gets its tentacles into Commerce.
A few months ago, you-all sent over 5600 messages to Rep. Cantwell in
support of her bill, H.R. 3627. As a result, on May 18, the bill
passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee by being incorporated into
the Export Administration Act of 1994, H.R. 3937.
Now the battle has become more intense. This portion of H.R. 3937 has
been referred to the House Intelligence Committee with the intent to
kill or severely maim it. We need your help again, to urge the
Intelligence Committee to keep crypto export liberalization intact.
The House and Senate Intelligence Committees, the only watchdogs for
the NSA, tend to follow the agency's wishes when they wave the magic
"national security" wand. They need plenty of input from the public
that tells them that the nation will be *more* secure with good
encryption, even though the NSA will be less happy.
Not just computer users, but all users of telephones, cable TV, health
care, and credit information systems would benefit from this change.
The security of these applications is built on the foundation laid by
the operating systems and network protocols on which they run. If
this bill is passed, you will see high quality encryption built into
Microsoft Windows, into the MacOS, into major Unix workstations, into
the Internet, into cellular phones, into interactive television. The
software already exists for confidentiality, privacy, and security of
local and networked information, but it's not built-in to these
systems because of the export ban. Today, each company could build
two operating systems, one gutted for international use, but this
would be costly and confusing for them and their customers, and would
not allow international networks such as the Internet or telephones to
be made secure and private. With this bill, these limits disappear.
Furthermore, the Clinton Administration plans to permit high volume
exports of Clipper products, while continuing to require tedious
paperwork for truly secure encryption products. The bill would give
Clipper and other crypto software more even-handed treatment.
The bill also eliminates a senseless situation on the Internet.
Today, crypto software can only be freely distributed from non-U.S.
archive sites. It would eliminate that problem as well as the threat
of prosecution against U.S. freeware authors of crypto software.
This is the dream we've all been working toward. Here's how you can
help to make this dream a reality. The Intelligence Committee must
make its decision on the bill before June 17, so time is critical:
1) Fax a short letter TODAY to the chair of the Intelligence
Committee, Representative Dan Glickman (D-KS). Ask him in your own
words to leave the encryption provisions of H.R. 3937 intact. Use a
positive tone ("Please support...") rather than a flame or a rant.
One paragraph is fine. State your title and organization if you will
look more important or better informed than the average citizen. Rep.
Glickman's committee fax number is +1 202 225 1991. This is the best
option, since individual letters are given the most weight by members
of Congress, particularly when sent on letterhead paper.
2) If you are unable to fax a letter, send an e-mail message to Rep.
Glickman at email@example.com. Software or staff at the Electronic
Frontier Foundation will either fax it in, or print it out and
hand-deliver it for you.
3) Send a copy of this message to everyone you know in Kansas, and
personally urge them to write to Rep. Glickman today. Letters from
constituents get a lot more weight, since they are from people who
could actually vote for or against him in the next election.
4) If your own Representative is on the Intelligence Committee, send
him or her a copy of what you sent Rep. Glickman. There's a list of all
such Reps. below. Even if we lose this battle, you will have started
educating your own Rep. about crypto policy.
5) Become a member of EFF. Our strength comes from our members' strength.
Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org asking how to join.
Thanks again for your help! You can check at any time on the current
status of the campaign at the location below. Send any comments on
this campaign to email@example.com.
Chairman, EFF Crypto Committee
EFF Board of Directors
Member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
Member of International Association for Cryptologic Research
House Intelligence Committee Members
Subcommittee phone: +1 202 225 4121
Subcommittee fax: +1 202 225 1991 <== send your fax HERE <==
p st name phone fax
D KS Glickman, Daniel +1 202 225 6216 private Chair
D WA Dicks, Norman D. +1 202 225 5916 +1 202 226 1176
D CA Dixon, Julian C. +1 202 225 7084 +1 202 225 4091
D NJ Torricelli, Robert +1 202 224 5061 +1 202 225 0843
D TX Coleman, Ronald D. +1 202 225 4831 +1 202 225 4831
D CO Skaggs, David E. +1 202 225 2161 +1 202 225 9127
D NV Bilbray, James H. +1 202 225 5965 +1 202 225 8808
D CA Pelosi, Nancy +1 202 225 4965 +1 202 225 8259
D TX Laughlin, Gregory H. +1 202 225 2831 +1 202 225 1108
D AL Cramer Jr, Robert (Bud) +1 202 225 4801 private
D RI Reed, John F. +1 202 225 2735 +1 202 225 9580
D MO Gephardt, Richard A. +1 202 225 2671 +1 202 225 7452
R TX Combest, Larry +1 202 225 4005 +1 202 225 9615
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The full text of this alert is stored at:
gopher.eff.org, 1/Alerts, export.alert
BBS (+1 202 638 6120, 8N1): "Alerts" file area, export.alt
FREQ 1:109/1108 (from any system, no need to be nodelisted): export.alt
The actual text of this part of H.R. 3937 is at:
ftp: ftp.eff.org, /pub/EFF/Policy/Crypto/ITAR_export/hr3937_crypto.excerpt
gopher.eff.org, 1/EFF/Policy/Crypto/ITAR_export, hr3937_crypto.excerpt
BBS: "Privacy--Crypto" file area, hr3937.crp
FREQ 1:109/1108: hr3937.crp
For current status on the bill:
gopher.eff.org, 1/Alerts, export_alert.update
BBS: "Alerts" file area, export.upd
FREQ 1:109/1108: export.upd
A general Web page on crypto export policy is at:
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 1994 14:07:42 -0700
From: Jim Warren
Subject: File 6--GovAccess.041: CIVICNET '94 Symposium, Jun.17 (Fri) [update]
Peninsula CivicNet '94
Friday, June 17, 1994
San Mateo, California
[Please COPY, POST & CIRCULATE, widely!]
If you are in the forefront of community services or civic groups
- or want to be - then Peninsula CivicNet '94 should interest you.
Peninsula CivicNet '94 is a one-day symposium on the San Francisco
Peninsula, co-sponsored by more than a dozen government, educational,
library and civic organizations.
It beings together many of those who are in the forefront of community
services or civic groups - or want to be - including citizens, civic
leaders, business people and entrepreneurs, educators, librarians and
information workers, and especially elected, appointed and career
local and state government officials, administrators and staff.
CivicNet '94 focuses on uses and potentials; *not* technological issues.
It includes formal presentations, break-out sessions and opportunities
designed to facilitate one-on-one and small-group exchanges.
GovAccess.040 offered extended comments; this #041 updates the details.
Seating is limited but space remains available - as of this update.
$30 Registration (includes sessions & box lunch)
Friday, June 17, 1994, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Theater, College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo CA
Co-Chairs: columnist/advocate Jim Warren and the Hon. Warren Slocum
8:00 a.m. - Registration and materials pickup
8:30 a.m. - Welcome by Peter Lansberger, CSM President
8:40 a.m. - Civic Networking: An Overview of Peninsula Potentials
Jim Warren, computing columnist & open-govt. advocate
9:15 a.m. - The Power of Civic Networking: Real-World Successes - I
An On-Ramp to the Information Highways
Wally Dean, CityNet CEO & Mayor Pro Tem, Cupertino CA
Experiences from the Nation's First City-Run Civic Net
Ken Phillips, founding Director, Santa Monica PEN;
[now] Dir., Regional Info. Sys., Marion County OR
Democracy on a Private Community Network
Noah Salzman, Help-line Coord., Planet BMUG, Berkeley
10:30 a.m. - The Power of Civic Networking: Real-World Successes - II
Collaboration in Silicon Valley's Public Access Link
Marc Siegel, Acting Exec. Dir., SV-PAL, Mtn. View CA
Experiences in Supporting Civic/Social Constituencies
Mark Graham, Pres., Pandora Systems, San Francisco
Opportunities in the Information Age
Doug Cortney, Asst. Editor, Clarinet Comm., San Jose
11:30 a.m. - Community Networking for Diversity
Women Using the Online Community
Ellen Pack, President, Women's WIRE, San Francisco
Latinos on the Information Superhighway
Al Milo, Director, Public Library, Fullerton CA
Plugged In: Access and Equity Issues for Kids
Bart Decrem, Exec. Dir., Plugged In, East Palo Alto CA
12:30 p.m. - Informal "f2f" meetings - face-to-face - over box lunches
1:30 p.m. - Civic Networking in San Mateo County: Plans & Developments
New Capabilities for the Peninsula Library System
Linda Crowe, Dir., San Francisco Peninsula Library Sys.
A Peninsula Connection to Statewide Networking Policy
K. G. Ouye, City Librarian & Chairperson of the
Calif. PUC Task Force on Telecomm. Infrastructure
SAMNET - An Interactive Cable Network in San Mateo County
David Hosley, General Manager, KCSM-TV/FM, Coll.of SM
City/School Technology Efforts in San Carlos
Brian Moura, Asst. City Mgr./Finance Dir., San Carlos CA
The So. San Francisco On-Ramp to the Information Highways
Daryl Jones, Comm. Systems Mgr., So. SF Police Dept.
Technology Plans for San Mateo County
Dorothy Yetter, SMC Chief Info. Ofcr. & Dir. of Tech.
2:30 p.m. - Parallel breakout sessions for focused f2f discussions
Community and civic organizations and activists
Librarians and libraries
Education, schools and educators
Governmental representatives and public agencies
Businesses, business users and civicnet entrepreneurs
Demonstration of mid-Peninsula public-agency system(s)
[structured to permit attendees to join several breakouts]
3:45 p.m. - Summary Reports from the Breakout Sessions (in Theater)
4:30 p.m. - Symposium Wrap-up - Where Do We Go From Here?
Please cut, complete & mail BY JUNE 14th (or call for alternatives).
Peninsula CivicNet '94 Registration Form
[Please print or type]
Title (if any) _______________________________________________________
Organization (if any) ________________________________________________
Contact address ______________________________________________________
City _____________________________________ State __ Zip __________
Phones: Day _________________ Eve _____________ Fax _____________
E-mail address (if any) ______________________________________________
Symposium registration is $30 (includes all sessions and box luncheon)
For registration questions, please call Symposium Administrator
Ruth Nagler, at 415-345-1221 or 415-349-5538 (Library message center).
To facilitate non-electronic "networking," a roster of attendees will
be published after the symposium. If you wish to limit or exclude your
listing, please check one:
[ ] Do not include my name in the roster.
[ ] Include me but do not publish my phone numbers.
Enclosed is my check for $______ for __ reservations.
Please make checks payable to "Peninsula Library System" or "PLS" and
mail to: Pen. CivicNet '94, PLS, 25 Tower Rd, San Mateo CA 94402.
GovAccess readers: A week or two after CivicNet '94 concludes, GovAccess
will again focus on other issues re net-based and computer-aided govt-access.
End of Computer Underground Digest #6.52
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