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Computer underground Digest Sun June 12, 1994 Volume 6 : Issue 52 ISSN 1004-042X 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 Ian Dickinson 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] Cu-Digest is a weekly electronic journal/newsletter. Subscriptions are available at no cost electronically. 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Please avoid quoting previous posts unless absolutely necessary. DISCLAIMER: The views represented herein do not necessarily represent the views of the moderators. Digest contributors assume all responsibility for ensuring that articles submitted do not violate copyright protections. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 9 Jun 94 17:46:32 PDT From: hkhenson@CUP.PORTAL.COM 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 everyday services." 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 country. 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 over it".] From--Tom Murphy 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 whatever. ``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 laws.'' Access 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 they'd said. 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, 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. Privacy 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.'' Legislation 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 information.'' 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 future 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 Ireland.'' EFI can be contacted by e-mail at 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Please redistribute this message to anyone who might be interested ----------------------------------------------------------------- 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 areas. Distinguished lecturers will address the topics characterizing the main sessions: - 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 speed the processing of messages, all correspondence should have "IVR 95" as part of the subject. For all corrispondence about the Conference please refer to: Fabio Vitali CIRFID - University of Bologna Via Galliera 3, 40121 Bologna (Italy) tel: +39 (0)51 261062; fax: +39 (0)51 260782; e-mail: ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 10 Jun 1994 17:01:04 -0400 (EDT) From: Stanton McCandlish Subject: File 5--URGENT: Please Tell Congress to Allow Encryption Export Forwarded message: (John Gilmore) Subject-- URGENT-- Please Tell Congress to Allow Encryption Export House Intelligence Committee holds key to Crypto Export 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 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 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 John Gilmore 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 R NE Bereuter, Douglas +1 202 225 4806 +1 202 226 1148 R CA Dornan, Robert K. +1 202 225 2965 +1 202 225 3694 R FL Young, C. W. (Bill) +1 202 225 5961 +1 202 225 9764 R PA Gekas, George W. +1 202 225 4315 +1 202 225 8440 R UT Hansen, James V. +1 202 225 0453 +1 202 225 5857 R CA Lewis, Jerry +1 202 225 5861 +1 202 225 6498 R IL Michel, Robert H. +1 202 225 6201 +1 202 225 9461 The full text of this alert is stored at:, /pub/Alerts/export.alert, 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:, /pub/EFF/Policy/Crypto/ITAR_export/hr3937_crypto.excerpt, 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:, /pub/Alerts/export_alert.update, 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] Jun.11, 1994 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 PCN'94 PROGRAM 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 break 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] break 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] Name _________________________________________________________________ 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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