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2007 Schedule and Audio PDF Print E-mail
Written by Scott M. Jones   
Saturday, 24 September 2011 19:34

 

Friday, August 31, 2007

Time Program
4:00 p.m.

World of Warcraft: The Newbie Area

So you just downloaded that free 10 day trial of the game and you don't know where to go or what to do? Need cash? Need to know what trade skills you should pick and why? How can I make the Auction House work for me? This panel is for you.

Rod Rombauer, Laurie Higgins, Sean Boyce
Hilton - Cherokee room

Audio files: World_of_Warcraft_The_Newbie_Area-2007.mp3 | World_of_Warcraft_The_Newbie_Area-2007.ogg

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5:30 p.m.

Famous Unsolved Codes

Game designer and codebreaker Elonka Dunin describes some of the most famous and infamous codes yet to be broken, including the Kryptos sculpture at the CIA headquarters.

Elonka Dunin
Hilton - Cherokee room

Audio files: Famous_Unsolved_Codes-2007.mp3 | Famous_Unsolved_Codes-2007.ogg

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7:00 p.m.

Self Publishing

A new generation of on-demand book publishers now makes it possible to have books printed on demand, even one at a time. This has opened new opportunities for up and coming authors and artists. Risks and rewards will be discussed.

sohma g. dawling, Nick Popio, Kimiko, Jennie Breeden
Hilton - Cherokee room

Audio files: Self_Publishing-2007.mp3 | Self_Publishing-2007.ogg 

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8:30 p.m.

MMORPG Emulation: Duplicating the Dark Side

What does it take to emulate a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game server? A member of the "SWG: A New Hope" team speaks about specific hurdles faced in developing an emulator as well as general approaches useful in any game server emulation.

Danhiel Baker
Hilton - Cherokee room

Audio files: MMORPG_Emulation_Duplicating_the_Dark_Side-2007.mp3  | MMORPG_Emulation_Duplicating_the_Dark_Side-2007.ogg 

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10:00 p.m.

How NOT to Get Into the Game Industry

Experienced game developers will share their secrets about how to not get a job at a company and how to screw up your own game company. Useful advice for masochists wanting getting into the industry will be provided if time permits.

Elonka Dunin, Brian “Psychochild” Green
Hilton - Cherokee room

Audio files: How_NOT_to_Get_Into_the_Game_Industry-2007.mp3 | How_NOT_to_Get_Into_the_Game_Industry-2007.ogg

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11:30 p.m.

Cyberpunk Film Festival

Just for fun, we are screening a collection of cyberpunk, hacker, and technology related short films by independent producers. Titles include: “D-I-M: Deus In Machina”, “Deployment Strategy”, “The Professor's Daughter”, “Praxis”, and “Totally Connected”

Scott M. Jones
Hilton - Cherokee room

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Time Program
10:00 a.m.

Marketing for the Independent Creator

One of the biggest challenges for self-publishers and independent creators is getting noticed -- without the help of traditional publishing institutions. Discover marketing and PR strategies used by successful self-published authors and podcasters.

Jason Adams, Mur Lafferty, Nick Popio, Matthew Wayne Selznick, J.C. Hutchins
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: Marketing for the Independent Creator-2007.mp3 | Marketing for the Independent Creator-2007.ogg

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11:30 a.m.

Fighting Spam: Recent Cases

Recent important court cases in the battle against spam (unsolicited commercial email) will be discussed. Private law firms using civil litigation to fight spam are playing a very important role in the battle for the inbox.

Jamie Tomasello
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: Fighting_Spam-Recent_Cases-2007.mp3 | Fighting_Spam-Recent_Cases-2007.ogg

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1:00 p.m.

Copyright Basics For Independent Authors and Artists

This panel will discuss copyright basics for the little guy. How to get your stuff copyrighted, how to protect your rights, what to do if you discover infringement.

Courtney Lytle Perry, Brian “Psychochild” Green
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: Copyright_Basics_For_Independent_Authors_and_Artists-2007.mp3 | Copyright_Basics_For_Independent_Authors_and_Artists-2007.ogg

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2:30 p.m.

9/11 Conspiracy Theories and Other Internet Hoaxes

A survey of some of the top hoaxes and conspiracy theories driven by bloggers and YouTube home documentaries.

Dr. Michael Shermer
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: 9-11_Conspiracy_Theories_and_Other_Internet_Hoaxes-2007.mp3 | 9-11_Conspiracy_Theories_and_Other_Internet_Hoaxes-2007.ogg

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4:00 p.m.

15 Minutes of Fame (or more) with Web 2.0

Social networking, viral video/photographs, and blogging are the modern artist's and entrepreneur's best friend. Learn from Internet professionals how to utilize these tools to pave the way to your own success no matter what your venture may be.

Scott McGowan, Mike South, GonZo, Scott Sigler, Matthew Wayne Selznick
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: 15_Minutes_of_Fame_with_Web2-2007.mp3 | 15_Minutes_of_Fame_with_Web2-2007.ogg

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5:30 p.m.

Telecommuting: The Ins and Outs

After telecommuting for over a decade as a system administrator, Danhiel Baker shares his experiences about the joys and pitfalls of skipping the daily drive and working from home. Keeping work and home separate, coping with office politics, and more.

Danhiel Baker
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: Telecommuting_The_Ins_and_Outs-2007.mp3 | Telecommuting_The_Ins_and_Outs-2007.ogg

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7:00 p.m.

Hacking 101

Hacking 101 returns for another glorious year! Just what is a hacker anyway? Culture, history, contacts, resources, and pointers for more info. Dispelling the myths from the media and the courts. Brought to you by se2600.org.

jonny X, Randal L. Schwartz, Jonathan Strickland, Cheshire Catalyst, Jamie Tomasello
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: Hacking_101-2007.mp3 | Hacking_101-2007.ogg

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8:30 p.m.

Web Cam Girls

Thanks to the advent of inexpensive web cameras, you can show just about anything you want to online and still remain anonymous. What better way to develop a fan base! Why would anyone let strangers view their private lives? We focus on free cam sites.

Mystrys, Kimiko, sohma g. dawling
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: Web_Cam_Girls-2007.mp3 | Web_Cam_Girls-2007.ogg

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10:00 p.m.

World of Warcraft: WoW-TV

World of Warcraft film festival featuring fan made music videos, drama, comedy, action, adventure and romance! Feel free to bring your own refreshments, this theater does not have a concession stand.

Wes Wilson, Laurie Higgins
Hilton - Cherokee

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Time Program
10:00 a.m.

E-Commerce and Due Process

Each state is interpreting differently the US Constitutional Clause of Due Process in regards to e-commerce. Learn what the standard is to determine Due Process according to the US Supreme Court. See how each state is interpreting the standard.

Peter H Friedman
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: E-Commerce_and_Due_Process-2007.mp3 | E-Commerce_and_Due_Process-2007.ogg

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11:30 a.m.

How-To Guide for Patents

Covered will include: Types of patentable ideas, why patents exist and how they protect inventions, understanding the invention process, patent searching, patent application filing requirements, and money saving tips

Clifton Tunnell
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio not available.

1:00 p.m.

Protecting Yourself Against Phishing and Online Fraud

How to recognize and avoid online scams and fraud caused by those misrepresenting themselves as legitimate businesses.

Jamie Tomasello
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: Protecting_Yourself_Against_Phishing_and_Online_Fraud-2007.mp3 | Protecting_Yourself_Against_Phishing_and_Online_Fraud-2007.ogg

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2:30 p.m.

Why Trying to Apply Copyright Law to Software is a Bad Idea

Much attention has been centered around why software patents are a bad idea. We take a few steps back and show why even copyright is not such a good idea either.

Courtney Lytle Perry
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: Why_Trying_to_Apply_Copyright_Law_to_Software_is_a_Bad_Idea-2007.mp3 | Why_Trying_to_Apply_Copyright_Law_to_Software_is_a_Bad_Idea-2007.ogg

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4:00 p.m.

Webcomics

A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a successful web-based comic strip series, given by established artists and authors. Once again this year, we are proud to present the “Uncle Fred Awards”, to honor the best and newest web cartoonists.

Jennie Breeden, Rob Balder, Erin Lindsey, Bill Holbrook, John P. Lotshaw, Kittyhawk
Hyatt - Regency V

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5:30 p.m.

World of Warcraft: Hunka Hunka Burnin' Crusade

Ever wondered why the heck you need all that rep? Which instances are right for you at your level? Just what exactly Is Eye of The Storm? Well, this panel is designed to be a round table discussion of all things Burning Crusade!

Sean Boyce, Rod Rombauer, Jeanne Sanders, Laurie Higgins
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio not available.

7:00 p.m.

Get a (Second) Life

Hints, tips, discussions, and revelations about the popular virtual world Second Life, including some of the controversies.

Kimiko, Scott Sigler, Cameron Jenkins, Peter H Friedman
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio not available.

8:30 p.m.

Busted: How to Protect Your Rights During Encounters With Law Enforcement

Screening of the documentary “Busted”, by flexyourrights.org. Learn how to protect your rights during encounters with the police. A discussion will follow.

Andrew Greenberg, Kara Mykos, Randal L. Schwartz
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio not available.

10:00 p.m.

Hacking 201

Q&A from our panel of experts. Play "stump the hacker", maybe you'll win a prize! Brought to you by se2600.org.

jonny X, Randal L. Schwartz, Elonka Dunin, Jonathan Strickland, Cheshire Catalyst
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: Hacking_201-2007.mp3 | Hacking_201-2007.ogg

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Monday, September 3, 2007

Time Program
10:00 a.m.

Hacking 301

Many folks quietly drinking coffee. Very quietly.

jonny X
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio not available.

11:30 a.m.

The Wikipedia Phenomenon

A top-200 Wikipedian gives a talk on the "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit," which is growing at a rate of over 2,000 articles per day. Learn tips on how to add to the project, and find out how writing for Wikipedia is like playing an online game.

Elonka Dunin
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: The_Wikipedia_Phenomenon-2007.mp3 | The_Wikipedia_Phenomenon-2007.ogg

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1:00 p.m.

If an Internet Sales Tax is Unconstitutional, Why Am I Being Charged It?

Many states are taxing e-commerce in ways that they know violate the US Constitution. Understand the Commerce Clause and how the states' SSTP violates one of the chief components. See how the US Supreme Court created this mess in the first place.

Peter H Friedman
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio files: If_an_Internet_Sales_Tax_is_Unconstitutional-2007.mp3 | If_an_Internet_Sales_Tax_is_Unconstitutional-2007.ogg

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2:30 p.m.

Electronic Voting vs. Democracy: You Decide

Electronic voting systems installed in the wake of the hanging chad controversy from the 2000 election have only made matters worse. Many systems are not even capable of doing a vote-by-vote recount. Confidence in our democracy is at stake.

John Fortuin
Hilton - Cherokee

Audio not available.

4:00 p.m.

Wrap-Up and Comments

Another year of Electronic Frontiers Forums comes to a close. So what did you think? Give us your comments, questions, and ideas for future panels.

Scott M. Jones
Hilton - Cherokee

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 September 2011 13:28
 
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