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Saturday, March 8 • 9:30am - 10:30am
The Hacker Wars / The War Has Already Begun

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The battlefield is the Internet. Whoever wins the Internet wins the war. Panelists: Vivien Lesnik Weisman, award winning filmmaker, in the editing stage of The Hacker Wars- a documentary film, Peter Ludlow, Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, Tor Ekeland, who represents weev & KYAnonymous, Jay Leiderman, renowned criminal lawyer, the hacktivists advocate.
Panelists will discuss Barrett Brown, Texan and journalist facing 105 years in jail for hyperlinking. This case is so explosive that a media gag order is in effect. We discuss how Brown’s case is linked to that of Jeremy Hammond hacktivist and revolutionary sentenced to 10 yrs for hacking Stratfor, a Texas intelligence contractor and to that of weev, the hacker who didn't hack AT&T. He is is doing 41 months in federal prison for what those in the tech community consider a non-crime. The focus is on how the cases impact the future of online liberty, the criminalization of dissent and the suspension of the rule of law.

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Tor Ekeland

LawyerTor Ekeland PCRolling Stone magazine recently called Tor a “powerful . . . and . . . famed advocate” for federally indicted hackers and hacktivists. His small private practice is handling three of the most prominent recent cases involving federal criminal prosecutions under... Read More →
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Jay Leiderman

Defense LawyerJay Leiderman LawJay Leiderman is a criminal defense attorney in Ventura, California. He co-authored the first ever book on the legal defense of California medical marijuana crimes and has been called the “Hacktivist’s Advocate” for his work defending those accused... Read More →
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Peter Ludlow

ProfessorNorthwestern UniversityAreas of research and writing include the philosophy of language, philosophy of cognitive science, propaganda models, knowledge acquisition in adversarial environments, the ethics of hacktivism and whistle blowing in the surveillance state.
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Vivien Lesnik Weisman


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am CST
Radisson Town Lake, Riverside Ballroom

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