Presentation focuses on Internet

Washburn Review

“Censoring the Internet” will be the topic of a Constitution and Citizenship Day presentation at noon, Friday, Sept. 17, Henderson 100, Washburn University. The public is welcome and no admission is charged.

The speaker will be Derek Bambauer, an associate professor at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Law Schools, where he teaches Internet and intellectual property law.  He has published articles on intellectual property, information control and health law and has written technical articles on data recovery, fault tolerance and deployment of software upgrades.

Bambauer has presented on issues including spam and Internet filtering in technical and policy settings, model laws for spam regulation and China’s online controls. He is also one of the authors of Info/Law, a blog that addresses Internet law, intellectual property and information law.

A former principal systems engineer at Lotus Development Corp. (part of IBM), Bambauer spent two years as a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.

The public is also invited to hear arguments in three Kansas Court of Appeals cases at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. that day in Henderson 100.

For information on the events, call 785-670-1154. The purpose of Constitution and Citizenship Day is to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens, while commemorating the creation and signing of the supreme law of our land.