The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00pm


ABSTRACT: The activist group Telecomix works to circumvent surveillance, and to promote internet freedom and human rights.  During the 2011 uprisings in North Africa, Telecomix activists helped to bypass technologies of censorship and communication-interruption.  They currently work to shuttle videos and other information safely out of Syria.  Stephan Urbach will explain some of the measures and countermeasures which were deployed, and will frame his experiences working on these interventions within the ongoing political context of online surveillance, including NSA data leaks and European privacy politics.  

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 4:45pm

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School will host the second Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC) at Yale Law School on May 3-4, 2014. The FESC is sponsored by the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression.

The conference brings scholars together to discuss their works-in-progress concerning freedom of speech, expression, press, association, petition, assembly, and related issues of knowledge and information policy.