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POWER PLAYS interviews the movers and shakers responsible for making key, historical decisions that have impacted the Internet which we all use today.

POWER PLAYS is hosted by Ayden Férdeline.

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POWER PLAYS interviews the movers and shakers responsible for making key, historical decisions that have impacted the Internet which we all use today.

POWER PLAYS is hosted by Ayden Férdeline.

    Sarah Deutsch on the Digital Millenium Copyright Act

    Sarah Deutsch on the Digital Millenium Copyright Act

    Before she retired, Sarah Deutsch was vice president and deputy general counsel of Verizon Communications for 23 years. She was responsible for Verizon's global intellectual property practice and Verizon's privacy practice. But today on POWER PLAYS we speak about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA. It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1998 and remains in effect today. Sarah Deutsch was a negotiator in the negotiations that led to the passage of the DMCA. 

    Read the transcript of this conversation: https://www.powerplays.xyz/podcast/s1-e6

    • 42 min
    Mance Harmon on why Bitcoin doesn't scale

    Mance Harmon on why Bitcoin doesn't scale

    Mance Harmon is the chief executive of Hedera Hashgraph. He began his career as a research scientist for the U.S. Air Force, went on to become a program manager for a very large scale software program for the Missile Defense Agency, then built two very successful startups. He tells POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline that Bitcoin doesn't scale and that a different kind of distributed ledger technology is needed.

    Read the transcript for this episode here: https://www.powerplays.xyz/podcast/s1-e5 

    • 45 min
    Marilyn Cade on the formation of ICANN

    Marilyn Cade on the formation of ICANN

    Marilyn Cade (1947-2020) played a fundamental role in the formation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN. In this interview recorded shortly before her death, Cade speaks to her accomplishments, hopes for the future, and killing off two WIPO treaties.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Clara Tsao on addressing misinformation and disinformation

    Clara Tsao on addressing misinformation and disinformation

    Clara Tsao is a fellow with the Atlantic Council and, under the Obama administration, a senior advisor on emerging technologies at the United States Department of Homeland Security. She was also Chief Technology Officer for the United States' inter-agency taskforce on countering violent extremism on the Internet. She has previously worked at Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, and Mozilla. POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline asks Clara Tsao who is spreading misinformation and disinformation, and what steps can be taken to stop this.

    • 44 min
    Dr Stephanie Perrin discusses Canada's private sector privacy law PIPEDA

    Dr Stephanie Perrin discusses Canada's private sector privacy law PIPEDA

    Dr Stephanie Perrin led the drafting initiative that resulted in Canada's first piece of privacy legislation to cover the private sector, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). PIPEDA came into force in 2001 and is still in effect today. POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline hears the story behind the development of that law.

    • 40 min
    Erika Mann MEP discusses the eCommerce Directive

    Erika Mann MEP discusses the eCommerce Directive

    Erika Mann was a member of the European Parliament from 1994 to 2009. During her time in public office, she led the drafting efforts behind the European Union's eCommerce Directive. This directive is still in force as the legal framework for online services in the European Union's internal market. POWER PLAY's Ayden Férdeline asks Erika Mann if the law is still fit for purpose today.

    • 38 min

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