2015 Schedule

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Friday, September 4, 2015

 Time Program
10:00 a.m.

The Second Amendment: A Refreshing Perspective

The Fourteenth Amendment casts the Second Amendment debate in a new light.

Tom Cross

Hilton Room 201

11:30 a.m.

Year of the Data Breach

Sony, Anthem, Home Depot, OPM, and many others. What’s up with corporate information security these days? Why are so many companies getting hacked?

Blair B. Chintella (moderator), Amie Stepanovich, Tim Farley, Josh Ruppe, Chris Grayson

Hilton Room 201

1:00 p.m.

Women in Science and Tech Careers

A frank conversation on the issues women face in technology and science careers and what we can all do about it.

Dr. Pamela L. Gay (moderator), Elonka Dunin, Kim Steadman, Pamela O. Vickers, Veronica Belmont, Adrianne McDonald, Amie Stepanovich, Romily

Hilton Crystal Ballroom

2:30 p.m.

Journalism in the Post-Snowden Era

What additional challenges do journalists face in an era of pervasive government surveillance? How does whistleblowing change? Are journalists learning how to use PGP as a result?

Blair B. Chintella (moderator), Dave Maass, Amie Stepanovich

Hilton Room 201

4:00 p.m.

Software Patents: Alice vs. CLS Bank

This Supreme Court case changed the future of software patents. What is still patentable subject matter in software these days?

Roger Lang

Hilton Room 201

5:30 p.m.

Defending Against ALPR’s and Street Level Surveillance

Automatic License Plate Readers and other such technologies provide a higher level of surveillance of ordinary citizens than ever before. Should we be concerned?

Dave Maass (moderator), Blair B. Chintella, Nadia Kayyali, Jon Padfield, PhD

Hilton Room 201

7:00 p.m.

Ingress: The Game

Ingress is the augmented reality mobile MMO game created by Google. Join us to learn about history, technology, tips, and more!

Elonka Dunin, Randal L. Schwartz, John Stocks (moderator), Linda Besh, Tom Hall, Wendy Hadley, Alex Nye

Hilton Crystal Ballroom

8:30 p.m.

Hacking Automobiles and Other Vehicles (DMCA)

The DMCA prevents a time-honored American tradition: working on your own car. A DMCA exemption is being drafted. Security research in telematics may also be impacted.

Kit Walsh (moderator), TJ Mihill, Geoff Termorshuizen

Hilton Room 201

10:00 p.m.

Changing Times for Medical and Recreational Marijuana

Smoking out the legal, medical, and tax implications of marijuana legalization in an era of increasing tolerance.

Peter H. Friedman (moderator), Andrew Greenberg

Hilton Room 201

11:30 p.m.

BDSM and the Law

Sensible advice for managing police encounters in your personal life.
18+ ONLY

Romily (moderator), Lloyd E. N. Hall, AttorneyLadySteele

Hilton Crystal Ballroom

01:00 a.m.
(Sat)

Fetlife

In the wake of “50 shades” we will cover how to survive and thrive on this online adult social site.
18+ ONLY

Romily (moderator), Lloyd E. N. Hall, BuddhistLion, MykeBytes, TheBruce, NoPantsForPuppy

Hilton Crystal Ballroom

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Time Program
10:00 a.m.

Legal Issues of Kickstarter and Crowdfunding

Legal risks and pitfalls for crowdfunding will be presented as well as strategies for success in this growing practice.

Roger Lang (moderator), Peter H. Friedman, Brian Green, Dar’shun Kendrick, Esq.

Hilton Room 201

11:30 a.m.

Better Patent That Trademark Before Someone Copyrights It
(IP 101)

An introduction to the most common forms of intellectual property, and how they compare and contrast.

Roger Lang (moderator), Courtney Lytle, Meredith Rose

Hilton Room 201

1:00 p.m.

Legal and Practical Business Issues for Mobile Game Developers

Legal issues for game developers will be discussed (asset protection, IP protection, licensing, privacy policies), as well as rewards and challenges of setting up your own mobile game development shop.

Elonka Dunin, TJ Mihill (moderator), Brian Green

Hilton Room 201

2:30 p.m.

Network Neutrality, the FCC, and Title II

The FCC has come down in favor of the consumer in the Network Neutrality debate, but its statutory authority to do so may be in question. What is Title II, and will it stand up to legal scrutiny in the Network Neutrality debate?

Meredith Rose (moderator), Kit Walsh, Gordon L. Hall, TJ Mihill, Geoff Termorshuizen

Hilton Room 201

4:00 p.m.

PGP 101 and Other Surveillance Protection Tools

PGP/GPG and other encryption tools can protect you from surveillance. Which ones are worth having, which are just hype, and which may be breaking their promises to you? We will also go over the basics of how to use PGP/GPG.

Nadia Kayyali (moderator), Randal L. Schwartz, Amie Stepanovich, Gordon L. Hall

Hilton Room 201

5:30 p.m.

Online Family Safety

Kids at home? How do you keep them safe without locking up the computer? What tools are available to help? Do these tools really work?

Dave Maass (moderator), Geoff Termorshuizen, Sarah Avraham Esq., K’Tetch

Hilton Room 201

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. Brought to you by se2600.org.

jonny X (moderator), Randal L. Schwartz, Kit Walsh, Tim Farley

Marriott A601-A602

8:30 p.m.

Legal Issues for eBook Authors and Publishers

What are the legal and procedural issues for publishers of eBooks, and how do they differ from those of print books?

Sascha Illyvich (moderator), Meredith Rose, TJ Mihill, Kage Allen, Kiernan Kelly, TC Blue

Hilton Room 201

10:00 p.m.

Dating Safely Online or With Apps

How to stay safe using online dating sites, specialty sites, apps, and social media, to meet someone special, or just for a hookup.

Scarlet Wylde

Hilton Room 201

11:30 p.m.

BDSM 101

Safety, consent, trust, where to find like-minded people. For those ready to log off and take the next step.
18+ ONLY

Lloyd E. N. Hall, Artemis_en, writergirl, SweetestDee, Miss-Selene, AttorneyLadySteele

Hilton Grand Ballroom West
**NOTE This Panel will last at least 2½ hours**

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Time Program
10:00 a.m.

What To Do If Police Want To Search Your Electronic Device

What if police demand your smartphone for evidence, or just take it without asking? What are your rights?

Nadia Kayyali (moderator), Blair B. Chintella, Andrew Greenberg

Hilton Room 201

11:30 a.m.

Copyright 101

How does copyright work? Do you have to register? Can you do it yourself, or do you need a lawyer? What do you do if you discover infringement?

Courtney Lytle

Hilton Room 201

1:00 p.m.

Storytelling in the Mobile Medium: Dethany in Virtu/Noir

Case study of the Dethany character from “On the Fastrack” being brought to life in the form of a mobile app. All attendees will receive a FREE “Kevin & Kell” hardcover collection.

Bill Holbrook (moderator), Teri Holbrook, John Lotshaw

Hilton Room 201

2:30 p.m.

systemd: The End of Linux As We Know It?

systemd is surprisingly different from sysVinit and also surprisingly controversial. What does this say about the future of Linux? Is undue influence being exerted?

Ted Wood, Jim Kinney (moderator), Dylan Northup

Hilton Room 201

4:00 p.m.

Down and Dirty Marketing for Authors

Navigating the new world of e-publishing, and why print is still an important medium for any author platform.

Sascha Illyvich (moderator), Gail Z. Martin, Jennie Breeden, Kage Allen, Kiernan Kelly, TC Blue

Hilton Room 201

5:30 p.m.

Bitcoin 101

Much has been said about the pro’s and con’s, but how do you actually buy or use a Bitcoin? What are the risks and benefits?

Gordon L. Hall (moderator), Peter H. Friedman

Hilton Room 201

7:00 p.m.

Webcomics

A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a successful web-based comic strip series, given by both new and established webcomic artists.

Jennie Breeden, Bill Holbrook (moderator), John Lotshaw, Comfort Love, Adam Withers, Yale Stewart

Hilton Crystal Ballroom

8:30 p.m.

10 Rules for Dealing with Police Encounters

Knowing and asserting your rights along with common sense can greatly improve the outcome of any police encounter. Documentary by flexyourrights.org. A question and answer session will follow the film.

Andrew Greenberg (moderator), Lloyd E. N. Hall

Hilton Room 201

10:00 p.m.

Hacking 201

Q&A from our panel of experts; play “stump the hacker”! Brought to you by se2600.org.

Elonka Dunin, jonny X (moderator), Randal L. Schwartz

Hilton Room 201
**NOTE This Panel will last at least 2½ hours**

11:30 p.m.

BDSM 201

From beginner to advanced, your questions answered by our panel of experts.
18+ ONLY

Romily (moderator), Sascha Illyvich, Lloyd E. N. Hall, Aojishi, ArgentKitsune, Cee-Gee, Keres_Kiss556, Azrael556, KarissaGrey

Hilton Crystal Ballroom

**NOTE This Panel will last at least 2½ hours**

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Time Program
10:00 a.m.

Security and Legal Issues of IOT (Internet of Things)

The so-called Internet of Things (connecting real-world devices to the Internet) faces legal and security issues that are just now being tested.

Amie Stepanovich, Kit Walsh (moderator), Geoff Termorshuizen

Hilton Room 201

11:30 a.m.

FOIA Do-It-Yourself Kit

How to file a request under the Freedom of Information Act. An update from last year’s panel. Be your own activist!

Dave Maass (moderator), Geoff Termorshuizen, K’Tetch

Hilton Room 201

1:00 p.m.

Domestic Surveillance and Mandated Crypto Backdoors

An update on the latest surveillance revelations from Edward Snowden and elsewhere, as well as the FBI’s efforts to restart the crypto wars.

Blair B. Chintella, Nadia Kayyali (moderator), Amie Stepanovich, Geoff Termorshuizen

Hilton Room 201

2:30 p.m.

The Kryptos Sculpture and Other Famous Unsolved Codes

Updates on Kryptos, the modern enigma at CIA headquarters, and other famous unsolved codes.

Elonka Dunin

Hilton Room 201

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