Re: Senator Leahy to speak: Reflectors requested

John D. Lauer (
Thu, 31 Aug 1995 09:44:23 -0400

If you'd like, you can post this event to the CU-SeeMe Event Guide. It will
get a lot of exposure there. or submit.htm

John Lauer

At 07:14 PM 8/30/95 -0400, Martyne Hallgren wrote:
>Hi Folks,
>On Thursday, September 7, from 8:30 - 10:00 am EDT, Senator Patrick Leahy
>will make the opening address at the FARNET meeting in
>Washington D.C. A more complete description is below. I am
>organizing a reflector net to broadcast his speech.
>If you would like to participate, please contact me by 5 pm
>Tuesday, September 6. I will post the addresses of the
>participating reflectors on Wednesday.
>Many thanks in advance.
>Martyne Hallgren
>CU-SeeMe Consortium
>p.s. for more information on FARNET (the Federation of American
>Research Networks), check out their web page at
>- ------- Forwarded Message
>From: (Heather Boyles)
>Subject: Senator Leahy to speak at FARNET meeting
>FARNET members,
>FARNET is pleased to announce that Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has agreed
>to speak at the September 7-8 FARNET meeting in Washington, DC.
>The meeting will be held at the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Ave.
>Sen. Leahy is an active participant in the ongoing debates on Capitol Hill
>over the fate of the Internet and electronic communications. As a
>prominent member of the Senate Judiciary committee, Leahy will have
>significant impact on the outcome of such issues as electronic privacy,
>copyright, encryption and content regulation on the Internet.
>This year, Leahy opposed the Exon amendment which was passed in the Senate
>as part of S. 652. As an alternative, Leahy offered a "study amendment"
>which would have pursued the idea of end-user solutions for protecting
>children from offensive materials. This alternative was widely endorsed by
>industry and the Internet community.
>In addition, Senator Leahy this year has introduced a bill to fill in some
>of the gaps in criminal law regarding computer hacker break-ins. Last
>year, Leahy opposed the Clinton administration plan for the Clipper chip,
>which would have required those using encryption software to register their
>keys with the federal government. Most recently, Leahy has joined with 2
>other senators to introduce a bill which would give the public increased
>on-line access to government information and documents.
>Finally, Sen. Leahy is one of the very few legislators on Capitol Hill who
>has actually delighted in hands-on experience with computers and the
>Internet. His was one of the first web pages on line
>leahy/general/pjl.html>, and he has held IRC Town Meetings with constituents.
>We are proud to have such a distinguished member of Congress agree to speak
>to the FARNET community about his experiences and ideas for the future of