Wikipedia Ethics Event, May 15 at SCU

By Eric Goldman

The High Tech Law Institute is cosponsoring (along with the Center for Science, Technology and Society and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics) the following event:

The World that Wikipedia Made: The Ethics and Values of Public Knowledge

May 15, 2008, 6.30-8.00 p.m., de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University

Speakers: Mike Godwin (GC of Wikimedia and one of the pioneers of Cyberlaw) and Carl Hewitt. Pedro Hernández-Ramos will moderate.

Admission is free; parking is $6. RSVPs aren’t required.

More details about the event and bios for the participants.

This event should be a great opportunity to explore the ethical, legal and credibility issues associated with Wikipedia’s editing structure (something I’ve critiqued before). I haven’t heard Carl speak before, but I can confirm that Mike Godwin is a brilliant and entertaining speaker.