Post Date: April 25, 2005

At 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, Assistant Professor Jonathan Zittrain hosts a special version of his class, Cyberlaw, which will be avaible to the public via a webcast. Jimmy Wales, founder of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, will be the guest speaker, and the webcast of Zittrain’s class will offer viewers the chance to participate and contribute questions.

Zittrain explained that the collaborative format of today’s class follows in the spirit of wikipedia, which Wired Magazine called the “most audacious experiment of the postboom Internet.” The website is a free encyclopedia containing 1.5 million entries that are written collaboratively by volunteers.

Click here to view a live stream of the class at 4:30. At 8:30 p.m., Wales will give a public lecture in Pound Hall Room 101. For more information, visit the website for HLS’s Berkman Center for Internet and Technology.