Internet Townhall on ‘Gyan Swaraj: Building a true public library of India’ by Mr. Carl Malamud
SGT University organized an internet townhall on ‘Gyan Swaraj: Building a true public library of India’ by Mr. Carl Malamud within the campus premises on July 30, 2019. In this event, Mr. Carl Malamud, technologist, author, and public domain advocate discussed the various aspects of internet multicasting service. In his intriguing lecture, he recounted how the values of great personalities like Mahatma Gandhi inspired him to fight for the rights of the public. He elaborately discussed internet archives and copyright issues operating within countries like India. This discourse was followed by an interactive session with the audience.
The lecture was a small but vital effort in sensitizing the SGT students as well as the general public with the subject of ‘Public access to the internet’ and licenses and copyrights issue operating within the country. The event was broadcasted live on YouTube and Twitter.