15th November – Copyright in the Information Age
Frances Lowe of British Music Rights and Suzanne Lyall of Inktomi led an animated discussion on the topic of ‘Copyright in the Information Age.’
Much of the debate focussed on the effects of the EU Copyright Directive.
25th July – WAP Wireless Application Protocol
Dave Bevis, of IBM’s Pervasive Computing division and a former member of the WAP Forum Board of Directors gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining the role of the WAP Forum and took may questions from the floor on the progress of WAP technology.
John Weir, of Future Network, publishers of Business 2.0, gave an interesting presentation and brought along copy of their new magazine “WAP” to be launched in August.
Neil Bent of One2One gave the final presentation focusing on the future of wireless technology, which included a video presentation.
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14th June – Summer Reception
This event, held on the terrace at the House of Commons provided an opportunity for discussion between members of APIG and selected top industry figures, as well as an address from Alex Allan, the UK’s E-Envoy.
28th March – “How to Run an Internet Campaign” or “Electioneering Online”
Dr Stephen Coleman, Programme Director, Electronic Media Programme, Hansard Society, Dan Jellinek, freelance IT journalist and Director of Headstar and Tim Gocher of Vote.co.uk addressed the group at this well attended seminar.
The debate focused on the American experience of campaigning online, the Mayoral Candidates websites, linking results of online polls to local MPs and the future of electioneering online in the UK.
However, the issue that appeared to cause the greatest debate concerned the legal implications of MPs websites and email addresses once Parliament is dissolved.
25th January – Internet Training
Six Internet experts from AOL Europe provided training for APIG members on how to use email, the Internet, buy online and answer any questions members might have.