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Drama at HAR2009

I was just informed of a small security (no, not that kind of security) incident at one of the talks. Below is the official press release from HAR (which came out very quickly).

Press release: on Thursday, August 13, during the lecture The Complex Ethics of Piracy by Peter Eckersley, a HAR2009 visitor jumped to the stage, took the microphone and tried to express his believes to the audience. When HAR2009 people tried to stop him, he became agressive and was escorted off the terrain. During subsequent actions, the police has apprehended the man who is now in custody.

Seems like somebody got a little over excited and will be missing the remainder of HAR (and most probably the next one as well if he’s on the bad boy list). I’m sure there will be some pictures at somepoint… there always is when police are involved 😉

Remember, the speakers are stressed enough. It’s not any easy job at the best of times to stand infront of a jury of your peers and present a new idea, theory, or idea. This kind of thing should never happen.

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2 responses to “Drama at HAR2009

  1. yaroo August 21, 2009 at 14:32

    Is there a video recording of the event?

    I cannot find a recording of the talk “censorhip of search engines” online…

  2. ChrisJohnRiley August 21, 2009 at 16:17

    I’m pretty sure they haven’t edited the official videos yet. You should find the raw videos on rehash.nl or there’s a torrent on piratebay (I think).

    Edit: I’ve had a check on the HAR2009 wiki and there is a list of pictures, audio and video at https://wiki.har2009.org/page/Media

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