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The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences or IADAS is an international organization founded in 1998 in New York City
New York City
to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet
Internet
and evolving forms of interactive and new media.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Privacy protection 1.2 Copyright laws 1.3 Net neutrality 1.4 The Open Web 1.5 Internet
Internet
security

2 Webby Awards 3 Lovie Awards 4 Membership 5 Notes 6 External links

History[edit] The Academy selects the Nominees and Winners for The Webby Awards
Webby Awards
and The Lovie Awards, the leading honors for websites and individual achievement in technology and creativity. Presented by The Academy, The Webbys and The Lovies recognize excellence in interactive creativity, establishing best practices on a yearly basis, and thus pushing the standards of web development continually higher [1] According to the IADAS website, their purpose is:

To recognize and acknowledge excellence in interactive content across emerging technologies [1] To connect a diverse group of luminaries to facilitate growth and development in the digital arts and sciences [1] To educate industry professionals and the public-at-large about what is relevant, making technology accessible

and integrating it into the general culture[1]

In 2011, IADAS pinpointed five challenges the internet faces in the next five years in response to the exponential growth of the internet and its users. As the internet grows more complex, the ways in which it functions grows less transparent and "as the Internet
Internet
enters its fourth decade, the IADAS believes the next five years must see improvements in privacy protection, copyright law, net neutrality, the open web and Internet
Internet
security." [2] Privacy protection[edit] More private information is shared and stored on the internet than ever before. Platforms such as Facebook
Facebook
and KeePass
KeePass
are virtual repositories for everything from the most mundane to most significant aspects of a consumer's life. The IADAS is concerned that hackers may harvest personal data to sell or steal in identity theft scams as more people use their cellphones for social media and clouds to store personal information.[2] The IADAS believes that global standards concerning privacy protection must be implemented and greater importance placed on educating consumers about privacy practices. Privacy policies also need greater transparency, while social media moguls like Facebook
Facebook
should be held accountable to the public.[2] Copyright laws[edit] Copyright laws are currently out-of-date and "falling behind the technology curve". Downloading and sharing audio, visual, ebooks and online articles has become instant and easier than ever, but the laws governing what constitutes copyright infringement are murky in regards to online data. Copyright laws must be modernized to reflect the complicated relationship between the creative and technological.[2] Net neutrality[edit] Search filtering is rampant, with certain companies enjoying more ubiquity on the internet than others. The IADAS believes that users should be in total control of choosing what the best content and the best services are offered on the internet. In this way, web traffic will flow freely and equally.[2] The Open Web[edit] The interconnectivity of the web is being threatened by new social media platforms and personalized mobile devices that takes users off the internet and focused on their smartphones and tablets. the IADAS fears that this will lead to a fragmented web that lacks cohesion. The web must be an open, inclusive community rather than a "series of gated ones" where it is difficult to cross borders from one application or platform to the next.[2] Internet
Internet
security[edit] Digital data is constantly at risk, especially for people that do not realize the ease with which private information may be stolen or corrupted on the internet. People store personal information on social media sites, bank online, handle mortgages, pay bills; any number of private business can be handled via the internet. Consumers must recognize and take responsibility for the information they allow on the web, while the industry must take greater pains to ensure internet security. The government, educational institutions and private citizens must collaborate to "re-evaluate how they share, store, and publish sensitive information on the internet." [2] Webby Awards[edit] Main article: Webby Award

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Lovie Awards[edit] The Lovie Awards is the European counterpart to the Webby's, which honor contributions and contributors to the internet and digital media. Work may be entered for consideration in many languages, including English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.[3] Membership[edit] Membership is by invitation only. A partial list of past and present academy members include:

Scott Adams, cartoonist, Dilbert Serena Altschul, journalist, CBS News Katie Arnold, managing editor, Outside magazine John Perry Barlow, co-founder and vice chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation Beck, musician Björk, musician and actor David Boaz, executive vice president, Cato Institute David Bowie, musician (deceased) Richard Branson, chairman and founder, Virgin Atlantic Airways Bernie Brillstein, founder, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment Phil Bronstein, executive editor, The San Francisco Chronicle Tina Brown, commentator and CNBC
CNBC
host Stewart Butterfield, Co-founder, Flickr Vint Cerf, senior vice president, MCI Julia Child, chef Collin Cole, president - Digital Media, frog design Francis Ford Coppola, film director Elizabeth Daley, dean, USC School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California Esther Dyson, publisher and editor Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle Corporation Caterina Fake, Co-founder, Flickr Rob Glaser, CEO, RealNetworks Ira Glass, host of This American Life, Public Radio International Carl Goodman, curator, American Museum of the Moving Image Simon Goodrich, co-founder and Managing Director, Portable Jerry Greenfield, co-founder, Ben & Jerry's Jim Griffith, moderator, rec.humor.funny Matt Groening, creator, The Simpsons Peter Guber, chairman, Mandalay Pictures Julia Butterfly Hill, activist and author, Circle of Life Foundation James Hilton (AKQA) co-founder and chief creative officer, AKQA Arianna Huffington, political columnist Mizuko Ito, visiting scholar, USC Annenberg Center for Communication David S. Jackson, editor, U.S. Department of Defense Guy Kawasaki, founder Isaac Kerlow, director - Digital Production, the Walt Disney Company John Kilcullen, president and publisher, Billboard.com Raph Koster, creative director, Sony Online Entertainment Newton Lee, founder and editor-in-chief of Computers in Entertainment, Association for Computing Machinery Dan Lynch, chairman, Lynch Enterprises Virginia McHugh, executive director, Association Montessori Internationale USA Seymour Papert, author, Connected Family Joseph Patel, writer and producer, MTV News Tom Peters, author, In Search of Excellence Dario Picciau, Film Director & Artist, White Mouse Publishing Kim Polese, chairman, Marimba, Inc. Larry Rinder, curator of contemporary art, The Whitney Museum of American Art Jennifer Ringley, proprietress, JenniCam Anita Roddick, president, The Body Shop Nicolas Roope, Founder / Creative Director, Poke Marina Rosenfeld, artist and composer Robert Senn, executive vice president, the Grammy Awards Doug Sery, editor, MIT Press Richard Stallman, Chief GNUisance, GNU
GNU
Project Sister Patricia Stanley, Technical Support, Sisters of St. Joseph Cyndi Stivers, president and editor-in-chief, Time Out NY Nadine Strossen, president, ACLU Sherry Turkle, director, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self Dennis Valle, director of New Media, Dolce & Gabbana Spa Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor-in-chief, The Nation Hal Varian, Professor, University of California, Berkeley Karen Watson, New Media Project development officer, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Jonathan Weber, editor-in-chief, Industry Standard David Wetherell, chairman and CEO, CMGI, Inc. Bebo White, historical web artifact, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Judy Wieder, editor-in-chief, The Advocate Gail Williams, director of communities, Salon.com: The WELL & Table Talk Ben Hammersley, editor-at-large, Wired UK

Notes[edit]

^ a b c d IADAS, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2013-02-28. , Retrieved 28 February 2013 ^ a b c d e f g Smith, Catharine, "The Internet's Top 5 Challenges in the Next 5 Years: IADAS". The Huffington Post, [1], 20 Jan 2011, Retrieved 28 Feb 2013 ^ The Lovie Awards, [2], Retrieved 28 Feb 2013

External links[edit]

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