Professor James Grimmelmann, University of Maryland, provides his take on Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. He explains why he went from being enthusiastic to disappointed.
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Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, examines Amazon’s recent announcement of using drones to deliver goods to customers from an economic perspective.
Law professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University, examines Judge Chin’s dismissal of the Authors Guild lawsuit against Google which claimed that the Googles Books project violates the copyright fair-use doctrine.
In an article written for The Washington Post, James Bessen, Boston University, explains why he believes the patent crisis is mostly about software patents.
Law professor Ryan Calo, University of Washington, reviews the efforts of the Federal Aviation Administration to include privacy requirements as they develop plans to integrate unmanned aircraft (aka, drones) into the national airspace.
University of Florida Professor Daniel Sokol sat down with TAP to discuss his interest in antitrust issues, his recent paper on FRAND in China, and his favorite topic he teaches his students.
In an article he wrote for The New Yorker, Columbia University law professor Tim Wu explores the impact of ad avoidance on the sustainability of content development and delivery. Economics professor Joshua Gans, University of Toronto, reacts to Professor Wu’s article in his blog post, “Will ad-avoidance kill content?”
To commemorate the twenty-first anniversary of the landmark decision on copyright protection for software, Computer Associates v Altai, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology hosted a day long roundtable discussion. “Altai @ 21: Software Copyrights Revisited” gathered leading academics and practitioners to discuss the decision’s legacy and the upcoming appellate decision in Oracle v Google.
danah boyd explains some of the values, as well as pitfalls, of monitoring teens’ online social media communications. She challenges the reader with this question: how do we leverage the visibility of online content to see and hear youth in a healthy way?
TAP scholars have been studying wireless spectrum issues since before the FCC began to use auctions as a way to assign the right to use spectrum (in the 1990s). Included in this post are select articles to help explain some of the tech-policy issues with spectrum allocation, auctions, and policies.