Professor Joshua Gans, University of Toronto, examines arguments about whether the recently announced Comcast-Netflix arrangement contradicts net neutrality rules or has the potential to negatively impact consumers.
Law professor Ryan Calo, University of Washington, questions whether cyberlaw is the proper intellectual house for the study of robotics.
Privacy expert and law professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University Law School, examines a recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) case that involves the inadvertent exposure of people’s medical data by a third party data service provider. Of special note in the ‘GMR Transcription Services, Inc.’ case is the FTC faults GMR for its data service provider management practices.
Professor Susan Athey, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Professor Ed Felten, Princeton University, brought their economic and technology expertise to last month’s State of the Net discussion about Bitcoin. This post provides excerpts from the professors’ key talking points.
I’ve long thought that, as tough as privacy against government intrusion and corporate surveillance are, the most novel and complex privacy challenges will be peer-to-peer.
James Grimmelmann introduces his new article, “Speech Engines.” Recently published in the Minnesota Law Review, “Speech Engines” looks at Google, search bias, and the First Amendment.
Next week in Brussels, the “Online Tracking Workshop: Developing an International Consensus for Consumer Protection and Privacy Online” will convene policymakers, technical experts, and academics to discuss the status of online tracking policy efforts, the state of the art in technology of tracking, and the broader implications of a highly tracked society.
Google has announced a plan to sell Motorola to Lenovo for just under three billion dollars. Professor Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University, explains how this business transaction is connected to the Nortel patent bidding war held by a bankruptcy court two years ago.
Sad news today that Suzanne Scotchmer has passed away. She was a professor of both economics and law at Berkeley and one of the most significant figures in applied economic theory over the past few decades.
Harvard Business School Professor William Kerr spoke with TAP to discuss his expertise on entrepreneurship and innovation, along with his recent research on high skilled immigration.
Professor Susan Athey, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Professor Ed Felten, Princeton University, will discuss the social and economic benefits of bitcoins during tomorrow’s State of the Net panel on “The Third Era of Currency.”