At this year’s Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy, hosted by Northwestern’s Searle Center, renowned scholars, policy makers, and industry leaders discussed topics such as exclusive deals, vertical integration, antitrust and healthcare, and innovation. Keynote speaker Carl Shapiro discussed software patents and innovation.
Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, extols the work of Jean Tirole, this year’s Nobel Prize winner in Economic Science.
Law professor Michael Mattioli examines the connection between big data and intellectual property law, and asks how—or if—IP law can adequately protect investments in big data.
The Net Neutrality and Global Internet Freedom Conference on October 23rd will explore the impact of net neutrality and net discrimination on Internet freedom and human rights within the United States and around the world.
Law professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, explains the court’s ruling that a verb usage of a trademark doesn’t automatically undermine trademark protection.
Law professor Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland, delves into the European Court’s “right to be forgotten” ruling. Professor Pasquale states that “Internet regulation must recognize the power of certain dominant firms to shape impressions of individuals.”
Economics professor Shane Greenstein, Kellogg School of Management, provides a look at the evolution of the cookie. A small text file used by web pages to collect information about online activity, the cookie plays a role in a long chain of metadata operations, targeted advertising being just one use.
George Washington University Law School professor Daniel Solove dispels some of the myths about Big Data.
At this week’s FTC Big Data workshop, law and ethics professor Peter Swire joined a panel to discuss the legal landscape relevant to online marketing and big data. The panel reviewed various antidiscrimination and consumer protection laws, and considered how they may apply to the use of big data.
Yesterday, danah boyd participated in the Federal Trade Commission Big Data workshop. Dr. boyd explored the use of “big data” and its impact on American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers.
In Values at Play in Digital Games, co-authors Helen Nissenbaum and Mary Flanagan explore how games express and shape our values both directly and indirectly.