In this post, danah boyd says, “the advice that children need to negotiate networked publics parallels advice that parents have always given when their children encounter public spaces.” Originally written for a new website, A Platform for Good, Dr. boyd provides insight from her research that examines the intersection of technology, society, and youth culture.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society released a report this week on bullying in a networked era. The purpose of the report is to “translate” scholarly research on youth bullying –both online or “cyberbullying” and bullying that occurs offline—for a public audience.
TAP scholar Peter Swire recently published two new books on privacy. The first explores privacy and data protection practice areas relevant to all privacy professions, while his second examines privacy-sector privacy laws.
Professor Randy Picker, University of Chicago Law School, examines the enormous turmoil in the book market. With e-books, Amazon’s strong position in the book market, and the recent antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five book publishers over price-fixing allegations, the cost of books and e-books vary greatly.
Susan Athey and Hal Varian debate Internet competition and antitrust during the Technology Policy Institute Forum.
Yesterday, President Barack Obama announced his nomination of F. Scott Kieff for Member position with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and Joshua D. Wright for Commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Chris Sprigman shares his latest book, co-written with Kal Raustiala, The Knockoff Economy. He looks at innovation and the role of IP protection as well as imitation to foster creativity.
My latest essay for Ars Technica, “Why Johnny Can’t Stream: How Online Copyright Went Insane” is now online. From my perspective, it’s an attempt to tie together my blogging on cases like Aereo, Zediva, and ReDigi and to illustrate what they have in common. From a legal perspective, it’s the story of how the public performance right has gradually made less and less sense over the last few years.
TAP scholars share their expertise in reaction to the Apple v. Samsung decision.
Stan Liebowitz, Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Dallas, discusses Andrew Popper’s brief on the problems and remedies of software theft. One of the points Professor Liebowitz makes is, “If the legal system of a country allows dishonest firms to gain an advantage over honest firms, then the competition between firms will tend to lead to a race to the bottom where the only firms left are dishonest and not particularly good at producing the products they are selling.”