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Podcast of public radio station discussion to understand the consequences of US District Court decision to strike down patents on two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer.
Two recent videos examine the net neutrality issue. In the first one, Bill Moyers talks with FCC commissioner Michael Copps about the future of net neutrality. And in the second one, Harvard Law Professor Larry Lessig, walks us through the history of America's broadband downfall.
Video and transcripts are now available online from the Brookings Institution policy forum on the economic benefits of cloud computing for governments.
The recent Facebook changes to gather affinity data from other web sites is becoming a hot privacy topic. TAP academics have written extensively on online privacy issues. Below are key articles that relate specifically to social media and privacy.
TAP academics have written extensively on patent issues. Here are key articles that explore a few patent issues: the impact on innovation; proposed changes to existing patent law; and the nuances of software patents.
The FCC should pass the non-discrimination rule, usually called “net neutrality.”
Copyright @ 300: Looking Back at The Statute of Anne and Looking Forward to the Challenges of the Future -- Audio and slides are now available from the conference.
There’s an important e-mail privacy dispute brewing in Colorado: DOJ and Yahoo are clashing in court on the ground that the Ninth Circuit covered in its very weird opinion in Theofel v. Farey-Jones (2004), on whether the federal privacy law known as the Stored Communications Act allows the government to compel opened e-mail from an ISP with less process than a probable cause warrant.
Friday’s Regional Institutions for Innovation and Productivity conference generated discussions around innovation, IT impact on industries and economy, and trends in productivity. Of special interest was talk about the growing gap in profit margins between IT-proficient industries and non-proficient industries. Another hot topic was around the growing income gap between the lesser and higher educated segments of the population. See full post for key take-aways from the speakers’ presentations.
Young-adult Americans have an aspiration for increased privacy even while they participate in an online reality that is optimized to increase their revelation of personal data.
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