Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

Internet

Different business models have evolved for providing information on the Internet, including search engines, which make money from advertising; subscription web sites; and free web sites which drive off-line sales. Scholars examine the evolution of this marketplace and its implications for content providers and businesses.

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Understanding the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

The first part of the Consumer Review Fairness Act takes effect next week. Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman provides an overview of the new law, and focuses primarily on issues with anti-review clauses.

Eric Goldman

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Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

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Amazon Echo and the Internet of Things that Spy on You

"The core of their argument is the government shouldn’t get to gather the recording of the user’s intellectual activity—their queries to Alexa, the books they purchased, that sort of stuff—without some kind of heightened protection." — Margo Kaminski, Professor of Law, Ohio State University

Margot Kaminski
Popular Science
March 2, 2017

Featured Article

How Does the Use of Trademarks by Third-Party Sellers Affect Online Search?

This paper examines the effects of trademark use in advertisements by third-party resellers.

By: Lesley Chiou, Catherine Tucker