Internet

Media and Content

The easy availability of information on the Internet may lead to the commoditization of content. However, if content is free or low cost, it may be difficult for those who produce it (like journalists) to earn a living. Economists and other scholars examine this tension and suggest various solutions.

TAP Blog

Ten Worst Section 230 Rulings of 2016 (Plus the Five Best)

Santa Clara law professor Eric Goldman highlights Section 230 rulings from the past year that have done the most to undermine the immunity from liability for providers and users of many types of interactive websites.

Eric Goldman

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Like Everyone Else, He Should Be Able to Talk to Whom He Wants

"While the president can block and mute to his heart’s desire, the key question is whether he should. Do the ethical implications of blocking change when a social media fan moves into the White House?" — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Maryland

Danielle Citron
The New York Times “Room for Debate”
November 21, 2016

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The Impact of Targeting Technology on Advertising Markets and Media Competition

This paper presents a formal analysis of advertising when the Internet allows targeting of advertisements.

By: Susan Athey, Joshua Gans