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.

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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

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Software Manufacturer Denied Section 230 Immunity–Hardin v. PDX

"Just like patients should always read the labels before taking a new drug, courts should always read the Section 230 precedent before denying the immunity." Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University, examines the Hardin v. PDX case.

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Google Sued For Removing SocialZoid from PlayStore

"Google should not be sued every time it decides to ding an app. We want retailers to exercise discretion. That's why they're valuable to us." — Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University

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September 11, 2014