The Issues

  • Competition Policy and Antitrust
  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

What Do Google, Facebook, Pinterest, and Dropbox Have in Common?

They are Internet companies with high levels of third party and user-generated content. Each company, and several others at this conference, share how they grapple with the operational challenges of moderating and removing content that is inappropriate based on their sites’ policies.

Should Some Creations be Protected by Copyright and Patent Law?

Copyright and patent law are very different. But products like software and toys could potentially be protected by copyright and patent law simultaneously. In “Strategies for Discerning the Boundaries of Copyright and Patent Protections,” law professor Pamela Samuelson describes efforts by the Supreme Court and others to decide whether and when a creation is eligible for both copyright and patent protection.

Are We Swayed by False Stories on Our Social Media Feeds?

Are social networks to blame for the segregation of voters into “echo chambers” or “filter bubbles”; making them vulnerable to manipulation via algorithmic targeting or botnets and the spread of misinformation? Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow’s analysis brings evidence and academic rigor to the debate.

Why Is There Little Progress to Diversify the IT Workforce?

“The lack of success in diversifying IT workplaces mirrors another lack-of-success story: there has been little progress in diversifying computer science programs at US universities.” – MIT economist Glenn Ellison

New TAP Blog Posts

Roundup of Materials from HTLI’s Content Moderation & Removal Conference

Posted on February 23, 2018
Eric Goldman, Co-Director of the Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, provides conference highlights to insightful conversations from leaders of user-generated content websites. Video links are included.

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Upcoming Events

8th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers

February 27, 2018, Washington, DC

IP Speaker Series: Rachel Sachs

February 28, 2018, Washington, DC

Cyber Risks in an IoT World

March 15, 2018, Louisville, CO

7th Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

March 23, 2018, East Palo Alto, CA

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