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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Upcoming Events

Digital Witnesses: The Power of Looking

Hosted by the Berkman Klein Center

March 3, 2021,  

The Crisis of the Press and Democracy: Saving the Press Function

Hosted by the Information Society Project

March 19, 2021,  

Platform Policy for Networks, Infrastructure, and Applications

Hosted by Silicon Flatirons

April 14, 2021,  

Internet Governance at the Network, Application, and Content Layers

Hosted by Silicon Flatirons

April 14, 2021,  

BTLJ-BCLT Symposium: Lex Informatica – The Formulation of Information Policy Rules through Technology

Hosted by the Berkeley Center For Law & Technology

April 15, 2021,  

TAP Blog

Restoring the CDA Section 230 to What It Actually Says

Professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University, explains why he believes Section 230 “…should be restored to its original meaning and purpose – a much more limited scope than it has now.” He discusses how recovering distributor liability would promote greater responsibility for platforms and ISPs.

Daniel J. Solove

Fact Sheets

Search Engines, Advertising, and Auctions

Search engines – such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and a variety of other smaller search engines – help users find what they are looking for online by finding web pages that match user-entered keywords. Search engines are free to users, but typically earn revenue through paid advertising.

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Australia’s Draft Law Gives Facebook a Free Pass

Where will this end up? It will end up with the large digital platforms doing deals with the largest news outlets. Those deals will be multi-year lump-sum payments that enable everyone to go about their business. — Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto
Joshua Gans
Asia Times
February 19, 2021

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