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Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

This section contains research on the networks that make the Internet work, the evolution of different business models that operate on the Internet, and ways to store and access information on the Internet through Cloud Computing.

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Professor Théodore Christakis' recent article examines the EU’s proposed new digital legislation and the overarching desire for “digital sovereignty”. Professor Christakis is Professor of International and European Law at the Université Grenoble Alpes.
Take a look at the top viewed blog posts from this past year that have been written by TAP scholars.
Harvard Business School professor Shane Greenstein provides a tongue-in-cheek look at notable digital technology events and people from 2020.
Stanford economic professors Susan Athey and Matthew Gentzkow, and colleagues Tobias Schmidt and Billy Ferguson, use GPS data to analyze people’s movements. The researchers found that in most U.S. metropolitan areas, people’s day-to-day experiences are less segregated than traditional measures would suggest.
Professor Théodore Christakis, Université Grenoble Alpes, presents three possible scenarios for data transfers and international trade to continue following the post-Schrems II “Recommendations” by the European Data Protection Board. This is the final article in a three-part series.
In this second of a three-part series of posts analyzing the post-Schrems II “Recommendations” by the European Data Protection Board, Professor Théodore Christakis, Université Grenoble Alpes, assesses the difficulties that entities will face in using recommended supplementary measures to enable data transfers outside of the EU.
Professor Théodore Christakis, Université Grenoble Alpes, provides preliminary analyses of the post-Schrems II “Recommendations” by the European Data Protection Board.
Berkeley law professor Pamela Samuelson’s recent article examines proposed reforms of the DMCA’s safe harbor rules that limit the liability of ISPs hosting user-generated content. Professor Samuelson urges Congress to “take a balanced approach” and “consider the interests of a wide range of stakeholders”.
Professors Jonathan Zittrain and James Mickens examine many issues associated with the security of our society’s interconnected systems in online discussion.
Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, widely known for his research on remote work, shares his expertise about the ups and downs of working from home.
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Broadband Access and Infrastructure

High-speed Internet access – often referred to as “broadband” – is a set of technologies that, taken together, are recognized as a potential catalyst for global economic and social change.

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Lofi Girl Disappeared from YouTube and Reignited Debate Over Bogus Copyright Claims

“We ended up with this system because in the 1990s, when the contours of the internet and copyright are still coming into view, this is the compromise that representatives of the copyright industries and the internet industries worked out.” — James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law, Cornell University

James Grimmelmann
NPR
July 16, 2022

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Fixing Social Media's Grand Bargain

Social media firms like Facebook offer services for free in exchange for data from end users, using the data to sell advertising. This bargain encourages social media firms and advertisers to manipulate users.

By: Jack M. Balkin