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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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An overview of the third panel of the Silicon Flatirons conference which examined the Internet's ecosystem.
An overview of the first panel of the Silicon Flatirons conference which examined the Internet's ecosystem.
The Silicon Flatirons conference attempted to articulate the nature of this “ecosystem” and bring forth some of its policy implications. Read the conference review.
Incentive conflicts prevent some companies from providing effective notices to consumers. Here is an example of an effective consumer notice.
A collection of articles exploring online privacy issues from the user and provider perspectives.
With last week’s congressional hearings on Comcast-NBC Universal merger, there is increased interest in net neutrality issues.
YouTube video of Professor Lawrence Lessig's presentation at the FCC Hearing on Internet Practices (April 2008).
This week, TAP features the work of Professor Glenn Ellison.
An IP Colloquium podcast on privacy, specifically collecting personal information from a user community.
In an interview with TNIT's Jacques Cremer, Professor Glenn Ellison discusses his recent works on a search cost model of obfuscation and position auctions.
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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

Featured Article

Shining a Light on Dark Patterns

Some user interfaces include “dark patterns” that exploit cognitive bias to manipulate users. Two experiments show that subtle dark patterns are more dangerous, because consumers are less likely to reject them.

By: Lior Strahilevitz, Jamie Luguri