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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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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

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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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

SIRI-OUSLY 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment

Machines that can actually think are referred to as strong Artificial intelligence (AI). The First Amendment might protect speech by strong AI. Courts focused on the value of speech to listeners and the need to constrain government power will be sympathetic to this view.

By: Margot Kaminski, Helen Norton, Toni M. Massaro