In the wake of legal threats against users who tweeted or retweeted a link to a BBC report of child abuse that turned out to be wrong, Jonathan Zittrain examines the legal and social impact of using litigation to moderate social network communications.
Long, complex privacy notices — where users are requested to either “consent” or abandon the desired service — are not the optimal mechanism to ensure that information privacy or the free flow of information is being protected. Professors Fred H. Cate and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger report on a series of regional privacy dialogues with regulators, industry executives and academic experts who convened to consider the future of data sources and uses to enhance privacy protection.
Recent works in antitrust from Professor Daniel Sokol and Professor Christopher Yoo look at the global limits of competition law and social networks and antitrust law, respectively.
Professor Joshua Gans, University of Toronto, explores the business of publishers imposing download restrictions on e-devices and questions who gains what with this practice: lock customers in to the hardware’s app store? prevent piracy?
The Future of Design Protection conference explored design protection systems and rights for high technology products, including graphical user interfaces. Co-hosted by the Center for Intellectual Property Research at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at the University of Oxford, the two-day event was global in scope.
With a focus on privacy and technology law, Chris Hoofnagle of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology's has delved into attitudes towards privacy, online profiling and tracking, and finding new ways to curb identity theft. This post outlines some of his recent work.
Video is now available from Conversations on the Economy: Restoring U.S. Competitiveness. This panel discussion featured Daron Acemoglu, Nick Bloom, and Josh Lerner.
Written summary from the “RAND Revisited” conference, hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, provides a clear explanation of standard-essential patents and the importance of RAND licensing terms. Additionally, the recap provides highlights from the panel discussions that addressed RAND in the courts and the academic, regulatory, and corporate perspectives.
The third edition of “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers” was recently released and includes the work of several TAP scholars. This third annual journal is aimed at informing and stimulating thinking among policy makers and policy thought-leaders in the U.S. and around the world. Highlights from the TAP scholars’ papers are included.
Professor Randy Picker, University of Chicago School of Law, discusses the relationship between market power and advertising within the context of the Google antitrust investigations in both the U.S. and E.U.