In September, Silicon Flatirons held a conference to look at The Changing Dynamics of Video Programming. This conference summary, provided by Laura Littman and Stephanie Minnock, details the participants’ exploration of the changing economics, programming, and technology related to this dynamic market.
TAP sat down with Chris Hoofnagle, TAP scholar and director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology’s information privacy programs and senior fellow to the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, to discuss how to manage online privacy concerns and privacy laws.
In The New York Times “Room for Debate” section, TAP scholars Tim Wu and Siva Vaidhyanathan discuss whether intellectual property law encourages or discourages innovation.
Professor Omer Tene, privacy expert in law and technology, sat down with TAP to discuss the risks big data poses to privacy and the challenges to existing privacy rules.
In his new book, “Information Wants to Be Shared,” Professor Joshua Gans discusses how business models of traditional media companies, gatekeepers who have relied on scarcity and control, have collapsed in the face of new technologies. And more importantly, he argues that sharing can revive threatened industries.
The Berkeley Center for Law and Technology hosted a day-long conference to discuss revising Chinese copyright laws, and enforcement challenges and strategies in China for holders of Chinese intellectual property rights.
Early this month, LinkedIn, the professional networking site, introduced the ability to follow “150 of the most influential thought leaders on LinkedIn who will be sharing unique knowledge and professional insights.” Professor Dan Solove of George Washington University is included in this group.
Vertical integration, merger analysis, platform competition, standard-essential patents, pricing strategies – these are just some of the topics covered at the Searle Center’s Fifth Annual Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy. A conference write-up is provided.
Economics professor Richard Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley, has been asked by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to assist with its antitrust investigation of Google. The FTC has been investigating whether Google has impeded competition in its search and advertising businesses by the way search results are displayed and its rates for search-related advertising.
Princeton computer science professor Ed Felten recently returned to teaching after 20 months as the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) first Chief Technology Officer. Ars Technica recently interviewed Professor Felten and asked him, “What's it like to be a geek in the land of lawyers?”