TAP Blog

Tomorrow, February 26th, at 12:30 ET, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society’s luncheon series presents a talk on Internet censorship by Berkman Fellow, Jon Penney. The talk will be webcast live. Penney will aim to extrapolate lessons and insights for Internet censorship, such as the legality of censorship and its circumvention, the effectiveness of monitoring efforts, and the role of international institutions in disrupting communications.
Ryan Calo looks at intervention methods government regulators utilize to influence citizen behavior.
My latest article, “Future Conduct and the Limits of Class-Action Settlements,” has just been published in the North Carolina Law Review. I’ve been working on this one for a long time—two and a half years—and have been struggling with the ideas for even longer—nearly five. I’ve kept it under wraps until now because I wanted to be sure I had the details right.
There is a pivotal patent case in the U.S. District Court that involves standard-essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND/RAND) licensing terms. The importance of SEPs, FRAND, and RAND in the patent system is explained.
Consumer auctions played a major role in the early days of internet commerce, but today’s online environment has shifted towards posted prices. TNIT member Jonathan Levin and colleagues explore the evolution of sales mechanisms in online markets.
The future of Internet-driven innovation remains a difficult topic to assess. This weekend, the Silicon Flatiron Center will look at innovation in the Internet environment with their conference, “The Digital Broadband Migration: The Future of Internet-Enabled Innovation.” Live stream will be available.
What is the impact of changes in copyright protection on investment in new firms? Research by TNIT member Josh Lerner and colleagues analyzes how contrasting court rulings in Europe and the United States have influenced the extent of venture capitalists’ interest in the cloud computing industries of the two regions.
During last week’s 9th Annual State of the Net Conference, one of the panels tackled the question, should Congress rewrite the Telecom Act? TAP Scholar Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School, was among the panelists.
The final panel at the 9th Annual State of the Net Conference concluded a full day’s discussion that focused on restoring America to economic greatness through sound internet policy.
The new HIPAA-HITECH regulation is here. Officially titled “Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules,” this new regulation modifies HIPAA in accordance with the changes mandated by the HITECH Act of 2009. According to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) director Leon Rodriguez, the rule “marks the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first implemented.”
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