High-skilled immigration is a top policy issue for the technology industry. This post provides an overview of what some scholars are saying about the high-skilled immigration issues.
Foreign Policy includes three TAP scholars in their 100 Top Global Thinkers of 2012. Daron Acemoglu, danah boyd, and Jonathan Zittrain are among the tech-savvy luminaries on this honored list.
Professor Peter Swire has been appointed to co-chairman of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Tracking Protection Working Group. Professor Swire’s primary focus will be to mediate a global standard for “Do Not Track.”
Professor Lorrie Faith Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University, discusses the history and value of leveraging Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) for privacy policies.
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.