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.
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.