“A lot of news organizations have broadcast portions of those videos, and have made a decision that those excerpts are newsworthy,” says Vivek Krishnamurthy, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic. “Will those uses that are more innocent also come down automatically?”
The deal, which received preliminary approval on Wednesday, requires Google to donate around $3 million to six schools and nonprofits — Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Counsel, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and the Center for Internet & Society at Stanford University.
Bruce Schneier is the chief technology officer of Resilient, an IBM company, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. His most recent book is Data and Goliath.
This spring, a report from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society criticized the state for failing to spend $22 million on WiredWest, with one researcher calling the state’s last-mile broadband project “a tragic political mess.”
According to an op-ed by Jonathan Zittrain, which was published in the New York Times, this is a move that is making a lot of people unhappy.
Jonathan Zittrain, a professor of computer science and international law at Harvard, is a co-founder of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
But Patrick Murck, a fellow at Harvard University’s BerkmanKlein Center for Internet & Society, said the Bitfinex plan wasunlikely to survive a legal challenge.”It might be a pyrrhic victory. You might still end up withless money,” said Murck, who is also co-founder of the BitcoinFoundation and its former general counsel, but the “odds arefairly low” that nobody will test it in court.
“When we take a break from tech, we’re taking a break from our usual social involvement, which is what we typically have done in our vacations before there was tech. We go somewhere where our friends are not, perhaps a place that offers us more solitude,” says David Weinberger by email, fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
“Courts are much more likely to find fair use when it’s transformative,” said Andy Sellars, an attorney at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, in a recent interview with the Poynter Institute. “Most cases with GIFs, this would tend to be OK.”
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Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of the IBM security firm Resilient and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, also warned of the gravity of such attacks. “This kind of cyber attack targets the very core of our democratic process,” Schneier said in a blog post.