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Who Survived the Cinternet – Case Studies to Chinese Websites

Thanks for Professor Urs Gasser’s invitation. I am allowed to sit in his course of “Online Law and Business in a Globalized Economy” at Harvard Law School, and get an opportunity to present some understanding to Chinese websites. Because of the limited time slot, I just partly introduced the slides in the class. Therefore, here […]

Cyberpluralism?

I just read Tim Hwang’s essay on the “Berkman School”. It is very interesting although I am not a fan of categorizing “schools”. He says Berkmanites tend to share the notion that the Internet has specific configuration of features, such as openess, freedom and unfathomably deepness. Hence the fire-walled China’s Internet might not be regarded […]

Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group Event

Just a cross-post from Berkman Website. I am going to talk at Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group monthly Meeting on 2 December 2009. The content of my talk will be posted later. 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, December 2, 2009Conference Room 202, Berkman Center23 Everett St 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MAPlease RSVP to Herkko Hietanen at […]

Two Methodologies Books and more…

Just for a record, as mentioned yesterday in the course of Seminar on Research Methods on Internet and Society, led by John G. Palfrey and Professor Eszter Hargittai.   Two books:   Eszter Hargittai (ed.): Research Confidential: Solutions to Problems Most Social Scientists Pretend They Never Have This collection of essays aims to fill a […]

What will happen when two utilitarian giants meet

This is the outline of my talk at Berkman Fellow’s Hour on 17 Nov. 2009. Needs improvement, just post for commentaries.   1. Copyright protection is justified in a utilitarian way in the US. Contrary to many people’s granted thought, my study find that although it is deeply affected by the Germeneric-japanese form of civil […]

Key Sentences at 2009 Free Culture Research Workshop

Oct 23 2009, Harvard Law School Hauser Hall 104, Free Culture Research Workshop 09. It is the first Berkman formal event I participated since I arrvied in Boston on 20 Oct. Here are some key sentences at the conference.   Terry Fisher: (quotes Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself) “Both in and out of the game, […]