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Radio Berkman 165: Jonathan & Larry TAKE ON… Net Neutrality!


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Net Neutrality.

What started out as a high level policy debate among internet service providers and telecommunications geeks has since blossomed into an all out war, with battle lines ostensibly drawn between those who value free expression and innovation on one side, and free market advocates on another.

The idea is that ISPs should not be allowed discriminate between any kind of content that comes over the wires to your home. The implication is that some regulator needs to step in to make sure this idea is enforced.

But as with any contentious debate there are subtleties, complications, and hints that the discussion should be steered in a completely different direction. And few have a better acuity for the nuances of such a geeky topic than Jonathan Zittrain and Larry Lessig.

Everything you wanted to know about net neutrality but were afraid to ask, in this month’s segment of Jonathan & Larry TAKE ON…!

Compliments or criticisms? What topic would you like to see Jonathan and Larry take on next month? Share your ideas with us in the comments, or drop us a tweet. (more…)

11 comments October 15th, 2010

Radio Berkman 145: The Future of Transparency and How to Stop It (Adventures in Anonymity Part II)

3711859809_6202d809c9_oTransparency challenges the very existence of the Rule of Law.

That is the very provocative thesis of today’s guest, who suggests that there is a tragedy behind the web’s powerful lubricative effect on the flow of information. Data about your address, purchases, academic performance, travel itineraries, likes and dislikes are all quite simple to track down these days at little or no cost. We often give up this information voluntarily, in the interests of cultural participation, or obliviously when we simply skip a privacy notice.

And where it once took teams of archivists and researchers to dig up and collate dirt on people and institutions, today’s powerful automated online databases wield personal data over their subjects almost tyrannically, voiding the engineered obscurity of the past, and rendering anonymity obsolete.

Joel Reidenberg is the academic director of the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham University. We sat down with him to ask how we could re-engineer the web to fight transparency’s most dangerous effects.

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Reference Section:
Joel Reidenberg’s recent talk on this topic
John Palfrey’s notes from the talk
Adventures in Anonymity, Part I

CC Music this week:
Stefsax: “I Like it Like That (s.thaens)”
State Shirt: “Computer”

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Add comment March 4th, 2010

MediaBerkman’s Top 11 Topics of 2009

BestOfThe Berkman Center for Internet & Society hosted, partnered on, and generated a heaping helping of fascinating talks and pieces of media in 2009 – and tens of thousands of YOU watched, listened, discussed, and linked to our media – which just goes to show how big of year its been for internet, society, and technology! In honor of the Berkman Center’s 11th year, we take a look back at 2009 and see what you thought were 11 of the most interesting topics.
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1 comment December 18th, 2009

Lawrence Lessig on the Google Book Search Settlement – “Settlements: Static goods, dynamic bads”

Larry Lessig, Professor of Law and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society speaks at the Berkman Center workshop “Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries in the Shadow of the Google Book Search Settlement” held July 31, 2009.

Sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Harvard Law School Library, and Professors Charles Nesson, John Palfrey and Phil Malone.

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8 comments August 3rd, 2009

Lawrence Lessig on the Google Book Search Settlement – “Settlements: Static goods, dynamic bads” [AUDIO]

Larry Lessig, Professor of Law and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society speaks at the Berkman Center workshop “Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries in the Shadow of the Google Book Search Settlement” held July 31, 2009.

Sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Harvard Law School Library, and Professors Charles Nesson, John Palfrey and Phil Malone.

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5 comments August 3rd, 2009

ISTTF: Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies

The Internet Safety Technical Task Force recently completed a year-long inquiry by releasing its Final Report to the Attorneys General of 49 states, sparking a lively public debate about what kinds of risks youth are really facing online, and what should be done to make the Internet safer for them. Task Force chair John Palfrey, along with project co-directors danah boyd and Dena Sacco and Technical Advisory Board Chair Laura DeBonis, present the report’s findings, discuss its major recommendations and field some intriguing questions.

3 comments February 9th, 2009

ISTTF: Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies (Audio)

The Internet Safety Technical Task Force recently completed a year-long inquiry by releasing its Final Report to the Attorneys General of 49 states, sparking a lively public debate about what kinds of risks youth are really facing online, and what should be done to make the Internet safer for them. Task Force chair John Palfrey, along with project co-directors danah boyd and Dena Sacco and Technical Advisory Board Chair Laura DeBonis, present the report’s findings, discuss its major recommendations and field some intriguing questions.

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2 comments February 9th, 2009

Berkman.TV Presents “Has Common Sense Flown the COOP?”

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Not too long ago, a student was escorted out of the Harvard University Bookstore (The Coop) for copying ISBNs from course materials only available at that store. The Coop claimed that the student was infringing on their “intellectual property,” because they were going to be used on the Crimson Reading website, which allows students to compare prices of course materials available online.

Clinical student Angela Kang and the Berkman Center’s John Palfrey and Wendy Seltzer joined together in noting the unfounded claims of The Coop in a recent Op-Ed published by The Harvard Crimson:

We’re not sure what “intellectual property” right the Coop has in mind, but it’s none that we recognize. Nor is it one that promotes the progress of science and useful arts, as copyright is intended to do. While intellectual property may have become the fashionable threat of late, even in the wake of the Recording Industry Association of America’s mass litigation campaign the catch-phrase—and the law—has its limits.

Now Berkman TV, the new video production channel from the Berkman Center, has an episode featuring Angela and Wendy, as they elaborate on this argument and the trends in intellectual property claims. Visit MediaBerkman for this episode of Berkman TV and the many more to come!

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 Berkman.tv is a frequently produced video segment on internet-related news and hot button issues with comments from Berkman fellows, faculty, and friends. Berkman.tv will explore a broad spectrum of issues, including, but not limited to, the future of the internet, copyright, net neutrality, intellectual property, public radio, and more. Keep an eye out on this space for more informed commentary from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.

Add comment October 4th, 2007

OpenNet Initiative Conference – Video Part IV

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This afternoon segment of the OpenNet Initiative conference allowed attendees to have an open discussion following their “breakout sessions” and was facilitated by Berkman Center Executive Director John Palfrey and Berkman Co-Founder Professor Jonathan Zittrain. From general thoughts on the product of the OpenNet Initiative’s study, to Q & A with the principle investigators, it served as a wonderful opportunity to discuss the past and frame the future of the project.

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Add comment May 26th, 2007

OpenNet Initiative Conference – Video Part III

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This afternoon segment of the OpenNet Initiative conference allowed attendees to have an open discussion following their “breakout sessions” and was facilitated by Berkman Center Executive Director John Palfrey (above right) and Berkman Co-Founder Professor Jonathan Zittrain (above left). From general thoughts on the product of the OpenNet Initiative’s study, to Q & A with the principle investigators, it served as a wonderful opportunity to discuss the past and frame the future of the project.

Runtime: 1:01:08, size: 320×240, 186MB, QuickTime .MP4, H.264 codec

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