February 2010

Daniel H. Kahn on social intermediaries, identity, and code-backed norms

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Daniel H. Kahn, a recent Harvard School of Law graduate and clerk on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, discusses social intermediaries and their potential to radically improve the social life of the Web. The discussion also turns to portable identities, code-backed norms, and trolling.

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Jim Harper and Berin Szoka on privacy and Google Buzz

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Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and Berin Szoka, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Internet Freedom at the Progress and Freedom Foundation, discuss privacy and Google Buzz.

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Johannes Bauer on economic incentives and cyber security

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Johannes Bauer, Professor of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media at Michigan State University and director of Special Programs at the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law, discusses economic incentives facing Internet users and providers in addressing cybersecurity risks. The discussion also turns to the differences between cybercrime and cyberwarfare and recent examples of cyberattacks.

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Edmund J. Walsh and Andrew J. Tibbetts on the benefits and risks of Open Source software

Edmund Walsh and Andrew Tibbetts on the legal risks of incorporating Open Source software into commercial products.

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