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recommended reading in internet technology policy

Saturday, August 9th, 2008 by kc

(gathered earlier this year upon a student’s request)

  1. Abatte, Janet. Inventing the Internet. 2000.
  2. Benkler, Yochai. The Wealth of Networks. 2006.
  3. Benkler, Yochai. Freedom in the COMMONS: Towards a Political Economy of Information., Duke Law Journal. 2003.
  4. Brin, David. Transparent Society. 1999.
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top ten things lawyers should know about the Internet: #10

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 by kc

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[Originally written as a series of blog entries, this document was later converted to a booklet/pamphlet, seeĀ  “Top Ten Things Lawyers Should Know About the Internet“]

#10: Moreover, even in the dim light of the underattended interdisciplinary research into the network, the available data implies clear directions for solutions, all of which cross policy-technology boundaries.

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top ten things lawyers should know about the Internet: #9

Friday, June 27th, 2008 by kc

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#9: The news is not all bad: there is a reason everyone wants to be connected to all the world’s knowledge — as well as each other — besides its status as the most powerful complex system ever created by man. The Internet’s practical promise for individual freedom, democratic engagement, and economic empowerment, is also unparalleled. This promise is sufficient inspiration for an open, technically literate conversation about how to invest in technologies and policies to support articulated social objectives.

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top ten things lawyers should know about the Internet: #8

Saturday, May 10th, 2008 by kc

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#8: The opaqueness of the infrastructure to empirical analysis has generated many problematic responses from rigidly circumscribed communities earnestly trying to get their jobs done.

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top ten things lawyers should know about the Internet: #7

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 by kc

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#7: The traditional mode of getting data from public infrastructures to inform policymaking — regulating its collection — is a quixotic path, since the government regulatory agencies have as much reason to be reluctant as providers regarding disclosure of how the Internet is engineered, used, and financed.

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top ten things lawyers should know about the Internet: #6

Monday, April 21st, 2008 by kc

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#6: While the looming problems of the Internet indicate the need for a closer objective look, a growing number of segments of society have network measurement access to, and use, private network information on individuals for purposes we might not approve of if we knew how the data was being used.

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top ten things lawyers should know about the Internet: #5

Sunday, April 20th, 2008 by kc

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#5: Thus the research community is in the absurd situation of not being able to do the most basic network research even on the networks established explicily to support academic network research.

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top ten things lawyers should know about the Internet: #4

Saturday, April 19th, 2008 by kc

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#4: The data dearth is not a new problem in the field; many public and private sector efforts have tried and failed to solve it.

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top ten things lawyers should know about the Internet: #3

Friday, April 18th, 2008 by kc

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#3: Despite the methodological limitations of Internet science today, the few data points available suggest a dire picture:

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top ten things lawyers should know about the Internet: #2

Thursday, April 17th, 2008 by kc

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#2: Our scientific knowledge about the Internet is weak, and the obstacles to progress are primarily issues of economics, ownership, and trust (EOT), rather than technical.

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