Concurring Opinions hosting Online Symposium on Configuring the Networked Self

I'm honored and thrilled to be a part of an online symposium featuring Julie Cohen's important new book, Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice, hosted at Concurring Opinions the week of March 5. Thanks…

Information Society Series Book: Opening Standards – The Global Politics of Interoperability

I'm very pleased to announce that the second book in the MIT Press "Information Society Series" I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability Edited by Laura DeNardisSeptember 2011 Openness is not…

In Opposition to Defunding WISCNET and other Internet Connectivity Programs

Last week, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) passed a budget omnibus motion that affects the entire University of Wisconsin system. Sections 23-26 of the budget measure includes new telecommunication rules that would have extraordinarily negative ramifications, particularly for…

Information Society Series Book: Interfaces on Trial 2.0

I'm pleased to announce that the first book in the MIT Press "Information Society Series" I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Interfaces on Trial 2.0 By Jonathan Band and Masanobu Katoh March 2011 ISBN-10: 0-262-01500-5 ISBN-13: 978-0-262-01500-4…

Intellectual Freedom vs. WikiLeaks (Feb 24, Brookfield Public Library)

Building from the successful event on Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security in the 21st Century held at UW-Milwaukee, I will be joining my colleague Dr. Joyce Latham to discuss Intellectual Freedom vs. WikiLeaks at the Brookfield Public Library…

Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security in the 21st Century

If you're in Milwaukee on February 4, please join us for this event organized by UW-Milwaukee's Center for 21st Century Studies, and co-sponsored by the Center for Information Policy Research. Full details here. Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security…

Anthony Hoffmann: Asserting Rights Online

[This three-part post is authored by SOIS PhD student Anthony Hoffmann; access other student posts here.]   Asserting Rights Online, Part I: Online Intermediaries and “Digital Citizenship” Recently, Danielle Citron has initiated a discussion at Concurring Opinions regarding the subject…

Liza Barry-Kessler: Internet Neutrality Principles Should Apply to Wireless Providers

[This post is authored by SOIS PhD student Liza Barry-Kessler; access other student posts here.] The FCC recently announced that it will vote on “preserving the open Internet” at its December 21, 2010 meeting. This will be a high profile…

Jeremy Mauger: Google Book Search – The Decision Not to Digitize

[This post is authored by SOIS PhD student Jeremy Mauger; access other student posts here.] Section 3.7(e) Google’s Exclusion of Books Google may, at its discretion, exclude particular Books from one or more Display Uses for editorial or non-editorial reasons.…

Nick Proferes: Avoiding getting burned by FireSheep

[This post is authored by SOIS PhD student Nick Proferes; access other student posts here.] A threat to individual online privacy often serves as a call to digital arms. It’s been nearly a month since the Firefox Add-On “FireSheep” was…