Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to explain Uber’s “disruptive” technology and legal battles.
Bradley Manning still faces the charge of aiding the enemy. Though that charge can carry the death penalty, the government has said it wont seek it. Brooke spoke with Harvard Law Professor Yocahi Benkler who says that a conviction on that charge would still set a chilling precedent for future whistleblowers.
Colin M. Maclay, managing director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, says that companies such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are facing their greatest challenge in responding appropriately to governments that demand user information from them as part of regular practice or to abuse power. In an email interview to Mint on Wednesday, Maclay underscored the policy gaps on the Internet, differences in cyber laws across nations and the forces transforming education, media and technology companies online. He hopes to elaborate on some of these views in Mumbai on Thursday, the concluding day of Ficci Frames,a conclave on the media and entertainment industry that began on Tuesday. Edited excerpts:
Mr. Benkler, a law professor, has argued that Private Manning and Mr. Ellsberg (himself a Manning supporter) played a similar public role, that WikiLeaks behaved reasonably under the circumstances and that the revelations, including American forces’ complicity in abuses by Iraqi allies, understatement of civilian casualties and abuses by contractors deserve recognition, not criticism.
The report is the second in a series of reports issued by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. The data are based on a nationally representative phone survey, conducted between July 26 and September 30, 2012. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish and on landline and cell phones.
Harvard Law School’s Jonathan Zittrain, who specializes in cyberlaw and Internet governance, told Berkeleyside today that an email tax was a “terrible idea.”
The singer said she hoped her initiative, a collaboration with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, would provide “a transformative change in culture over time.”
The digital entrepreneurs first worked together years ago on Mapping Main Street, an interactive project created in collaboration with journalist Ann Heppermann and supported by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Association of Independents in Radio. Jammed into a 1996 Subaru station wagon, they set off along a 15,000-mile journey to make audio and video documentaries of American streets named “Main.” Today, the site invites collaborators nationwide to furnish more stories of America’s Main Streets — an estimated 10,466 of them.
Berkman Center Fellow Ruha Devanesan has been researching the “Kony 2012” campaign and its lessons. As executive director of the Internet Bar Organization, a nonprofit working to improve access to justice through technology, Devanesan has also led the design and implementation of several tech-focused social justice initiatives. She discussed her work on “Kony 2012” during a Feb. 19 talk at the Berkman Center video here and also in an interview with the Gazette.
After 1,000 days in pretrial detention, Private Bradley Manning yesterday offered a modified guilty plea for passing classified materials to WikiLeaks. But his case is far from over—not for Manning, and not for the rest of the country. To understand what is still at stake, consider an exchange that took place in a military courtroom in Maryland in January.