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Archive for December, 2004

Due Process = Protecting the Innocent

Posted: Monday, December 20th, 2004 @ 2:04 pm in General | Comments Off

We are “at war,” whether we think we should be or not. A number of Americans are making decisions on that basis: that we are at war. And it is in times of war that we must be most – not least – careful about protecting civil liberties and due process, because it is in [...]

Winning Elections and the Truth

Posted: Friday, December 17th, 2004 @ 11:50 am in Policy | Comments Off

I said I wouldn’t be too political, and I’m trying to keep it that way. But sometimes, you have to say a few things about facts, science, and this all-too-elusive thing we call Truth. The current administration has long had a difficult relationship with the truth. Not everything can be interpreted as fact, of course, [...]

Panel on Electronic Voting

Posted: Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 @ 7:09 pm in Publications & Press | Comments Off

This Friday, at the Berkman Center‘s Internet and Society 2004 Conference, I’ll be on a panel on electronic voting from 6:30-8:00pm. So, if you’re willing to give up your Friday Evening and you’re in Cambridge, you should check it out. Jonathan Zittrain from Harvard Law will be moderating, and that alone is worth the trip.

On Software Patents and WMDs

Posted: Friday, December 3rd, 2004 @ 9:56 am in Policy | 1 Comment »

Here I am at the W3C meeting representing Creative Commons. Creative Commons is clearly catching on: whereas I had to explain CC to just about every W3C member at the last meeting 6 months ago, people now come up to me to tell me how much they like CC. I suspect the Firefox search engine [...]