Studying Cyberwar

The Washington Post has a great piece about the InfoWar Monitor project, including interviews with my former ONI colleagues Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski. Cyberwar is a new, murky, and fascinating zone of interstate conflict. Most interestingly, it’s one where combat is outsourced: hackers and denial of service attacks can come from volunteers and on-line [...]

More Olympian Censorship

Building on Derek’s recent post about the International Olympic Committee’s complicity in censorship of the internet in China: Slashdot features an item about a takedown notice from the IOC demanding that YouTube remove video of a Tibet-related protest at the Chinese Consulate in New York. (The video is still available on Vimeo.) The protesters projected [...]

There Goes My Summer Home

The New York state legislature passed, and Governor David Patterson signed, a bill dealing with textbook pricing (the Textbook Access Act) that incidentally bans faculty members from selling “complimentary” copies of textbooks. This sounded bad at first, because I’ve got a nice little side business on eBay with the books I randomly receive for courses [...]

Political Contribution Privacy

Dan Solove recently posted on Concurring Opinions about a topic near and dear to my heart: the privacy costs of disclosure for political contributions. A lively debate, featuring Dan, Orin Kerr, and others, follows in the comments. Check it out.

2nd Circuit: A Copy that Exists for 1 Second is No “Copy” at All

I’m late to the party celebrating the Second Circuit’s terrific new opinion in Cartoon Network LP v. CSC Holdings, Inc., which is the appeals court’s caption for the case formerly known as 20th Century Fox v. Cablevision. As readers of this blog might recall, I joined an amicus brief in the case, limited to the [...]

Hard Cases and Bad Law in US v. Drew

I joined a group of law professors and public-interest groups that filed an amicus brief Friday in the case of United States v. Drew. That criminal case is a repercussion from the horrible and high-profile cyberbullying conducted through MySpace against a small-town Missouri teenager named Megan Meier, who committed suicide in response. Lori Drew, a [...]

Copyright Blogosphere Loses a Voice of Reason

The prolific and respected Bill Patry, who managed to author a terrific copyright treatise (complete with its own blog) while holding down one of the most desirable law-and-tech jobs in existence, has announced the closing of his copyright blog. (More at technorati). It would have been unfortunate, but not really newsworthy, if the explanation was [...]