The Internet: Governance and Power

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Spring 2015 Seminar
Meets: T 5:00pm - 7:00pm
2 classroom credits

This seminar will examine the individuals and institutions that control the Internet, and how the Internet affects the distribution and operation of power, broadly conceived. We will examine technologies of control (such as surveillance, censorship, propaganda, and use control) and of evading control, the individuals and institutions that seek to regulate the Internet (such as governments, the IETF, and hackers), the relationship between cybersecurity, national security, and Internet governance, the economics of Internet communications, and more.

Prerequisite: Seminar is by permission of instructor. Please send a statement of interest and resume to qashat@law.harvard.edu by Friday, October 31. Please include your year and program information as well.

Subject Areas: Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw and Technology, and Arts & Entertainment .