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  • Up on Downloading

    July 1, 2004

    HLS professors propose different ways to address the proliferation of music downloading.

  • Hands in handcuffs, treble cleffs dropping out of the hands

    When Sharing Is a Crime

    April 1, 2004

    Imagine a world without copyrights on songs or movies. Instead, government tax revenue would compensate entertainers in proportion to how much consumers listened to or watched their products.

  • William McSwain '00

    Grasping Cyber-reach

    April 1, 2004

    Depending on your perspective, Kourosh Kenneth Hamidi may be either a crank or a prophet. But William McSwain '00 wants to keep the Internet free for both.

  • Illustration of electronics in a strainer

    Through a Filter, Darkly

    July 1, 2003

    Last year the Berkman Center for Internet & Society launched a project to determine the level and quality of Web filtering in nations around the globe-starting with Saudi Arabia and China, believed to be among the most restrictive blocking regimes in the world.

  • Illustration of Mickey Mouse made of bricks

    The Year of the Copyright

    April 24, 2003

    In October, the Supreme Court heard a challenge to the constitutionality of a law extending copyright by 20 years. But the question posed by the case, says Assistant Professor Jonathan Zittrain '95, is whether copyright can last forever.

  • Wendy Seltzer '99

    Weather Report

    September 24, 2002

    When the World Wide Web first reached buzzword status in the mid-1990s, corporate presence on the Internet was comparatively small.

  • The Captain of the US v. Microsoft

    September 28, 2000

    Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson '64 is a blunt, plain-speaking, and physically imposing man who knows how to run a tight ship. From the moment he drew judging duties for United States v. Microsoft, Jackson was determined to keep one of the 20th century's largest antitrust cases running swiftly and on course.

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    Building in Cyberspace

    June 24, 1999

    The intrepid crew of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.