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    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.

  • Tunnel Vision

    July 1, 2002

    Boston to Brussels. Fast. Very fast. Less than three hours fast. This is Frank Davidson's dream.

  • A Catalyst for Change

    April 27, 2001

    This summer a group of Baltimore inner-city residents got technical jobs at an Internet company, thanks to their own determination but also to an idea…


    April 27, 2001

    Despite the dizzying decline of the dot-com world, several alumni are determined to survive and thrive in their own digital start-ups.

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    California Dreamin’

    April 27, 2001

    Students Go West for New Careers Sitting in the Charles Hotel’s lobby before yet another job interview, Norm Cappell ’02 imagines the dream job that…

  • 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.