Harvard’s Berkman Center to launch global network focused on youth-oriented hate speech

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Leveraging its national and global networks, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University announced an effort to form a first-of-its-kind thematic network of experts, educators, practitioners, and ambassadors that will facilitate, promote, and strengthen collaboration to counter youth-oriented hate speech online. The initiative builds upon the “Viral Peace” project, which was inspired […]

Cravath Fellows explore robots in combat, international IP, and Aboriginal art

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For Harvard Law School’s recipients of the Cravath International Fellowship, January’s three-week winter term is a chance to immerse themselves in an academic project with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. The experiences of three students illustrate the range and depth of the projects students pursue.

Faculty Viewpoints: Benkler on civil liberties and security in a post-9/11 networked world

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This summer, when Chelsea Manning (then known as Private Bradley Manning) was on trial for passing hundreds of thousands of documents obtained from military computers to WikiLeaks, Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler ’94 testified for the defense. Benkler’s work—including his 2011 case study of the legal wrangling related to WikiLeaks—has put him in the middle of the debate over the balance between civil liberties and security in a post-9/11 networked world.

Berkman’s Internet Monitor project publishes “Reflections on the Digital World”

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The Internet Monitor project at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University recently released its first annual report, “Internet Monitor 2013: Reflections on the Digital World.” The project evaluates, describes, and summarizes the means, mechanisms, and extent of Internet content controls and Internet activity around the world.

Avoiding the digital ‘flock’: Zuckerman sees need for connectivity in a Web world that courts the narrow (video)

“My fear is that our tools are not promoting diversity,” said Ethan Zuckerman during a launch party for his book “Rewire.” Zuckerman is a former Berkman Fellow and now director of the MIT Center for Civic Media.

In an age of fast-paced globalization, society does a great job moving people and products across borders, author Ethan Zuckerman said during a June 25 discussion sponsored by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, “but we’re less good at moving bits across borders.”

Lessig remembers Swartz (video)

Lawrence Lessig marks his appointment as the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School

Lawrence Lessig, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, remembered the late Internet luminary and social activist Aaron Swartz during remarks that were part moving eulogy and part urgent call to curb “extremism in prosecuting computer laws.” Lessig addressed a capacity crowd in Austin Hall on Feb. 19 at Harvard Law School in a lecture titled “Aaron’s Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age.” The talk marked Lessig’s appointment as Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at the School.