Privacy in Cyberspace.
March 11, 2002 4:10 PM   Subscribe

Privacy in Cyberspace. The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School is offering a free "lecture and discussion" series on Internet Privacy. The series began today and is comprised of six modules that are introduced weekly over six weeks. Registration is free and open to all.
posted by gd779 (10 comments total)
Of related interest is The Filter, a monthly email newsletter produced by the Berkman Center covering public-interest oriented Internet legal issues.
posted by gd779 at 4:13 PM on March 11, 2002

Well, tickle my timbers - we're more respectable than I thought! I envisage colloquia on MetaFilter And The Ethics Of Double Posting at Harvard by the year 2004 at the latest.

No, great links, gd779, thanks. The Filter is very impressive and the whole presentation(apart from the "three-pronged" bit)is fresher than would be expected. It'll be a pity if people are put off by the academic aegis.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:44 PM on March 11, 2002

Thanks. This looks like it has the potential to be pretty interesting. I read Lawrence Lessig's Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace a couple of months back, and this will probably go over some similar ground.

It looks like they have another class in the BOLD series that they haven't finalized dates for yet that might be worth signing up for, called Violence Against Women on the Internet.
posted by bragadocchio at 4:57 PM on March 11, 2002

Thanks for the link. I had heard about this (I am in law school in New Hampshire at one of the top three IP schools in the country) but had spaced it. Along with the Lessig book, Jessica Litman's Digital Copyright is a good read. But theory only goes so far, it is more important to pay attention to what is happening in Congress.

gd779-Thanks for the reminder. Seems as though there have been a lot of "sleeper" links in the past couple days. To bad more MeFi'ers do not get in on this.
posted by anathema at 6:55 PM on March 11, 2002

anathema, what are the top three IP schools in the country? I graduated from lawschool in the dark ages, prior to the world wide web.

I image that these classes have value to webmasters and designers as well as lawyers and law students, and I hope that some of the folks here take advantage of the opportunity.
posted by bragadocchio at 10:19 PM on March 11, 2002

I'm guessing anathema is at Franklin Pierce Law Center, a lower-tier law school as ranked by USNWR (if you take stock in those sort of things) but has an unusually good IP program.
posted by gyc at 10:49 PM on March 11, 2002

There is no reason at all that I needed to say anything about rank. It really doesn't matter one bit and I am a bit disappointed in myself. The rankings really are crap, I could have said something positive about the school without mentioning rank. gyc-yes, FPLC is correct.
FWIW, according to the USWR ranking of speciality IP law schools in 2002: 1. U. Cal.-Berkeley (Boalt Hall); 2. George Washington University; 3. Franklin Pierce Law Center.

Anyway, great post (and a nice little slap in the face).
posted by anathema at 2:47 AM on March 12, 2002

i just registered to participate; looks interesting...but was anyone else stuck by the inherent dissonance of requiring registration for a discussion on privacy concerns?
posted by mlang at 6:25 AM on March 12, 2002

anathema: I hope you don't think I was trying to put FPLC or you down. That's why I added "if you take stock in those sort of things"
posted by gyc at 12:08 PM on March 12, 2002

Stanford Law also has a great IP program. I think that's where Lessig teaches now. I sat in on part of the "Internet and Society" class taught by Zittrain at HLS over the weekend and it was pretty cool.
posted by mariko at 12:36 PM on March 12, 2002

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