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How regulators can benefit from a focus on risk: Harvard's Malcolm Sparrow

One of the issues that afflicts regulation is the “swinging of the regulatory pendulum”, as governments switch from adversarial enforcement-centred strategy to more trusting and cooperative postures, and then swing back again when something awful happens.
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Disconnected: youth, new media, and the ethics gap

Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them worthless...
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Internet monitor 2014: reflections on the digital world

Abstract This publication is the second annual report of the Internet Monitor project at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. As with the inaugural report, this year’s edition is a collaborative effort of the extended Berkman community. Internet Monitor 2014: Reflections...
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Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: creators, innovators and everyday intellectual property

Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey -- Professor at Suffolk University Law School -- discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property, which investigates...
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Russia, Ukraine, and the West: social media sentiment in the Euromaidan protests

Abstract: This paper investigates sentiment in the online conversation about the Ukrainian Euromaidan protests across a range of English- and Russian-language social and traditional media sources. Results from this exploratory research show more support for the Euromaidan protests in Russian-language sources, including among sources and...