John G. Palfrey

Briefing paper

E-books in libraries: a briefing document developed in preparation for a workshop on e-lending in libraries

This briefing document was developed with helpful inputs from industry stakeholders and other practitioners in preparation for the “E-Books in Libraries” workshop, hosted on February 24, 2012, by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society with the generous support of the Charles H. Revson Foundation...

The accountable net: peer production of internet governance

Three problems of online life ? spam, informational privacy, and network security ? lend themselves to the peer production of governance. Traditional sovereigns have tried and, to date, failed to address these three problems through the ordinary means of governance. The sovereign has a role...

Reluctant gatekeepers: corporate ethics on a filtered internet

Corporations are increasingly finding themselves caught in the crosshairs as they are asked by local authorities to carry out censorship and surveillance online. This chapter describes this growing, thorny problem and some possible means to resolve it. The most promising approach is neither local law...