- The Chilling Effects project provides an online clearinghouse for analysis and response to cease-and-desist notices sent to Internet users. Chilling Effects is a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and several law school clinics across the country. Wendy Seltzer, Berkman fellow, founded and developed Chilling Effects. Contact
: Wendy Seltzer
, Berkman fellow.
Freedom to Connect
- The goal is to reframe telecommunications policy in terms that relate to citizens, end users, innovators, and small companies rather than large monopoly-heritage telephone companies, cable companies, and companies that depend on networks to deliver their product. Contact
, Berkman fellow
- Global Voices is an international effort to diversify the conversation taking place online by involving speakers from around the world, and developing tools, institutions and relationships to help make these voices heard. Founded earlier this year by Berkman fellows Ethan Zuckerman and Rebecca MacKinnon, Global Voices has emerged as the world's most influential online guide to blogs and other forms of citizens' media that are emerging outside the United States and Western Europe. Contacts
: Rebecca MacKinnon
and Ethan Zuckerman
, Berkman fellows.
Public Radio Exchange (PRX)
- The Public Radio Exchange (PRX.org) is a nonprofit web-based marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of radio content. PRX brings new voices to the airwaves, creates new revenue streams for producers, and helps stations assemble diverse and exceptional programming. The Boston Globe calls PRX "a smart solution to the problem of excellent and innovative productions failing to reach wide audiences."
Contact: Jake Shapiro; PRX blog feed
- Science Commons, a new division of Creative Commons, will work to keep bio-medical and other scientific data and research - the lifeblood of science - moving more freely and openly. Students will work on creating a technology trust or patent pool of IP relevant to orphan diseases, crafting tech licensing agreements for research institutes that better reflect the public interest, preserving the public domain status of databases, and working with existing open source software projects and Semantic Web standards to preserve access to scientific data and scientific journal articles. More details available at http://creativecommons.org/projects/science/proposal
Diane Cabell, Berkman senior fellow; Eric Saltzman, former Berkman Center Director; John Wilbanks
- This project is building our understanding of U-ICT4D, growing the corresponding community of practice, and increasing global awareness of the means and benfits. U-ICT4D refers to the capacity of information and communications technologies to enable social and economic development.
Contact:Colin Maclay, Managing Director of the Berkman Center