20 years of the Laws of Cyberspace

Berkman Klein event celebrates how Lawrence Lessig's groundbreaking paper provided structure to the Center's field of study

It’s been two decades since Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig published “The Laws Of Cyberspace,” which, in the words of Professor Jonathan Zittrain, “imposed some structure over the creative chaos of what maybe was a field that we’d call cyberlaw.”

May 15 2018 12:00pm to May 15 2018 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Shaping Consumption: How Social Network Manipulation Tactics Are Impacting Amazon and Influencing Consumers

featuring Renee DiResta

This talk examines the ways that these same manipulative tactics are being deployed on Amazon, which is now the dominant product search engine and a battlefield for economically and ideologically motivated actors.

May 22 2018 12:00pm to May 22 2018 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Art that Imitates Art: Computational Creativity and Creative Contracting

Jessica Fjeld and Mason Kortz, Cyberlaw Clinicians at Harvard Law

Join us for our last Tuesday Luncheon of the academic year! Cyberlaw Clinicians Jess Fjeld and Mason Kortz for a discussion about copyright in AI-generated works, the need for a shared understanding of what is and isn’t up for grabs in a license, and how forward-thinking contracts can prevent AI developers and artists from having their rights decided by our (often notoriously backwards-looking) legal system.

May 8 2018 12:00pm to May 8 2018 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Governance and Regulation in the land of Crypto-Securities (as told by CryptoKitties)

featuring founding members, Dieter Shirley and Alex Shih

Join founding members of the CryptoKitties team, Dieter Shirley and Alex Shih, as they discuss the unique governance, legal, and regulatory challenges of putting cats on the Ethereum blockchain.

Apr 23 2018 4:00pm to Apr 23 2018 4:00pm

Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code

A book talk featuring author, Primavera De Filippi

Blockchain technology is ultimately a dual-edge technology that can be used to either support or supplant the law. This talk looks at the impact of blockchain technology of a variety of fields (finance, contracts, organizations, etc.), and the benefits and drawbacks of blockchain-based systems.