Tuesday, January 26, 12:30 pm Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor
Berkman Faculty Fellow and HLS Visiting Professor Julie Cohen will discuss a chapter from her forthcoming book, which explores the effects of expanding copyright, pervasive surveillance, and the increasingly opaque design of network architectures in the emerging networked information society. The chapter argues that “access to knowledge” is a necessary but insufficient condition for human flourishing, and adds two additional conditions.
Julie E. Cohen is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, and is a Visiting Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School for the 2009-10 academic year. She teaches and writes about intellectual property law and privacy law, with particular focus on copyright and on the intersection of copyright and privacy rights in the networked information society. She is a co-author of Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen Law & Business, 2d ed. 2006), and is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Public Knowledge. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled "The Networked Self: Copyright, Privacy, and the Production of Networked Space," under contract to Yale University Press.