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Bots, Mobs, Geeks: The new separation of powers / Top Secret, XXX, Private, All Rights Reserved

Bots, Mobs, Geeks: The new separation of powers / Top Secret, XXX, Private, All Rights Reserved

Glenn Otis Brown

Tuesday, June 21, 12:30 pm
Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor

1) Bots, Mobs, Geeks: The new separation of powers

Are we be ruled by robots? The mob? Technocrats? Yes, yes, and yes. The question is not if, but how -- and how we should prevent any one of the three from taking over.

2) Top Secret, XXX, Private, All Rights Reserved

Confidentiality, content regulation, privacy, and copyright are all asking the same question: Who should have access to what kind of expression, and when? Why, then, do we continue talk about them as separate subjects? And what would happen if we approached them as part of a single, unified set of rules? Should organizations like Creative Commons move into offering "privacy licenses"? What can the music industry teach governments about Wikileaks? What can the CIA learn from YouTube? 

About Glenn

Glenn is Director of Business Development for Twitter in New York. Before that, he was Head of Music Partnerships at YouTube. Glenn has worked as a products counsel at Google, where he worked on YouTube, Google Image Search, Blogger, Google Talk, the Google WiFi initiative, and Google Sitemaps, among many other projects. He was Executive Director of Creative Commons from summer 2002 through spring 2005 and currently serves on the Creative Commons Board of Directors. In 2003-2004, Glenn was a lecturer at Stanford Law School, where he co-taught a class on copyright licensing with Lawrence Lessig. He clerked for the Honorable Stanley Marcus on the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, in Miami, where he worked on the Wind Done Gone copyright appeal and Bush v. Gore, among other cases. Glenn has also worked stints at The Economist’s Washington D.C. bureau, reporting on general U.S. news during the 2000 elections, and at “Digital Age,” a New York public TV show hosted by Andrew Shapiro, where he was assistant producer for a season. Glenn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (B.A.) and Harvard Law School (JD). Glenn was a member of the Harvard Law Review and worked at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he organized the first Signal or Noise conference and concert in cooperation with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Past Event
Jun 21, 2011
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM