Control and Code I: Regulation of Technology

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Code is law; the architecture of the Internet and the software that runs on it will determine to a large extent how the Net is regulated in a way that goes far deeper than legal means could ever achieve. Technological advances have also produced many tempting options for regulation and surveillance that may severely alter the balance of privacy, access to information and sharing of intellectual property. In this class we delve into the technological alternatives that will shape interactions over the Internet as well as the implications of each on personal freedom, privacy and combating cyber-crime.


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