Oct 7 2009 6:00pm to Oct 7 2009 6:00pm

Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

a book talk with Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

By now the perils of posting indiscreet photographs or information on social networking sites like Facebook or MySpace are well known -- jobs are lost or denied, reputations diminished, and families destroyed by a single click. But the problem is far greater than this, argues Viktor Mayer-Schönberger in "DELETE: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age."

Oct 6 2009 6:00pm to Oct 6 2009 6:00pm

Web of Ideas

What Information Was

David Weinberger

David Weinberger will present an informal sketch of a direction for understanding the dominance of information as concept, metaphor, etc., suggesting that we leaped into "information" because it reflected a long-held but squirrely metaphysics. There will be lots of time for open discussion.

Oct 6 2009 12:30pm to Oct 6 2009 12:30pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Cloud Law, Finance 3.0, and Digital Institutions: A Report from the Berkman Center's Law Lab

John Clippinger, Urs Gasser, and Oliver Goodenough

The Berkman Center Law Lab is a project devoted to investigating and harness the varied forces — evolutionary, social, psychological, neurological and economic — that shape the role of law and social norms as they enable cooperation, governance and entrepreneurial innovation. Through open observational and experimental web-based platforms and open source software, the Law Lab is seeking to understand and develop new digital institutions and research tools that can foster innovation and deepen our understanding of trust, transparency and human cooperation.

CMLP and Cyberlaw Clinic Endorse Anti-SLAPP Protection for Staff of Media and Advocacy Organizations

On Thursday, the Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP) joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association in submitting an amicus curiae brief urging the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to reverse a lower court’s decision interpreting the state’s anti-SLAPP legislation. Representing CMLP, Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic co-authored the brief.