Radio Berkman 236: Star Wars vs Copyright

Fans of stratospherically profitable creative universes like Star Wars increasingly like to become creators within those universes. And sometimes they make money. How does law come into play when fans start to reinterpret intellectual property? We sat down with Menell to see where the tensions lie between the law, the courts, and the George Lucases of the world.

Apr 26 2016 12:00pm to Apr 26 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong

with Susan Crawford, the John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a co-director of the Berkman Center

A conversation on high speed internet, infrastructure, and the future of innovation and competitiveness, with Susan Crawford, the John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a co-director of the Berkman Center.

Apr 20 2016 12:00pm to Apr 20 2016 12:00pm

The North American Information Technology Marketplace: Three Decades of IT Channel Evolution and the Continued Importance of Small IT Companies

with Alan Weinberger ’73, Entrepreneur and Founder and CEO, The ASCII Group, Inc.

This talk will address the development of the information technology marketplace over the past three decades and the continued importance of small IT companies.

Apr 19 2016 12:30pm to Apr 19 2016 12:30pm

Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor

Ethics as the Root of Privacy and the Future of Data Protection

On Tuesday, 19 April 2016, MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI), MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are proud to host the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli for an intimate discussion about the changing landscape of data collection and usage, and the global impact it has on the individual.

Apr 19 2016 12:00pm to Apr 19 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Copyright Law Year in Review

with Peter S. Menell, the Koret Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

What ties together cheerleader outfits, monkey selfies, the Batmobile, a chicken sandwich, Yoga, and Yoda? Professor Peter Menell will provide an exhilarating copyright year in review.

Cyberlaw Clinic and Lumen Project Reps Contribute to Section 512 Study

On April 1st, the Copyright Office closed the initial comment period for a public study undertaken to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) safe harbor provisions, embodied in Section 512 of the United States Copyright Act. On April 7th, the filed comments were released online, including one filed by representatives of Berkman's Cyberlaw Clinic and the Lumen project.