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Berkman Buzz

A quick look at what's going on around Berkman today -- 

We're hosting Cory Ondrejka of Second Life as part of the Berkman Luncheon Series. We'll start webcasting the event at 12:30.  Just go here:

Harvard Crimson's Shifra Mincer reports on last night's Berkman lecture with Brad Smith, Microsoft's General CounselJohn Palfrey, Executive Director of the Berkman Center and Harvard Clinical Professor of Law, blogs about the big themes of Smith's talk -- innovation, consumer confidence, and industry collaboration.

Several fellows here will attend Yale's upcoming conference, Regulating SearchUrs Gasser, Berkman fellow, is a conference panelist and sketches a normative framework for assessing regulatory protocols on his blog.

Creative Commons seeks counsel for its' Science Commons.   For more on that, please read the job description.

David Isenberg, Berkman fellow, spoke yesterday at Oxford on "Who will run the Internet?"   Today he blogs about network neutrality, the focus of his work here at the Berkman Center: Unless there's an obvious solution I am missing, Network Neutrality, as currently conceived, will result in a gonadless rule that nods vaguely towards the good but incents discriminatory and predatory behavior. I'm sure today's carriers would prefer that to (a, b or c) above.  Here's a link to his full blog post

Zephyr Teachout, Berkman fellow, is teaching a class on Internet & Politics.  VT's Seven Days reports on her students' final projects