On September 11, 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided Technische Universität Darmstadt v Eugen Ulmer KG stating that European libraries may digitize books in their collection without permission from the rightholders. The decision confirmed a previous opinion of the ECJ's Advocate General, as reported here. Read more » about European Public Libraries Have the Right to Digitize Works in their Collections with Some Limitations
The Center for Internet and Society once again participated in National Robotics Week, organized by the Robotics Caucus of the U.S. Congress and leading robotics companies, schools, and organizations. We hosted a Robot Block Party & Job Fair today at VAIL. This event showcased cutting edge robotics technology from throughout the Bay Area.
Watch video and view pictures from today's awesome robot block party. Read more » about Robot Block Party 2012
Consumer robotics and Ryan Calo, director of Robotics at CIS, profiled in this SF gate article.
Technical manuals and popular fiction helped thrust robots into the popular imagination in the late 1970s, cast in the twin archetypes of mechanical monsters or tin sidekicks.
But for technical, financial and other reasons, the grand promise - or grave threat - of the rise of robots never came to pass. (We're still waiting on our jetpacks, too.) Read more » about Robots on the Rise
Ryan Calo, Director of the Consumer Privacy Project at CIS, discusses the effect of the Video Privacy Protection Act on the Facebook/Netflix deal.
Ryan Calo, Director of the Consumer Privacy Project, spoke in the Personalization and Privacy panel at the 2011 Personalization Summit. Watch the full panel video below.