The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
The music industry has proposed a range of "security technologies" designed to prevent the unauthorized copying of recorded music.
Recently a group of researchers, including the speaker Prof. Edward Felten, was forced to withdraw from publication a paper analyzing several of these technologies, due to threats of litigation by the music industry.
This talk will discuss what happened:
The e.biz 25: The Most Influential People in Electronic Business, Business Week, May 13, 2001
His first book, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, challenged what he sees as growing threats to free expression online. His upcoming The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World argues that old industries are using Old Economy laws to stifle innovation.