Academic Writing

The Senate’s twin threats to online speech and security

Author(s): 
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
July 13, 2020
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

This is a cruel summer. The COVID-19 toll increases daily. Millions are out of work and risk losing their homes. The senseless loss of Black lives continues despite weeks of mass protests. Behind it all lurks the climate crisis. Amid these pressing issues, members of the Senate have decided to spend their time creating their own threat to Americans: legislation that would make Americans less safe, while simultaneously harming online speech, privacy, and encryption.

It's all linked: How communication to the public affects internet architecture

Author(s): 
Giancarlo Frosio
Publication Date: 
June 2, 2020
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing
The architecture of the Internet is changing. A novel expansive construction of communication and making available to the public has been shaking the Internet ecosystem. It reaches into basic online activities, such as linking. Departing from well-established international approaches, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently decided a multitude of cases that redesigned the notion of communication to the public in the Internet, while discussing linking activities in particular.

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