Academic Writing

Peeping Hals

Author(s): 
Ryan Calo
Publication Date: 
January 1, 2011
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Peeping Hals, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 175(5-6): 940-941 (2011)

Water as a Public Good: The Status of Water Under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

Author(s): 
Bryant Walker Smith
Publication Date: 
October 22, 2010
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Is water a "product" subject to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)? I argue that it is not, because the established, widespread, and consistent assertion by states of public ownership over their water resources through both municipal and international law (the "public-ownership consensus") precludes any reading of GATT that would fundamentally alter the unique status of those resources.

Meaningful Participation in a Global Climate Regime

Author(s): 
Bryant Walker Smith
Publication Date: 
October 21, 2010
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

An effective climate regime must be global rather than merely international and must recognize the significant involvement of actors other than states. This Article first examines the role of statism in the existing international climate regime and challenges several assumptions that underlie the demand for the global South’s "meaningful participation" in that regime. It then demonstrates how the global South is already participating in a global climate regime through the activities of private economic actors from around the world.

Stakeholder Reaction to Emissions Trading in the United States, the European Union, and the Netherlands

Author(s): 
Bryant Walker Smith
Publication Date: 
October 21, 2010
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

As a contribution to the debate over market-based environmental regulation, this article examines the reaction of stakeholders to cap-and-trade programs proposed and/or implemented in the United States, the European Union, and the Netherlands for industrial emissions of certain pollutants. Those pollutants include nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2), mercury (Hg), and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2).

Network Neutrality: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
September 20, 2010
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Paper presented at TPRC 2010. October 3, 2010.
Why a non-discrimination rule banning only discrimination that harms competition or harms users is bad, and why we need a non-discrimination rule that bans application-specific discrimination, but allows application-agnostic discrimination

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Robots and Privacy

Author(s): 
Ryan Calo
Publication Date: 
May 4, 2010
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Robots and Privacy, in ROBOT ETHICS: THE ETHICAL AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF ROBOTICS (Patrick Lin et al, eds.) (MIT Press 2012)

The Case for Online Obscurity

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
May 3, 2010
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

On the Internet, obscure information has a minimal risk of being discovered or understood by unintended recipients. Empirical research demonstrates that Internet users rely on obscurity perhaps more than anything else to protect their privacy. Yet, online obscurity has been largely ignored by courts and lawmakers. In this article, we argue that obscurity is a critical component of online privacy, but it has not been embraced by courts and lawmakers because it has never been adequately defined or conceptualized.

New Design Principles for the Internet

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
June 14, 2009
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Socio-economic aspects are not intrinsic to the current Internet architecture. Today's architecture is becoming stressed as stakeholders introduce "hacks" to try to impose their economic desires on others, leading to a "tussle" of conflicting interests. In this paper, we propose new Internet design principles that are "designed for tussle".

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