Publications

How RightsCon brings press freedom, technology and social change together

Author(s): 
Geoffrey King
Publication Date: 
March 28, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

This week in San Francisco, CPJ's Technology and Advocacy teams will participate in RightsCon 2016, an annual conference focusing on human rights and technology. Organized by digital rights group Access Now, RightsCon is one of the most important regular gatherings on technology policy, and the conference has been the site of effective discussions around issues that affect journalists and journalism. We expect this year to be no different.

Digital Piracy Debunked: a Short Note on Digital Threats and Intermediary Liability

Author(s): 
Giancarlo Frosio
Publication Date: 
March 23, 2016
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing
In the last two decades, the industry has deployed endlessly the rhetoric of the “digital threat” in order to demand harsher measures against digital piracy. Recently, the “digital threat” discourse called for enhanced liability of online intermediaries, especially those whose platforms may be used to infringe copyright. This short paper shows that the “digital threat” discourse is based on shaky grounds. Two related arguments might run against this approach. First, market conditions might incentivise piracy.

Upcoming International Criminal Law Trifecta

Author(s): 
Beth Van Schaack
Publication Date: 
March 21, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

This post is the latest installment of our “Monday Reflections” feature, in which a different Just Security editor examines the big stories from the previous week or looks ahead to key developments on the horizon.

Here’s why Europe can’t police terrorism very well

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
March 22, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels highlight an important dilemma for the European Union. Over the past two decades, the E.U. has made it much easier for people to travel across borders, especially among countries which had signed the Schengen agreement.

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