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Two new initiatives will hold tech companies accountable on press freedom

Author(s): 
Geoffrey King
Publication Date: 
November 20, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The launches of OnlineCensorship.org today and Ranking Digital Rights on November 3 will ensure technology companies serve--rather than squelch--the free flow of news online.

Both projects seek to independently document the policies and practices of tech companies on the issues of free expression and privacy. These data can then be used by civil society, academics, and competitors to ensure companies follow best practices.

This is the group that’s surprisingly prone to violent extremism

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
November 17, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

In the last 24 hours many prominent politicians and pundits have said that they don’t want Syrian refugees to enter the United States. For example, Gov. Chris Christie has said that he doesn’t even want 5-year-old Syrian orphans to come into the country. Almost half of the country’s governors have said that they will refuse to allow Syrian refugees to come to their states.

A History of Aesthetics from Homer to Digital Mash-ups: Cumulative Creativity and the Demise of Copyright Exclusivity

Author(s): 
Giancarlo Frosio
Publication Date: 
October 28, 2015
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Under a regime of limited economic incentive for creativity and confined commodification of information, humanity produced the greatest portion of human knowledge. To mention some, the Bible, the Qur'an, the Mahābhārata, the Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid, the Scandinavian Sagas, the German Lay of the Nibelungs, the Celtic legends of Arthur, the Romances and Chanson De Geste all came to life well before strong economic rights were attached to creativity.

Bernie Sanders says Denmark is socialist. Forbes Magazine says it’s the most business-friendly country. Who’s right?

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
November 11, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

When Bernie Sanders said in his debate with Hillary Clinton that Denmark was a socialist country, which the United States ought to consider emulating, it created a big debate. Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen weighed in, saying that his country had a market economy, not a planned economy.

Seeking a Safe Harbor in a Widening Sea

Author(s): 
Scott Shackelford
Publication Date: 
November 5, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

In a move that could cost the EU up to 1.3 percent of its gross domestic product, according to the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union, on Oct. 6 the European Court of Justice invalidated the 15-year old EU-US Safe Harbor Agreement in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, causing some consternation among the more than 5,000 European and U.S. firms that rely on the Agreement to transfer EU data to U.S. servers.

Transatlantic Digital Dialogue: Rebuilding Trust through Cooperative Reform - See more at: http://www.gmfus.org/publications/transatlantic-digital-dialogue-rebuilding-trust-through-cooperative-reform#sthash.HaTczHTI.dpuf

Author(s): 
Ben Scott
Publication Date: 
November 5, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The Transatlantic Digital Dialogue is a multi-stakeholder working group of experts from Germany and the United States. It was assembled and stewarded by the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and the German Marshall Fund of the United States to develop a constructive agenda for the modernization of privacy/security policy that begins to address the global debate over digital surveillance.

Paris Insights

Author(s): 
Brian Nussbaum
Publication Date: 
November 1, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Brian Nussbaum

CCHS Senior Fellow; Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, SUNY at Albany

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