Another excellent video / MP3 podcast from the SCL / OII series - Daniel J. Solove, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, talking on 25 June 2009 about the dark side of the internet - the increasing tendency to divulge personal information online, the easy spread of damaging rumour and gossip, all of which can stay out there on the Net forever:
“In a world where anybody can publish her thoughts to a world-wide audience, how should we balance privacy and free speech? How should the law protect people when harmful gossip and rumors are spread about them on the Internet?”
See the video / MP3 podcast of his talk.
See also his book on the subject “The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet”.
Some other talks from SCL:
- Controlling the internet – Zittrain on Private Sheriffs in Cyberspace – video
- Free & open source software – corporate boon or burden - talk – transcript
- Digital identity and the law
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