Open thread for 94-848/79-298: Mobile Phones & Social Media in Development & Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal

I’m taking a break from my vacation in the stunning mountains of Montana to talk to a class at Carnegie Mellon being taught by my awesome major advisor, Jay Aronson. I’ll be updating this post with references to the links I bring up in the conversation, so class participants and refer back to it. Any […]

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Is any utterance without copyright? (What the Yahoo hacking tells us about modern IP)

A basic component of copyright is that it only applies to creations in a fixed medium. After revelations of cell-phone and webcam blanket surveillance, in addition to city-pervasive security camera usage, is any creation truly intangible? Quick definition from the U.S. copyright office: “Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted […]

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