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The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a public interest technology law and policy program at Stanford Law School that brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students, programmers, security researchers, and scientists to study the interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like free speech, privacy, public commons, diversity, and scientific inquiry. The CIS strives as well to improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further democratic values.

The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a public interest technology law and policy program at Stanford Law School that brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students, programmers, security researchers, and scientists to study the interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like free speech, privacy, public commons, diversity, and scientific inquiry. The CIS strives as well to improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further democratic values.
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The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a public interest technology law and policy program at Stanford Law School that brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students, programmers, security researchers, and scientists to study the interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like free speech, privacy, public commons, diversity, and scientific inquiry. The CIS strives as well to improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further democratic values.

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Episodes

Paul Ringel - Hearsay Culture Show #258 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

6/24/2016
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I'm pleased to post show # 258, June 24, my interview with Prof. Paul Ringel of High Point University, author of Commercializing Childhood. Paul's study may seem superficially beyond Hearsay Culture's scope, until one considers the role of marketing, especially to children, on the Internet. Paul's book frames part of this heretofore-unknown marketing history by focusing on early American efforts to create children's magazines. As a historian, Paul explores the motivations for creating such...

Duration:00:59:24

Neil Netanel - Hearsay Culture Show #257 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

6/17/2016
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I'm pleased to post show # 257, June 17, my interview with Prof. Neil Netanel of UCLA Law, author of From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print. I've had occasion to discuss Jewish intellectual property law in the past, and always seize the opportunity when it arises. Neil offers such an opportunity, as he's written a thoroughly researched and annotated history of the Jewish copyright law and theory. As we discussed, this was a particular challenge...

Duration:00:57:06

Francesca Musiani, Derrick Cogburn and Laura DeNardis - Hearsay Culture Show #256 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

5/20/2016
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It's been a busy summer, having (a) taught an exciting (and sadly timely) new course on Employment Discrimination Law. As a result, Hearsay Culture has taken a bit of a summer hiatus; but, I have a few more shows from the past two months to post. Here's the first, show # 256, May 20, my interview with Francesca Musiani of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, Profs. Derrick L. Cogburn of American University's School of International Service (SIS), and Laura DeNardis of...

Duration:00:59:04

Michael Schudson - Hearsay Culture Show #255 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

5/13/2016
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I'm pleased to post Show # 255, May 13, my interview with Prof. Michael Schudson of the Columbia School of Journalism, author of The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945–1975. Michael is one of the leading media historians writing today, whose many books have helped shape the media studies field. His focus in this work is the mid-century struggle to offer public access to government operations despite the many traditions and practices that pushed...

Duration:00:57:17

Lawrence Lessig - Hearsay Culture Show #254 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

5/6/2016
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For your Memorial Day weekend, I'm am amazed and humbled to post Hearsay Culture's tenth anniversary show, # 254, recorded on April 26 and aired on KZSU on May 6, 2016, with Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University, reflecting on the past 10 years of Internet law and policy, and his current efforts to fix democracy. On a day when he was scheduled to fly to Washington, DC to pay a fine for having been arrested on Capitol Hill protesting the state of our campaign finance laws, Larry came...

Duration:00:55:05

Pam Samuelson - Hearsay Culture Show #253 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

4/29/2016
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I'm pleased to post Show # 253, April 29, my interview with Prof. Pam Samuelson of UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information, on the Authors Alliance. Pam needs little introduction to Hearsay Culture listeners given her position as one of the leading intellectual property law scholars of the last 30 years. In this interview, we focused on Pam's work for the Authors Alliance, founded by Pam in 2014 to promote "authorship for the public good by supporting authors who write to be...

Duration:00:56:54

Ben Peters - Hearsay Culture Show #252 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

4/22/2016
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Get ready for one of my common (but not yet patented - too abstract?) barrages of new shows over the next few days. That's what weekends are for - catching up on Hearsay Culture postings! So,to quote XTC - appropriately in this insane election cycle and as one bulwark against the ignorance enveloping our political process - let's begin! I'm pleased to post the first of the Spring 2016 shows, Show #252 from April 22, with Prof. Ben Peters of the University of Tulsa, author of How Not to...

Duration:00:59:32

Dave King - Hearsay Culture Show #251 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

4/10/2016
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I'm posting this show on a Sunday night, with The Jazztet's Another Git Together (Mercury SR-60737, 1962), playing on my turntable. This is an appropriate background — although, as my guest points out in this interview, music listening should be immersive, not merely serve as a backdrop — for posting Show # 251, March 11, my interview with Dave King, drummer for The Bad Plus and host of Rational Funk. While one could dismiss this interview as my effort to parlay Hearsay Culture into a fan...

Duration:00:58:55

Sam Brylawski - Hearsay Culture Show #250 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

3/4/2016
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I'm honored to post Show # 250 (!), March 4, my interview with Sam Brylawski of the Library of Congress' National Sound Preservation Board, co-author of the ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation. Sam is one of the pioneers of audio sound preservation, and one of its foremost experts, having been the President of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) and editor of the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings. Sam's work focusing on preserving our collective sound history is...

Duration:00:56:38

Lorelei Kelly - Hearsay Culture Show #249 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

2/26/2016
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I'm excited to post Show # 249, February 26, my interview with Lorelei Kelly of the New America Foundation on technology and legislative decision-making. Lorelei has done unique, critical and groundbreaking working focusing on the collapse of substantive expertise within Congress. More recently, Lorelei has been working on how governments can build resiliency into the legislative process in order to be able to operate effectively and proactively in our dynamic society. Thus, e-government,...

Duration:00:55:19

Ellen Goodman and Julia Powles - Hearsay Culture Show #248 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

1/29/2016
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I'm pleased to post Show # 248, January 29, my interview with The Guardian's Julia Powles and Prof. Ellen Goodman of Rutgers Law School, on the "Right to Be Forgotten." Julia and Ellen have been focusing on the right to be forgotten ("RtBF") for several years, and have done laudable work seeking transparency from its foremost actor, Google [disclosure: I was one of the signatories to the referenced letter]. The RtBF is a prime example of the clash of privacy, information, information...

Duration:00:57:10

Nato Thompson - Hearsay Culture Show #247 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

1/15/2016
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As promised (at least via Twitter), I'm finally posting new shows for the winter quarter of 2016. First up: Show # 247, January 15, 2016, my interview with Nato Thompson, author of Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century. Nato is an atypical but completely appropriate Hearsay Culture guest: an art curator. In Nato's book (and broader work), he studies the use of art as a social and political force in a world infused with easy and transformative communication technologies. In our...

Duration:00:58:03

Marietje Schaake - Hearsay Culture Show #246 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

11/6/2015
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I'm pleased to post Show # 246, November 6, my interview with Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake on democracy and technology in Europe. Recommended by former Hearsay Culture guest Lousewies van der Laan of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Marietje is a leading EU public official focusing on technology policy and the impact of technology on democracy. Her work is a perfect fit for Hearsay Culture, as it spans issues including Internet freedom, dual use...

Duration:01:01:13

David Brin - Hearsay Culture Show #245 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

10/9/2015
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I'm pleased to post Show # 245, October 9, my interview with author David Brin, on transparency, reciprocal accountability, cyber-utopianism and the preservation of excitement in an age of cynicism. David was an early guest on Hearsay Culture, having been on show # 30 back in early 2007 discussing his now-classic Transparent Society. In the intervening eight years, our sense of utopianism has continued to wane, even as technology's ability to positively confront the world's ills has...

Duration:00:57:08

Andrea Matwyshyn - Hearsay Culture Show #244 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

10/2/2015
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This has been a crazy semester. Thus, I am delinquent in posting shows from this quarter. I am about to update the record. Let's start with Show # 244, October 2, my interview with Prof. Andrea Matwyshyn of Northeastern University Law School, on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Volkwagen fraud scandal. Andrea has been doing outstanding work focusing on how copyright law can impede the ability of computer security researchers to conduct their research. On behalf of...

Duration:00:56:42

Jacqueline Lipton- Hearsay Culture Show #243 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

7/31/2015
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For the final of the July shows, I'm thrilled to post Show # 243, July 31, my interview with Prof. Jacqueline Lipton of The University of Akron Law School, author of Rethinking Cyberlaw: A New Vision for Internet Law. Jacqui's work is well known to Internet and intellectual property law scholars, and she makes a wonderful contribution with her take on the state of Internet Law as a field today. Focusing primarily on copyright, trademark and speech caselaw and doctrine, Jacqui suggests that...

Duration:00:57:59

Natasha Schull - Hearsay Culture Show #242 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

7/24/2015
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The third show for today's salvo of new shows is Show # 242, July 24, my interview with Prof. Natasha Schll of MIT, author of Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas. Natasha's ground-breaking book is an eye-opening study of the ways that technology can and is used to stoke the human predilection for addiction. Focusing on Las Vegas, Natasha's deep dive into the world of addicted gamblers exposes the capabilities (and some limitations) of an industry's efforts to reap profits....

Duration:00:58:14

Jason Arnold - Hearsay Culture Show #241 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

7/17/2015
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I'm pleased to post Show # 241, July 17, my interview with Prof. Jason Arnold of Virginia Commonwealth University, author of Secrecy in the Sunshine Era: The Promise and Failures of U.S. Open Government Laws. Jason has written a foundational book describing the many ways that secrecy plays a role in information flow today. From secrecy in government operations to science, Jason's study allows the reader to become familiar with the permutations of information control as well as the...

Duration:00:56:02

Wendell Wallach - Hearsay Culture Show #240 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

7/10/2015
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The barrage begins. Today I'll be posting four shows from July 2015. Then, because of a pincer attack of classes, my own writing projects and an attempt to remain a husband and father known to his family, I will be on a Hearsay Culture hiatus until October (other than recording a few new shows in September for airing in October, as well as setting the Fall schedule). Let's begin with Show # 240, July 10, my interview with ethicist Wendell Wallach, author of A Dangerous Master: How to Keep...

Duration:00:56:19

Jacob Silverman - Hearsay Culture Show #239 - KZSU-FM (Stanford)

6/3/2015
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I'm pleased to post Show # 239, June 3, my interview with Jacob Silverman, author of Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection. Jacob has written an insightful critique of the costs associated with information socialization and sharing. [Note: as a contracts professor, I should point out that this book does not use "terms of service" (end-user license agreements and the like) as we might in first-year Contracts]. Focusing on the meaning of status, visibility and...

Duration:00:56:56