Law, Policy & Regulation
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The Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard University is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. The Center represents a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace. The Center investigates the real and possible boundaries in cyberspace between open and closed systems of code, of commerce, of governance, and of education, and the relationship of law to each.
The Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Information and Communication Technologies and Society (ICT&S) at the University of Salzburg deals with the interrelations between information and communication technologies and society. The activities of ICT&S seek to enhance the positive potential of information and communication technologies for individuals, organizations, and society and to reduce negative phenomena.
The Center for Information and Society at the University of Washington conducts independent, high impact research on the Internet, technology, and information and their interrelations with societies and their government, business, and non-profit institutions.
The Center for Information Policy and Electronic Government (CIPEG) at the University of Maryland is a multidisciplinary research and educational center that focuses on the intersections between public policy and law, ethics, and trust as they affect the uses of information in society by individuals, organizations, and governments. CIPEG studies the convergence of policy, information, and technology in forums as diverse as emergency response, online social networks, electronic records management, and public libraries.
In the heart of the Silicon Valley, legal doctrine is emerging that will determine the course of civil rights and technological innovation for decades to come. The Center for Internet and Society (CIS), housed at Stanford Law School and a part of the Law, Science and Technology Program, is at the apex of this evolving area of law.
The Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) at Simon Fraser University engages in research on the relationship between public policy and technology. It brings together practitioners and scholars to study the interaction of advances in science and technology, their implementation in the marketplace, and their impacts on community and individual interests.
The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media and world civic politics. A "hothouse" that brings together social scientists, filmmakers, computer scientists, activists, and artists, the Citizen Lab sponsors projects that explore the cutting-edge of hypermedia technologies and grassroots social movements, civic activism, and democratic change within an emerging planetary polity.
The Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP) is a collaborative project developed by Harvard University and UC Berkeley that aims to provide legal training and resources for individuals and organizations involved in citizen media. The CMLP also provides research and advocacy on free speech, newsgathering, intellectual property, and other legal issues related to online speech. The CMLP seeks to build a community of lawyers, academics, journalists, and others who are interested in facilitating citizen participation in online media and in protecting the legal rights of those engaged in speech on the Internet.
The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, human development, and social justice.
The Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture (PACTAC) is a unique interdisciplinary institute for research focused on the impact of technological change on culture, politics and society. Linking together researchers in the Faculties of Social Science, Engineering, Humanities, Education, Fine Arts, Law, Indigenous Governance, and Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria, PACTAC provides a collaborative interdisciplinary site for advanced research on information technology, new media, and digital communication as well as for rethinking issues related to ethics and biotechnology.