Fellowship 2016 – Apply now!
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CfP: Special Issue of Policy Internet Review on Regulating the ‘Sharing Economy’
The sharing economy raises important issues for regulators: When does ‘sharing’ cease to be a private activity and become a public concern? When is something a gift, and when is it labour? Send your expression of interest and abstract submission until 7 September.
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South Africa might get the worst internet censorship law in Africa
Since 1994, South Africa has been hailed as one of the African countries where civil liberties are enshrined and protected by a progressive Constitution. However, recent draft legislation proposed by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) which would regulate online content has left many people stunned by the degree of poorly-defined yet draconian and far-reaching censorship provisions for online content....
The special investigator for the NSA parliamentary investigation committee of the Bundestag (German parliament)
This article first appeared in the Verfassungsblog. The blog post examines the legality of the German government’s proposal to install a special investigator for the NSA parliamentary investigation committee in light of the democratic principle of separation of powers. Recently the German government refused the committee’s request to release the so-called selector lists («Selektorenlisten»). These lists were originally handed out to the BND (German Federal Intelligence...
User innovations in the energy market – New research project is looking for energy prosumers
Photo: Hendrik Send, Matti Große, Moritz Neujeffski Interconnected, intelligent energy systems are a highly discussed issue. Those systems are used by customers to control and meter their energy usage. So called energy prosumers go a step further and produce their energy, use it efficiently and feed excess energy into the grid. Of particular interest are users that are motivated to invest...
Orphan works in the US – getting rid of “a frustration, a liability risk, and a major cause of gridlock”?
This article was first published on The 1709 Blog. Just a couple of weeks ago, in June, the US Copyright Office published a comprehensive (234 page!) report on the topic of orphan works and mass digitization. The report deals with the questions of whether legislation is needed to tackle the orphan works problem, and if so, what that legislation should look like. But let’s...