Tag: law

Lawyers and Engineers

Part of what I hope to do with the Program on Law & Technology at Columbia is bridge the communication gap between lawyers and engineers.  The two groups think completely differently. To take a recent example, a new P2P file-sharing system has emerged called the Owner-Free Filesystem (OFF).  It stores and transmits only chunks of…

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Privacy, Open Access, and the Law

Since we started putting court cases on the interwebs, first with Project Posner and then with AltLaw, we’ve had the occasional angry email from someone who Googles himself/herself and finds a court case from 20 years ago that reveals embarrassing and career-damaging facts.  They usually want the page taken down. Now, sometimes I’m sympathetic with…

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