Topic: Legal Topics
Insurance expert Karl Susman discusses how bloggers and other Web 2.0 users are beginning to deal with and better minimize the financial risk of their activities. He talks with Denise about how the industry is now offering ways for people and businesses to protect themselves in this age of instant communications with its problems of rumors and sometimes incorrect information.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Lori Andrews, the director of the Insititude for Science, Law and Technology in Illinois, about the use of DNA in a court of law.
Government corruption affects all aspects of society. At the 2008 O'Reilly ETech Conference, Lawrence Lessig discusses government corruption, especially in the United States Congress. What does government get right, wrong, and where does dependence compromise effective government? Also, Lessig announces a new project designed to signal congress' support for reform, called Change Congress.
Attorney Daniel Solove discusses his book Understanding Privacy. He gives an overview of the difficulties involved in discussions of privacy, one of the most important concepts of our time. He talks about how scholars, activists, and policymakers have struggled to define privacy, with many conceding that the task is virtually impossible.
Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Stanford Law School's Lillick Professor Paul Goldstein, about his latest legal thriller: "A Patent Lie."
Rick Falkvinge is a Swedish politician who recently founded a new party. Its values include freedom, upholding laws, and rights to privacy. These may sound like safe and just laws - things that are constant and don't need defending; so what's jeopardizing them? According to Falkvinge, that would be copyrights and patents.
In this philosophical discussion of principle and policy, Eben Moglen talks about the essence of GPLv3 and argues we've wasted the last ten years talking about open source without talking enough about freedom. There's a lot of work to be done on the distortion of the software market, prevention of monopolies, licensing and patents, and the correction of public policy to prevent the misuse of freedom.
Can consumers and social networkers trust the security and privacy of information they share on line? How can companies manage their brands to earn customer confidence? Lise Buyer moderates this astute panel of experts from business, the law and academia as they look at what it means to be trustworthy in the digital age.
As online fraud continues to grow as a major issue, enterprises are trying to come up with new ways to reduce the problem. Unfortunately, we have traded convenience for strong authentication, so other methods must be used. Dan Lulich, Vice President of Technology for iovation, joins Phil and Scott to discuss the concept of end-user machine reputation as a way to establish identity. He talks about how authenticating the device is a better method to identify users.
Greg Whisenant, founder of CrimeReports.com, wants every city to make its crime data usefully available to citizens in the same kinds of ways that ChicagoCrime.org famously does. In this conversation with Jon Udell, Greg Whisenant describes a software product that can enable police departments to easily deliver online crime mapping and analysis. The future of law enforcement, he believes, will be a citizen/government collaboration enabled by this kind of social application.