The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University BCIS _6d65e03b-1898-4ad5-8b93-3e8d6789d423 a8cefec7-bf78-437b-b0d5-c070967b1a9a To explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions. _f81fa2bc-77e9-479e-a3e5-f3b003892170 Investigation Investigate 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. _55a6b4d9-5b05-4695-aa2e-6d9b25c9994f 1 We investigate 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. We do this through active rather than passive research, believing that the best way to understand cyberspace is to actually build out into it. Our faculty, fellows, students, and affiliates engage with a wide spectrum of Net issues, including governance, privacy, intellectual property, antitrust, content control, and electronic commerce. Our diverse research interests cohere in a common understanding of the Internet as a social and political space where constraints upon inhabitants are determined not only through the traditional application of law, but, more subtly, through technical architecture ("code"). e1d06494-39e3-48cf-92fb-279450bd4fc7 e3769fd0-2834-46a0-8269-cd821357b148 fc33ca91-e9cb-42e6-bbb5-76231efab683 Open Software Build, use, and freely share open software platforms for free online lectures and discussions. _ef1c4321-5d29-4a1c-94b2-55e8a5273853 2 As part of our active research mission, we build, use, and freely share open software platforms for free online lectures and discussions. fff010fe-004f-4eb1-a64d-c2f20da27377 1132b09c-bb9e-4bed-999d-ba7d614ff89c ac87888e-fe1a-4253-b501-609f45cc8a3d Gatherings Sponsor gatherings, ranging from informal lunches to international conferences. _450a91c8-0411-418e-a335-6dd07746a7fe 3 We also sponsor gatherings, ranging from informal lunches to international conferences, that bring together members of our diverse network of participants to swap insights – and sometimes barbs – as they stake out their respective visions for what the Net can become. edde7b07-0dfe-4c03-90d2-09eff6ad3b76 911f505a-5dde-44d3-a5af-a28264a0d1c4 a1bf67dc-0872-48a6-aa9c-9850ab52bb7d Teaching Teach, seeking out online and global opportunities, as well as supporting the traditional Harvard Law School curriculum, often in conjunction with other Harvard schools and MIT. _0f6178f0-1b79-4b6e-8a32-3d467a771900 4 b4cb9e0e-7708-4962-b30b-f85338ab6fdb f715611d-4e93-4742-abb9-1abc072be26b 72910034-1a00-4dbc-b591-dae3717542d6 2010-02-08 http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/about Arthur Colman (www.drybridge.com) colman@drybridge.com Submit error.