Tuesday, April 23, 2019

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Community Conversation With Cornell Tech Faculty On Law, Technology & Democracy Monday April 29 - Professor James Grimmelmann On HavenCo, Pirate Radio, Machine Guns, Rampant Copyright Infringement & More

The Roosevelt Island Community Conversations with Cornell Tech faculty begun last fall, continues next week.  On Monday, April 29, Professor James Grimmelman will speak on Law and Technology.

According to Cornell Tech:

James Grimmelmann: Law and Technology

Community Conversations with Cornell Tech Faculty

Cornell Tech

Monday, April 29, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Does it seem like the Internet is out of control? Are technology companies undermining government control and freeing people to do absolutely anything they want online? And is that a good thing or a bad thing?

James Grimmelmann studies law and technology. He tries to understand today's digital controversies by looking for times when similar things have happened in the past. He will explain current struggles to regulate technology by telling the unbelievable real-life tale of HavenCo, one of the unlikeliest startups of all time. Its headquarters was an abandoned World War II anti-aircraft platform seven miles off the British coast — and the story just gets weirder from there. It includes pirate radio, machine guns, rampant copyright infringement, a Red Bull skateboarding special, perpetual motion machines, and the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States.

James will use the story of HavenCo as a jumping-off point for a conversation about technology and democracy.

James Grimmelmann is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Law School at Cornell University. James writes about search engines, social networks, data havens, hackers, trolls, copyright-infringing robots, and magical 3D printers, among other things. He is the author of the casebook Internet Law: Cases and Problems, now in its eighth edition, and of over fifty scholarly articles and essays.

Here's more on the Cornell Tech Law Program

and Professor Grimmelmann's essay - The Platform Is The Message.

Click here to register for the Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Community Conversation with Professor James Grimmelmann.

The first Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Faculty conversation was with Professor Serge 
Belongie on Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Augmented Reality. Watch the video here.

The second Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Faculty conversation was with Professor Nicolai Dell on Creating Tech For Underserved Communities. Watch the video here.

The third Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Faculty conversation was with  Professor Mor Naaman on Tech, Media & Democracy. Don't have video of that presentation.

Fascinating video here on HavenCo and efforts to avoid government regulation of data