Posts Tagged ‘internet’


ABSTRACT When the government regulates the Internet, it is not regulating speech but rather a transportation system. The United States Supreme Court erred—albeit reasonably and understandably—in the early days of the Internet when it viewed the Internet as if it were solely a medium for speech. A more accurate paradigm for evaluating government regulation of […]

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Jul 10th, 2019 governance, regulation

Cato Policy Analysis: What to Do about the Emerging Threat of Censorship Creep on the Internet

The Cato Institute published a new piece in its Policy Analysis series that focuses on the threat of censorship creep on the internet. The article discusses Silicon Valley’s changing position on free speech over time, how European and U.S. law differ, and the importance of confronting violent and hateful ideology through discourse, among other things. The […]

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Nov 29th, 2017 censorship

A Hacktivist View of US Cybersecurity

When those in power break their own laws then there is no law and no moral authority; there are just competing factions in an international power struggle to control resources. – Jeremy Hammond, Anonymous hacktivist. Following the SONY and CENTCOM cyber attacks, there has been a lot of discussion about the difference between nation-state and individual hackers, large-scale […]

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Coverage of Internet Governance Forum

My colleague and co-instructor of Cyber Security Law and Policy, Professor Milton Mueller is, as he always does, attending the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), this time in Istanbul, Turkey.  This is the Ninth Annual Meeting, and the theme is “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance.”  Milt will be a speaker — along with Vint Cerf […]

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New Global Commission on Internet Governance Announced in Davos

From a Chatham House news release: Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 22 January 2014 Carl Bildt, Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will chair a new Global Commission on Internet Governance, launched by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Announced today at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, the […]


In praise of chaos: The Economist

On October 1st, 2011, The Economist published two articles on the controversy surrounding government's attempts to control the internet.  Using the annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi as a backdrop, the articles note how some governments want to transition away from the current “multi-stakeholder” approach to a more government-controlled internet.  The multi-stakeholder […]

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House Rejects FCC’s ‘Open’ Internet Rules

Reuters reports, in an article by Kevin Drawbaugh, dated April 8, 2011, that the U.S. House of Representatives voted to "reject Internet 'neutrality' rules that were adopted last year to keep big Internet service providers from blocking certain traffic."   The vote, which largely followed party lines, had 240 votes for removal of the rules, […]

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F.T.C. Backs Plan to Honor Privacy of Online Users

In an article dated December 1, 2010, Edward Wyatt and Tanzina Vega of The New York Times report that the Federal Trade Commission, the nation's top consumer protection agency, is advocating a "do not track" plan for online consumers.   According to the article, the FTC feels that the status quo — self-regulatory practices — […]

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U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet

By: Charlie Savage of The New York Times Published: September 27, 2010.  According to a New York Times article, the Obama Administration is expected to submit a bill to Congress next year that would require "all services that enable communications – including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software […]

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The internet: The web’s new walls | The Economist

In a commentary dated 9/2/10 entitled "The web's new walls," the Economist points out something that we will discuss in class — the increasing belief that the Internet is not a borderless virtual reality divorced from the physical world. Three sets of walls are being built. The first is national. China’s “great firewall” already imposes […]

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic. Full biography

Shelby E. Mann

Ryan D. WhiteShelby is a second year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. She is the 2018-9 Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review, as well as a member of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. During her final year at the University of Missouri, she served as a full-time news producer for ABC 17 News. Shelby spent her first summer of law school at the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office in Memphis, Tenn., in the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit. Full biography

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a 2017 graduate of SU College of Law. A non-traditional student, Christopher returned to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering. Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

Anna Maria Castillois 2016 graduate of Syracuse College of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She served as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a 2015 graduate of Syracuse College of Law and is a prosecutor. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She was a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She wrote for this blog when a student. She is now a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography


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