The Internet: Governance and Power

Seminar, Spring 2015, Harvard Law School

Jack Goldsmith and Bruce Schneier

2 classroom credits

This seminar will examine the individuals and institutions that control the Internet, and how the Internet affects the distribution and operation of power, broadly conceived. We will examine technologies of control (such as surveillance, censorship, propaganda, and use control) and of evading control, the individuals and institutions that seek to regulate the Internet (such as governments, the IETF, and hackers), the relationship between cybersecurity, national security, and Internet governance, the economics of Internet communications, and more.

Note: This course was jointly-listed with HKS as DPI-664 and FAS as Computer Science 90na.

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