BERKMAN CENTER FOR INTERNET & SOCIETY AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Upcoming events and digital media // September 8, 2010
 [TUESDAY 9/14] Berkman Center Luncheon Series: "Modeling a Paradigm Shift: From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation" with Eric von Hippel, Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Berkman Center Faculty Associate (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2010/09/vonhippel)
 [CONFERENCE 9/25] "Media Law in the Digital Age: The Rules Have Changed, Have You?" Conference in Atlanta, GA (http://csjconferences.org/medialaw/)
[TUESDAY] BERKMAN LUNCHEON SERIES on FROM PRODUCER INNOVATION TO USER AND OPEN COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION
9/14/10, 12:30 PM ET, Berkman Center Conference Room @ 23 Everett St., Cambridge, MA
RSVP is required for those attending in person to Amar Ashar (email@example.com)
This event will be webcast live
Topic: Modeling a Paradigm Shift: From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation"
Guest: Eric von Hippel, Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Berkman Center Faculty Associate
Both innovation by individual users and open collaborative innovation is increasingly competing with and may displace producer innovation in many parts of the economy. This represents a paradigm shift with respect to innovation research, public policy related to innovation, and innovation practice. Eric will present the basic story and we will transition to a discussion of important implications and interesting research opportunities.
Eric von Hippel is T Wilson Professor of Innovation Management, and also Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT. Von Hippel is known for his research into the sources of and economics of innovation. He and his colleagues find that product development is rapidly shifting away from producers to users and to open user collaborations in the Internet Age – is being “democratized.” This shift in the locus of innovation requires responsive changes in company business models and government policymaking. For example, policy must be altered to support an information "commons" model of innovation rather than only model based upon proprietary intellectual property. Von Hippel’s book, Democratizing Innovation (2005) is available free on the web at http://mit.edu/evhippel/www/books.htm.
This event will be webcast live; for more information and a complete description, see the event web page: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2010/09/vonhippel
[CONFERENCE] MEDIA LAW IN THE DIGITAL AGE
9/25/10, Atlanta, GA
Visit the conference website for more information on the conference agenda, registration and logistics: http://csjconferences.org/medialaw/
We're pleased to announce that the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard's Berkman Center and the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University are co-hosting a conference on September 25, 2010 entitled "Media Law in the Digital Age: The Rules Have Changed, Have You?" in Atlanta, Georgia.
If you are a journalist, blogger, or a lawyer who works with media clients, the conference should be at the top of your schedule. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn first-hand the latest legal developments and to get your questions answered by our panel of experts.
The program will bring together panels of legal practitioners, journalists, and academics to discuss the latest legal issues facing online media ventures. Topics will include: libel law, copyright law, newsgathering law, and advertising law, as well as the legal issues arising from news aggregation, managing online communities, and business law considerations for start-up online media organizations. Small-group workshops will focus on strategies for accessing government information and understanding legal terms in content licenses, freelancer contracts, and website terms of service and privacy policies.
If you need personalized legal assistance before or after talking about these media law issues, contact the Online Media Legal Network, a legal referral network for independent online media administered by the Citizen Media Law Project at the Berkman Center.
Funding for the conference is being provided by the Harnisch Foundation, which has been a long-time sponsor of the Center for Sustainable Journalism and recently provided a grant to the Berkman Center to support media law education.
For more information and a complete description, see the event web page: http://csjconferences.org/medialaw/
OTHER EVENTS OF NOTE
 9/9: Interdisciplinarity in the Age of Networks // MIT (http://web.mit.edu/physics/events/colloquia.html)
 9/9: The Internet Generation: Political Dropouts? // Tufts (http://events.tufts.edu/details.php?eventid=16455&evdate=2010-09-09)
 9/10-11: UNL 2010 Conference // Washington, DC (http://ammori.org/unl-2010-conference-in-washington-dc/)
 9/11: Startup Bootcamp // MIT (http://startupbootcamp.mit.edu/)
 9/13: Web Innovators Group (http://webinno27.eventbrite.com/)
 9/24-25: Innovate / Activate // New York Law School (http://www.nyls.edu/centers/harlan_scholar_centers/institute_for_informa...)
 9/28: Access to Government Records in Massachusetts: Issues and Trends (http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2ydlvtf9c7ca7...)
 10/1-2: Open Video Conference // NYC (http://www.openvideoconference.org/)
 10/1-3: International Conference on Crisis Mapping // Harvard (http://www.crisismappers.net/page/iccm-2010-haiti-and-beyond)
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Last updated September 08, 2010