The Future of Libraries in the Digital Age

March 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Thompson Library

March 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Drinko Hall



Future of Internet Regulation

Event Information | Date TBD | Moritz College of Law

Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will kick off “The Future of Internet Regulation,” a public symposium organized by I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, which will take place on March 27, 2015 at Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law. The FCC is in the midst of an “open networks” rule making process. So far, the process has drawn over 1.1 million public comments. Why? Because the Internet is the central communications medium of our time. It poses unprecedented opportunities and challenges in virtually every domain of social, economic, political and cultural life. How governments respond will have enormous impacts. Following Chairman Wheeler’s opening policy keynote, panels of distinguished academics will discuss such critical issues as net neutrality, Internet freedom, and the future of Internet governance. The day will conclude with a lecture by William Dutton, formerly the founding director of the Oxford Internet Institute. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided to advance registrants. For more information, go to

Future of Online Journalism

Event Information | March 29-30, 2012 | Moritz College of Law
 “The Future of Online Journalism: News, Community, and Democracy in the Digital Age” will bring together leading figures from communication studies, economics, journalism, law, and sociology to discuss the economic viability of online news and the impact of online journalism on community information needs and democratic self-governance.

Cybersecurity: Shared Risks, Shared Responsibilities

Articles | Event Information | April 1, 2011 | Moritz College of Law
Cybersecurity – whether in contexts as gripping as “cyberwar” or as mundane (but potentially devastating) as identity theft – is now the stuff of daily headlines. The April 1, 2011, I/S Symposium, “Cybersecurity: Shared Risks, Shared Responsibility” approached this subject with two ambitions.  The first was to move beyond generalities in specifying the roles and responsibilities both the public and private sectors will have to shoulder in order for the United States to share global leadership in cybersecurity. The second was to bring together the many sub-communities of researchers, policy makers, and professionals around the globe who focus on cybersecurity from its many angles into a larger community interested in developing this analysis. 

Youth and Social Media Symposium

Articles | Event Information | February 12, 2010 | Moritz College of Law
The phenomenon that perhaps most distinctively characterizes the generation of Americans born since 1990 is its pervasive engagement with social media – media enabled by the proliferation of new digital (and frequently mobile) information and communication technologies. Both old and new media are consequently awash in near-daily discussions about the implications of this phenomenon for young people’s safety, privacy, free expression, cultural engagement, sense of identity, and civic role.

Mashup/Remix Conference

Articles | Event Information | March 12-13, 2009 | Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and Wexner Center for the Arts have collaborated for a novel discussion on the implications of mashup and remix in the world of Web 2.0. Recent technological developments have created a wave of user-generated content in which pre-existing sounds and images are appropriated, reshaped, and shared with unprecedented ease. Bringing together new media artists, prominent academics, and influential members of the media community, this event will discuss ways in which the digitization of music, film, and visual art over the internet is influencing the future of these industries and the future of copyright law.

Online Consultation and Public Policy Making: Democracy, Identity, and New Media

Articles | Event Information | March 14, 2008 | Moritz College of Law
E-Governance: The Internet now offers the world an unprecedented capacity to foster the sharing of information and to facilitate sustained, many-to-many communication. The networking of citizens with their governments, with each other, and with the organs of civil society has created unprecedented opportunities for popular engagement in the public sphere. The Symposium featured researchers from Australia, England, France, Israel, Italy, Korea and Slovenia, as well as the United States, addressing a variety of e-democracy issues from a diverse interdisciplinary background and both theoretical and applied research.

The Future of Patent Reform

Articles | Event Information | February 23, 2007 | Moritz College of Law
For the first time in more than 50 years, Congress is considering major reforms to the patent system. Reform bills and proposals have come on the heels of much criticism from businesses (including many in the technology and software industries), from legal commentators and practitioners, and even from parts of the federal government itself (including the Federal Trade Commission’s 2003 report, To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance Between Competition and Patent Law and Policy). Is the patent system in need of major reforms? If so, what should those reforms entail? This symposium examined these questions and “The Future of Patent Reform” in the United States.

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Summit

March 9-11, 2005 | Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies and I/S have partnered with the IAPP, the world’s leading association of privacy and security professionals. CLPSS and I/S  programmed a privacy track at the IAPP’s annual privacy summit. The IAPP is the world’s leading association of privacy and security professionals. With more than 1,000 individual and corporate members, the IAPP defines and supports the profession of privacy by being a forum for interaction, education and discussion across industries.

Symposium on Cybersecurity Policy: Developing a Legal & Regulatory Framework for Cybersecurity

Event Information | October 12-13, 2004 | National Press Club, Washington D.C.
This symposium addressed policy issues surrounding the government’s role in conjunction with the private sector in improving the security of the nation’s electronic environment with an emphasis on acknowledging the interdependence of technology, policy and management.