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News Posted on May 31, 2012

Professor Chander Speaks at Google Conference

Professor Anupam Chander spoke at the "Internet at Liberty 2012" conference held in Washington, D.C. on May 23-24.  The conference, sponsored by Google, brought together Internet activists and scholars from around the world to explore the most pressing dilemmas and exciting opportunities related to free expression in the digital age.

Professor Chander spoke as part of a workshop on the "Economics of Internet Freedom." His remarks focused on "Roadblocks to the Electronic Silk Road," drawing from his forthcoming book, The Electronic Silk Road. He argued that strict intermediary liability law and laws constraining data storage or processing to one jurisdiction can undermine the economic benefits of the Internet. The day before the conference, he participated in a gathering at Google's D.C. offices of researchers working on issues of Internet liberty.

Professor Anupam Chander is a leading scholar in the law of globalization and digitization, and has written widely on international law and cyber law.  He is also Director of the California International Law Center at King Hall.