Berkman Center for Internet and Society


The Berkman Center was founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. They represent a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.

They investigate the real and possible boundaries in cyberspace between open and closed systems of code, of commerce, of governance, and of education, and the relationship of law to each. They do this through active rather than passive research, believing that the best way to understand cyberspace is to actually build out into it.

Their faculty, fellows, students, and affiliates engage with a wide spectrum of Net issues, including governance, privacy, intellectual property, antitrust, content control, and electronic commerce. Their diverse research interests cohere in a common understanding of the Internet as a social and political space where constraints upon inhabitants are determined not only through the traditional application of law, but, more subtly, through technical architecture ("code").

Related People Scott Hartley, Researcher
Ethan Zuckerman, Senior Researcher
Contact 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA  02138
Phone: +1 (617) 495-7547
Fax: +1 (617) 495-7641
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Focus: Communication, Development, Education, Technology, United States, Americas

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