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About Joichi Ito

Joichi Ito is a photographer and technology entrepreneur. He is director of the MIT Media Lab and board member of Creative Commons.

Articles by Joichi Ito

This week's editor

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Our guest editor, Valsamis Mitsilegas, director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London, introduces this week’s theme: Privacy and Surveillance in 2016.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Is new US pro-copyright Internet legislation the Trojan horse of a controlling state?

SOPA - the US's Stop Online Piracy Act - proposes to shift the balance of online power from technology and platform providers to traditional copyright holders. The dangers of this move are that it will limit innovation, silence free speech and put in place the machinery that is needed to censor the Internet. And it won't stop piracy. So cui bono, and why?
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