Agenda

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Presiding Officer: Vanessa Ing, Symposium Co-Editor; Berkeley Technology Law Journal
9:00 AM

Welcome

  • Jim Dempsey, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

What is a platform, why are platforms important, and what is unique about online platforms?

Presentations:
Platform Market Power, Bamberger, Lobel [pptx]
Computer Platforms Before the Platform Era, Randal C. Picker [pptx]

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM

Demystifying Algorithmic Processes: What is the role of algorithms in online platforms, what can they do and not do, and how should they be governed?

Presentations:
Data Violence: Dignity, Discrimination and Algorithmic Identity, Anna Lauren Hoffmann [pdf]
Open algorithmic systems: lessons on opening the black box from Wikipedia, Stuart Geiger [pptx]

12:00 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM David E. Nelson Keynote

1:00 PM Break
Presiding Officer: Michelle Park, Symposium Co-Editor; Berkeley Technology Law Journal
1:15 PM

Consumer Protection: What are the forms of private and public governance that serve to protect (or control) buyers and sellers on platforms?

Presentation:
Platforms, Entitlement & the Twilight of Consumer Protection Law, Jane K. Winn [pptx]

2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM

Privacy: In the era of big data, how can regulators use data from platform companies to achieve public policy goals while protecting privacy?

4:15 PM

The Future of Work: Independent contractors or employees — is the dichotomy meaningful?

Presentation:
An Über-Ambivalence: The Role of Employment Status in Worker Collectivities, V.B. Dubal [pptx]

5:00 PM  Reception

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Presiding Officer: Michelle Park, Symposium Co-Editor; Berkeley Technology Law Journal

9:00 AM

Intellectual Property as a Control Mechanism: Despite the breadth of intermediary liability, how do enforcers continue to target platforms?

Presentations:
Financially-Motivated Cybercrime: The Turn to Intermediaries, Chris Jay Hoofnagle [pdf]
Notice and Takedown in Everyday Practice, JenniferM. Urban [pdf]

10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM

Free Expression and Terrorist Content: What obligations do platforms face when hosting terrorist content?

Presentations:
Examining ISIS Support & Opposition Networks on Twitter, Todd Helmus [pptx]

Presiding Officer: Vanessa Ing, Symposium Co-Editor; Berkeley Technology Law Journal

12:15 PM Lunch
12:45 PM

Keynote

1:15 PM Break
1:30 PM

Discrimination: In the context of algorithm-based decision making, what are the tools that can promote fairness and mitigate discrimination?

Presentations:
How many cents for a dollar? Women and Men in product Markets, Dr. Tamar Kricheli-Katz [pptx]
The New Public Accommodations: Race Discrimination in the Platform Economy, Nancy Leong [pptx]
Ride and Prejudice: Design and Bias on Peer-to-Peer Platforms, Karen Levy [pdf]

3:00 PM

Conclusion: More regulation, less regulation, self-regulation — what is the right balance for effective governance?

Presentation:
Platform Shift: How New Biz Models are Changing the Shape of Industry (and Law), Marshall Van Alsytne [pptx]

4:15 PM Closing