Paper published in PLOS ONE
Despite widespread support from policy makers, funding agencies, and scientific journals, academic researchers rarely make their research data available to others. HIIG researchers Benedikt Fecher and Sascha Friesike ask in their paper «What Drives Academic Data Sharing?», which was recently published in peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS ONE.
Summer Fellows 2015 – Apply now! Deadline: 1 March
This year the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is once again opening its doors for summer fellows from all over the globe. We invite applications from early stage researchers pursuing transdisciplinary internet research. For more infos click here.
Lunch talk with Peter Thiel – Record is online now
PayPal founder, investor and book author Peter Thiel visited us on 21 February. We talked with him about Startups and his new book «Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.» To the video.
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Currently, we are seeking students from various areas of study, – We offer you a job in an interdisciplinary environment with dedicated colleagues and a challenging work spectrum. Check the offers and apply.
The principle of ‘Datensparsamkeit’
The concept of ‘Datensparsamkeit” is codified in German data protection law and proposed for European law. It’s a term difficult to find a proper translation for. It could be translated as ‘data thrift’ or ‘data parsimony’. In a nutshell, it means that only data necessary to perform a certain task should be collected and handled. In times of Big Data...
Where to sue in online copyright infringement cases
This article was originally published in the Internet Policy Review. One of the core principles of copyright is territoriality. But the internet is everywhere and so are possible copyright infringements. So which court has jurisdiction to hear a case about online infringement? This is the core question to which the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave an answer...
Internet interconnection: networking in uncertain terrain
The internet today consists of more than 49,000 networks. Network interconnection is the internet’s central feature. Yet, there is little qualitative research on the junctions between networks – about why networks interconnect where they do, or about how network engineers create, maintain or shut down relationships with other networks. Given our current dependence on the internet, this lack of exploration...
Insights into Chile’s digital ecosystem. – A travel report.
By Lies van Roessel, Osvaldo Saldias, Martin Wrobel and Max von Grafenstein. Two weeks ago, a scientific delegation from the Institute got a fantastic insight into Chile’s digital ecosystem. Three of our departments (Innovation, Global Constitutionalism, and Policy & Governance) joined forces in a mission that aimed at exploring possible collaboration with Chilean actors. Thanks to the generous sponsorship from the...