CBI: Saul Levmore on "The Internet's Anonymity Problem"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (All day)

There is the well known problem, or reality, of juvenile and destructive communication on the Internet, normally engaged in behind the protective cover of anonymity. Is this somehow a different problem on the Internet than it is elsewhere and, if so, are there solutions that are effective and justifiable? This CBI affords an opportunity to think about the subject, if it is that, of “Internet Law.” It introduces the idea of a hypothetical bargain among citizens or communicants, as a means of thinking about likely, or perhaps desirable, regulation and practice. It then grapples with the question of whether the interest in, or legal rule protecting, free speech trumps this bargain, or democratic solution.

Time: 12:15pm
Location: Room II  

Chicago’s Best Ideas, a lecture series begun in honor of the University of Chicago Law School’s Centennial, highlights the intellectual innovations of the School’s distinguished faculty.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Lisa Alvarez at lalvarez@uchicago.edu.

For special assistance or needs, please contact Lucienne Goodman at (773)702-0877.

Saul Levmore