Why Now? Or One Way to Understand the Importance of Configuring the Networked Self

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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4 Responses

  1. Orin Kerr says:

    Has any one published a simple summary of the book’s argument? I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t read it yet, and I think a summary might be a useful place to start for those of us who aren’t familiar with the argument. (I did watch a bit of the video at the Berkman center a while back, but not enough.)

  2. A.J. Sutter says:

    I echo Orin — judging by what I can glean from Deven’s comments, it seems that YUP is doing its best to keep the book away from the intended beneficiaries of its argument, setting a $55 price for the paperback.

  3. Ted Striphas says:

    You can download a free, Creative Commons-licensed e-edition of Cohen’s book from her website if you’d rather not pay the $55.

  4. Deven says:

    Thanks for the request, Orin and for the thoughtful follow up, Ted.