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Tracy Mitrano explores the intersection where higher education, the Internet and the world meet (and sometimes collide).

January 20, 2011 - 9:00am
Okay, I was over the top in some sections of my previous blog.
January 14, 2011 - 9:00am
I promised last week that this week I would write a blog on privacy. The academic blog I intended to write I will still write. The polemical blog I offer this week is prompted by a connection between a comment to my last blog and the events of Tucson.
January 7, 2011 - 12:15pm
Mr. John Galt and I have been engaged in an interesting discussion about rights; if you are curious, please take a look at the last couple of posts and the comments that follow. It might be worth making a connection here between that discussion and some recent national Internet policy issues. The F.C.C. neutrality matter is a case on point. So what do Locke, Freud and the net neutrality have in common? [Again, for the Locke (rights) and Freud reference, see the previous post/comments.]
December 21, 2010 - 4:15pm
In response to my last blog, John commented very keenly. By the time I was finished with a rejoinder, it was as long as a post so I cut and pasted it here! I could not have imagined a better question to my remarks than yours, John, thank you for writing.
December 13, 2010 - 11:00am
What do Amazon, Google, Facebook, I.S.P.s and most Internet corporations have in common? They are all private, for-profit corporations. What does the Constitution promise or protect? Government action. And since the twentieth century, via the legal doctrine of incorporation, all government action, including state and local, not just federal government action as was the original intent and meaning of the founders.
December 6, 2010 - 3:30pm
Last week Cornell University's Office of the Dean of Students and Cornell Information Technologies hosted a forum to discuss technology and student life. Below is a slightly edited version of my contribution. At the end of the last forum, as we sat around with each other at the tables, one of the students looked over at me and said, "I finally figured out who you are, you are the DMCA lady!"
November 29, 2010 - 2:30pm
In today's edition of Inside Higher Education, Steve Kolowich writes about recent legislative and student efforts to address cyberbullying. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/11/29/cyberbullying
November 22, 2010 - 11:00am
Nice try, Mr. Grande, the plaintiff's lawyer, but I don't suspect there will be any cigars. Many articles on the issue have pointed out the same opinion. This post is a minor amplification why.
November 12, 2010 - 8:45am
The National Labor Relations Board decision to make termination for cause illegal in the case of an employee’s post on Facebook that criticizes his or her employer constitutes new wine in old bottles. (I know, whine … J)
November 7, 2010 - 11:30am
I was sitting in a session on InCommon at Internet 2 this week when I noticed my spouse’s name pop up in my inbox with the subject line "Trouble." Oh no, I thought, what could be wrong? Her mother has been ailing lately, and so my concern went immediately to her as I clinked on the message. Here is what it said in full: Hi

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