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Liveblogging #ODR2014: ICT and Environmental/Multiparty Disputes

I’m here at the ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here. What follows is a best efforts summary of the session. 


Colin introduces Jason Gershowitz, Senior Collaborative Technology Associate at the strategic communications and collaboration firm Kearns & West (and former wilderness camp counselor), and Scott Fulton, Former General Counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, who are here to talk about ODR and the environment.

Scott starts by saying he's not tech guy, he's an environmental lawyer, but he's been peripherally affiliated with various ODR folks for many years and he's happy to contribute the conference. He offers to provide some context on the possibilities of ODR in environmental disputes.

Liveblogging #ODR2014: International Developments in ODR

I’m here at the ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here. What follows is a best-efforts summary of the session. 


The first panel on day three of ODR2014 has an internationalist perspective, moderated by Amy Schmitz, a Professor at the University of Colorado Law School. She introduces Julia Salasky, an associate legal officer at the United Nations. She works with UNCITRAL, a core legal body of the UN that formulates and regulates international trade.

Liveblogging #ODR2014: ODR and Reputation Systems

I’m here at the #ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here. What follows is a best-efforts summary of the indicated session.


Next up is Eric Goldman, a Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law and director of the school’s High Tech Law Institute.

Liveblogging #ODR2014: The Developing Field of Online Dispute Resolution

I’m here at the #ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here.


Day 2 of #ODR2014 opens with an address (slides) from Ethan Katsh, the Director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (and my undergraduate thesis advisor). Ethan is considered by many to be the 'father' of the field of Online Dispute Resolution, although he begins his talk disclaiming the title by describing the many other people who contributed to it.

Liveblogging #ODR2014: Dealing with Online Bullying and Harassment

I’m here at the #ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here and embedded below:

 

 

 



Colin introduces Christina M. Gagnier, a partner at Gagnier Margossian LLP and a Board Member at WithoutMyConsent.org, who will be conversing with Sheila Purcell, Director of Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at UC Hastings. Colin says that, if there is a consistent bias in the ODR community, it’s probably that bullying and harassment are bad, and he’s happy to have Christina talking about her work here today.

Liveblogging #ODR2014: Keynote Conversation with Mitch Kapor

I’m here at the #ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here and embedded below:

 

 

 

 


Our lunch session is a conversation between Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Development Corporation, cofounder of the EFF, and an investor in Modria, and Leah Wing, codirector of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Liveblogging #ODR2014: Increasing Trust through Resolving Issues in the Collaborative Economy

I’m here at the #ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here and embedded below:

 


 



Colin Rule, our host, introduces Monroe Labouisse, Former Director of Customer Service and Trust and Safety at AirBnB (now Head of User Operations at Stripe), and Nick Waldmann, Director of Customer Support / Trust and Safety at TaskRabbit; like Colin, both are former eBayers (slides). 

Liveblogging #ODR2014: Opening Panels on the Collaborative Economy and Dispute Resolution

By Chris Peterson and Jason Gershowitz

We’re here at the #ODR2014 conference. ODR2014 is the annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution Forum, an international assembly of lawyers, mediators, technologists, and others who care about technology and dispute resolution.

The livestream is here and embedded below:

 

 

 

Mapping Banned Books in Massachusetts: We Asked Every Public School And Library In The State About Banned Books, And Here's What They Said

TLDR: This post describes the history, process, findings, and caveats of our recently-conducted FOIA campaign of 1,300 public schools and libraries in the state of Massachusetts. You should also check out companion pieces in the Boston Globe, which has an overview of the project, and our research partner MuckRock, which dives more deeply into some of the more interesting results. 

A Brief Guide To User-Generated Censorship

This post is a brief overview of my master's thesis.

In June 2011, as heat and hardship both beat down on Britain, progressive activists proposed a general strike to protest austerity measures. They created a website at J30Strike.org, posted information about the strike, and launched a publicity campaign through social media, focusing especially on sharing links through Facebook.

It’s easy to understand why. Facebook’s News Feed does more than just capture and redistribute eyeballs: like the front page of a major newspaper, it also articulates an agenda, assembling a summary digest of important events. “As more and more is shared,” wrote engineer Peter Deng after Facebook repositioned the News Feed in the user’s home page, “we want you to be able to find out everything that is going on in the world around you.” It's a vision of social media as a kind of map, as an atlas informing users of worthwhile destinations and providing routes, in the form of links, through which they may be reached.

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