Getting Carbon Border Taxes Right (Project-Syndicate)

Carbon border taxes could help the world move more efficiently toward sustainability. But if such taxes are to be part of a consensual multilateral approach, rather than a new source of conflict, policymakers will have to tackle distributional issues upfront as part of a strategic design, not as an afterthought.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/carbon-border-taxes-efficiency-distributional-problems-by-kemal-dervis-2020-02

Kemal Derviş, former Minister of Economic Affairs of Turkey and former Administrator for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

The Value of Controlled Anonymity (CIGI)

As China’s influence and role in the development of technology continues to grow, democratic societies must ask whether the power of technology that’s developed in China — and often used to survey or track — can be appropriated for democratic purposes.

https://www.cigionline.org/articles/value-controlled-anonymity?utm_source=cigi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=why-technological-change-should-be-driven-value-system

Jesse Hirsh

22 Years After the DMCA, Online Piracy Is Still a Widespread Problem (ITIF)

Congress is looking back on a 22-year-old law that safeguards intellectual property and continues to shape the Internet: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property is holding a hearing on February 11 that will answer questions of why it was enacted and what the state of the law is now.

https://itif.org/publications/2020/02/07/22-years-after-dmca-online-piracy-still-widespread-problem?mc_cid=c6b12a5946&mc_eid=1605003b4c

Ashley Johnson