Kevin Werbach

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Syndication has long been a fundamental organizing principle in the entertainment world, but it's been rare elsewhere in business. The fixed physical assets and slow-moving information that characterized the industrial economy made it difficult, if not impossible, to create the kind of fluid networks that are essential for syndication. But with the rise of(More)
Today, communications regulators mechanically apply outmoded categories to novel converged services, creating irresolva-ble contradictions and forcing hair-splitting distinctions that seldom hold up under the strain of judicial review or market forces. Policy-makers should reformulate communications policy around the technical architecture of the Internet(More)
'Net Neutrality' is a very heated and contested United States policy principle regarding access for content providers to the Internet end-user, and potential discrimination in that access where the end-user's ISP (or another ISP) blocks that access in part or whole. The suggestion is that the problem can be resolved by either introducing greater(More)
Technology experts and stakeholders who participated in a recent survey believe online information will continue to be organized and made accessible in smarter and more useful ways in coming years, but there is stark dispute about whether the improvements will match the visionary ideals of those who are working to build the semantic web. Overview Sir Tim(More)
How Weblogs are turning corporate machines into real conversations Abstract It has been repeatedly argued that the process/technology of weblogs offers a novel approach towards the continuation of democratic public discourse. Within the boundaries of the firm though, the implementation of weblogs takes a whole new dimension to realising that weblogs are(More)
* *The analysis and conclusions of this Working Paper are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of other Commission staff, individual FCC Commissioners, or the Commission. The FCC Office of Plans and Policy's Working Paper Series presents staff analysis and research in various states. These papers are intended to stimulate(More)
The next stage in the evolution of the digital economy involves the creation of what can be called the " Internet of the World " —an expanding web of transactions, anticipated today by on-demand platforms such as Uber and Airbnb, that eventually will occur across trillions of networked devices and penetrate every sphere of human activity. This brief looks(More)
Gamification is the use of elements and techniques from video game design in non-game contexts. Amid the rapid growth of this practice, normative questions have been under-explored. The primary goal of this article is to develop a normatively sophisticated and descriptively rich account for appropriately addressing major ethical considerations associated(More)