The Issues

  • Competition Policy and Antitrust
  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

Why Is Everyone Debating Net Neutrality?

“Net Neutrality is a reflection of how society answers three fundamental political questions: Who decides what you do? Who decides who you communicate, transact, and collaborate with? Who decides how you should live your life?” - Evan Selinger and Brett Frischmann

What Rights Should Internet Users Have Versus ISPs?

Columbia law professor Tim Wu shows how, since 1970, “there have always been some rules controlling what the owners of the pipes on national networks can do to the businesses and people who rely on them. And since 2005 there have been clear bans on blocking and throttling internet applications.”

Anticipating Key Issues in Robot Law

In “The Path of Robotics Law,” law professor Jack Balkin asks whether robotics law will resemble the development of Internet law. He notes that the problems that robots present will change over time, depending on how they are used. Understanding the relationship of social rules and institutions to technology will help us anticipate the challenges of robotics.

The Open Internet Is Not a Partisan Issue

“The true history of net neutrality in the U.S. isn’t that it magically showed up in 2015; it’s the story of big broadband providers pushing back at net neutrality protections for 15 years.” – Barbara van Schewick, net neutrality expert and Stanford law professor.

New TAP Blog Posts

Why the FCC Should Prevent ISPs from Micromanaging Our Lives

By Evan Selinger and Brett Frischmann
Posted on December 12, 2017
Professors Evan Selinger and Brett Frischmann examine the net neutrality debate from the perspective that we are all content providers and content users. They believe that management of the internet should be based on the “timing and quantity of traffic flows.”

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December 14, 2017, Mountain View, CA

Using Big Data to Analyze the Gig Economy

January 23, 2018, Stanford, CA

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