The Issues

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

TAP Highlights

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.

Can We Expect Privacy in Public?

The courts have said that no one can reasonably expect privacy in public. In “Surveillance as Loss of Obscurity,” law professors Woodrow Hartzog and Evan Selinger challenge this claim, noting that public information has long been protected by obscurity. Recognizing the value of obscurity would bring coherence to U.S. privacy reforms.

Upcoming Events

18th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute: Silicon Valley

December 14, 2017, Mountain View, CA

Using Big Data to Analyze the Gig Economy

January 23, 2018, Stanford, CA

The Supreme Court and Patent Reform

January 25, 2018, Denver, CO

Privacy Roundtable

February 04, 2018, Miami, FL

Regulating Computing and Code

February 11, 2018, Boulder, CO

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