Tim Wu Writes about a Google-Verizon Deal

By TAP Staff Blogger

Posted on August 19, 2010


Did you catch Tim Wu’s article in Slate? Evil? The Alleged Google-Verizon Deal that's Endangering Net Neutrality. He refers to a Google and Verizon agreement as a “content-for-cash scheme.” He goes on to write, “We could term it "Internet Payola," after the practice of record labels paying radio stations to play their songs.” Read the full article.

Tim Wu is professor of law at Columbia University. He specializes in telecommunications law, copyright, and international trade. He is the co-author of Who Controls the Internet? (Oxford U. Press 2006).  In 2006, Wu was recognized by Scientific American for his work on network neutrality theory.