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Networks and Infrastructure

Although “the Internet” seems ethereal, it is in fact a network of networks that connects billions of users around the world. The capabilities of the Internet are dependent on the reach of those networks. Many governments worldwide are considering how to effectively and efficiently make robust networks available to their citizens to enable them to access the Internet.

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Court Tosses Rules of Road for Internet

"It takes the Internet into completely uncharted territory." — Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia University

Tim Wu
Source: The Wall Street Journal
January 14, 2014

‘A FEMA-Level Fail’: the Law Professor Who Coined ‘Net Neutrality’ Lashes Out at the FCC’s Legal Strategy

"It [the appeals court decision] leaves the Internet in completely uncharted territory. There's never been a situation where providers can block whatever they want. For example, it means AT&T can block people from reaching T-Mobile's customer service site if it wanted. They can do whatever they want." — Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia University

Tim Wu
Source: The Washington Post
January 14, 2014

The Coming War Over Net Neutrality

"The net-neutrality rules now in place reinforce the Internet’s original design principle: that all traffic is carried equally and without any special charges beyond those of transmission. Among other things, the rules are a pricing truce for the Internet; without them, we can expect a fight that will serve no one’s interests and will ultimately stick consumers with Internet bills that rise with the same speed as cable television’s." — Tim Wu, Law professor, Columbia University

Tim Wu
Source: The New Yorker
May 2, 2013

The Patent, Used as a Sword

James Bessen
Source: The New York Times
October 7, 2012

What If You Used Other People to Connect Instead of Verizon or AT&T?

Jonathan Zittrain
Source: America Public Media’s Marketplace
July 5, 2012

Privacy, Please: This Is Only for the Two of Us

Andrea Matwyshyn
Source: The New York Times
June 2, 2012

The New Pay Phone and What It Knows About You

Chris Hoofnagle
Source: The New York Times
April 30, 2012

The Post-Cash, Post-Credit-Card Economy

Alessandro Acquisti
Source: The New York Times
April 28, 2012
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