2011-02-10

Net neutrality??

Discovered a book, by Tim Wu. Quote:

Tim Wu (traditional Chinese: 吳修銘) is a professor at Columbia Law School, the chair of media reform group Free Press, and a writer for Slate Magazine.[1] He is best known for coining the phrase network neutrality in his paper Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination,and popularizing the concept thereafter, leading in part to the 2010 passage of a federal Net Neutrality rule.[2][3][4] Wu has also made significant contributions to wireless communications policy, most notably with his "Carterfone" proposal.[5]

Wu's academic specialties are copyright and telecommunications policy. For his work in this area, Professor Wu was named one of Scientific American's 50 people of the year in 2006. In 2007 Wu was named one of Harvard University's 100 most influential graduates by 02138 magazine.[1] His book The Master Switch was named among the best books of 2010 by the New Yorker Magazine,[6] Fortune Magazine,[7] Publisher's Weekly,[8] and other publications.

On February 8, 2011 Columbia Law School announced that Professor Wu "[had] been named senior advisor to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for consumer protection and competition issues that affect the Internet and mobile markets."[9] He is scheduled to begin his new position, on February 14, at the FTC's Office of Policy Planning.[10] Professor Wu will take a leave of absence from Columbia.[11]

Wu's 2010 book The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires described a long "cycle" whereby open information systems becoming consolidated and closed over time, reopening only after disruptive innovation. The book was named one of the best books of 2010 by the New Yorker Magazine,[6] Fortune Magazine,[7] Amazon.com,[26] the Washington Post,[27] Publisher's Weekly,[8] and others.

The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires (2010) By Tim Wu. amazon

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