We’re About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It

Cross-posted from Wired Opinion.

Net neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn’t set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently — say, by letting some work better than others over their pipes — the dead man walking isn’t some abstract or far-removed principle just for wonks: It affects the internet as we all know it.

Privacy and the Canadian Speech From the Throne

The Government of Canada released its Speech From the Throne (SFT) last week, spelling out its priorities and governing agenda for the next two years. While there were no explicit references to privacy law reform as some had hoped, there were still policy commitments made that will have implications for privacy in the coming Parliamentary session. I touch on some of these below.

The Reasonable Observer on Remand: Fair Use Project Teams with the Andy Warhol Foundation and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Filing Amici Curiae Brief in Cariou v. Prince (S.D.N.Y.)

On Tuesday, the Fair Use Project, along with the good folks at Bingham McCutchen LLP and Virginia Rutledge, filed a brief amici curiae on behalf of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in the Cariou v. Prince remand.

New Just Security Post: We All Go Down Together

I have a new post up at Just Security today.  In it, I point to the fact that ongoing NSA revelations show that significant  surveillance activities are taking place without either Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) or congressional oversight, even though these policies directly impact Americans’ privacy.  For example, this past Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the


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