1/25: Network Neutrality and the Future of the Internet

January 25, 2010 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Registration required.

Reception: 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Faculty Lounge
Panel: 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Room 290

The Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology and its Center for Ecommerce present an evening panel, "Network Neutrality and the Future of the Intenet." Network Neutrality continues to be the subject of fierce debate. Proponents of Network Neutrality argue that Internet access providers should not restrict access to lawful content, websites, platforms, applications or access by legal devices that do not harm the network. Opponents of legally mandated Network Neutrality maintain that broadband service providers have no intention to block content or otherwise degrade network performance, and that they should be allowed to charge different prices for different content. In October 2009, the FCC approved a notice of proposed rulemaking on the subject of net neutrality.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring leading experts from industry, academia, and legal practice in a discussion of current issues surrounding Network Neutrality. The panel will address current practical and policy issues such as the outcome and impact of the FCC Rulemaking, possible Congressional action, and what is happening in the interim.


* Daniel L. Brenner, Partner, Hogan and Hartson LLP
* Markham C. Erickson, Holch & Erickson LLP; Executive Director, Open Internet Coalition
* Daniel M. Mandil, Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Content Protection Officer, Picture Association of America
* Jay Monahan, General Counsel, Vuze Inc.
* Barbara van Schewick, Assistant Professor of Law and (by Courtesy) Electrical Engineering; Director, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School

* Mark A. Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Founding Partner, Durie Tangri LLP

CLE will be available.

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