The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
Architecture and Public Policy
CIS explores how changes in the architecture of computer networks affect the economic environment for innovation and competition on the Internet, and how the law should react to those changes. This work has lead us to analyze the issue of network neutrality, perhaps the Internet's most debated policy issue, which concerns Internet user's ability to access the content and software of their choice without interference from network providers.
Professor Barbara van Schewick's book, Internet Architecture and Innovation, is reviewed by Danielle Citron on Concurring Opinions:
In the next few weeks, Concurring Opinions will be discussing various aspects of Internet policy in earnest. On September 7 and 8, we will hold an online symposium on Jonathan Zittrain’s The Future of the Internet (And How To Stop It) featuring thoughtful scholars, journalists, and (lucky for us) the author. Read more about Prelude To A Book Review: Barbara van Schewick’s Internet Architecture And Innovation
Sarah Hinchcliff Pearson, residential fellow at the Center for Internet and Society, is quoted on potentially requiring bloggers to buy a business license if their blog recieves advertising revenue. Kamala Lane of Washington Internet Daily reports: Read more about Widespread Taxing Of Bloggers Could Stifle Internet Speech, Internet Speech Advocates Say
Professor Barbara van Schewick's book, Internet Architecture and Innovation, is reviewed by Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing:
Marvin Ammori has an extensive review up on Barbara van Schewick's "Internet Architecture and Innovation," a new book on Internet policy that Ammori describes as "essential reading for anyone interested in Internet policy--and probably for anyone interested in the law, economics, technology, or start-ups." Read more about Essential new book on 'Net Policy (blessed by Lessig!): "Internet Architecture and Innovation"