Emotions ran high at this week’s Privacy Identity and Innovation conference in Seattle. They usually do when the topic of privacy and technology is raised, and to me that was the real take-away from the event.
As expected, the organizers did an excellent job providing attendees with provocative panels, presentations and keynotes talks—in particular an excellent presentation from my former UC Berkeley colleague Marc Davis, who has just joined Microsoft. Read more about The Imponderable Privacy Problem, Again
The Progress and Freedom Foundation has just published a white paper I wrote for them titled "The Seven Deadly Sins of Title II Reclassification (NOI Remix)." This is an expanded and revised version of an earlier blog post that looks deeply into the FCC's pending Notice of Inquiry regarding broadband Internet access. You can download a PDF here. Read more about What dangers lurk within the FCC's "Third Way" Proposal?
I dashed off a piece for CNET today on the Copyright Office’s cell phone “jailbreaking” rulemaking earlier this week. Though there has already been extensive coverage (including solid pieces in The Washington Post, a New York Times editorial, CNET, and Techdirt), there were a few interesting aspects to the decision I thought were worth highlighting. Read more about What the "jailbreak" exemption says about the future of copyright law
If I ever had any hope of “keeping up” with developments in the regulation of information technology—or even the nine specific areas I explored in The Laws of Disruption—that hope was lost long ago. The last few months I haven’t even been able to keep up just sorting the piles of printouts of stories I’ve “clipped” from just a few key sources, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNET News.com and The Washington Post. Read more about After the cyberlaw deluge, another deluge
In some sense there was no surprise to the contents; the Commission’s legal counsel and Chairman Julius Genachowski had both published comments over a month before the NOI that laid out the regulatory scheme the Commission now has in mind for broadband Internet access. Read more about What lurks within the Notice of Inquiry on Title II?