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.
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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.
The Copyright Office reports it's final rule about electronic copyright submissions and fees. Starting July 2 (for a limited number of copyright claims) it will begin accepting submissions of electronic copyright applications. The fees for electronic submissions will be $10 less than paper. (Electronic filing fees will be $35, while paper will remain $45) Read more about Electronic filings coming soon to the Copyright Office
In yesterday's Wired News Circuit Court column "Free the Spam King" I take on the question of whether criminal prosecutions will stop spam, or are even fair. This one has engendered a lot of hate mail. It seems people really, really hate spam. Read more about Are Criminal Sanctions the Answer to Spam?
While with CIS, Fellow Elizabeth Rader (now with Akin Gump) did a lot of excellent work for college broadcasters facing prohibitively high fees and complex paper work for internet radio stations. Now, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) are trying to help too, by introducing the "Internet Radio Equality Act of 2007". Elizabeth's former client, CBI supports the legislation, and maybe you will too. This blurb is from their press release: Read more about Internet Radio Bills Supported by College Broadcasters