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.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez is interested in restarting talks with Congress about data retention legislation. (See Anne Broache, “Feds: Details of ISP Snooping haven’t been decided”, http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6152598.html). I’m worried, but not as much as many commentators seem to be. Read more about Data Retention and the Fourth Amendment
What exactly is the scope of executive power? We heard about it during the warrentless wiretapping controversy and a myriad of other constitutional faux pax of the current administration, but it seems now that there’s another realm of vast confusion. Read more about Who needs Constitutionality anyway?
I've already gone on record opposing "net neutrality" legislation, (see
"What's Wrong With Net Neutrality," http://www.cioinsight.com/article2/0,1540,1993563,00.asp), and predicted that none of the pending legislation from the 109th Congress would pass. None of it did.
Senators Snowe and Dorgan have now reintroduced one of last term's bills, "The Internet Freedom Preservation Act." I'm still against it. Yes, I am against Internet Freedom! Read more about An Unpopular Position on Net Neutrality