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.
ACA Connects, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Rob Bonta, Defendant-AppelleePlaintiffs argue SB-822 is preempted because Congress occupied the entire field of either interstate communications or interstate information services, stripping the states of their preexisting police power.
The district court held that New York’s Affordable Broadband Act, N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 399-zzzzz (“ABA”), is preempted because Congress occupied the entire field of interstate communications, stripping the states of their preexisting police power. This is a sweeping claim. If affirmed, it would invalidate vital state laws regulating areas of traditional local concern—including consumer protection, public health, and public safety. Read more about Brief of Internet Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Defendant-Appellant
White Paper Submitted to the Public Consultation on the Draft BEREC Guidelines on the Implementation of the Open Internet Regulation Read more about The Impact of the ECJ’s 2020 and 2021 Zero-rating Judgments on Zero-rating and Differentiated Pricing in the European Union