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Freedom to Connect with Tim Wu

April 3rd, 2006

Colin Rhinesmith sat down with Tim Wu, Professor at Columbia Law School to ask him about his new book, “Who Controls the Internet?”. During his morning presentation, “Getting Network Neutrality”, Tim explained that “while the terms of network control have changed over the years, the question remains the same: What are the duties of the carriers of information?”

Tim described what he sees as the three main points involved in the net neutrality debate: “blocking, transparency, & tiering.” With the latter, Tim says “I happen to think that consumer side discrimination is a good form of discrimination,” arguing that user side tiering is okay, but application side tiering is not okay.

Listen to Tim discuss these points in further detail and learn more about his new book.

Produced by Colin Rhinesmith.

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