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Barbara van Schewick on Internet Architecture and Innovation [AUDIO]

November 8th, 2010

Barbara van Schewick—Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, an Associate Professor (by courtesy) of Electrical Engineering at Stanford’s Department of Electrical Engineering and the Director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society—discusses her new book, Internet Architecture and Innovation.

This book analyzes how the Internet’s internal structure, or architecture, has fostered innovation in the past; why this engine of innovation is under threat; why the “market” alone won’t protect Internet innovation; and which features of the Internet’s architecture we need to preserve so that the Internet continues to serve as an engine of innovation in the future. Whether you are tired of or confused by the network neutrality debate, or simply wondering what is at stake, van Schewick’s talk is refreshing and illuminating.

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  • 1. Offene Ablage: nothing to&hellip  |  November 11th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

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    MediaBerkman Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast Barbara van Schewick on Internet Architecture and Innovation [AUDIO] djones – November 8, 2010 @ 2:00 pm · audio Barbara van Schewick—Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, an A…

  • 2. Rent Audio Visual  |  March 14th, 2011 at 7:26 am

    It’s a no brainer why government and big industry want to regulate the internet. The main reason being to control was is available to us via the internet. We have seen how governments in Libia and Egypt have shut down access to the internet in their countries to limit rebel contact, and information leaking to the outside world. In addition, doesn’t anyone realize, the internet is controlled by the U.S. Military. The U.S. Military OWNS the infrastructure & protocol that the internet is built on. They are only allowing us to use it ‘freely’ for now. Who knows what information they are already blocking, or how they are using or harvesting our information as we ‘browse the net’. Plus with private institutions like Facebook, Google, etc., who store an insane amount of our private data, who knows how long it will be before these operations fully cooperate with government to farm out our information (or if they are currently doing this now). We know this is being done by WikiPedia – go ahead and try to correct any ‘conspiracy-theory’ related article with correct information. It’s changed IMMEDIATELY. That means someone is sitting there, notified of such changes to ‘sensitive’ articles.

    It’s only a matter of time before things change – for the worst.

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