On the podcast this week, Timothy B. Lee, PhD candidate in computer science at Princeton University and fellow at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, discusses a variety of issues. Lee parses new net neutrality nuances, addressing recent debate over prioritization of internet services. He also discusses wireless spectrum policy, comparing and contrasting a strict property rights model to a commons one. Lee concludes by weighing in on potential software patent reform, referencing Paul Allen’s wide-ranging patent-infringement lawsuits and the Oracle-Google tiff over Java patents.
- Bottom-Up, Lee’s long-form blog about, among other things, technology policy
- The Durable Internet: Preserving Network Neutrality without Regulation, by Lee
- “Why Business Should Oppose Net Neutrality”, by Robert Litan and Hal Singer
- “Good Spectrum News from the Obama Administration”, by Jerry Ellig
- “Paul Allen’s Lawsuits: What’s up With That?”, at PC World
Do check out the interview, and consider subscribing to the show on iTunes. Past guests have included Clay Shirky on cognitive surplus, Nick Carr on what the internet is doing to our brains, Gina Trapani and Anil Dash on crowdsourcing, James Grimmelman on online harassment and the Google Books case, Michael Geist on ACTA, Tom Hazlett on spectrum reform, and Tyler Cowen on just about everything.
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