On the podcast this week, Adam Thierer, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in the Technology Policy Program, reviews the past year in technology policy and looks ahead to next year. Thierer first weighs in on net neutrality and upcoming FCC deliberations could that hatch a new regulatory regime for the internet. He then talks Google and antitrust, the proposed Comcast-NBC merger, and disputes between broadcasters and content providers. He also suggests that two issues — privacy and cyber security — will be at the forefront of tech policy debates in the coming year, pointing to support for do-not-track rules and to recent WikiLeaks and state secrets drama as momentum behind the respective issues.
- “The 5-Part Case against Net Neutrality Regulation”, by Thierer
- “The 10 Most Important Info-Tech Policy Books of 2010”, by Thierer
- “Online Privacy Regulation:
Likely More Complicated (And Costlier) Than Imagined”, by Thierer
- “And so the IP & Porn Wars Give Way to the Privacy & Cybersecurity Wars”, by Thierer