I’ve added almost twenty new posts to the Media Page from April and May. These were busy months for those interested in the dangerous intersection of technology and policy, the theme of The Laws of Disruption.
A major court decision upended the Federal Communications Commissions efforts to pass new net neutrality regulations, leading the Commission to begin execution of its “nuclear option”–the reclassification of Internet access under ancient rules written for the old telephone monopoly. While I support the principles of net neutrality, I am increasingly concerned about efforts by the FCC to appoint itself the “smart cop” on the Internet beat, as Chairman Julius Genachowski put it last fall.
The new entries run the full range of topics, including copyright, identity theft, e-commerce, new criminal laws for social networking behaviors, as well as privacy, security, and communications policy.
In the last few months, I have continued writing not only for this blog but for the Technology Liberation Front, the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society, and for CNET. I’ve also written op-eds for The Orange County Register, The Des Moines Register, and Info Tech & Telecom News.
I’ve appeared on CNN, Fox News, and National Public Radio, and have been interviewed by print media sources as varied as El Pais, The Christian Science Monitor, TechCrunch and Techdirt.
My work has also been quoted by a variety of business and mainstream publications, including The Atlantic, Reason, Fortune and Fast Company.
As they say, may you live in interesting times!