Skip to content

"Averting the Spectrum Crisis: Now for the Hard Part", CNET, Feb. 27, 2012. With spectrum legislation now concluded, Larry issues an urgent call for short and medium-term solutions to head off an imminent crisis in mobile broadband.

"What makes an Idea a Meme?", Forbes, Feb. 21, 2012. Larry takes a fresh look at the economics of information exchange and the conflicting interests businesses have between enforcing copyrights and letting information spread freely.

"How politics inflame the 'spectrum crisis'" CNET, Feb. 16, 2012. In New York, Larry was interviewed by CNET's Maggie Reardon for this news story on the political firefight over spectrum auctions that erupted between Congress and the FCC.

2011 was a busy year for speaking and writing.  In addition to regular contributions for Forbes and CNET, Larry wrote for a variety of publications and was regularly quoted in the press about important developments in innovation, strategy, and the law.  On stories including net neutrality, SOPA and PIPA, and the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, Larry was not only writing but also speaking out in Washington and elsewhere.

The results are now in:

Speaking - Larry completed nearly twenty-five speaking engagements during the year at events around the world.

Writing- Larry published nearly fifty articles and op-eds for publications that included CNET, Forbes, The Hill, The BNA Daily Report for Executives, CPI Antitrust Review, Slate, The Orange County Register, The Wall Street Journal's All Things D, and the San Jose Mercury News.

He also appeared frequently on TV and radio, including nearly fifteen appearances on NPR and PBS programs both nationally and local.

Larry also published two chapters in the ground-breaking book, "The Next Digital Decade:  Essays on the Future of the Internet, still available from TechFreedom.  (Larry is now Senior Adjunct Fellow with TechFreedom, a technology policy think tank based in Washington.)

Press Interviews- Larry is a regular source for national media on a wide variety of technology topics.  Last year, he was quoted in nearly 200 articles and editorials, for publications including Politico, The National Journal, The National Review, AdWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today, Reason, CIO and Communications Daily.

Check out the Media page for links, quotes, and video clips from 2011, as well as previous years and now 2012.



2012 is off to a fast start, and we're trying hard just to keep up. We've already added over thirty posts to the Media Page, including articles, radio and television interviews, and quotes in a wide range of online and offline publications. There are several video and audio clips for your enjoyment.

The year began with two big stories: the successful fight to halt efforts for quick passage of SOPA and PIPA, two bills that would have added dangerous new legal remedies for government and private parties to tinker with the underlying engineering of the Internet in a fool-hardy effort to curb unlicensed copying by consumers. Larry was front and center, making several trips to Washington to speak with Members of Congress urging them to reconsider the bills, and reported as well from the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the tide turned definitively against the bills.  Larry's work, including a controversial article for Forbes on "Who Really Stopped SOPA, and Why," was cited in publications as varied as The National Review, Aljazeera, The National Post, TechCrunch, Techdirt, AdWeek and a radio interview on WHYY's "Radio Times."

The second big story was Larry's barn-burning article for Forbes on the failure of electronics retailer Best Buy to adapt to changing market and technology dynamics.  The original article how has nearly 3,000,000 pageviews, and set off a firestorm of response both positive and negative. The article spawned several follow-up pieces on Forbes, as well as extensive coverage nearly everywhere else, including  The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Slashdot, MetaFilter, Reddit, The Huffington Post, The Motley Fool, MSN Money and CNN. Some of these articles generated thousands of user comments, in addition to over a thousand that appeared on Forbes.

With the SOPA and PIPA fights temporarily on hold, Larry pivoted back to other important innovation and policy matters, including reform of the FCC's troubled Lifeline program, Internet privacy,  and a fight over future spectrum auctions vital to the future of mobile broadband.  Look for articles in CNET and Forbes as well as interviews in U.S. News, This Week in Law, The Los Angeles Times, The Hill, WebProNews and the Heartland Institute.

Stayed tuned!  It's going to be an exciting year.

"Internet Piracy and How to Stop it" NPR Radio Times, Feb. 16, 2012. Larry speaks with WHYY Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane on the fight over SOPA and how the media industries still don't understand who they were fighting.