Tim Wu's Network Neutrality & Broadband Discrimination

In Archive by Fredy Ore

While reading Lawrence Lessig’s blog, I came across an interesting paper by Tim Wu (Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School) titled “Network Neutrality & Broadband Discrimination“.
The paper commented on an interesting view of the internet as an “end to end” idea where it is becoming increasingly under threat by network providers developing technologies to discriminate among network users. The interesting aspect of this is that it can have legal reprocusions in the future. Nevertheless, Wu’s proposal is for a different form of regulation aimed at neutrality.
Lessig comments also that “Open-access” has worked well in Japan but not in America, and recommends it strongly.
Laurence Lessig is Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, the Founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and author of “The Future of Ideas” and “Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace“, he is also Chair of the Creative Commons project.