“Sins of Omission” Host Paulie Abeles interviews author Tim Wu, PhD. about his book “Who Controls the Internet?”
Could it happen here?What impact is media consolidation having on the internet and how do we keep the internet free from 'tolls' or government or corporate censorship?What about the proposed 'CyberSecurity Act of 2009' that would give the U.S. Government unprecedented powers to shut down the internet in case of a national emergency--is it necessary to our national defense or a curtailment of civil liberties?
Our guest tonight is uniquely qualified to address these issues. Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School, the chairman
of media reform organization Free Press, and the co-author of Who Controls the Internet? (Oxford U. Press, 2006). Wu was
recognized in 2006 as one of 50 leaders in science and technology by Scientific American magazine. In 2007 Wu was listed as
one of Harvard's 100 most influential graduates by the Harvard Alumni magazine.
Tim Wu's best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he has also written about copyright, international
trade, and the study of law-breaking. He previously worked for Riverstone Networks in the telecommunications industry in
Silicon Valley, and was a law clerk for Judge Richard Posner and Justice Stephen Breyer. He graduated from McGill University (B.Sc.), and Harvard Law School.
Wu has written for the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Forbes, Slate magazine, and others. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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