A Copyfighter’s Musings mainly focuses on questions about the future of copyright with respect to the Internet and digital media on a biweekly. This blog is authored by one of Google’s public policy analyst, Derek Slater.
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Matthew Butcher’s hockey teammates started a memorial fund for him last week. Some of these friends had known him for as many as twelve years. Few had ever met him in person. These friends all played an online video game called Subspace. The game came out in 1997 — making it one of the...
In Bucharest, neighborhoods formed their own networks in order to bypass incumbents and meet their own needs. Later, these networks transformed into small businesses. My understanding is that the state of affairs is a bit different now, but these networks were quite normal 5 years ago.In Bucharest,...
Not quite the same as what Tim Wu and I proposed. But this is a neat demonstration of why ownership is attractive to consumers, and could be attractive to carriers. “In addition to entering an area with tremendous support already lined up, Lyse also does something innovative: it allows...
I’ll be speaking on Homes with Tails, or Measurement Lab, or something else. In any case, I’ll be there, and you should too. F2C: Who, What, When, Where, Why http://www.freedom-to-connect.net WHO: F2C is a meeting of people engaged with Internet connectivity and all that it enables,...
(Cross-posted from Official Google Blog) Posted by Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, and Stephen Stuart, Principal Engineer When an Internet application doesn’t work as expected or your connection seems flaky, how can you tell whether there is a problem caused by your broadband ISP, the...
Download the full paper here. Homes With Tails: What if You Could Own Your Internet Connection? by Derek Slater and Tim Wu America’s communications infrastructure is stuck at a copper wall. For the vast majority of homes, copper wires remain the principal means of getting broadband services. The...
Tim Wu and I are going to be presenting our forthcoming paper about customer-owned last-mile broadband connections — ”Homes With Tails” — next Friday at the New America Foundation. For more on the concept, see my previous post. We’ll post the v1.0 of the paper early...
Just not here so much. More here. Here’s the latest: What if you could own your internet connection? It may sound strange, and it’s certainly not what we’re used to. Today we have a “carrier-centered” model; phone and cable companies spend billions to build,...
This is a huge turning point. Jim Griffin has been telling everyone to “monetize the anarchy” for essentially the entire decade. This solution was on the table dating back to Napster. The idea has long percolated within the entertainment & tech community (read: the pholist). Many,...
December 2007: Copyright for Canadians Feb. 13, 2008, Google Public Policy blog: “Here in Canada, where there is an ongoing debate about how to best implement the WIPO Copyright Treaty, Google has joined with a number of other Canadian and international companies who have a shared vision of...