Its always a great pleasure to accept Kevin Werbach's invite to Wharton to discuss media and communications law. In particular, its the concept, one hour per paper for a brief introduction and a long discussion - which requires the superb and engaged scholars that Kevin attracts.
Two rules: its work-in-progress so nothing public, and you have to read and note every paper in advance to properly participate. This year, I am talking co-regulation and Kevin has pointed me to this fascinating Phil Weiser net neutrality co-regulation paper that somehow slipped under my radar - he takes co-regulation from the Ofcom study which is derivative of everything else (with a nod to pioneering Schulz-Held in 2001), so that makes my paper an intellectual and policy history of how Europe got to that point.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Its quite absurd that the OSCE is urging the 'Stans (the ex-Soviet but still brutal kleptocracy-dictatorships in central Asia) to open dialogue with civil society. These regimes torture including by boiling victims to death. How the OSCE pretends to discuss open engagement is a Kafka-esque invention that Orwell would have been proud of: "
Posted by chris at 16:27
Friday, 26 November 2010
So Boy George tries to persuade banks to take a bath - and they essentially told him to get lost (except 4 that he owns). Now he must have come back with some bribes because 15 of them are playing ball: " Is this what you would call a voluntary Code of Practice? Not in my book...
Posted by chris at 19:34
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Adjournment debate in Parliament - with a very interesting intervention about coding of mobile content. Minister Vaizey (yes, that one) stated: "I mentioned this during my speech on net neutrality last week-that they can manage the traffic that crosses their network in order to give their consumers a good service... It seems to me that, given that rights holders are fully aware of the websites that are distributing their content illegally, ISPs could do more in that regard."
Posted by chris at 08:41
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Chapter 1: States, the Internet and legitimacy of co-regulation 15.6
Chapter 2: Reflexive co-regulation and the Internet 11.5
Chapter 3: Self-organization and social networks 12.3
Chapter 4: Self-regulation and standards 11.8
Chapter 5: Co-regulation and medium law 13.8
Chapter 6: Privatized censorship: ISPs and co-regulation 13.5
Chapter 7: Of governance and governments: roots of all nets? 8.4
Chapter 8: Intelligent governance: the role of governments in co-regulation 9.1
Posted by chris at 15:32