Monday, January 25, 2010

Nest: Three outputs for World University & School, Network Neutrality, Open 'Information Technology & Society' course

Three outputs for World University & School to plan for ...

4x6 inch OLPC screen

2x3 inch handheld computer screen

and printing from hand held mobile computers (PDFs, portable storage, etc.)



Stanford University Law School panel of 5 on "Network Neutrality & Future of Internet" on Jan. 25, 2010:

Network Neutrality seems likely, ahead, in U.S., at least -

These are key principles for Telecom companies:

application agnosticism
user choice

At the time of deregulation …

4 principles for regulating of the internet (Principles For Broadband and IP Services):

1 access
2 choice
3 attach lawful devices
4 competition among network providers

((1) consumers are entitled to access the lawful Internet content of their choice; (2) consumers are entitled to run applications and services of their choice, subject to the needs of law enforcement; (3) consumers are entitled to connect their choice of legal devices that do not harm the network; and (4) consumers are entitled to competition among network providers, application and service providers, and content providers. [])

Two more principles have recently become important:

5 Transparency – (in response to Comcast's deep packet searching and blockage of Bit Torrent to deal with internet congestion)
6 Nondiscrimination principle

Barbara van Schewick – Stanford Law School
Jay Monahan – Vuze Incorporated
Daniel L. Brenner – Hogan and Hartson LLP
Markham C. Erickson – Holch & Erickson LLP – Open Internet Coalition
Mark Lemley – Stanford Law School & facilitator

lead to a fascinating and edifying conversation.


Open 'Information Technology & Society' class Saturdays, starting January 30, 2010 - 11:10a-1p Pacific Time, office hours after from 1:10 - 2p on Harvard's Second Life Island Come join us. We'll explore how the information technology revolution is developing especially vis-a-vis

( - January 25, 2010)

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