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Downes this week on net neutrality, handmade goods, and uber

August 28 – The Harvard Business Review features an article by senior policy scholar Larry Downes and co-author Paul Nunes, “How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods.” The piece explores The growth of Etsy, fast becoming the leading storefront for handmade products, shows how small products can generate a big bang. Similar to eBay, it provides […]

Latest VC/DC episode on clash of regulation, innovation

Larry Downes’ latest VC/DC episode is available on Forbes. “VC/DC: The Accident-Prone Intersection of Innovation and Policy” explores miscommunications between innovators and regulators, and why the need to find solutions is growing more urgent. Downes has also written a post to go along with the show. VC/DC is a new venture on Forbes, featuring conversations between […]

Center hosting webinar on the Communications Act

On September 4, 2014 the Georgetown center will host “What’s in a Title? A Webinar on the Communications Act and the Power it Confers on the FCC Related to Broadband.” Please join us for an in-depth legal discussion regarding Titles I, II, III and VI of the Communications Act, the authority they confer on the […]

Downes launches new “VC/DC” video series on Forbes

Senior Policy Scholar Larry Downes has partnered with Forbes Senior Online Editor Kashmir Hill to create “VC/DC : The Accident-Prone Intersection of Technology + Policy.” The video series will take a “regular look at the policy issues technology companies and investors should be paying attention to but probably aren’t.” The first episode examines the ongoing […]

Kovacs argues consumers are in charge of communications choices

In July 2014, Anna Maria Kovacs published “The New Network Compact: Consumers Are in Charge” through the Internet Innovation Alliance. The paper argues that consumers are now in charge of their own communications choices, and as such the relationships among the parties to the network compact have changed radically. Ensuring the fulfillment of the core […]

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