The Internet and the Project of Communications Law


The Internet offers the potential for economic growth stemming from online human communications. But recent industry and government actions have disfavored these possibilities by treating the Internet like a content-delivery supply chain. This Article recommends that the Internet be at the center of communications policy. It criticizes the nearly exclusive focus of communications policy on the private economic success of infrastructure and application providers, and suggests that communications policy be focused on facilitating communications themselves.

About the Author

Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School (Fall 2007); Visiting Professor, Yale Law School (Spring 2008); Associate Professor, Cardozo School of Law. J.D., Yale Law School; B.A., Yale College

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