Verizon v. FCC: Why It Matters

Tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 9, the D.C. Circuit will hear argument in Verizon v. FCC. [FCC links here to filings in the case – scroll down. I was involved in the ‘Natl Assn of Telecomms Officers Assn’ amicus brief. The remarks below were prepared for a public session in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 5, for which CSPAN has video here.] There’s a spray of issues in telecommunications policy and law, and lots of acronyms and shiny objects. So it should be a relief to people here that the case being considered by…

PdF essay contest

Personal Democracy Forum (June 23-24, NYC) is a key annual meeting in this country. You must go. This year the theme is “Rebooting America,” and PdF has been soliciting essays from people like Clay Shirky, Yochai Benkler, Beth Noveck, Craig Newmark, danah boyd, Scott Heiferman, Tara Hunt, Josh Marshall, Howard Rheingold, Brad Templeton, Mike Turk, James Rucker, Morra Aarons, Patrick Ruffini, Lisa Stone, Joe Trippi (and me) about how to reinvent democracy in the U.S. using the internet. Now PdF has emerged with the bright idea of asking everyone for…