Essential new book on 'Net Policy (blessed by Lessig!): "Internet Architecture and Innovation"

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8 Responses to “Essential new book on 'Net Policy (blessed by Lessig!): "Internet Architecture and Innovation"”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Barbara van Schewick, whose salary is funded by Google, is in this book engaging in revisionist history that suits her patron’s political agenda. Take it with a pound of salt.

  2. James says:

    And the digital version is available where?

    • Anonymous says:

      The book is an edited (and expanded) version of her 2004 PhD thesis, not available online either. I have been told the core arguments have largely carried over to the book, so you may want to go for an interlibrary loan copy of her thesis from Technische Universität Berlin library before actually going for the book.

      • Anonymous says:

        Anon # 6, why should someone try to get an old thesis through interlibrary loan if the person can get the book itself through interlibrary loan (or recommend that his or her library buy a copy)?

  3. Anonymous says:

    It’s not true that her salary is funded by Google. Stanford Law School pays her salary. Maybe Google stock is in the endowment, through a managed fund, but I assume a lot of stock fits in that category.

    And, if Google were funding her research, Google would be unhappy. Google just came out against real net neutrality (as anyone with pound of sense would know). So your accusation is factually wrong and just incoherent.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good question about digital version. In the post notice the last note: the digital version won’t be out freely online for three years. Maybe you should email MIT Press with reasons why a digital version would increase sales :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey Anon #3, can you provide links or other info supporting your statement? Could be true, I don’t know. But she contributed to this OpEd that that calls Verizon and Google “giant galoots” who have struck a deal that would, “destroy the promise of a neutral network.”

    http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_15745767

    But I could be missing something. Thanks,

    Jim Feeley

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