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A Broadband Stimulus Discussion and a ‘Big Ideas’ Lecture by Internet Pioneer David Clark

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments

The next several days feature a variety of upcoming events, both on broadband stimulus legislation, and on some of the broader issues associated with the Internet and its architecture.
On Friday, January 30, the Technology Policy Institute features a debate, “Broadband, Economic Growth, and the Financial Crisis: Informing the Stimulus Package,”  from 12 noon – 2 […]

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MIT Professor David Clark on ‘The Internet Today and Tomorrow’

January 21st, 2009 · No Comments

The Information Economy Project presents an important lecture in its “Big Ideas About Information” series:
The Internet Today and Tomorrow:
Social Implications of Evolving Technology
A Lecture by DAVID CLARK
Senior Research Scientist
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 4 p.m.
George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Va.
Room 121
The Internet […]

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At George Mason University, Hear a U.K. Perspective on Spectrum

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Over at TechLiberation, I ask the question: What’s the right way to allocate the airwaves? For years and years and years, the governing policy of federal communications was that the electro-magnetic spectrum was too “scarce” to be left to the devices of the marketplace. This kind of reasoning has always lacked substance.
I highlight the speech […]

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Tags: GMU · IEP · white spaces

Broadcast Networks Seek ‘Time Out’ on FCC Push for White Spaces

October 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, October 23 – The top executives of the four major broadcast networks on Thursday urged the head of the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote on a politically simmering issue that pits broadcasters against Google and high-tech executives.
In the letter, the CEOs of CBS Corp., NBC Universal and Walt Disney, and […]

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What Was the Gore Commission on Digital Television Broadcasting All About?

October 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Note: On Friday, October 3, the Information Economy Project at George Mason University School of Law will feature a discussion about “The Gore Commission, 10 Years Later: The Public Interest Obligations of Digital TV Broadcasters in Perfect Hindsight.” It will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the National Press Club. Registration details are below.
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Tags: News · broadcasters · dtv

Do TV Broadcasters Have Obligations to the Public? Forum TOMORROW, 10/3

October 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Note: On Friday, October 3, the Information Economy Project at George Mason University School of Law will feature a discussion about “The Gore Commission, 10 Years Later: The Public Interest Obligations of Digital TV Broadcasters in Perfect Hindsight.” It will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the National Press Club. Registration details are below.

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Tags: News · dtv