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The Future of the Internet in a Post-Internet Regulation World
May 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Co-hosted with Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Ajit Pai has started the process of undoing the internet regulation of the last administration. The recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is soliciting comments regarding everything from the legal reasoning for removing the common carrier status to what, if any, “bright line rules” the agency should entertain keeping. This event, co-hosted with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, will explore what’s ahead for the internet and internet users in a post-internet regulation world.
Last January TPI and CTIC convened a group of prominent scholars to address the question: The Future of the Internet Ecosystem in a Post-Open Internet Order World. These papers are now being published in a special issue of the Review of Industrial Organization, which will be available in June. Speakers at the event will include select authors, who will discuss their papers in light of current developments.
Michelle Connolly, Professor of the Practice of Economics, Duke University and former Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission
Robert Crandall, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies program, Brookings Institution
Michael Katz, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Professor, Department of Economics, Director, Center for Telecommunications and Digital Convergence, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, former Chief Economist, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice and former Chief Economist, Federal Communication Commission
Joshua Wright, Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute, University Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University and former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Thomas Lenard (moderator), Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Technology Policy Institute