I expect this is a move many people working for Apple, among other companies, will track closely
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named Tim Wu, author of the book “The Master Switch,” a senior adviser for consumer protection and competition issues that affect the Internet and mobile phones.
A press release issued by Columbia said Mr. Wu, who now teaches copyright law, communications and criminal law, would take a leave of absence from the university; he will start working with the F.T.C.’s Office of Policy Planning in mid-February. His job will be to assist the agency with “long-range competition and consumer protection policy initiatives,” the release said. It also said he would advise government employees on new legal cases associated with the Internet.