Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tim Wu, Creator of the Term 'Net Neutrality,' Joins the Federal Government - NYTimes.com

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.

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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.

Tim Wu, Creator of the Term 'Net Neutrality,' Joins the Federal Government - NYTimes.com

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