Posts for January, 2011

Professor Barbara van Schewick: Internet Architecture and Innovation

January 19, 2011

On December 1, Professor Barbara van Schewick discussed her new book Internet Architecture and Innovation. The book analyzes how the Internet’s internal structure, or architecture, has fostered innovation in the past; why this engine of innovation is under threat; why the “market” alone won’t protect Internet innovation; and which features of the Internet’s architecture we need to preserve so that the Internet continues to serve as an engine of innovation in the future.

It Takes Laws to Control the Bad Guys

January 13, 2011

(This short excerpt was first published in the New York Times on January 11, 2011)  “In an ideal world, stable, cautious law-abiding citizens would have access to guns and others would not. Ideally, we would like wise regulation and prudent personal decisions about carrying and using guns. Deciding on the […]

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman visits Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance

January 13, 2011

Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business recently announced the establishment of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, an interdisciplinary center to study and advance the development and deployment of clean energy technologies through innovative policy and finance. … Dan Reicher, the center’s new director, and other members of […]