Age of the Internet as a Democratic Equalizer is Dimming.

When I started my law practice, the options for marketing were limited to expensive Yellow Page and newspaper ads, and networking.  Some of you may not even know what those terms mean.  They have become relics.  The same was true of all professions and trades, as well as hobbies and artistry.  If you simply wanted … Continue reading Age of the Internet as a Democratic Equalizer is Dimming.

One Year Anniversary of Repeal of Net Neutrality

June 11, 2019 was the one year anniversary of the Ajit Pai  led repeal of net neutrality regulations.  Pai is the Trump appointed Chair of the FCC and a cable industry insider - a former Associate General Counsel at Verizon, among other positions.  After being appointed Chair of the FCC, he closed an investigation of … Continue reading One Year Anniversary of Repeal of Net Neutrality

EU’s anti-link sharing law passed. Now what?

On March 26, 2019, the EU Parliament passed the controversial “Copyright Directive” by a vote of 348 to 274 and on April 15, 2019 the EU Council of Ministers approved the final text of the directive.   However, unlike the GDPR (the EU's recent enactment of the General Data Protection law), the Directive will not go … Continue reading EU’s anti-link sharing law passed. Now what?

Open Source Code: Democratic tech or Oligarchic tool?

For some time, I've been wanting to read Anand Giridharadas's critically acclaimed Winners Take: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.  It's a book about the relationship between rising inequality and the current culture of philanthropy among the top 0.001% the wealth spectrum.  It's also about so much more, including the role of the share … Continue reading Open Source Code: Democratic tech or Oligarchic tool?