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Newish edited volume: Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State?

(finally getting around to noting my recent publications) My edited volume (co-edited with Natasha Tusikov and Jan Aart Scholte) is now out, via Routledge. It focuses on the question of the state role in internet regulation from three perspectives: global … Continue reading

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Newish article: Democratic Legitimacy in Global Platform Governance

A recently published article of mine in Telecommunications Policy, with Clara Iglesias Keller. It’s Open Access, so please do check it out. It’s part of an excellent special issue on Norm entrepreneurship in internet governance, edited by by Roxana Radu, … Continue reading

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Doug Ford’s Gen-X vaccine bribe

(reposted from Twitter) I’m 48 and I’ve registered for my AZ shot. The sooner everyone’s vaccinated the better. But that doesn’t make @fordnation’s opening AZ to the 40-plus anything less than an attempt to buy off Gen-Xers to avoid helping … Continue reading

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Getting the order of operations right: Why the Ford government’s attempts to save the economy won’t work, and what to do about it

TL;DR: To save the economy, first you gotta deal with the pandemic. Muddling around will only weaken the economy’s foundations. I’m a big fan of academics staying in their lane and sticking to their areas of expertise. Subject expertise in … Continue reading

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What copyright scholars can learn from the Harper’s magazine “free speech” debacle

Nicholas Grossman has an excellent oped (h/t Mike Masnick) on that much (and justly) maligned Harper’s letter about cancel culture, free speech and stuff. Grossman’s key point: free speech defenders … miscast … their argument as a high-level defense of … Continue reading

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