An actual media roundup.
Here’s a cluster of stuff I’ve been reading on recent developments in internet regulation and media law (I’m reviewing the new Cass Sunstein book, so I was inspired). An older WSJ piece on homelessness and internet access; a Wired article on the future of Pirate Bay as a legal enterprise (really?); and an overview of Sunstein’s rather disturbing views on regulation, and how they may play out if he’s confirmed as regulatory czar.
Also, and thankfully, for those concerned about civil liberties and online censorship, the Lori Drew verdict was overturned on Thursday.
For a bit of background info, I refer you to the writings of Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab, and generally the guy who foresaw our current technological conditions fifteen years ago. Enjoy.