Episode 4.12 Five Years of Facepalming (Live at NC State)
The EU and internet law—monopolies, copyright, taxing, freedom of speech, and learning from each other.
In this second of two episodes recorded live at NC State (with a different class of students), we tackle the European Union’s approach to internet legislation—including everything from copyright law to dealing with monopolies—as a way to look at how differently things work around the world. What might we learn from other countries here in the U.S.? What might they learn from us?
- Internet history
- ARPANET (Wikipedia)
- MILNET (Wikipedia) (actually a subsection of ARPANET used specifically for military purposes)
- World Wide Web & Tim Berners Lee (Pew)
- Minitel (Wikipedia)
- Monopsony (Economics Online)
- Applied to the tech industry: “Publishers’ Deal with the Devil” (Stratechery)
- United States v. Microsoft Corp.
- “EU Politicians Try To Create A New ‘Link Tax’ To Protect Newspapers Who Don’t Like Sites Linking For Free”
- “Google dominates search. But the real problem is its monopoly on data”
- Pirate Party (Wikipedia)
- Last mile “loop unbundling” (Wikipedia)
- Schengen Agreement (Wikipedia)
- Packet sniffing
- “Brazil Arrests Facebook Executive in WhatsApp Data Access Case” (New York Times)
- End-to-end encryption (Wikipedia)
- “Why Are We Fighting the Crypto Wars Again” (Steven Levy) – with a helpful history of the fight in the 1990s as well as the current issues
- “You Can’t Outlaw Math (Accidental Tech Podcast 26:31 and following)”
- Trans-Pacific Partnership
- DMCA (Electronic Frontiers Foundation)
- Digital cash in Kenya
Previously on the Show
- “The House”, by Air Traffic Controller. Used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. That Creative Commons bit is pretty great: it means you can do whatever you want with this theme wherever you live.
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