Timothy B. Lee

Timothy B. Lee

Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute
Joined on November 25, 2008
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Timothy B. Lee is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He is a PhD student in computer science and an affiliate of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. He has written extensively about copyright and patent law, civil liberties, online privacy, and network neutrality regulation. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Slate, and Reason magazine. He is a regular contributor to Ars Technica, a popular technology news site, and to the widely-read Techdirt blog. From 2005 to 2007, while on the staff of the St. Louis-based Show-Me Institute, Lee documented the rampant abuse of eminent domain in Missouri. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

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The Perpetual Peril of Open Platforms

Over at Techdirt, Mike Masnick did a great post a few weeks back on a theme I've written about before: peoples' tendency to underestimate the robustness of open platforms. "Once people have a taste for what that openness allows, stuffing it back into a box is very difficult. Yes, it's important to remain vigilant, and yes, people will always attempt to shut off that openness, citing all sorts of "dangers" and "bad things" that the openness allows..." more

More Privacy, Bit by Bit

Before the Holidays, Yahoo got a flurry of good press for the announcement that it would (as the LA Times puts it) "purge user data after 90 days." My eagle-eyed friend Julian Sanchez noticed that the "purge" was less complete than privacy advocates might have hoped. more

Does Your House Need a Tail?

Thus far, the debate over broadband deployment has generally been between those who believe that private telecom incumbents should be in charge of planning, financing and building next-generation broadband infrastructure, and those who advocate a larger role for government in the deployment of broadband infrastructure... Tim Wu and Derek Slater have a great new paper out that approaches the problem from a different perspective: that broadband deployments could be planned and financed not by government or private industry, but by consumers themselves. more

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