08/13/2010 10:10 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Net Neutrality: The Essential Book

You may have noticed a lot of tech experts are going gaga over it: Barbara van Schewick's new book "Internet Architecture and Innovation." Harvard Law professor Larry Lessig (the trail-blazing cyberlaw champion) recommended it in the New York Times this week; Susan Crawford (a law professor who served as a top White House advisor) recommended it in an op-ed in Salon/GigaOm yesterday; Brad Burnham, the venture capitalist who was featured earlier this week in the NYT's Room for Debate, also posted an endorsing review on his blog. MIT engineering professor David Reed (former chief architect of the IP protocol, inventor of the UDP protocol) praises it on the book jacket.

Van Schewick is a Stanford Law School professor who heads the the Center for Internet and Society and has written the definitive book on a lot of questions in the net neutrality debate.

I wrote a review of the book and BoingBoing picked it up and expanded.

If you're interested in the Internet or economic innovation and entrepreneurship, you would love this book. If you consider yourself serious about these issues, you have to read this book. Whichever side of the debates you are on.

Here is a link to the book's website; and to my review. Enjoy.