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Yochai Benkler

Entries by Yochai Benkler

Selling Our Wireless Future

(7) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 10:14 AM

As the deficit supercommittee searches every corner to make budgetary ends meet, one solution they are considering, "incentive auctions" of the TV bands, could threaten the future of wireless innovation. These auctions may lock in an outdated regulatory paradigm, strengthen the dominant mobile broadband carriers, and block the path for...

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Occupying the First Amendment

(281) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 8:51 AM

Whatever else it accomplishes, Occupy Wall Street is revealing distortions in our current understanding of the First Amendment. In recent decisions, the Supreme Court has protected Wall Street's constitutional right to pour millions into political campaigns. But as presently construed, the First Amendment isn't an obstacle when it comes to...

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