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    note="second event listed further down page"
    main-issue="the right of free public, business, tribal, and private use of our Net"
    right-name-of-net-neutrality="common carriage"
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    Subject: Two events from Information Law Institute at NYU

    Date: 12:00 - 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 11, 2008
    Speaker: Dr. Alfred Kahn, NERA Economic Consulting
    Discussants: Professor Nicholas S. Economides, NYU Stern School of Business;
    Professor C. Scott Hemphill, Columbia Law School;
    Professor Michael Katz, NYU Stern School of Business
    Title: Antitrust Law and Network Neutrality
    Location: Snow Dining Room, 40 Washington Square South

    Dr. Alfred E. Kahn is the Robert Julius Thorne Professor of
    Political Economy, Emeritus, at Cornell University and is a
    Special Consultant to NERA. He has been Chairman of the New York
    Public Service Commission, Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics
    Board, Advisor to the President (Carter) on Inflation, and
    Chairman of the Council on Wage and Price Stability. Dr. Kahn
    received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from New York
    University and earned his doctorate in economics from Yale
    University. Following service in the US Army, he served as
    Chairman of the Department of Economics at Ripon College in
    Wisconsin . He later moved to the Department of Economics at
    Cornell University, where he remained until he took leave to
    assume the Chairmanship of the New York Public Service
    Commission. He has also served as a court-appointed expert in
    State of New York v. Kraft General Foods, Inc., et al., US
    District Court, SDNY, Advisor to New York Governor Carey on
    Telecommunications Policy, and as a consultant to the Attorneys
    General of New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, the Ford
    Foundation, the National Commission on Food Marketing, the US
    Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the US
    Department of Justice, the US Department of Agriculture, and the
    City of Denver. For 15 years, he was a regular commentator on
    PBS's "The Nightly Business Report."

    Nicholas S. Economides, Professor of Economics, Stern
    School of Business, NYU. Nicholas Economides is an
    internationally recognized academic authority on network
    economics, electronic commerce and public policy. His fields of
    specialization and research include the economics of networks,
    especially of telecommunications, computers, and information, the
    economics of technical compatibility and standardization,
    industrial organization, the structure and organization of
    financial markets and payment systems, antitrust, application of
    public policy to network industries, strategic analysis of
    markets and law and economics. He holds a PhD and MA in Economics
    from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a BSc
    in Mathematical Economics from the London School of
    Economics. His papers on Net Neutrality include Net Neutrality on
    the Internet: A Two-sided Market Analysis,
    http://www.stern.nyu.edu/networks/Ec...Neutrality.pdf
    and "Net Neutrality," Non-Discrimination and Digital Distribution
    of Content through the Internet,
    http://www.stern.nyu.edu/networks/Ec...Neutrality.pdf. His
    website on the Economics of Networks,
    http://www.stern.nyu.edu/networks/site.html, has been ranked as
    one of the top four economics sites worldwide by The Economist
    magazine. Professor Economides is Executive Director of the NET
    Institute, http://www.NETinst.org, a worldwide focal point for
    research on the economics of network and high technology
    industries.

    C. Scott Hemphill, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law
    School. Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review. Law clerk to Judge
    Richard A. Posner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit,
    2002-2003. Law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of
    the United States, 2003-2004. John M. Olin Fellow, Columbia Law
    School, 2004-2006. Joined the Columbia faculty in 2006. Current
    areas of teaching and research interest include antitrust and
    regulation of industry, intellectual property, the economic
    structure of legal practice, and statutory interpretation.

    Michael Katz joined New York University Stern School of
    Business as a Harvey Golub Professor of Business Leadership and a
    Professor of Management in July 2007. Professor Katz teaches
    courses in competitive and corporate strategy. Before joining NYU
    Stern, Professor Katz held the Sarin Chair in Strategy and
    Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School
    of Business. In addition to his academic service, Professor Katz
    has twice held positions in government. He served during the
    second Bush Administration as Deputy Assistant Attorney General
    for Economic Analysis in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust
    Division from September 2001 through January 2003. He served
    during the Clinton Administration as Chief Economist of the
    Federal Communications Commission from January 1994 through
    January 1996. Professor Katz has published numerous articles on
    the economics of network industries, intellectual property,
    telecommunications policy and antitrust enforcement. Professor
    Katz earned his A.B. from Harvard University and a D.Phil. from
    Oxford University, both in Economics.

    Abstract: This group of distinguished scholars will have a
    moderated discussion, starting from Professor Kahn's discussion
    of the issue, as set forth in his recent paper, The Threat of
    Latter Day Progressives to an Authentically Liberal Economic
    Policy,
    http://aei-brookings.org/admin/autho...p?fname=3D../=
    pdffiles/WP08-03_topostv1.pdf. In so doing, they will reference
    their own prior work (Hemphill's Network Neutrality, Rent
    Extraction and the False Promise of Zero-Price Regulation,
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.c...t_id=3D1119982, and
    Katz's The Economics of Product Line Restrictions, With An
    Applications to the Network Neutrality Debate,
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.c...t_id=3D1003391 as
    well as other relevant discussions of the issue, see, e.g.,
    Thomas Rosch, Broadband Access Policy: The Role of Antitrust,
    http://www.ftc.gov/speeches/rosch/08...bandaccess.pdf, and
    Jonathan Nuechterlein, Antitrust Oversight of an Antitrust
    Dispute: An Institutional Perspective on the Net Neutrality
    Debate,
    http://www.reg-markets.org/publicati...php?pid=3D1257). In
    so doing, they will evaluate the potential role for antirust law
    as a check on the behavior of broadband providers, discussing the
    relevant economic issues, the institutional challenges for
    antitrust courts vis a vis a specialist regulator, and the
    potential hurdles posed by the Trinko case.



    Date: 12:00 - 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 18, 2008
    Speaker: Professor Neil W. Netanel, UCLA School of Law
    Title: Copyright's Paradox - Exploring the Tensions between
    Copyright Law and Free Speech
    Location: Room 202, 40 Washington Square South

    Neil W. Netanel, is a Professor of Law at the University of
    California at Los Angeles School of Law. He teaches and writes
    extensively in the areas of copyright, international intellectual
    property, and media and telecommunications. His recent and
    forthcoming books include Copyright's Paradox (Oxford University
    Press, 2008); The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual
    Property and Developing Countries (Neil Weinstock Netanel ed.,
    Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2008); and From Maimonides
    to Microsoft; The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of
    Print (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2010) (with David
    Nimmer).

    Abstract: Neil Netanel will discuss his new book,
    Copyright's Paradox, which explores the tensions between
    copyright law and free speech. The United States Supreme Court
    famously labeled copyright "the engine of free expression"
    because it provides a vital economic incentive for much of the
    literature, commentary, music, art, and film that makes up our
    public discourse. Netanel argues that copyright can still serve
    this vital function in the digital age. Yet today's greatly
    expanded copyright law often does the opposite-it is used to
    quash news reporting, political commentary, church dissent,
    historical scholarship, cultural critique, artistic expression,
    and new media platforms for greater expressive diversity. Netanel
    provides concrete illustrations of how copyright often prevents
    speakers from effectively conveying their message, tracing this
    conflict across both traditional and digital media and
    considering current controversies such as the YouTube and MySpace
    copyright infringement cases, Hip-hop music and digital sampling,
    and the Google Book Search litigation. The author juxtaposes the
    dramatic expansion of copyright holders' proprietary control
    against the individual's newly found ability to digitally cut,
    paste, edit, remix, and distribute sound recordings, movies, TV
    programs, graphics, and texts the world over. He tests whether,
    in light of these developments and others, copyright still serves
    as a vital engine of free expression and he assesses how
    copyright does--and does not--burden speech. Taking First
    Amendment values as his lodestar, Netanel argues that copyright
    should be limited to how it can best promote robust debate and
    expressive diversity, and he presents a blueprint for how that
    can be accomplished.


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  2. Re: NYC LOCAL: Tuesday 11 November 2008 Information Law Institute: Alfred Kahn on Antitrust Law and Network Neutrality

    After takin' a swig o' grog, secretary@lxny.org belched out
    this bit o' wisdom:

    > Nicholas S. Economides, Professor of Economics, Stern
    > School of Business, NYU.


    Appropriate name. Wonder if it influenced his choice of career. Or did he
    change his name to match his career love?

    --
    You may be marching to the beat of a different drummer, but you're
    still in the parade.

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