A response to Barbara van Schewick: code needs (only a little) help from the law

Barbara van Schewick posted a really thoughtful analysis about how about application-specific vs. application-agnostic discrimination directly affects innovation, and looks at an actual example of a Silicon Valley startup. I think her points are right on, and I strongly support the rationale for resisting “application-specific” discrimination. In fact, Barbara’s point

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Lost posts, alas

Due to a complex double failure, old posts were lost about 9 months ago, and while I’ve reconstructed a couple from network caches, I’ve given up on efforts to reconstruct old blog entries from remnants. However, I will be posting new material, largely focused on ideas I’m exploring outside of

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What matters is not who

One of my grad students (whom I won’t embarrass here) just introduced me to a new UROP student as a fount of Internet know-how by saying that I “invented UDP”.   This just seemed odd to me.  Perhaps because our culture is so oddly focused on “who” and ignoring the more

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