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Tim Wu
Tim Wu

Tim Wu (吳修銘) is a professor at Columbia Law School and a writer for Slate Magazine. He is best known for popularizing the concept of network neutrality, a term he is credited with coining during a dialog with Larry Lessig. Wu's specialty is copyright and telecommunications policy. For his work in this area, Professor Wu was named one of Scientific American's 50 people of the year in 2006. In 2007 Wu was named one of Harvard University's 100 most influential graduates by 02138 Magazine. He serves on the board of directors of Free Press Action Fund. Columbia Law School, located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League, and one of the leading law schools in the United States. ... Categories: Magazines stubs | Microsoft subsidiaries | Websites | The Washington Post ... Network neutrality (equivalently net neutrality, Internet neutrality or NN) refers to a principle that is applied to residential broadband networks, and potentially to all networks. ... Not to be confused with copywriting. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Look up policy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Scientific American is a popular-science magazine, published (first weekly and later monthly) since August 28, 1845, making it the oldest continuously published magazine in the United States. ... Harvard redirects here. ... 02138 is an independent magazine featuring graduates of Harvard University. ...

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Background

Wu is an American citizen, but grew up in Toronto, Canada. His father is Taiwanese and his mother is British. They both studied as immunologists at the University of Toronto[1]. Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... This article is about the people of Taiwan. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a public research university in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Wu graduated from McGill University in 1995 with a B.Sc. in chemistry, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1998. At Harvard, he studied under copyright scholar Lawrence Lessig[1]. He worked with the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel, after graduating law school, and before starting a clerkship with Richard Posner on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998-1999. Wu also clerked for Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court in 1999-2000. Following his clerkships, Wu worked at Riverstone Networks, Inc. (2000-02) and then entered academia at the University of Virginia School of Law. In 2006 he became a full Professor at Columbia Law School. McGill University is a public co-educational research university located in Montréal, Québec, Canada. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Harvard Law School (colloquially, Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with Lawrence Lessing. ... Richard Allen Posner (born January 11, 1939, in New York City) is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The University of Virginia School of Law was founded in Charlottesville in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson as one of the original subjects taught at his academical village, the University of Virginia. ... Columbia Law School, located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League, and one of the leading law schools in the United States. ...


As of 2008 Wu was serving as an adviser to the Barack Obama campaign.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]


In 2008, possibly in anticipation of the change in national executive administrations, Wu took a strong stand in favor of new national programs to promote technology and innovation in the USA.[13]


Influence

In 2006, Wu wrote "The World Trade Law of Internet Filtering"[14], which analyzed the possibility of the World Trade Organization treating censorship as a barrier to trade. In June, 2007, Google Inc. lobbied the United States Trade Representative to pursue a complaint against China's censorship at the WTO; Wu's paper was cited as a "likely source" for this idea.[15] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WTO redirects here. ... For other uses, see Censor. ... A trade barrier is general term that describes any government policy or regulation that restricts international trade, the barriers can take many forms, including: Import duties Import licenses Export licenses Quotas Tariffs Subsidies Non-tariff barriers to trade Most trade barriers work on the same principle: the imposition of some... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This page is about Google Inc. ... The Office of the United States Trade Representative, or USTR, is an arm of the executive branch of the United States government. ...


In 2007, Wu published a paper proposing a "Wireless Carterfone" rule for mobile phone networks[16]; the rule was adopted by the Federal Communications Commission for the 700 MHz spectrum auctions on July 31, 2007. In a statement, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps wrote: FCC redirects here. ... Michael Copps is currently one of the United States FCC commissioners. ...

I find it extremely heartening to see that an academic paper—in this case by Professor Timothy Wu of Columbia Law School—can have such an immediate and forceful influence on policy.[17]

In 2007 Wu also founded the Columbia Program on Law and Technology[18]. In August of 2007 he and other developers and contributors launched AltLaw.


Selected publications

  • Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World (with Jack Goldsmith, 2006)
  • Copyright's Communications Policy Michigan Law Review (2005)[1]
  • The Broadband Debate, a User's Guide Journal of Telecommunications & High Tech. Law (2004)
  • Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination Journal of Telecommunications and High Tech. Law (2003)

Jack Goldsmith is a Harvard Law professor who has written a number of texts on topics in international law and regarding the Internet. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b Ante, Spencer E.. "Tim Wu, Freedom Fighter", Business Week, 2007-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Presidential Campaigns Asian Update". 
  3. ^ Official website
  4. ^ Columbia Law School Biography
  5. ^ All papers by Tim Wu at SSRN
  6. ^ Article - Why you should care about network neutrality
  7. ^ Article - Keeping secrets: A simple prescription for keeping Google's records out of government hands
  8. ^ Record detailing Tim Wu's Political Contributions
  9. ^ Article - Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination
  10. ^ Article - Wireless Net Neutrality: Cellular Carterphone and Consumer Choice in Mobile Broadband
  11. ^ Profile in New York Observer
  12. ^ Columbia Program on Law and Technology
  13. ^ Tech Policy:Jump-starting our tech policy April 1, 2008
  14. ^ Wu, Tim (2006-05-06). The World Trade Law of Internet Filtering. SSRN.
  15. ^ Rugaber, Christopher S.. "Google Fights Internet Censorship", Washington Post, 2007-06-25. 
  16. ^ Wu, Tim (2007). "Wireless Carterfone". International Journal of Communication: 389-426. Retrieved on 2007-11-09. 
  17. ^ Copps, Michael J. (2007-07-31). Statement of FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps on the 700 MHz Service Rules. Free Press.
  18. ^ Program on Law & Technology - Columbia Law School

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