Future of Internet Regulation
Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will kick off “The Future of Internet Regulation,” a public symposium organized by I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, which will take place on March 27, 2015 at Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law. The FCC is in the midst of an “open networks” rule making process. So far, the process has drawn over 1.1 million public comments. Why? Because the Internet is the central communications medium of our time. It poses unprecedented opportunities and challenges in virtually every domain of social, economic, political and cultural life. How governments respond will have enormous impacts. Following Chairman Wheeler’s opening policy keynote, panels of distinguished academics will discuss such critical issues as net neutrality, Internet freedom, and the future of Internet governance. The day will conclude with a lecture by William Dutton, formerly the founding director of the Oxford Internet Institute. Admission is free, and lunch will be provided to advance registrants. For more information, go to http://www.is-journal.org.