Public Inerest is: access to the commons (Crawford)

Susan Crawford joins in on the Net neutrality discussion that’s heated up this month:

We can start from the premise that there is a strong public interest (evidenced by Bush Administration as well as Clinton Administration comments) in having high-speed, unfettered internet access be available as widely as possible. We can graciously accept that there is a general public interest in protecting property and compensating property owners. But we can regard access to the commons of the self-owned internet as a more important public interest than protecting the private property of the telecom companies.


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