Archive for January 2012

The Hill/Google Privacy

“Google Forges Ahead with Search, Privacy Changes,” The Hill, Jan. 29, 2012. Brendan Sasso interviews Larry on Google’s decision to move ahead with changes to its privacy policy despite intense regulatory scrutiny.

Forbes/Who Stopped SOPA

“Who Really Stopped SOPA, and Why?,” Forbes, Jan. 25, 2012. Larry’s detailed after-action report on the SOPA/PIPA fight suggests that Internet users have become a force on their own in technology policy, for better and perhaps for worse.


“Mr. Internet Goes to Washington,” AdWeek, Jan. 23, 2012. Larry is quoted in an article reviewing the changing role of Internet users in advocating tech policy, in light of the successful fight to stop quick passage of SOPA and PIPA.


“Mary Hodder and the Lifeboat of Fire,” This Week in Law, Jan. 27, 2012. Larry was a guest on “This Week in Law” to discuss the aftermath of the SOPA/PIPA fight, spectrum battles in Congress, and other recent legal developments in technology policy.

SOTN/Cloud Panel

“The Clouding of Entertainment Media,” State of the Net 2012, Jan. 18, 2012. Larry participated in a panel discussion on how cloud computing is challenging media industries and how legal strategies can help or harm the transition to digital distribution.

How the SOPA Fight Was Won…For Now

On Forbes yesterday, I posted a detailed analysis of the successful (so far) fight to block quick passage of the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). (See “Who Really Stopped SOPA, and Why?“) I’m delighted that the article, despite its length, has gotten such positive response. As regular readers know, I’ve […]


“How the Consumer Electronics Show Lost its Spark,” CNN, Jan. 13, 2012. CNN special correspondent Andrew Keen uses Larry’s Best Buy articles as a metaphor for the failing service culture evident at CES.

Forbes/CES wrap

“At CES, the Only Law that Matters is Moore’s Law,” Forbes, Jan. 16, 2012. Larry ponders the meaning of nearly 2 million square feet of consumer electronics exhibits on the Las Vegas convention center floor.

CNET/CES Spectrum

“At CES, FCC Chair Warns of ‘Spectrum Crunch’–For the Third Time,” CNET, Jan. 12, 2012. In a second report from CES, Larry analyzes the continuing failure of the FCC to resolve the “spectrum crunch” it first identified almost three years earlier.


“SOPA Firefight Comes to CES,” CNET, Jan. 11, 2012. Reporting from CES, Larry notes a key turning point in efforts to beat back draconian new copyright legislation pending in Congress.