Archive for February 2012


“Averting the Spectrum Crisis: Now for the Hard Part”, CNET, Feb. 27, 2012. With spectrum legislation now concluded, Larry issues an urgent call for short and medium-term solutions to head off an imminent crisis in mobile broadband.


“What makes an Idea a Meme?”, Forbes, Feb. 21, 2012. Larry takes a fresh look at the economics of information exchange and the conflicting interests businesses have between enforcing copyrights and letting information spread freely.

CNET/Spectrum politics

“How politics inflame the ‘spectrum crisis’” CNET, Feb. 16, 2012. In New York, Larry was interviewed by CNET’s Maggie Reardon for this news story on the political firefight over spectrum auctions that erupted between Congress and the FCC.

2011: The Year in Review for Media

2011 was a busy year for speaking and writing.  In addition to regular contributions for Forbes and CNET, Larry wrote for a variety of publications and was regularly quoted in the press about important developments in innovation, strategy, and the law.  On stories including net neutrality, SOPA and PIPA, and the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, Larry was […]

Updates to the Media Page

2012 is off to a fast start, and we’re trying hard just to keep up. We’ve already added over thirty posts to the Media Page, including articles, radio and television interviews, and quotes in a wide range of online and offline publications. There are several video and audio clips for your enjoyment. The year began […]


“Internet Piracy and How to Stop it” NPR Radio Times, Feb. 16, 2012. Larry speaks with WHYY Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane on the fight over SOPA and how the media industries still don’t understand who they were fighting.


“Metal, Code, Flesh: Why we need a ‘Rights on the Internet’ Declaration” Aljazeera, Feb. 15, 2012. Nicolas Mendoza picks up on Larry’s controversial “bitroots” declaration from Forbes in light of continued protests over copyright extensions, this time in the form of the ACTA treaty.


“The Last Temptation of Steve Ditko,” Forbes, Feb. 14, 2012. Larry goes somewhat off-script in this screed on Broadway’s Spider-Man musical, the tragedy of “work-for-hire” copyright law, and the Randian philosophy or comic book artist Steve Ditko.


“FCC Lifeline Program: Will the Revamp Solve the Fraud?,” Web Pro News, Feb. 12, 2012. Larry is interviewed on the reform of the Lifeline program and the FCC’s efforts to transform it without authority from Congress into a broadband subsidy.

US News/Lifeline

“FCC Wants $25 Million for Cell Phone Subsidy Program ‘Fraught with Fraud’,” U.S. News and World Report, Feb. 8, 2012. Larry is quoted at length in this U.S. News story on the FCC’s efforts to reform the Lifeline program, universally regarded as out-of-control and characterized by waste, abuse, and fraud.