On Designing the Network

Susan Crawford has a typically insightful post about the role of competition in communications law, and how competition policy may be more important than norms of network design (end-to-end, for example) in the policy battles to come.

As I’ve written before, who-gets-to-design-the-network is the grand theme that links contemporary telecomm and other information law debates. It’s network-as-thing, network-as-place, and network-as-narrative all at once. It links Grokster and Brand X, and — what the hell — if you’re looking for a grand unified theory of information technology law — it links Google Print as well.

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