Defining Network Neutrality

The net neutrality fight is on, as FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s proposal for new rules moved on to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Now, the two sides are digging in: AT&T, telcos, and unions on one side; Google and content providers on the other. I tend to favor protecting end-to-end in the Internet context, but [...]

The Fight to Free Subway Data

Chris Schoenfeld of StationStops has a post up about his battle to get the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to let him use its schedule data in his iPhone app. Brooklyn’s Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP) played a big role in Chris’s successful battle, and I’m very proud of the work that the BLIP [...]

Rafal Rohozinski on Internet Surveillance and Monitoring

My former ONI colleague Rafal Rohozinski, now of Information Warfare Monitor, has a great interview where he discusses methodology and findings for both projects. Well worth a read!

Opening Government Data: Federal Register Goes XML

Great news today on the open-access (OA) front with the federal government’s announcement that the Federal Register, the daily compilation of proposed and final regulations to be issued by federal agencies, will now be available in XML format. (Want to see a sample? Here is today’s issue as an XML document.) This is great news [...]