Berin Michael Szoka

TechFreedom

President

110 Maryland Ave NE, Suite 409

Washington, DC District of Columbia 20002

United States

http://techfreedom.org

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

Cyberbullying Legislation: Why Education is Preferable to Regulation

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, Vol. 16, No. 12, June 2009
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jun 2009
Berin Michael Szoka and Adam D. Thierer
TechFreedom and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 1,101 (18,777)
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online safety, bullying, cyberbullying, child, safety, online, Internet, Sanchez, Menendez, Congress, bill, legislation, Szoka, Thierer, concern, minor, social networking, First Amendment, free speech, due process, federal, kids, children, child, adult, parent, schools, VAWA, COPPA

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COPPA 2.0: The New Battle Over Privacy, Age Verification, Online Safety & Free Speech

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 16.11
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 May 2009 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2012
Berin Michael Szoka and Adam D. Thierer
TechFreedom and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 316 (95,335)
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COPPA, COPPA 2.0, COPA, internet privacy, free speech, age verification, authentication, identification, FTC, Long Tail, first amendment, Federal Trade Commission, user education, user empowerment, online privacy protection act, online safety, social networking sites, facebook, myspace, aclu, google

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Targeted Online Advertising: What's the Harm & Where are We Heading?

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, Vol. 16, No. 2, February 2009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2014
Berin Michael Szoka and Adam D. Thierer
TechFreedom and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 282 (107,862)

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online targeted advertising, online advertising, targeted online, online behavioral advertising, online ads, internet advertising, internet ads, self-regulation, FTC, Leibowitz, online privacy, consumer privacy, consumer protection, privacy, free speech, e-commerce, Harbour

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Online Advertising & User Privacy: Principles to Guide the Debate

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot Paper, Vol. 4, No. 19, September 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2014
Berin Michael Szoka and Adam D. Thierer
TechFreedom and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 279 (109,087)

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online targeted advertising, online advertising, targeted online, online behavioral advertising, online ads, internet advertising, internet ads, self-regulation, FTC, online privacy, consumer privacy, consumer protection, privacy, free speech, e-commerce, child safety, parental controls, OBA

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Google’s Ad Preference Manager: One Small Step for Google, One Giant Leap for Privacy

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot Paper, Vol. 5, No. 2, March 2009
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 18 Jun 2009
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom
Downloads 155 (190,386)

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Ad Preference Manager, targeted online advertising, online advertising, online behavioral adve erce, google, Interest Based Advertising, Adsense, youtube, IBA, OBA, GCN, do-not-track

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Online Child Safety, Privacy and Free Speech: An Overview of Challenges in Congress & the States

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, Vol. 16, No. 20, August 2009
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Aug 2009
Adam D. Thierer and Berin Michael Szoka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 147 (198,876)
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Jim Halpert, Berin Szoka, Adam Thierer, Parry Aftab, Todd Haiken, Wiredsafety.org, DLA Piper, Common Sense Media, Online child safety, online privacy,free speech,COPPA, COPA, parental controls, facebook, myspace, cyberbullying, child predator, teen angels, age verification

7.

The Law and Economics of the FCC's Transaction Review Process

TPRC 41: The 41st Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2013
International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), American Action Forum, International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), ICLE and TechFreedom
Downloads 116 (239,182)

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FCC, transaction review, spectrum screen, antitrust, HHI, entry, spectrum, mergers

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The Hidden Benefactor: How Advertising Informs, Educates & Benefits Consumers

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot, Vol. 6, No. 5, February 2010
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Jun 2010
Adam D. Thierer and Berin Michael Szoka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 115 (240,680)

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PFF, communications, policy, law, regulation

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Exclusive Handset Prohibitions: Should the FCC Kill the Goose that Laid the Golden iPhone?

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, Vol. 15, No. 8, 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Barbara S. Esbin and Berin Michael Szoka
Federal Communications Commission and TechFreedom
Downloads 106 (254,952)

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FCC, iphone, communications, exclusive, progress and freedom foundation, handset, wireless, internet, apple, at&t, smart phone

10.

Out of the Frying Pan & into the Fire: The FCC Takes over Privacy Regulation

TPRC 43: The 43rd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy Paper
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2015
Berin Michael Szoka and Thomas Struble
TechFreedom and R Street Institute
Downloads 97 (270,664)

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privacy, FCC, Title II, data security, FTC, regulation, law, common carrier

11.

A Conflict of Visions: How the '21st Century First Amendment' Violates the Constitution's First Amendment

First Amendment Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2015
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 31 Jul 2015
Geoffrey A. Manne, Ben Sperry, Thomas Struble and Berin Michael Szoka
International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), R Street Institute and TechFreedom
Downloads 82 (301,038)

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Net Neutrality, Open Internet Order, First Amendment, Internet

12.

What Unites Advocates of Speech Controls & Privacy Regulation?

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, Vol. 16, No. 19, August 2009
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2014
Adam D. Thierer and Berin Michael Szoka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 63 (348,459)

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privacy regulation, speech controls, online privacy, free speech, elitism, online regulation, speech regulation, parental controls, child protection, Intellectual Schizophrenia, age verification, richard thaler, cass sunstein, lessig, green dam, clear channel, fcc

13.

Choosing the Right Path to a Permanent Accountability Framework for ICANN

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, Vol. 16, No. 21, August 2009
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 31 Aug 2009
Michael Palage and Berin Michael Szoka
The Progress & Freedom Foundation and TechFreedom
Downloads 57 (366,126)

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Internet, global, Congress, registry, Bylaws, antitrust, jpa, registrar, iana, icann, NTIA, domain name, Berin Szoka, henry waxman, internet governance, publicprivate partnership, gtld, department of commerce, michael palage, paul twomey, memorandum of understanding, dnssec, accountability framework

14.

An Error Cost Approach to Competition Issues in Closed gTLDs

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Mar 2013
Geoffrey A. Manne and Berin Michael Szoka
International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and TechFreedom
Downloads 52 (382,054)

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ICANN, antitrust, TLD, domain names, competition, .com, error costs, vertical integration

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Privacy Polls v. Real-World Trade-Offs

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot Paper, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 2009
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 09 Nov 2009
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom
Downloads 48 (395,582)

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targeted advertising, Online advertising, privacy polls, online privacy, online marketing, marketing, online ads, tailored ads, relevant ads, online content, free content, ad blocking, blocking ads, micropayments, internet advertising, internet ads, online media, social good, internet regulation

16.

Indictments Do Not a Common Law Make: A Critical Look at the FTC’s Consumer Protection 'Case Law'

2014 TPRC Conference Paper
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2015
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom
Downloads 44 (409,820)

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FTC, privacy, data security, common law, consumer protection, deception, unfairness

17.

The Paradox of Privacy Empowerment: The Unintended Consequences of 'Do Not Track'

TPRC 41: The 41st Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 31 Aug 2013
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom
Downloads 44 (409,820)

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Do Not Track, privacy, choice architecture, consumer choice, tracking, property rights, Internet

18.

The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 3: Media Vouchers

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Jun 2010
Adam D. Thierer and Berin Michael Szoka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 43 (413,538)

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PFF, policy, communications, regulation, law

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The Dangerous Implications of a 'Right' to Free Credit Scores

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot, Vol. 6, No. 8, pp. 1-6, May 2010
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Jun 2010
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom
Downloads 40 (424,899)

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PFF, Policy, Regulation, Communications, Law

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Chairman Leibowitz’s Disconnect on Privacy Regulation & the Future of News

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Jun 2010
Adam D. Thierer and Berin Michael Szoka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 30 (467,995)

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PFF, communications, regulation, policy, law

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The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 1: Taxes on Consumer Electronics, Mobile Phones & Broadband

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Jun 2010
Adam D. Thierer and Berin Michael Szoka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 28 (477,887)

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PFF, FCC, policy, regulation, communications, law

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Innovation at the Core Drives Innovation at the Edge (& Vice Versa)

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot, Vol. 6, No. 6, March 2009
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Jun 2010
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom
Downloads 22 (511,003)

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PFF, policy, regulation, communications, law

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How Financial Overhaul Could Put the FTC on Steroids & Transform Internet Regulation Overnight

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot, Vol. 6, No. 7, 2010
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Jun 2010
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom
Downloads 19 (528,577)

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PFF, policy, regulation, communications, law

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A President Worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize: Eisenhower & the Freedom of Space

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 03 Jun 2010
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom
Downloads 15 (552,136)

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PFF, policy, regulation, law, communications

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FTC’s Remedial Powers in Jeopardy

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 May 2019
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom
Downloads 14 (558,176)

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FTC, Privacy, Law

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A Tale of Two Agencies: Privacy at the FCC and FTC

Posted: 03 Apr 2017
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom

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FTC, FCC, Privacy, Congressional Review Act

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FCC, FTC, regulation, innovation, law, rulemaking, discretion

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Unleashing Broadband Deployment: Clearing Barriers & Building Smart Infrastructure

TPRC 43: The 43rd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy Paper
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2015
Thomas Struble and Berin Michael Szoka
R Street Institute and TechFreedom

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broadband, deployment, infrastructure, capacity, Internet

29.

DNT & A Marketplace for User Choice

TPRC 41: The 41st Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
Posted: 01 Apr 2013
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom

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FCC, Net Neutrality & Antitrust

Posted: 01 Apr 2013
Berin Michael Szoka
TechFreedom

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