Berin Szóka

TechFreedom

President

110 Maryland Ave NE, Suite 409

Washington, DC District of Columbia 20002

United States

http://techfreedom.org

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

31

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Scholarly Papers (31)

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 Szóka and Adam D. Thierer
TechFreedom and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 1,496 (17,289)
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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 Szóka and Adam D. Thierer
TechFreedom and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 450 (88,637)
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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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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 Szóka and Adam D. Thierer
TechFreedom and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 309 (134,899)

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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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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 Szóka and Adam D. Thierer
TechFreedom and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 305 (136,816)

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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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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 Szóka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 184 (222,539)

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PFF, communications, policy, law, regulation

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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 Szóka
TechFreedom
Downloads 174 (233,440)

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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 Szóka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 169 (239,232)
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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

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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 ForumInternational Center for Law and Economics, International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), ICLE and TechFreedom
Downloads 130 (295,046)

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

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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 Szóka
Federal Communications Commission and TechFreedom
Downloads 112 (328,696)

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

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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 Szóka and Thomas Struble
TechFreedom and R Street Institute
Downloads 102 (350,000)

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

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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
International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), R Street Institute and TechFreedom
Downloads 92 (373,883)

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Net Neutrality, Open Internet Order, First Amendment, Internet

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Antitrust, Section 230 & the First Amendment

CPI Antitrust Chronicle May 2021
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Jun 2021
Berin Szóka
TechFreedom
Downloads 79 (409,345)

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Section 230, law, antitrust, free speech, first amendment, content moderation, media bias, Internet law, Internet

13.

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 Szóka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 72 (431,055)

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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

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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 Szóka
The Progress & Freedom Foundation and TechFreedom
Downloads 61 (469,324)

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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

15.

An Error Cost Approach to Competition Issues in Closed gTLDs

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Mar 2013
Geoffrey A. Manne and Berin Szóka
International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and TechFreedom
Downloads 58 (480,870)

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

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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 Szóka
TechFreedom
Downloads 55 (492,489)

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

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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 Szóka
TechFreedom
Downloads 54 (496,689)

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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

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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 Szóka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 53 (500,743)

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PFF, policy, communications, regulation, law

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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 Szóka
TechFreedom
Downloads 48 (522,306)

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

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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 Szóka
TechFreedom
Downloads 44 (540,736)

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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 Szóka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 36 (581,343)

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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 Szóka
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 35 (586,846)

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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 Szóka
TechFreedom
Downloads 25 (648,487)

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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 Szóka
TechFreedom
Downloads 20 (684,949)

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PFF, policy, regulation, communications, law

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FTC’s Remedial Powers in Jeopardy

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 May 2019
Berin Szóka
TechFreedom
Downloads 19 (692,522)

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FTC, Privacy, 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 Szóka
TechFreedom
Downloads 16 (715,816)

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PFF, policy, regulation, law, communications

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

Posted: 03 Apr 2017
Berin Szóka
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 Szóka
R Street Institute and TechFreedom

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broadband, deployment, infrastructure, capacity, Internet

30.

DNT & A Marketplace for User Choice

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

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FCC, Net Neutrality & Antitrust

Posted: 01 Apr 2013
Berin Szóka
TechFreedom

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