Brent Skorup

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

How Drones Can Help Fight the Coronavirus

Mercatus Center Research Paper Series, Special Edition Policy Brief (2020)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 31 Mar 2020
Brent Skorup and Connor Haaland
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Independent
Downloads 781 (40,206)
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commercial drones, drones, unmanned vehicles, technology, innovation, regulation, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health

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Ensuring Eighth Amendment Protection from Excessive Fines in Civil Asset Forfeiture Cases

George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal (CRLJ), Vol. 22, p. 427, 2012
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Jul 2012
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 207 (185,195)

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civil asset forfeiture, civil forfeiture, excessive fines, Eighth Amendment, war on drugs, law enforcement, police, constitutional, unconstitutional

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Uncreative Destruction: The Misguided War on Vertical Integration in the Information Economy

Federal Communications Law Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 28 May 2014
Brent Skorup and Adam D. Thierer
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 204 (187,702)
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Tim, Wu, Skorup, Thierer, Mercatus, regulation, antitrust, information, economy, economics, vertical, integration, separations, principle, efficiency, AOL, Time Warner, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, smartphone, Blackberry, Nokia, Schumpeterian, Schumpeter, enforcement, openness, neutrality

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A History of Cronyism and Capture in the Information Technology Sector

Journal of Technology Law & Policy, Vol. 18, 2013
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 02 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
Adam D. Thierer and Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 167 (223,899)
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cronyism, tech, high-tech, info-tech, information, technology, regulation, subsidies, transfer, market, subsidy, incentives, telecom, media, broadcasting, broadcast, cable, satellite, TV, television, rents, privilege, tax break, taxation, lobby, lobbyists, economics, competitive, anticompetitive

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Medical Drones in the United States and a Survey of Technical and Policy Challenges

Mercatus Center Policy Brief
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 31 Mar 2020
Robert F. Graboyes and Brent Skorup
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 163 (228,494)
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commercial drones, drones, unmanned vehicles, technology, innovation, regulation, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health

The Erosion of Publisher Liability in American Law, Section 230, and the Future of Online Curation

Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 3, 2020
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2020
Brent Skorup and Jennifer Huddleston
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 118 (295,698)

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liability, law, torts, Internet, common law, Section 230, distributors, publication, media law, social media

The Erosion of Publisher Liability in American Law, Section 230, and the Future of Online Curation

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Jul 2019
Brent Skorup and Jennifer Huddleston
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 29 (598,509)
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Section 230, intermediary liability, publication law, conduit liability, tech policy, online curation, content moderation

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Aggregated Smartphone Location Data to Assist in Response to Pandemic

Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Apr 2020
Brent Skorup, Trace Mitchell and Trace Mitchell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus CenterNetChoice
Downloads 133 (269,429)
Citation 3

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telecommunications, regulation, cell phone, smart phone, tracking, healthcare, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis

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Natural Experiments in Mobile Phone Regulation: Estimated Effects of Prohibiting Handset Bundling in Finland and Belgium

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-17
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 May 2014
Thomas W. Hazlett, Sarah Oh and Brent Skorup
Clemson University, Technology Policy Institute and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 128 (277,254)
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mobile phone regulation, 3G networks, bundling, foreclosure, bundled contract, competition, consumer protection, deregulation, demand, growth, social welfare, subsidy, technology platforms, transaction cost, wireless services

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Video Marketplace Regulation: A Primer on the History of Television Regulation and Current Legislative Proposals

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 May 2014
Adam D. Thierer and Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 111 (307,230)
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television, FCC, policy, telecommunications, retransmission consent, cable, broadcast, satellite, compulsory license, copyright

Drone Technology, Airspace Design, and Aerial Law in States and Cities

Akron Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 24 May 2021
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 78 (388,141)

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aviation, drones, property rights, property law, federalism, regulation, leasing, airspace, innovation, technology, legal history

Drone Technology, Airspace Design, and Aerial Law in States and Cities

Mercatus Working Paper Series, Akron Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 24 May 2021
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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aviation, drones, property rights, property law, federalism, regulation, leasing, airspace, innovation, technology, legal history

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Auctioning Airspace

North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, Volume 21 Issue 1 (October 2019)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2019
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 60 (448,098)

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VTOL, eVTOL, urban air mobility, airspace, auction, property, UTM, drone, air transportation, commons, regulation, license, autonomous

Auctioning Airspace

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2018
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 44 (515,623)

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VTOL, eVTOL, air taxi, airspace, auction, property, UTM, drone, air transportation, commons, regulation, license, autonomous

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The FCC’s High-Cost Programs, Rural Broadband Penetration & Rural Broadband Service Quality

TPRC48: The 48th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 15 Dec 2020
Brent Skorup and Michael Kotrous
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 90 (352,544)

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Universal Service Fund, Rural Broadband, Broadband Penetration, Broadband Speeds

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The FCC's Transaction Reviews and First Amendment Risks

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2016
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Jul 2016
Brent Skorup and Christopher Koopman
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Utah State University - Center for Growth and Opportunity
Downloads 75 (392,889)

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FCC, merger review, transaction review, telecommunications, net neutrality, programming, media, new media, public choice, First Amendment, regulation, constitutional law

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Tragedy of the Regulatory Commons: Lightsquared and the Missing Spectrum Rights

Duke Law & Technology Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Jan 2015
Thomas W. Hazlett and Brent Skorup
Clemson University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 68 (414,369)

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LightSquared, spectrum, wireless, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, GPS, law, regulatory commons, mobile, transaction costs

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Federal Adoption, Equitable Sharing and Federalism

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2017
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 63 (431,146)

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federalism, equitable sharing, adoption, constitutional law, state legislatures, war on drugs, police, law enforcement

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Which States Are Prepared for the Drone Industry? A 50-State Report Card, Release 2.0

Mercatus Research Series
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 14 Jan 2021
Brent Skorup and Connor Haaland
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Independent
Downloads 44 (505,747)

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drones, federalism, aviation, FAA, air rights, property rights, transportation, public policy, regulation

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Which States Are Prepared for the Drone Industry? A 50-State Report Card

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 26 Mar 2020
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 43 (510,203)
Citation 1

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drones, federalism, aviation, FAA, air rights, property rights, transportation, public policy, regulation

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Smart Cities, Dumb Infrastructure: Policy-Induced Competition in Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Systems

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Nov 2019
Korok Ray and Brent Skorup
Texas A&M University - Mays Innovation Research Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 41 (519,488)

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autonomous, infrastructure, technology, V2I, V2V, car, transportation, innovation, P3, roadside, vehicles

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FCC Open Internet Reply Comments

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Sep 2015
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 35 (549,408)
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open Internet, FCC, common carrier, net neutrality, Title II, ITU, telecommunications, information service

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Reclaiming Federal Spectrum: Proposals and Recommendations

Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, Vol. XV, No. Fall, 2013
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2014
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 35 (549,408)
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radio spectrum, wireless, FCC, NTIA, PCAST, reallocation, mobile broadband, regulation, policy, economics, smartphones, technology

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The FCC and Quasi–Common Carriage: A Case Study of Agency Survival

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 18 (2017)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2017
Brent Skorup and Joseph Kane
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and R Street Institute
Downloads 31 (571,183)

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Telecommunications, FCC, Regulation, Media, Telecommunications Act of 1996, Common Carriage, Public Choice

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Sweeten the Deal: Transfer of Federal Spectrum Through Overlay Licenses

Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2016
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 29 (582,839)

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spectrum, telecommunications, NTIA, FCC, overlay license, wireless, frequencies, incentives, auctions, dynamic spectrum sharing, PCAST

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How Fcc Transaction Reviews Threaten Rule of Law and the First Amendment

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Jul 2018
Brent Skorup and Christopher Koopman
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Utah State University - Center for Growth and Opportunity
Downloads 28 (588,992)
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Prioritize Fast and Accurate Diagnostic Testing in the Short Term

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 25 Mar 2021
Brent Skorup
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 9 (726,095)

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testimony, COVID-19, contact tracing, health, public policy, Pennsylvania