Kevin Werbach

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department

Professor

3730 Walnut Street

Suite 600

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Trust, But Verify: Why the Blockchain Needs the Law

33 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 489 (2018)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 28 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2018
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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Citation 15

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Blockchain, Bitcoin, Internet, Trust

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Contracts Ex Machina

67 Duke Law Journal 313 (2017)
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 21 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2018
Kevin Werbach and Nicolas Cornell
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 3,191 (3,626)
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smart contracts, bitcoin, blockchain, contracts, contract law, private law theory

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Only Connect

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 26 Feb 2007
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 561 (51,862)
Citation 8

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Internet, telecommunications, convergence, interconnection, network neutrality, broadband

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A Layered Model for Internet Policy

Journal on Telecommunications and High-Tech Law, Vol. 1, No. 37, 2002
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Jan 2005
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 536 (54,954)

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telecommunications, layers, VOIP, layered model, Internet policy, convergence

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Supercommons: Toward a Unified Theory of Wireless Communication

Texas Law Review, Vol. 82, March 2004
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 18 Nov 2003
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 443 (69,634)
Citation 18

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spectrum, wireless, communications, regulation, commons, telecom, telecommunications, supercommons, property rights, technology

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The Centripetal Network: How the Internet Holds Itself Together, and the Forces Tearing it Apart

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 343, 2009
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 12 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2014
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 390 (80,950)

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Internet, communications, broadband, governance, networks, network formation

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Off the Hook

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 95, p. 101
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 01 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 389 (81,181)

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Internet, FCC, Communications, Broadband, Telecommunications Act, Information Services, Ancillary Jurisdiction

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Higher Standards: Regulation in the Network Age

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 23, p. 179, 2009
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2013
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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Standards, Internet, Communication, FCC, Regulation

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Telecommunications: Network Strategies for Network Industries?

NETWORK-BASED STRATEGIES AND COMPETENCIES, Wharton School Publishing, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Mar 2008
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 334 (96,647)

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telecommunications, Internet, network

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No Dialtone: The End of the Public Switched Telephone Network

Federal Communications Law Journal, Vol. 66, No. 2, 2014, TPRC 41: The 41st Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 31 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2018
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 333 (96,976)
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telecommunications, broadband, PSTN

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The Song Remains the Same: What Cyberlaw Might Teach the Next Internet Economy

69 Florida Law Review 887 (2017)
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 15 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2018
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 304 (107,255)
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internet law, on-demand economy, sharing economy, internet of things, cyberlaw

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Sensors and Sensibilities

Cardozo Law Review, 2007
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Sep 2006
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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technology, sensors, privacy, social norms, cameraphones, RFID

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The Implications of Video P2p on Network Usage

VIDEO PEER TO PEER, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, 2005
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Jan 2005
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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Peer-to-peer, P2P, video, BitTorrent, network engineering

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The Wasteland: Anticommons, White Spaces, and the Fallacy of Spectrum

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 23 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2011
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 234 (140,616)
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The Network Utility

60 Duke Law Journal 1761 (2011)
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 10 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2018
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 229 (143,603)

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Internet, convergence, computer utility, Computer Inquiry, FCC

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The Federal Computer Commission

North Carolina Law Review, December 2005
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 02 Aug 2005
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 132 (232,613)

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FCC, communications, regulation, telecommunications, computer law, Internet

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Castle in the Air: A Domain Name System for Spectrum

Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming, TPRC 2009
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Feb 2010
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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spectrum, wireless, domain name system, unlicensed, white spaces, DNS

18.

The Siren Song: Algorithmic Governance By Blockchain

After the Digital Tornado: Networks, Algorithms, Humanity (Kevin Werbach, ed., 2020, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 May 2020
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
Downloads 70 (358,064)

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blockchain, governance

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The Spectrum Opportunity

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 Sep 2013
Kevin Werbach and Aalok Mehta
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department and University of Southern California
Downloads 66 (363,711)
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Panopticon Reborn: Social Credit as Regulation for the Age of AI

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 28 May 2020
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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Social Credit, China, algorithms, regulation, governance, privacy

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Blockchain in Financial Services

Fintech: Law and Regulation (Jelena Madir, ed., Edward Elgar, 2019)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 May 2020
Colleen Baker and Kevin Werbach
University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business and University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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A Capabilities Approach to Communications Equity

16 COLO. TECH. L.J. 11 (2017)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Nov 2018
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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Reflections on Network Transitions and Social Contracts for a Broadband Era

13 Colorado Technology Law Journal 101 (2014)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 May 2020
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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communications policy, telecommunications, social contract, universal service

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(Re)Defining Gamification: A Process Approach

Persuasive 2014, LNCS 8462, pp. 266-272
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 May 2020
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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gamification

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Is Uber a Common Carrier?

12 I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 135 (2015)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 May 2020
Kevin Werbach
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department
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common carrier, internet policy, sharing economy

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 225
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On the Application of Blockchains to Spectrum Management

5 IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking 193 (June 2019)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 16 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Syracuse University - School of Information Studies and Taibah University- College of Science and Computer Engineering
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spectrum, blockchain, wireless, distributed ledger technology, spectrum sharing