Adam D. Thierer

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Senior Research Fellow

3351 Fairfax Drive

4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201-4433

United States

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Scholarly Papers (71)

1.

The Internet of Things and Wearable Technology: Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns without Derailing Innovation

Adam Thierer, The Internet of Things and Wearable Technology: Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns without Derailing Innovation, 21 RICH. J.L. & TECH. 6 (2015).
Number of pages: 118 Posted: 12 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2015
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 4,877 (1,407)

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Internet, things, wearable, machine, privacy, safety, security, online, digital, data, information, technology, tech, smart, intelligent, innovation, competitiveness, automation, regulation, innovation, safety, privacy, insurance, liability, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, innovation, panic

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The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law, Vol. 8 Iss 2, 2015, Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2018
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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sharing economy, collaborative economy, peer-production economy, peer-to-peer economy, ride-sharing, asymmetric information, lemons, Akerlof, Internet innovation, online innovation, rent-seeking, e-commerce, Uber, Airbnb

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Removing Roadblocks to Intelligent Vehicles and Driverless Cars

Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy (2015), Vol. 5, Mercatus Research Paper, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 17 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2018
Adam D. Thierer and Ryan Hagemann
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Niskanen Center
Downloads 1,847 (7,497)

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cars, vehicles, transportation, smart, intelligent, driverless, autonomous, automation, NHTSA, regulation, innovation, safety, privacy, insurance, liability, infrastructure, technology, robotic, algorithm

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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
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 1,014 (19,402)

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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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How the Internet, the Sharing Economy, and Reputational Feedback Mechanisms Solve the 'Lemons Problem'

University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 3, 2016, Mercatus Research Paper, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 May 2015 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2018
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Independent
Downloads 938 (21,831)

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sharing economy, collaborative economy, asymmetric information, lemons problem, Akerlof, online innovation, regulation, inefficiency, reputation feedback, markets, network, public interest, regulatory capture, rent-seeking, e-commerce, ride sharing

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Social Networking and Age Verification: Many Hard Questions; No Easy Solutions

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 14.5
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 893 (23,425)
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social, networking, sites, myspace, facebook, online, safety, age verification, child predators, predators, sexual,internet, freedom of speech, cyberstalkers, sex offenders, internet regulation, regulation, behavior, supervision, privacy, authentication, identification, minors, FTC, access, identity

7.

The Sharing Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 May 2015 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2015
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 794 (27,800)

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sharing economy, collaborative economy, asymmetric information, lemons problem, Akerlof, online innovation, regulation, inefficiency, reputation feedback, markets, network, public interest, regulatory capture, rent-seeking, e-commerce, ride sharing

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Artificial Intelligence and Public Policy

Mercatus Research, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Aug 2017
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Independent
Downloads 651 (36,358)

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Artificial Intelligence, AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, Robot, Robotics, Regulation, Permissionless Innovation, Innovation, Precautionary Principle, Algorithm, Algorithmic, Transparency, Privacy, Discrimination, Panic, Neural, Internet, Legal, Liability, Soft Law, Standards, Thierer

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The Pursuit of Privacy in a World Where Information Control is Failing

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 17 Mar 2013
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 625 (38,443)

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privacy, law, rights, reputation, free, speech, first, amendment, Europe, data, protection, default, regulation, FTC, online, digital, tech, technology, aggregation, Harvard, education, empowerment, enforcement, information, control, Commerce, do not track, deceptive, unfair, targeted, behavioral

10.

Parental Controls & Online Child Protection: A Survey of Tools & Methods

Number of pages: 253 Posted: 17 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2012
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 578 (42,532)

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online child protection, NCTA, ESRB, free speech, video game violence, online safety, ESA, censorship, verification, internet regulation, parental controls, SAFER NET Act, internet safety, pervasiveness, adult websites, online predators, social networking, Bean Bill, FTC, CDT, PFF, cyber bullying

11.

Projecting the Growth and Economic Impact of the Internet of Things

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Jun 2015
Andrea Castillo O'Sullivan and Adam D. Thierer
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 450 (58,342)

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tech, technology, IoT, Internet, things, Internet of things, wearable, information, data, economic, growth, projections, smart, home, fitness, device, network, sensor, medicine, health care, car, vehicle, drones, autonomous, intelligent, industrial, global, economy, Joel Mokyr

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Soft Law for Hard Problems: The Governance of Emerging Technologies in an Uncertain Future

Forthcoming - Colorado Technology Law Journal
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 16 Feb 2018
Ryan Hagemann, Jennifer Skees and Adam D. Thierer
Niskanen Center, Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 339 (81,923)

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Technology, tech, emerging, policy, law, governance, rules, regulation, APA, administrative, procedures, OIRA, agency, threats, multistakeholder, guidance, guidelines, standards, consultation, formal, informal, jawboning, judicial, cars, drones, autonomous

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The Perils of Classifying Social Media Platforms as Public Utilities

CommLaw Conspectus - Journal of Communications Law and Policy, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2015
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 325 (85,603)

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social, network, media, digital, Internet, regulation, FCC, FTC, communications, media, First, Amendment, apps, API, neutrality, separations, public, utilities, utility, essential, facilities, antitrust, natural, monopolies, monopoly, Apple, iPhone, Zittrain, Wu, Lessig, Schumpeter, Schumpeterian

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A Brief History of Media Merger Hysteria: From AOL-Time Warner to Comcast-NBC

Progress & Freedom Foundation, Progress on Point, Vol. 16, No. 25, December 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Dec 2009
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 321 (86,797)

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media, policy, merger, mergers, AOL, Time Warner, Comcast, NBC, Universal, Internet, hysteria, Norman Solomon, Huxley, Big Brother, diversity, Chicken Little, Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch, digital, death star, Star Wars, Hitler, Marxist, evil, Karl Frisch, Ted Turner, Howard Dean, Robert McC

15.

Fact and Fiction in the Debate Over Video Game Regulation

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 13.7
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 May 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 300 (93,587)
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video games, video game regulation, game violence, indecency, FEPA, FTC, game ratings, consumer protection, Electronic Software Association, ESA, video game content, sexual content, violent content, ESRB, Ratings board, parental controls, ARC, Grand Theft Auto, violent video games, media violence,

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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
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 283 (99,718)

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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
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 274 (103,108)

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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
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 270 (104,752)

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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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Technopanics, Threat Inflation, and the Danger of an Information Technology Precautionary Principle

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2013, George Mason University Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 12-09
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 29 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2013
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 247 (114,971)

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technopanics, panic, precautionary, principle, privacy, child, safety, online, digital, internet, reguation, third-person effect, media, news, generational, nostalgia, risk, market power, technology, digital, cyberlaw, pessimism

20.

Media Metrics: The True State of the Modern Media Marketplace

Number of pages: 99 Posted: 17 Jul 2008
Adam D. Thierer and Grant Eskelsen
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 234 (121,414)

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FCC, Federal Communications Commission, media metrics, radio, consolidation, localism, scarcity, substitution, programming, Internet video, two-sided markets, TV Ratings, magazines, advertising, satellite, audio, classified, VOD, DBS, broadcasting, diversity, cable, circulation, fragmentation

21.

Kids, Privacy, Free Speech & the Internet: Finding the Right Balance

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Aug 2011
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 226 (125,669)

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children, kids, COPPA, privacy, free speech, First Amendment, eraser button, safety, Internet, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, EU, anonymity, parents

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The Case for Internet Optimism, Part 1 - Saving the Net from its Detractors

THE NEXT DIGITAL DECADE: ESSAYS ON THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET, p. 57, B. Szoka & A. Marcus, TechFreedom, 2010
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2014
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 218 (130,182)
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Economics, Culture, Information, Internet, Digital, Plato, Luddite, Progress, Optimism, Singularity, Machines, Negroponte, Pessimism, Technological, Postman, Optimists, Pessimists

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Privacy and Security Implications of the Internet of Things

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Jun 2013
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 215 (131,900)

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Adaptation, alternatives, assimilation, security, choice, competitiveness, everything, fear, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, innovation, Internet, Mother May I, norms, panic, Permissionless, precautionary principle, preemptive, prices, Privacy, regulation, remedies, technopanic, things

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Permissionless Innovation and Immersive Technology: Public Policy for Virtual and Augmented Reality

Mercatus Research
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Sep 2017
Adam D. Thierer and Jonathan Camp
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Independent
Downloads 212 (133,641)

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virtual, augmented, reality, immersion, innovation, technological, policy, government, intellectual property, privacy, security, safety

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The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Feb 2015
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 198 (142,584)

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Internet, things, wearable, privacy, security, innovation, permissionless, precaution, FTC

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Who Needs Parental Controls? Assessing the Relevant Market for Parental Control Technologies

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, Vol. 16, No. 5, February 2009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2009
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 196 (143,880)

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parents, kids, media, Internet, TV, Ratings, data, paper, censorship, regulation, u.s., homes, content, Watch, Families, FCC, pff, video games, Free Speech, first amendment, Adam Thierer, parental controls, census bureau, statistical abstract, online safety, media regulation, free speech, V-Chip

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Why Regulate Broadcasting? Toward a Consistent First Amendment Standard for the Information Age

CommLaw Conspectus - Journal of Communications Law and Policy, Vol. 15, pp. 431-482
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Feb 2008
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 196 (143,880)

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Broadcast Indecency, Media Regulation, FCC, broadcast fines, pervasiveness,TV content, tv violence, broadcast regulation, child protection, indecency regulations, indecency fines, censorship, TV censorship, free speech, broadcast licensing,PTC, Pacifica, parental controls, TV programming

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The Myspace-Ag Agreement: A Model Code of Conduct for Social Networking?

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, No. 15.1
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 12 Feb 2008
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 194 (145,304)

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email registry, parental controls, online controls, Internet Safety, online privacy, social networking, myspace, online safety, age verification, child predators, online predators, internet, free speech, cyberstalkers, sex offenders, internet regulation, authentication, online identification, FTC

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A Framework for Benefit-Cost Analysis in Digital Privacy Debates

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2013
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Aug 2013
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 187 (151,054)

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Regulation, data, analysis, BCA, benefit, cost, review, Privacy, law, rights, reputation, free, speech, Europe, data, protection, default, regulation, FTC, online, digital, tech, technology, aggregation, education, empowerment, enforcement, information, control, Commerce, do not track, deceptive

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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 Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 177 (157,937)

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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

31.

Privacy Law's Precautionary Principle Problem

Maine Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 2 (2014)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Jun 2014
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 157 (175,333)

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privacy, law, precautionary, precaution, regulation, education, empowerment, approaches, paradigms, innovation, FTC, harm, norms, adaptation, Internet, online, digital, Maine, Information, free, Gilmore, personal, data, tech, technology, technological, cost, benefit, analysis, safety, IAPP, CPO, sec

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Rep. Bean's 'Safer Net Act': An Education-Based Approach to Online Child Safety

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 14.3
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Mar 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 148 (184,159)
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Internet, online, online content, SAFER NET Act, internet regulation, internet safety, online protection, adult websites, online predators, child safety, child protection, social networking sites, Bean Bill, public awareness, Cyber Bullying, parental controls, Melissa Bean, SAFER NET, FTC, filters

33.

Congress, Content Regulation, and Child Protection: The Expanding Legislative Agenda

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot Paper No. 4.4
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 Feb 2008
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 145 (187,265)

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online child protection, free speech, child safety, online safety, online regulation, internet regulation, parental controls, online content, SAFER NET Act, internet safety, online protection, adult websites, online predators, social networking sites, Bean Bill,FTC,CDT,PFF

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XM + Sirius = Good Deal (for the Companies and Consumers)

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot Paper No. 3.4
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 29 Mar 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 143 (189,398)

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XM-Sirius, XM, Sirius, merger, FCC, satellite, radio, satellite radio, Howard Stern, competitors, media competition, iPod competitor

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Five Online Safety Task Forces Agree: Education, Empowerment & Self-Regulation are the Answer

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, Vol. 16, No. 13, July 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Jul 2009
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 142 (190,431)

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online child safety,online safety,web 2.0, online safety task force,blue ribbon commissions,parental controls,internet safety,pointsmart,clicksafe,NTIA,OSTWG,NTIA,FTC,FCC,Child Safe Viewing Act,COPA,COPA commission,Thornburgh commission,Byron Review,ISTTF,Internet Safety Technical Task Force

36.

The Right Way to Regulate Violent TV

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 14.10
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 May 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 142 (190,431)

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Parental controls, child protection, FCC, tv violence, A La Carte, carte, cable censorship, media censorship,tv censorship, government censorship, media regulation, FCC, family programming, TV programming, TV regulation, family friendly, family networks, V-chip, media violence,children's programming

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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
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 139 (193,745)

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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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Risky Business: Philadelphia's Plan for Providing Wi-Fi Service

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Papers, No. 12.4, April 2005
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 May 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 137 (196,020)

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wi-fi, municipalization,broadband market,broadband,philadelphia,market entry, crowding out, technological change,public good, public utility,natural monopoly,wireless,FCC,broadband networks,VOIP,subsidies, taxpayer subsidies,fairness, telecommunications, telecom,predatory pricing,universal broadband

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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
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 133 (200,668)

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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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Parental Control Perfection? The Impact of the DVR and VOD Boom on the Debate over TV Content Regulation

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 14.20
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Nov 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 128 (206,981)

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Parental Control, VOD, DVR, family programming, tv programming, family-friendly, cable, satellite, pervasiveness, pervasiveness rationale, control regulation, government regulation, FCC, tv violence, myth TV, Pacifica, video programming

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Video Competition in a Digital Age

The Progress & Freedom Foundation U.S. Congressional Testimony, October 2009
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Oct 2009
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 120 (217,402)

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media marketplace, video competition, digital age, media myths, video programming, media regulation, broadcast regulation, TV stations, TV programming, multichannel video, cable satellite, telco, telecommunications, cable act, time warner, DVR, VOD, DVD, cable programming, youtube, itunes, hulu

42.

Unappreciated Benefits of Advertising and Commercial Speech

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 16 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2011
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 117 (221,454)

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Information, Speech, Internet, Economy, Fear, Marketing, Advertising, Privacy, Commercial, Pulitzer, Persuasion, FTC, Supreme Court, Federal Trade Commission, Paul Starr, Stigler, Free Lunch, Do Not Track, John Calfee, Media, Cross Subsidy, Regulation

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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
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 112 (228,660)

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PFF, communications, policy, law, regulation

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The Need for FDA Reform: Four Models

Economic Perspectives, The Mercatus Center at George Mason University, (2016)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Sep 2016
Adam D. Thierer and Michael Wilt
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Independent
Downloads 109 (233,105)

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healthcare, right to try, consumer, choice, innovation, medical, devices, FDA, regulation, patient,medical, device, personalized, medicine,

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The Case for Internet Optimism, Part 2 - Saving the Net from its Supporters

THE NEXT DIGITAL DECADE: ESSAYS ON THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET, p. 139, B. Szoka & A. Marcus, TechFreedom, 2010
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Jan 2011
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 107 (236,243)
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Technology, Internet, Digital, Apple, Cyberspace, Regulation, Open, Static, Optimism, Lessig, Wu, Pessimism, Stasis, Openness, Cyberlaw, Generativity, Dynamism, Zittrain, Postrel

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The Future of Radio Regulation: The Need for a Level Playing Field

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 12.27
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 May 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 104 (240,924)

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radio regulation, broadcast radio, terrestrial radio, satellite radio, over the air, OTA, radio, radio industry,traditional radio,radio broadcasters,XM, Sirius,platforms,NAB,FCC,National Association of Broadcasters,local content, local programming,radio stations,media ownership, media regulation

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Guns, Limbs, and Toys: What Future for 3D Printing?

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Jun 2016
Adam D. Thierer and Adam David Marcus
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Institute for Humane Studies
Downloads 94 (257,810)

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3D printing, innovation, precautionary principle, permissionless innovation

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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
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 89 (266,947)

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television, FCC, policy, telecommunications, retransmission consent, cable, broadcast, satellite, compulsory license, copyright

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Advertising, Commercial Speech, and First Amendment Parity

Charleston Law Review, Vol. 5, 2011
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2014
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 78 (289,262)
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Speech, media, law, free, advertising, commercial, FTC, FCC, subsidy, first amendment, subsidizes, advertising, marketing, regulation, Supreme Court, commercial, free, speech, ads, jurisprudence, broadcasting, media, subsidy, consumer, welfare, regulation, non-commercial

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Comment on the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Dec 2016
Adam D. Thierer and Caleb Watney
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and R Street Institute
Downloads 77 (291,441)

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Car, Auto, Automobile, Autonomous, Automated, Vehicle, Driver, Driverless, Regulation, Safety, NHTSA, Road, Accident, Crash

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Permissionless Innovation and Public Policy: A 10-Point Blueprint

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Apr 2016
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 75 (295,866)

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Permission, permissionless, precaution, precautionary, principle, innovation, innovate, privacy, safety, security, tech, technology, policy, law, regulation, future, norms, anticipation, adapt, adaptation, progress, prosperity, stability, technocrat, Postrel, Wildavsky, data, information, optimism

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The Right to Try and the Future of the FDA in the Age of Personalized Medicine

Mercatus Center, Working paper Series, 2016
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Jul 2016
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 71 (305,255)

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healthcare, right to try, consumer, choice, innovation, medical, devices, FDA, regulation, patient,medical, device, personalized, medicine,

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The Constructive Alternative to Net Neutrality Regulation and Title II Reclassification Wars

Progress on Point, Vol. 17, No. 9, 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 May 2010
Adam D. Thierer and Mike Wendy
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and The Progress & Freedom Foundation
Downloads 66 (317,448)
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Communications, Competition, Broadband, PFF

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Public Interest Comment on Federal Trade Commission Report, Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Feb 2011
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 64 (322,653)

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advertising, privacy, FTC, do not track, behavior, targeting, targeted, marketing, speech, regulation, free, media, trade offs

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Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, cable, comcast, verizon, sirius, FCC, Mandatory, defaults, pff, ESRB, video games, Thierer, vchip, Free Speech, first amendment, prior restraint, Federal Communications Commission, cyberbullying, age verification, census bureau, pryor

56.

Thinking Seriously About Cable & Satellite Censorship: An Informal Analysis of S. 616, the Rockefeller-Hutchison Bill

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 12.6
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 May 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Cable, Satellite, Censorship, Rockefeller, Hutchison, indecency, speech regulation, industry ratings, CDA,speech controls, media regulation, internet censorship, media censorship, FCC, broadcast, TV violence, parental controls, v-chip,internet filters, cable filters, violent programming

57.

Examining the FCC's Complaint-Driven Broadcast Indecency Enforcement Process

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 12.22
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 May 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Federal Communications Commission, FCC, Broadcast Indecency, broadcast content, indecency complaints, Parents Television Council, PTC, broadcast regulation, wardrobe malfunction, broadcast programming, indecency fines, FCC complaints, indecency complaints, censorship, media regulation, indecency

58.

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
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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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

59.

The Perils of Mandatory Parental Controls and Restrictive Defaults

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper, No. 15.4
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Apr 2008
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Parental Control defaults, parental controls, online child protection, child protection, media, media regulation, mandatory controls, restrictive defaults, unconstitutional, voluntary ratings, regulation, online safety, child safety, online predators, internet safety

60.

Moral and Philosophical Aspects of the Debate over A La Carte Regulation

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot Paper No. 1.23
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 16 May 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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A La Carte, carte, cable censorship, satellite censorship, cable TV, Satellite TV, media censorship, media regulation, FCC, family programming, TV programming, TV regulation, family friendly, family networks

61.

Unplugging Plug-and-Play Regulation

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 14.21
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Nov 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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FCC, pay-per-view, video-on-demand, two-way cable, common carrier, cable standards, cable industry, interoperability standards, cable regulation, cable applications, open access, EPG, ITV,PPV,VOD,cable operators,OCAP, OpenCable, CEA, consumer electronics association,DCR+, DCR,cable platforms

62.

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
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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PFF, policy, communications, regulation, law

63.

An Offer They Can't Refuse: Spectrum Reallocation that can Benefit Consumers, Broadcasters & the Mobile Broadband Sector

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot Paper, Vol. 5, No. 13, November 2009
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 04 Dec 2009
Barbara S. Esbin and Adam D. Thierer
Cinnamon Mueller and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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spectrum, mobile broadband, wireless broadband, wireless spectrum, spectrum allocation, FCC, broadcast spectrum, Blair Levin, Omnibus Broadband Initiative, MSTV, DACA, Digital Age Communications Act, spectrum allocation, reallocation, spectrum property rights, market spectrum, Bazelon

64.

The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 2: Broadcast Spectrum Taxes to Subsidize Public Media

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Jun 2010
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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PFF, policy, communications, law, regulation

65.

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
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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PFF, communications, regulation, policy, law

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[Filing] Comments of Adam Thierer - Mercatus Center - FTC Coppa 2011 Ammendments

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 31 May 2012
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Speech, parents, kids, safety, parental, Trade, online, privacy, Commission, federal, authentication, Consent, FTC, eraser, button, Verification, Coppa, internet. regulation

67.

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
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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PFF, FCC, policy, regulation, communications, law

68.

Is There a Relationship Between Online Safety Concerns and Broadband Uptake?

The Progress & Freedom Foundation U.S. Congressional Testimony, September 2009
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Oct 2009
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Internet, broadband, online safety, FCC, parental, controls, tools, methods, technologies, households, content, communications, unwanted, objectionable, filters, browser, walled, gardens, education, media, literacy, digital, broadband consumer context

69.

Where is the FCC's Annual Video Competition Report?

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot Paper, Vol. 4, No. 11, May 2009
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 May 2009
Barbara S. Esbin and Adam D. Thierer
Cinnamon Mueller and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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FCC,video competition,media marketplace,free market,video competition report,McDowell,cable industry,vertical integration,cable operators,cable networks,video programming,TV programming,Cable Act,video markets,MVPD,DBS,cable competition,

70.

Public Option for Press Should Get the Red Pen

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress Snapshot, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2009
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 03 Jun 2010
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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PFF, communications, policy, regulation, law

71.

Rep. Upton's Welcome Call for Radio Ownership Reform

Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point Paper No. 13.5
Posted: 23 Apr 2007
Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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Upton, FCC, radio, radio reform, radio ownership reform, media ownership, broadcast radio, satellite radio, ownership caps, radio stations, radio regulation, Clear Channel, radio monopoly, radio market, sector, Telecommunications Act, Red Lion, Pacifica Foundation, antitrust, media,competition