Adam D. Thierer

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

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Scholarly Papers (70)

1.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 786 (22,486)
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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

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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
TechFreedom and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 750 (18,939)

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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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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 712 (2,059)

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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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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 447 (41,440)

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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

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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
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2015
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 429 (2,193)

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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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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 428 (39,097)

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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

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Removing Roadblocks to Intelligent Vehicles and Driverless Cars

Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy (2015), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 17 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2015
Adam D. Thierer and Ryan Hagemann
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 288 (7,155)

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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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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 261 (84,784)

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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

9.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 250 (87,714)
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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,

Artificial Intelligence and Public Policy

Mercatus Research, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Aug 2017
Adam D. Thierer, Andrea Castillo and Raymond Russell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 217 (119,615)

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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

Artificial Intelligence and Public Policy

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 03 Oct 2017
Adam D. Thierer, Andrea O'Sullivan and Raymond Russell
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 20 (471,506)

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artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, regulation, permissionless innovation, innovation, precautionary principle

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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 226 (99,769)

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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 Michael Szoka and Adam D. Thierer
TechFreedom and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 224 (97,084)

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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

13.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 220 (88,747)

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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

14.

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 214 (101,461)

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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

15.

Media Metrics: The True State of the Modern Media Marketplace

Number of pages: 99 Posted: 17 Jul 2008
Adam D. Thierer and Grant Eskelsen
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 205 (114,736)

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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

16.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 184 (134,046)

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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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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 180 (132,778)

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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

18.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 178 (135,356)

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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 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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 167 (127,337)
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Economics, Culture, Information, Internet, Digital, Plato, Luddite, Progress, Optimism, Singularity, Machines, Negroponte, Pessimism, Technological, Postman, Optimists, Pessimists

20.

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

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 May 2015 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2015
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 154 (33,710)

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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

21.

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

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Aug 2011
Adam D. Thierer
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 152 (124,456)

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

22.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 144 (109,490)

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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

23.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 140 (174,350)

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

24.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 140 (171,433)
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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

25.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 131 (148,198)

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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

26.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 131 (177,376)

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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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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 127 (158,576)

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

University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 3, 2016
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 May 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2016
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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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

29.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 124 (178,436)

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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and TechFreedom
Downloads 114 (185,988)

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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

31.

Privacy and Security Implications of the Internet of Things

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Jun 2013
Adam D. Thierer
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 111 (127,933)

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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

32.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 111 (194,273)

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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

33.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 98 (206,848)

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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

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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 98 (180,485)

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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

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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 98 (223,822)

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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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The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 Feb 2015
Adam D. Thierer
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 94 (138,823)

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

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Unappreciated Benefits of Advertising and Commercial Speech

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 16 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2011
Adam D. Thierer
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 92 (214,999)

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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 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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 91 (220,906)
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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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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 90 (180,485)

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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

40.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 80 (173,378)

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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

41.

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 68 (236,493)

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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

42.

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 64 (261,602)

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

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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 62 (228,460)

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PFF, communications, policy, law, regulation

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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and The Progress & Freedom Foundation
Downloads 57 (298,546)
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Communications, Competition, Broadband, PFF

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Projecting the Growth and Economic Impact of the Internet of Things

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Jun 2015
Andrea Castillo and Adam D. Thierer
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 56 (74,112)

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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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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 55 (303,538)

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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

47.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 54 (319,190)

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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

48.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 53 (301,000)

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

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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 52 (306,070)

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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

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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 51 (319,190)

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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

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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

52.

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 49 (319,190)

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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

53.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 45 (286,940)
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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

54.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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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

55.

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 George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 37 (372,043)

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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

56.

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 36 (375,432)

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PFF, policy, communications, regulation, law

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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 33 (390,436)

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PFF, policy, communications, law, regulation

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

Mercatus Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Sep 2017
Adam D. Thierer and Jonathan Camp
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 22 (459,779)

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

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

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 03 Oct 2017
Adam D. Thierer and Jonathan Camp
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 7 (546,011)

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

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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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Speech, parents, kids, safety, parental, Trade, online, privacy, Commission, federal, authentication, Consent, FTC, eraser, button, Verification, Coppa, internet. regulation

60.

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 24 (429,989)

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PFF, FCC, 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
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PFF, communications, regulation, policy, law

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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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 17 (461,193)

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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

63.

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 George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 17 (466,441)

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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,

64.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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PFF, communications, policy, regulation, law

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Comment on the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Dec 2016
Adam D. Thierer and Caleb J Watney
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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Car, Auto, Automobile, Autonomous, Automated, Vehicle, Driver, Driverless, Regulation, Safety, NHTSA, Road, Accident, Crash

66.

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 Patrick Wilt
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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healthcare, right to try, consumer, choice, innovation, medical, devices, FDA, regulation, patient,medical, device, personalized, medicine,

67.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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healthcare, right to try, consumer, choice, innovation, medical, devices, FDA, regulation, patient,medical, device, personalized, medicine,

68.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Institute for Humane Studies
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3D printing, innovation, precautionary principle, permissionless innovation

69.

Permissionless Innovation and Public Policy: A 10-Point Blueprint

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Apr 2016
Adam D. Thierer
George Mason University - Mercatus Center
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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

70.

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
George Mason University - Mercatus Center

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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