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Tim Wu

Tim Wu is an award-winning author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School. His latest book, The Master Switch, was named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, Amazon.com, Scribes, and Publisher’s Weekly. Tim’s fields of interest are the internet, media, and communications industries. While his best-known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, he has written widely about private power, free speech, copyright, and antitrust. Earlier books include Who Controls the Internet (2006), and Net Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination (2002). Tim’s articles can be found in Slate, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal; and he has been recognized by prestigious organizations such as Scientific American and National Law Journal. As a policy advocate and activist, Tim has served as a Senior Advisor to the Federal Trade Commission; as the Chair of Media reform group Free Press; as a Fellow at Google; and has worked for Riverstone Networks in the telecommunications industry. He teaches courses in copyright, communications law & policy, and antitrust at Columbia Law School. After graduating from McGill University (B.Sc.) and Harvard Law School, Tim earned clerkships for both Judge Richard Posner and Justice Stephen Breyer.