Radio Berkman 163: I Am Not a Lawyer

September 16th, 2010

Listen: or download | …also in Ogg

So it looks like you guys liked “Zittrain and Lessig Take On… Competition!” Last week’s season premiere of Radio Berkman drew the largest number of listeners and tweets in our show’s history! Jonathan Zittrain and Larry Lessig co-host a definitive tour of how the competitive landscape for the digital technology market has evolved in the 12 years since the famous Microsoft antitrust battle. Give it a listen if you haven’t already.

Are you ready for a second helping?

Ever wondered how Microsoft got in trouble in the first place? Google’s got all those little apps and widgets that run our lives — is that legal? And could Apple’s Steve Jobs be the next to get hauled in front of a federal judge?

This week segment producers (and non-lawyers) Daniel Dennis Jones and Molly Sauter take on “Competition” in plain English, with viewpoints from Ken Auletta, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Gary Reback, Phil Malone, and Brian Chen.

We’ve also got links to full, uncut interview with all of our guests here.

Reference Section:
More background than you can imagine on the US v. Microsoft case
Ken Auletta
Siva Vaidhyanathan
Randy Picker
Gary Reback
Brian X. Chen
Greg Hughes

CC-licensed and Public Domain Music this week from Django Reinhardt

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  • 1. Robert Richards  |  September 20th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for a great program. Would it be possible to clarify the definition of “search neutrality”? I didn’t hear a clear definition of that term during the podcast. I heard discussion of asking Google to be more transparent about its search algorithm (i.e., “search transparency”), but not about “neutrality” respecting Web search. Many thanks.

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