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News Posted on January 23, 2014

Professor Chander Comments on Internet Neutrality for CBS-13

Professor Anupam Chander commented for a news report on Sacramento television station CBS-13 regarding a U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decision striking down Federal Communications Commission rules prohibiting internet service providers from blocking or prioritizing web traffic. 

The "net neutrality" ruling has important implications, Chander said, because it enables services providers to gain market advantages by blocking or slowing internet traffic or by charging unequally for services. "If you are Comcast or Verizon and you don't want people watching Google's or Netflix's video, you might say, we're going to charge them more in order to carry their traffic," said Chander.

Professor Anupam Chander is a leading scholar in the law of globalization and digitization, and has written widely on international law and cyber law.  He is also Director of the California International Law Center at King Hall.