Lightsquared, LTE-U and the revenge of the ‘anti-commons’

September 25, 2015
By Scott Wallsten, contributor

Many have feared that unlicensed spectrum would suffer from a “tragedy of the commons,” in which the spectrum becomes congested as more users dive in without regard to their effects on other users. Engineers and others have worked hard to prevent that outcome. Continue reading

Conference: Daddy, What’s a Broadcast Television Network?


You can find a full video of the conference here.

Date: Friday, November 15
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Venue: George Mason University, Arlington Campus, Hazel Hall Room 120

Morning Keynote: Preston Padden, Executive Director, Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition

Conference Agenda

8:00-8:30 am – Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:35 am – Greeting and Introductions

Prof. Thomas Hazlett, Director, Information Economy Project – Greeting and Introduction of Program

8:35-9:00 am – Morning Keynote

Preston Padden

9:00-10:30 am – Panel 1 – Retrans, Must-Carry, and Broadcast Video in the Internet Age

Mark Fratrik (BIA Kelsey)
Matthew L. Spitzer (Northwestern University Law School)
Thomas B. Nachbar (University of Virginia School of Law)
Moderator: TBD

10:30-10:40 am – Break

10:40-12:00 pm – Panel 2 – Which Way on Aereo? Which Way After Aereo?

James Grimmelmann (University of Maryland, Carey School of Law)
Steve Effros (Effros Communications)
Moderator: TBD

12:00 pm – Adjourn