Tim Wu

Future Tense Fellow

Tim Wu is a Future Tense Fellow at New America and a professor at Columbia Law School. He is also the author of The Master Switch: the Rise and Fall of Information Empires (Knopf, 2010) and the co-author of Who Controls the Internet? (Oxford U. Press, 2006). Mr. Wu was recognized in 2013 by National Law Journal as one America's 100 most influential lawyers, and has also been recognized by Scientific American magazine, the World Economic Forum, and 02138 magazine.


Mr. Wu's best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he has also written about copyright, international trade, and the study of law-breaking. He was formerly Senior Advisor to the Federal Trade Commission, previously worked in the internet industry in Silicon Valley, and was a law clerk for Judge Richard Posner and Justice Stephen Breyer. Mr. Wu writes regularly for the The New Yorker, the New Republic, and Slate magazine. Mr. Wu graduated from McGill University and Harvard Law School.

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WATCH: The Attention Merchants

A new book by Tim Wu documents how the capture and resale of human attention has grown into the defining industry of our time.


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Wu, former NY lt. governor candidate, to advise Schneiderman

A Columbia Law school professor who ran for New York lieutenant governor last year is joining Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office as


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What Ever Happened to Google Books?

It was the most ambitious library project of our time—a plan to scan all of the world’s books and make them available to the public online.


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U.S. Tech Firms Make Pilgrimage to Brussels

“It’s unusual to have Europe serving as a proxy for U.S. companies,” said Tim Wu, a former adviser to the FTC who is known for coining the p


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You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much

Recently, the New York Times ran a front-page story about the conditions for white-collar workers at Amazon. It revealed a workplace where a


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The Father Of Net Neutrality Wants to Fix New York Politics

Tim Wu was barely 30 years old when a concept he invented, network neutrality, became a central part of internet policy debates. Now, a deca


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Tim Wu Makes A Bid For Net Neutrality

The internet has revolutionized human connectivity, but can be described, most simply, as a public space. Which is why New York state reside


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Tim Wu runs for New York State Lieutenant Governor, promising to clamp down on big business

Tim Wu, the Columbia law professor who coined the term "Net Neutrality," is running for Lieutenant Governor of New York State on a leftist,


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In Google case, E.U. court says people are entitled to control their own online histories

“It definitely makes Europe a less favorable place for these companies to do business. . . . But that’s a balance these countries are allowe


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Defending the Open Internet

Tim Wu, 41, a law professor at Columbia University, isn’t a direct participant in the rule making, but he is influencing it. A dozen years a


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Beyond Net Neutrality

That's how things worked when Tim Wu, an academic who's now a law professor at Columbia, coined the term network neutrality in 2002. ISPs pu


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Comcast and Netflix Reach Deal on Service

Others, including Tim Wu, a Columbia Law School professor and advocate for net neutrality, said the interconnection agreement between Comcas