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.

All Work

The Master Switch

Wu chronicles the turning points of the century' s information landscape: those decisive moments when a medium opens or closes...

Homes With Tails

America’s communications infrastructure is stuck at a copper wall.

Wireless Net Neutrality: Cellular Carterfone and Consumer Choice in Mobile Broadband

Wireless carriers aggressively control product design and innovation in the equipment and application market, to the detriment of consumers.