Unless something is done to change its course, the future of the Internet, as Jonathan Zittrain sees it, is one of far less innovation and far more — and far more ominous — control. Zittrain, who just became a tenured professor at Harvard Law School, discusses his book, The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It, on this week’s episode of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer.

Zittrain discusses his book, the field of Cyberlaw and his post at Harvard. You can listen to or download the show from this page. As always, you can keep up to date with all Lawyer2Lawyer programs by subscribing via RSS or using iTunes.

  • What a terrific and timely topic. I have to say I see signs of tightening control reigning in innovation on a daily basis. We see it in large companies increasingly overreaching in their claims of copyright and trademark infringement. This is especially prevalent in the domain name arena. Also, large e-commerce monopolies are emerging and troubling tying and price fixing symptoms are starting to emerge. I hope Mr. Zittrain is not correct, but I fear he may prove prescient.