Lawrence Lessig

Open-Source, Closed Minds

Theres something obvious to anyone close to technology today: Nonproprietary technology helps proprietary enterprise.For example, the global positioning system was set free for commercial development by Ronald Reagan in...

Service Calls

If there were a Nobel Prize awarded for business innovation, Id nominate the person who first thought of giving customers at convenience stores their purchases for free if the...

Spectrum for All

A generation from now, when policy types look back to the first decade of the 21st Century, there is no doubt they will think of a "Powell" as one...

Wireless Spectrum: Defining the Commons in Cyberspace

Skepticism about whether a "spectrum commons" could work most likely springs from the way weve been trained to think about "spectrum." A hundred years of careless talk has led...

Racing Against Time

In 1998, Congress passed the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, which extended the term of existing and future copyrights by 20 years—from 75 to 95 years for corporate...

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Changing of Editors in the eWEEK Chair

Date: April 20, 2021 Redwood City, Calif. To: All my friends, colleagues and readers: After 16 years at the publication and 10 years as an editor, I’m...

How VMware Wants to Power an ‘Anywhere’ Workforce 

VMware has long been about B2B tech: virtualization, data center infrastructure, hypervisors, collaboration tools, mobility and a long list of other products and services. This...

Zscaler Advances Its Zero Trust Exchange Framework 

Cloud security provider Zscaler on April 20 revealed a number of innovations for its Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange platform designed to help organizations improve...

Aruba Announces Edge-to-Cloud Security, Network Capabilities 

Recently, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, held its annual Atmosphere user conference in digital format. At the event, the company announced a new...

NVIDIA, LED Walls: Creating the Future Virtual Office

NVIDIA held its virtual GTC conference, and it was particularly fascinating. One session hit me where I live, though. It was by Kathryn Brillhart,...