Today we have the worst of both worlds: We have a wholly private marketplace and no public obligations.

Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford is a visiting professor of intellectual property at Harvard Law School and a co-director of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She is also a professor at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Crawford previously served as President Barack Obama’s special assistant for science, technology and innovation policy and co-led a transition team at the Federal Communications Commission between the Bush and Obama administrations. Crawford served as a member of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School and was a professor at the University of Michigan Law School. She was previously a member of the board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit organization that manages the Internet address system. She is the author of “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.”