Book Co-authored by Columbia Law's Wu Wins A Second Award

Book Co-authored by Columbia Law's Wu Wins A Second Award
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July 17, 2007– Columbia Law School professor Timothy Wu has collected another award for a recent book he co-authored that looks at whether national governments and international law can control the Internet.
The American Society of Legal Writers picked Who Controls the Internet?, co-authored by Wu and Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith,  as the runner-up winner of the 2006-07 Scribes Book Award.
Who Controls the Internet? was also chosen as a Library Journal Best Book of 2006.
In the book, Wu and Goldsmith argue that national governments and international law have the power to control the Internet, largely because the Internet is an arena of business worth billions of dollars that cannot flourish without governmental support and regulation. Who Controls the Internet? was published by Oxford University Press in 2006.
The book has received praise in the press. The Wall Street Journal said, “Goldsmith and Wu cover a range of controversies, from domain-name disputes to online poker and porn to political censorship. Their judgments are well worth attending.” Columnist Sebastian Mallaby of The Washington Post wrote that the book “is an essential read for anyone who cares about the relationship between technology and globalization.”
Wu, a regular contributor to Slate, is often quoted in the national media on copyright, communications, and international trade issues. He has appeared on The CBS Evening News, Marketplace, and All Things Considered. He was interviewed by host Terry Gross on Fresh Air  about the book.
The American Society of Legal Writers is a national society of judges, lawyers, law professors, and legal publishers dedicated to improving legal writing across the profession. Founded in 1953, Scribes has pursued that goal by sponsoring competitions, workshops, and institutes, and by publishing legal periodicals.
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