The Right to Bear Ar–, Or Is It Access the Internet?

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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3 Responses

  1. How does the “net neutrality” debate look through this lens?

  2. Deven says:


    Great question. I am suggesting that such debates have another component, perhaps a political one that relates to issues beyond the creative and productive ones that are in play so far. The problem is that I am not sure that I have an argument regarding a guarantee for use of materials. But it seems that insofar as a law stopped someone from operating or connecting to the net or doing so in an anonymous manner, that could be the problem. I am still sorting these ideas so I could easily find that changes and the consideration of several issues are needed.

  3. lens, thanks for the answer. I had the same question with John`s.