Are T.V. Programs Killer Apps?

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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1 Response

  1. A.J. Sutter says:

    Deven, much of your second paragraph, and especially from the point where you mention that “brands are two-way information devices,” seems to be written in a kind of shorthand or memo-to-self style. Could you please expand on what you mean?

    Also, it’s not just pesky advertisers and marketers that push information, but the search engines. For that reason, I probably have a better idea of some of the top TV shows currently in the US than I do of internet applications. When I go to the Yahoo US homepage to access one of my email accounts, I always see photos or headlines about stars and starlets I otherwise don’t hear about here in Japan. But as for software apps, I’m in the dark. And I almost never click on an Internet ad, except to shut it off.