Columbia Law Expert On Telecom, Copyright To FTC

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A respected US law professor has been named senior advisor to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for consumer protection and competition issues that affect the internet and mobile markets.

Tim Wu, a Columbia Law School professor, starts on 14 February, according to a press release, available here.

At Columbia Law School, Wu has specialised in telecommunications law, copyright, and international trade. In 2006, Wu was recognised for his work on network neutrality theory, according to the university, and gained international acclaim for his most-recent book, The Master Switch. Before that, he worked in the telecommunications industry in Silicon. Wu will take a leave of absence to serve his mandate at the FTC.

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