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The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules: Are They Good For Consumers?; Michigan State Bar IT Law Section Presents Lecture By John Rothschild

March 9, 2011

BLOOMFIELD HILLS—The Information Technology Law Section of the Michigan State Bar Association will sponsor a presentation of the net neutrality regulations that were issued by the FCC in December, 2010 on Thursday evening, March 10, 2011, at the Wayne State University Law School.

John Rothschild, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law at Wayne State University, will discuss the recently issued net neutrality regulations, explain the events that led up to their issuance and offer critical commentary on their likely impact on the consumer market.

Professor Rothschild's lecture is sponsored by the Information Technology Law Section of the Michigan State Bar. Mark G. Malven, who leads the Technology Transactions Practice at Dykema and chairs the IT Law Section of the Michigan State Bar, notes that net neutrality will affect every organization or enterprise that uses the internet to conduct its business. "Essentially every electronic function – from email to videoconferencing will be affected by the FCC's new net neutrality guidelines. It's a landmark regulatory moment, with potentially profound and lasting consequences."

The lecture will begin at 6:30 pm in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the Wayne State University Law School.