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The Future According to Google: Technology Policy from the Standpoint of America’s Fastest-Growing Technology Company

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This essay contends that two of the most likely candidates for important technology policy initiatives in the administration of President Barack Obama are two of Google’s public policy priorities, namely net neutrality and global online freedom. The adoption of these initiatives as public policy priorities would be a positive development for technology users and producers around the world. Their success would mean that two of the foremost threats to online freedom have been deferred, at least for a while. Nonetheless, overbroad or questionable copyright, trademark, and patent rights will continue to bedevil technology firms, as they have for much of the past century.