Rob Frieden
Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law
Penn State University
102 Carnegie Building
University Park, PA 16802
+1 814 863-7996; e-mail: rmf5@psu.edu

Rob Frieden holds the Pioneers Chair and serves as Professor of Telecommunications and Law at Penn State University.  He teaches courses in the law, regulation, management and technology of telecommunications and the Internet.  He also provides consultancy services in a variety of areas including business development, forecasting, next generation networks, Internet commerce, cybersecurity, privacy, the Internet of Things and regulatory reform.  Professor Frieden has written four books, published over one hundred articles in academic journals and regularly handles queries from journalists. 

My curriculum vitae is available at: Frieden CV; my resume: Frieden Resume; and Penn State profiles: Bellisario College of Communications and Penn State Law School.  


 

RESEARCH AND SERVICE

TeleFrieden the Blog

        I have created a provocative blog containing my thoughts and analyses of information, communications and entertainment ("ICE") issues.  See http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/.  The blog will concentrate on important legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues that warrant closer scrutiny particularly in light of the proliferation of "research" that supports a particular stakeholder's viewpoint without having disclosed direct or indirect financial sponsorship.


Outreach

          I served as the primary author of a legal brief filed in the Supreme Court’s consideration whether the Federal Communications Commission can lawfully relax regulations limiting further concentration of the broadcast marketplace; see Prometheus Amicus Brief.

          Digital literary training; available at: Digital Literacy.


Recent Conference Presentations (most in Powerpoint)

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act: A Cost/Benefit Analysis, presented virtually at the University of Tennessee, College of Communication and Information (2021); available at: U Tenn. Sec. 230 Presentation.

 

There’s Probably a Blackout in Your Television Future: Tracking New Carriage Negotiation Strategies Between Video Content Programmers and Distributors, presented virtually at the 48th Annual Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy, American University, Washington, D.C. (2021); available at: Video Blackouts Presentation.

 

Challenges to the Conventional Wisdom About Mergers and Consumer Welfare
in a Converging Internet Marketplace
, presented virtually at the 48th Annual Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy, American University, Washington, D.C. (2021); available at: Big Tech Antitrust Reform.

Spectrum Planning at the ITU:A Brief  Introduction, presented virtually at PTC’21, Honolulu, HI (2021); available at: ITU Basics.

 

 Research on Improving Comprehensive Network Governance Ability under the Background of Digital Economy Development: Adapting Economic and Legal Models for Unicorn Digital Platform Intermediaries, A collaborative presentation for students and faculty, presented virtually at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (2020); available at: BUPT Platforms Presentation.

 

WRC-19 and 5G Spectrum Planning, presented at the 47th Annual Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy, American University, Washington, D.C. (2019); available at: 5G Presentation.

 

An Introduction to Data Property Rights, presented at the Beijing University

of Posts and Telecommunications (2019); available at: BUPT Data Protection Presentation.

The Internet of Platforms and Two-Sided Markets: Implications for Competition and Consumers, presented at Internet Law Works-in-Progress, New York Law School, New York, N.Y. (2018); available at: Internet Platforms.


Broadband Law and Policy

        I am co-author of, and provide biannual updates to All About Cable and Broadband, a 1350 page comprehensive analysis on the law and policies affecting cable satellite and broadband communications, first published in 1981.

For information about the book, published by Law Journal Press see: http://www.lawcatalog.com/


COURSES TAUGHT

                                                                   

International Telecommunications and Space Law

Telecommunications Law and Policy

Emerging Telecommunications and Information Processing Technologies

Media Law

Current Issues in Information, Communications and Entertainment

Internet Law and Policy



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