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Friday, July 23, 2004

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With regard to the Telecom Policy Report affair (see below), I have just received the following e-mail message from Tim Wu:

Thanks for your email. I'm afraid I didn't see the Telecom Policy report. I didn't say I wouldn't come to the PFF forum because it was unbalanced --if that's what was reported, that's not right. I would have loved to have been there! So please accept my apologies. I did say, roughly, that I didn't agree with Yoo, particularly his economic reasoning -- indeed I said mostly what I would have said at the panel!

It looks like the TPR "newsletter" report, certainly the part stating that Professor Wu declined the invitation to particiapte in the program because he thought it was unbalanced, was made entirely out of whole cloth.  Flat out wrong.

I suspect that the same may be true with regard to some of the statements attributed to Professor Wu regarding Professor Yoo's paper. In any event, I was pleased to receive Tim Wu's above apology.

posted by Randolph May @ 3:36 PM | General

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