Brill’s Much Ado About Zittrain

The Daily Beast's Emily Brill criticizes Jonathan Zittrain for publishing an op-ed critical of Apple, without specific disclosure of the fact that his academic home, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, receives funding from some of Apple's competitors, such as Google and Microsoft. Brill seems determined to explore (and accuse) whether Zittrain -- and the Berkman Center generally -- succumbs to the pressures of funding sources in forming research conclusions and policy opinions. Of course he doesn't.