Eric Goldman is an associate professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law and directs that school’s High Tech Law Institute. You can read more of his work at his Technology & Marketing Law Blog.
Redmond is the company behind Peep Telephony, a service that claimed to offer free cellular phone service through the power of mesh networking. A week after the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, Gizmodo.com published an article, “Smoke & Mirrors: The Greatest Scam in Tech,” about Peep Telephony. In addition to using the word “scam” in the title, the article had lots of denigrating things to say about Peep and about Redmond’s prior initiatives. (The opinion