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Friday, September 17, 2010

New OECD Study Finds That Improved IPR Protections Benefit Developing Countries

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) just released a useful new study entitled Policy Complements to the Strengthening of IPRs in Developing Countries. It significantly undermines the claims of "public interest" advocates who wail that they just know intuitively that improved legal protection for intellectual property rights (IPRs) are merely one more means through which developed countries oppress developing countries. While such claims often sound lofty and compassionate, very ugly prejudices often lurk beneath them. Fortunately, by actually studying real data, the OECD found that such claims are wrong as applied to actual developing countries: "[T]the results point to a tendency for IPR reform to deliver positive economic results."

Continue reading New OECD Study Finds That Improved IPR Protections Benefit Developing Countries . . .

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 12:27 PM | Capitalism, Copyright, Global Innovation, Human Capital, IP, Innovation, Internet

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hubris, Cowardice, File-sharing, and TechDirt

Over at Digital Society, Jim DeLong's Filesharing in Underdeveloped Nations: Let's Take from the Poor and Give to the Rich does a fine job of ripping apart the latest round of nonsense from the economically challenged blog TechDirt. I won't spoil the fun, but suffice it to say that Jim shreds TechDirt "arguments" with casual ease.

Jim's piece also highlights a fundamental problem with TechDirt's childish, copyright-hating worldview: TechDirt brews its venom from an ugly blend of hubris and cowardice.

Continue reading Hubris, Cowardice, File-sharing, and TechDirt . . .

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 5:11 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Copyright, IP, Internet, Trademark

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Friday, September 10, 2010

iPhones, DRM, and Doom-Mongers

In the National Law Journal, Dan Brenner's piece, Apps decision: no big deal, provides a thoughtful debunking of the hype that surrounded this summer's decision by the Librarian of Congress to exempt the "jailbreaking" of iPhones from the anti-circumvention provisions of 17 U.S.C. § 1201(a). I tried to make similar points back when the ruling was first issued, but I think that Brenner has better explained the underlying issues.

Continue reading iPhones, DRM, and Doom-Mongers . . .

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 11:35 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Copyright, IP, Internet

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Google / Verizon Proposal May Be Important Compromise, But Regulatory Trajectory Concerns Many

Recently, the Washington Post opined that the best way for the FCC to "regulate the Internet" was through a moderate approach, one which places limited authority in the Commission to address behavior that violates long-standing Net Neutrality practices.

The paper notes that Net Neutrality has been "a rule tacitly understood by Internet users and providers alike" for more than a decade. It then mildly rebukes the FCC's proposal to reclassify broadband providers as common carriers - "a move [which] would be a serious step backwards," in their view.

Within this context, the Post sees important compromise in the Google / Verizon legislative proposal, "especially its designation of the FCC as an adjudicatory body such as the Federal Trade Commission rather than one with intrusive regulatory authority."

Continue reading Google / Verizon Proposal May Be Important Compromise, But Regulatory Trajectory Concerns Many . . .

posted by Mike Wendy @ 9:04 AM | Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Government Again Behind the Curve: Efforts to Implement Cloud Computing in the Public Sector

Gartner, a leading IT research firm, predicts that "by 2012, 80 percent of Fortune 1000 enterprises will pay for some cloud computing service, while 30 percent of them will pay for cloud computing infrastructure." But there's been far less progress in the public sector, according to recent report released by Vivek Kundra, Obama's Federal Chief Information Officer.

Continue reading Government Again Behind the Curve: Efforts to Implement Cloud Computing in the Public Sector . . .

posted by Jeff Levy @ 10:40 AM | Cyber-Security, Innovation, Internet, Software

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Who Cares about Broadband?

The folks at the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project came out with another installment of their "Home Broadband" survey yesterday. This one, Home Broadband 2010, finds that "adoption of broadband Internet access slowed dramatically over the last year." "Most demographic groups experienced flat-to-modest broadband adoption growth over the last year," it reports, although there was 22% growth in broadband adoption by African-Americans. But the takeaway from the survey that is getting the most attention is the finding that:

By a 53%-41% margin, Americans say they do not believe that the spread of affordable broadband should be a major government priority. Contrary to what some might suspect, non-internet users are less likely than current users to say the government should place a high priority on the spread of high-speed connections.

This has a number of Washington tech policy pundits scratching their heads since it seems to cut against the conventional wisdom. Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post penned a story about this today ("Support for Broadband Loses Speed as Nationwide Growth Slows") and was kind enough to call me for comment about what might be going on here.

I suggested that there might be a number of reasons that respondents downplayed the importance of government actions to spur broadband diffusion, including that: (1) many folks are quite content with the Internet service they get today; (2) others might get their online fix at work or other places and not feel the need for it at home; and (3) some may not care two bits (excuse the pun) about broadband at all. More generally, I noted that, with all the other issues out there to consider, broadband policy just isn't that important to most folks in the larger scheme of things. As I told Kang, "Let's face it, when the average family of four is sitting around the dinner table, to the extent they talk about U.S. politics, broadband is not on the list of topics."

Continue reading Who Cares about Broadband? . . .

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:14 PM | Broadband, Internet, Universal Service

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tenenbaum: Ben Sheffner Concludes That Judge Gertner's Ruling Made No Sense from Any Perspective

Over at the Washington Legal Foundation, Ben Sheffner of Copyrights & Campaigns just published a thoughtful Legal Backgrounder entitled Due Process Limits on Statutory Civil Damages? Ben makes an interesting point. In my own post on Judge Gertner's recent Opinion in Tenenbaum, I argued that Judge Gertner's excuses for reducing the jury's statutory-damage award are so absurdly illogical and lawless that she ended up pretending that college guys like Joel Tenenbaum are just inevitably "risk averse."

Continue reading Tenenbaum: Ben Sheffner Concludes That Judge Gertner's Ruling Made No Sense from Any Perspective . . .

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 1:22 PM | Copyright, IP, Internet

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pub Interest Groups Decry Sunlight - Say It's Corrupting FCC Net Neutrality Process


techdirt's hit kind of a new low in the divisive Net Neutrality debate. Mike Masnick writes that the telcos have got their Net Neutrality deal with the FCC because, well, they have some mighty deep pockets, and they're prepared to use them - either for-or-agin the Dems - come election season. Consequently, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski had no choice but to back down from his Net Neutrality / Reclassification madness and give the big boys what they want.

C'mon, Mike! You make the National Enquirer blush.

The "reporting" follows the well worn meme espoused by the Left that when the going gets tough, and the deal looks like it ain't cutting their way - then blame the "monopolists" for corrupting the process. Good lord, get a new riff already.

Free Press, Public Knowledge, MAP and OIC lobbyists (among other "reformistas") have practically installed themselves at the FCC since day one (I think I saw their cots, bedrolls and toiletries there the other day). To claim that they've been left-out strains credulity (as this FCC blog reveals).

Let's see. They've gotten their lobbying dollar's worth out of the Open Internet / Net Neutrality NPRM; the National Broadband Plan; the Wireless Competition Report; the Third Way Statement; the Third Way NOI; the 706 Report; and have supped at the FCC table throughout the "closed-door" Net Neutrality meetings.

Compromise will happen. It should. This is a highly charged debate that has divided many. The FCC hasn't helped any by trying to avoid the will of Congress, end-running around key court decisions, and attempting to jam an innovation-killing rule down the throats of American broadband consumers.

Though I think the Commission is wrong to try to regulate the Internet through broadband Reclassification, I also recognize that some discussion - possibly one that reaches compromise - should occur.

What I do not think is helpful is the idea, seemingly shared by the public interest groups, that "it's our way or no way; and if you get in the way of that - then you're a corrupt SOB."

Mike, remember the elementary school admonition - "sticks and stones..."? I'll bet the network providers do, and it's helped them keep their eye on the ball to ensure that a reasoned ruling comes out of the FCC.

The opposite would be corrupt - a closed process decided by a small handful of elite, "consumer advocates," impervious to reason, debate or the sunlight of opposing viewpoints. Until this summer, it looked like it was going in this direction. Now, thankfully, the process appears to be more inclusive - one which may result in a more fair outcome for all involved.

posted by Mike Wendy @ 8:12 AM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Free Speech, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Why the Viacom v. YouTube Summary-Judgment Ruling Will Be Reversed.

After reviewing the commentary on Judge Stanton's summary judgment ruling in Viacom v. YouTube, I note the lack of substantive defenses of its legal merits. See Viacom Int'l, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62829 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) (the "Viacom Opinion"). This Opinion held that because the original founders of YouTube had responded to takedown notices, they were protected from civil liability for copyright infringement by § 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA")—even if they were also intentionally inducing mass copyright piracy like the Defendants in MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., 545 U.S. 913 (2005).

But this Opinion will be reversed on appeal for at least two reasons. First, no judge can legally find something so daft as a civil safe-harbor for criminal racketeering lurking in the unspoken implications of the "tenor" of excerpts of legislative history. Second, no judge can legally hold that the DMCA adopted terms that judges used to convey the lack of any knowledge requirement in order to tell judges to impose an "item-specific" knowledge requirement. As singer Katy Perry might put it, unless the DMCA was "a [law] bipolar," it did not use "in" to mean "out" or "up" to mean "down...."

Consequently, the Viacom Opinion is not really a huge win for those who want foreign corporations to be able profit by intentionally inducing mass piracy. Indeed, apart from the usual applause from the usual suspect—and a switch-of-sides at Slate—no one seems to be praising or even defending the substance of Judge' Stanton's legal analysis. And with good reason—it is indefensible.

Continue reading Why the Viacom v. YouTube Summary-Judgment Ruling Will Be Reversed. . . .

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 3:10 PM | Copyright, E-commerce, IP, Innovation, Internet

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Was the Tenenbaum Statutory-Damage Verdict Unconstitutional? Only If College Guys Are Irrationally "Risk-Averse...."

On July 9th, Judge Nancy Gertner issued an Order holding that the $22,500/song jury verdict assessed against file-sharing, oath-violating, evidence-concealing, family-framing willful mass pirate Joel Tenenbaum was unconstitutionally excessive. Judge Gertner then reduced the award by 90% to $2,250/per song—the maximum award that her Constitution would permit. See Sony BMG Music Ent. v. Tenenbaum, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68642 (D. Mass.).

But those who get their copyright news from the Internet might be shocked that the record labels have just dared to appeal Judge Gertner's allegedly brilliant legal analysis. After all, Public Knowledge hailed Judge Gertner's reasoning as a triumph of common sense. And at the blog TechDirt, Mike Masnick gushed, "Gertner knows this is going to be appealed, and she put a lot of effort into making the case for why this ruling was excessive, in hopes of having her reasoning help carry the later appeals."

Such fawning is silly. Judge Gertner's reasoning is far too profoundly flawed to have much chance of surviving appellate review. I will thus note three defects in Judge Gertner's analysis that should prove fatal. None is merely technical; all involve basic disregard for settled law, the facts, or reality itself.

Continue reading Was the Tenenbaum Statutory-Damage Verdict Unconstitutional? Only If College Guys Are Irrationally "Risk-Averse...." . . .

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 11:28 AM | Copyright, E-commerce, IP, Internet, Mass Media

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

FCC & Free Press - Send Lawyers, Guns and Money to Regulate the Internet

posted by Mike Wendy @ 10:20 AM | Broadband, Capitalism, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, Software, The FCC, Universal Service, Wireless, Wireline

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Keep the Internet Corporate-Free Says Anti-Business Free Press

posted by Mike Wendy @ 8:52 AM | Broadband, Capitalism, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Camel Puts Nose under Tent with FCC "Wireless Model" for Internet Regulation

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:08 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, Spectrum, The FCC, Wireless, Wireline

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Wow, Part II: USPTO, NTIA, and Commerce Officials Urge ISPs, Ad Networks, Payment Processors, and Search Engines to Cooperate and Create a Law-Abiding Internet that Deters Counterfeiting and Piracy.

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 1:16 PM | Copyright, Cyber-Security, Global Innovation, IP, Innovation, Internet, Trade

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TechDirt Errs Again: Copyrights Are the Definition of "Market Forces" in Action.

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 11:10 AM | Capitalism, Copyright, IP, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Philosophy / Cyber-Libertarianism, Trademark

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Send In the Clowns: A Review of Oberholzer-Gee and Stumpf's Copyright and File-Sharing (Part 1)

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 7:46 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Capitalism, Copyright, Cyber-Security, Economics, Global Innovation, IP, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Software

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The FCC Gets Real Schlick

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:03 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, PFF, The FCC

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Viacom v. YouTube: Why Are We Re-Litigating Grokster?

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 1:24 PM | Copyright, IP, Internet

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wow: A Bipartisan, Legislative/Executive Call for Private Solutions to the Challenges of Internet Counterfeiting and Piracy

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 2:16 PM | Copyright, IP, Internet, Mass Media, Trademark

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Why Copyright Industry Costs-of-Piracy Studies Correctly Ignore the "Positive Economic Effects" of Criminal Racketeering

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 3:54 PM | Copyright, Cyber-Security, IP, Innovation, Internet, Trademark

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

FCC Seeks to Regulate the Internet...Because It Can

posted by Mike Wendy @ 4:54 PM | Broadband, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, PFF, The FCC

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

No Such Thing As Regulatory Predictability When It's Built on an Illusion of Authority

posted by Mike Wendy @ 9:48 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, PFF, Regulation, The FCC, Wireline

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Monday, June 7, 2010

LimeWire Begs for a... "Second" Chance?

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 6:54 AM | Copyright, Cyber-Security, IP, Innovation, Internet, Security

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

AT&T's New Wireless Pricing Plan - Does It Help in the Net Neutrality Debate?

posted by Mike Wendy @ 12:57 AM | Broadband, Capitalism, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC, Wireline

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Friday, June 4, 2010

LimeWire's "Idea Man" Scuttles His Own Last-Ditch Defense

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 9:55 AM | Copyright, Cyber-Security, IP, Internet, Security, Software

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mr. Scott Goes to the State Department

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:09 PM | Broadband, Capitalism, Capitol Hill, Copyright, IP, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Open Source, Regulation, The FCC

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Abolishing the FCC and Other Fun Thoughts

posted by Mike Wendy @ 2:11 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Cable, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Local Franchising, Mass Media, Media Regulation, Net Neutrality, PFF, Regulation, Spectrum, State Policy, The FCC, The FTC, Universal Service, Wireless

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

FCC Wireless Report Punts - Effective Competition Actually Prevails

posted by Mike Wendy @ 10:25 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, The FCC, Wireless

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Takedowns and Daiquiris: Viacom v. YouTube Hosts a Grokster Reunion

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 7:55 AM | Advertising & Marketing, Copyright, IP, Innovation, Intermediary Deputization & Section 230, Internet

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Old Wine in an Old Bottle: LimeWire and Mark Gorton Held Intentional Inducers of Massive Piracy

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 11:54 PM | Copyright, E-commerce, IP, Innovation, Internet

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

NPR Interview on FCC's Third Way

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:31 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Cyber-Security, DACA, Internet, Net Neutrality, Neutrality, Privacy, Security, The FCC

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Monday, April 26, 2010

PFF LTE in NY Times - Let's Not Regulate the Internet

posted by Mike Wendy @ 1:00 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, PFF, Regulation, The FCC, Wireless, Wireline

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Friday, April 23, 2010

K Street Misinformation Pours into Gutter - FCC Must Know Limits of Its Magic

posted by Mike Wendy @ 2:28 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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ACTA: USTR Was Right, and the Histrionics Were Wrong--Again.

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 10:37 AM | Copyright, E-commerce, Global Innovation, IP, Internet, Trade, Trademark

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Business Insider Attacks James Cameron for "Whining" That Piracy Undermines the Risky Studio Investments That Enabled Cameron's Films To Enrich Millions of Lives

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 12:19 PM | Capitalism, Copyright, E-commerce, Economics, Generic Rant, IP, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media

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Friday, March 19, 2010

States - Leave No Taxable Opportunity Behind

posted by Mike Wendy @ 4:24 PM | Broadband, E-commerce, Generic Rant, Internet, State Policy, Supreme Court, Taxes, The FCC

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The Opening Viacom v. YouTube Summary Judgment Briefs: Some First Thoughts

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 3:13 PM | Copyright, E-commerce, IP, Internet, Mass Media

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stats, Stats, & More Stats (@ the Net & Online Media)

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:40 PM | General, Internet

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Public Knowledge's "Copyright Reform Act of 2010": More Banal Cheerleading-for-Piracy.

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 1:01 PM | Capitalism, Copyright, IP, Innovation, Internet

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Are Digital Generativity and Openness Overrated?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:47 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Innovation, Internet, Open Source, What We're Reading

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The FTC Warns Businesses of "Widespread" Inadvertent File-Sharing: The Costs of File-Sharing Piracy Just Keep on Increasing.

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 10:43 AM | Copyright, IP, Internet, Privacy, Security, The FTC

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Copyrights in Music Do NOT Exist Only "To Benefit [Matthew Yglesias]"

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 10:17 AM | Advertising & Marketing, Capitalism, Copyright, E-commerce, Economics, IP, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Software

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Welcome to the Wide World of Title II Regulation Google!

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 11:01 AM | Broadband, Internet, Regulation, The FCC, Wireline

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Copyrights, Copycense, and Nonsense

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 1:56 PM | Copyright, Cyber-Security, E-commerce, IP, Internet, Mass Media, Neutrality, Think Tanks

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Complementary Goods and Debates about E-Book/Music/Video Pricing

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 11:58 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Books & Book Reviews, Copyright, E-commerce, IP, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, What We're Reading

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Groundhog Day 2010: Should the FCC Reclassify Broadband Internet Service?

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 9:29 PM | Broadband, Communications, Internet, Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Some Amazing Numbers Re: Growth of Net & Social Media

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:29 PM | Generic Rant, Innovation, Internet

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Friday, January 15, 2010

R.I.P. Ancillary Jurisdiction; Hello Common Carriage

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 12:44 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC, Wireline

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Great PBS News Hour Debate @ Impact of the Net & Technology

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:32 AM | Internet

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

William Patry's "Moral Panic" about MPAA, Dan Glickman and ACTA

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 6:05 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Copyright, E-commerce, Googlephobia, IP, Innovation, Internet, What We're Reading

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Monday, December 28, 2009

U.S. Legislators CANNOT Trust Claims that 37% of the DMCA Takedown Notices That Google Receives Fail to State "Valid Copyright Claims."

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 12:21 PM | Copyright, IP, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Neutrality

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars: Losing a Fight with a Hand-Picked Strawman Is Not an "Extensive Examination" of "Economic Evidence."

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 12:23 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Copyright, IP, Internet

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Internuts Blame Copyright Enforcement for the Sins of BitTorrent Tracker-Site Operators.

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 5:48 PM | Copyright, E-commerce, IP, Internet, Software, The FTC

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars: EFF Condemns Patry For "Assembling the Rhetorical Siege Engines of the Copyright Wars...."

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 5:17 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Copyright, Cyber-Security, Economics, Googlephobia, IP, Innovation, Internet, What We're Reading

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Monday, November 30, 2009

The Self-Parody of Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars: "Figurative Language at its Best" Does NOT "Declare War" on Copyright-Enforcing "Terror[ists]" by Objectifying Women.

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 10:40 AM | Books & Book Reviews, Copyright, IP, Innovation, Internet

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Once Again, Power Laws Rule all Media & Digital Inequality is Unavoidable

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:03 AM | Economics, Free Speech, Internet, Mass Media

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh Farts! The Droid, the iPhone & the Lessig-Zittrain Thesis

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:15 PM | Commons, Innovation, Internet, What We're Reading, Wireless

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ars Technica Reviews Patry's "Screed," Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 7:09 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Copyright, Cyber-Security, Googlephobia, IP, Innovation, Internet, Trade

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Grokster and Indirect Liability for Copyright Infringement

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 1:05 PM | Copyright, IP, Internet

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Friday, October 30, 2009

More Members of Congress Pay the Price for P2P Piracy

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 11:04 AM | Copyright, Cyber-Security, Economics, IP, Internet, The FTC

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The DVD Rental Window: Fiddling while Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars Burns.

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 3:05 PM | Copyright, Cyber-Security, E-commerce, Googlephobia, IP, Internet, Mass Media

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Monday, October 26, 2009

The L.A. Times and Huffington Post Blast Patry's Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 9:58 AM | Books & Book Reviews, Capitalism, Copyright, Cyber-Security, Economics, IP, Internet, Internet TV, e-Government & Transparency

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Copyright Wars, "Welfare for Authors" and Pedophiles: Part Two of a Reply

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 10:33 AM | Books & Book Reviews, Copyright, Cyber-Security, E-commerce, Economics, Googlephobia, IP, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Software

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The "Moral Panic" of "Copyright Wars": Part One of a Reply.

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 7:20 AM | Books & Book Reviews, Copyright, E-commerce, Googlephobia, IP, Innovation, Internet, Regulation, What We're Reading

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars: A Worthless Book

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 12:27 PM | China, Copyright, Cyber-Security, E-commerce, Economics, IP, Innovation, Internet, Regulation

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mixed Messages on Net Neutrality

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 3:48 PM | Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

UMG Recordings v. Veoh Networks: Pushing the facts (and the law) too far.

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 11:20 PM | Copyright, IP, Internet

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Copyright-Skeptic Hypocrisy: A Belated Reply

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 4:36 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Copyright, IP, Internet

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Full Performance Rights for Recording Artists Are Still the Right Answer

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 10:00 PM | Capitalism, Copyright, Digital TV, IP, Internet, Trade

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Zittrain's Pessimistic Predictions and Problematic Prescriptions for the Net

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:52 AM | Advertising & Marketing, Books & Book Reviews, Capitalism, Googlephobia, Googlephobia, Innovation, Internet, Interoperability, Mass Media, Net Neutrality, Philosophy / Cyber-Libertarianism, Privacy, Search

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

In Favor of Burdensome Regulations

posted by Mark Adams @ 11:06 AM | E-commerce, Economics, Free Speech, Global Innovation, Innovation, Internet, Internet Governance, Regulation, State Policy, Supreme Court, Trade

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Belgian Ruling Against Yahoo! Sets Dangerous Precedent for Regulation of Internet

posted by Berin Szoka @ 10:41 AM | Free Speech, Internet, Internet Governance

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Free Press Hypocrisy over Metering & Internet Price Controls

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:11 PM | Broadband, Cable, Economics, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Friday, June 5, 2009

First Amendment Protection of Search Algorithms as Editorial Discretion

posted by Berin Szoka @ 8:23 AM | Advertising & Marketing, Free Speech, Googlephobia, Internet, Search

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cato Unbound Debate: Lessig's Code at Ten (Part 4: Lessig's response)

posted by Adam Thierer @ 12:15 AM | Books & Book Reviews, Capitalism, Commons, Economics, Free Speech, Generic Rant, Innovation, Internet

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Nerd Law vs. Real Law

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:48 PM | Advertising & Marketing, Generic Rant, Innovation, Internet

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

More on "Open vs. Closed" Technologies & Business Models

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:02 PM | Commons, Economics, Innovation, Internet, Interoperability

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Cato Unbound Debate: Lessig's Code at Ten (Part 3: Thierer response)

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:12 AM | Books & Book Reviews, Commons, Economics, Free Speech, Generic Rant, Innovation, Internet, Regulation

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cato Unbound Debate: Lessig's Code at Ten (Part 2: Zittrain response)

posted by Adam Thierer @ 3:16 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Generic Rant, Innovation, Internet

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Cato Unbound Debate: Lessig's Code at Ten (Part 1: Declan's Lead Essay)

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:57 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Capitalism, Commons, Generic Rant, Internet

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tenebaum, Two-Card Monte, and the Sophistry of Professor Charles Nesson

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 9:48 AM | China, E-commerce, IP, Innovation, Internet

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Copyrights and New Technologies: Why Copyright Law Should Not Differentiate between "Automatic" and "Non-Automatic" Networks or Copying Devices

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 8:38 AM | E-commerce, IP, Internet, Internet TV

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

An Interesting P2P Usage Study from ISU's Digital Citizen Project

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 5:19 PM | IP, Internet, Privacy, The FCC

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Copyrights, UGC Sites and "Fair-Use Bootstrapping"

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 11:30 AM | IP, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Copyrights and the U.S. Making-Available Right

posted by Thomas Sydnor @ 11:46 AM | IP, Internet, Trade

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Friday, March 6, 2009

The Future of Sec. 230 and Online Immunity: My Debate with Harvard's John Palfrey

posted by Adam Thierer @ 12:41 PM | Free Speech, Internet, Online Safety & Parental Controls

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Privacy Solutions Series: Part 3 - Internet Explorer Privacy Features

posted by Adam Marcus @ 9:50 AM | Internet, Ongoing Series, Online Safety & Parental Controls, Privacy, Privacy Solutions, Software

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just How Far the Internet Has Come Since 1996

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:07 PM | Generic Rant, Innovation, Internet

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Nuts & Bolts: A User's Guide to ISP Network Management

posted by Adam Marcus @ 10:19 AM | Broadband, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Generativity Alive and Well with the IPhone

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:21 PM | Innovation, Internet

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Book Review: Post's Jefferson's Moose & the State of Cyberspace

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:10 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Free Speech, IP, Internet, Internet Governance

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ICANN's Game of Chicken with the USG & The Need for Adult (GAO) Supervision

posted by Mike Palage @ 9:25 AM | Internet, Internet Governance

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Most Important Number for Technology Policy in 2009

posted by Berin Szoka @ 3:48 PM | Capitol Hill, Communications, E-commerce, Internet, The FCC

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Martin Abandons Unconstitutional Filtering Proposal; What About Obama's Universal Broadband?

posted by Berin Szoka @ 4:18 PM | Broadband, Free Speech, Internet

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

M2Z Reborn: Censored, but Free, Broadband is Now Kevin Martin's Top Priority

posted by Berin Szoka @ 3:49 PM | Internet

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Perils of Thinking of Broadband as a Public Utility

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:45 PM | Broadband, Internet, Municipal Ownership

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Pragmatic (Internet) Optimist's Creed

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:21 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Wide Diversity of Consumer Attitudes about Online Privacy

posted by Berin Szoka @ 6:07 PM | Internet, Privacy

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Cloudy Forecast

posted by Bret Swanson @ 12:30 PM | Exaflood, Internet

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Net Central

posted by Bret Swanson @ 4:03 PM | Exaflood, Internet, Software

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Friday, October 24, 2008

PFF Launches Center for Internet Freedom

posted by Berin Szoka @ 11:50 AM | E-commerce, Internet, Privacy, Think Tanks

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Exaflood: In the Shadow of Giants

posted by Bret Swanson @ 10:11 PM | Exaflood, Internet

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Online Advertising & User Privacy: Principles to Guide the Debate

posted by Berin Szoka @ 12:17 PM | Internet, Privacy

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Nuts and Bolts: Everything You Wanted To Know About Cookies But Were Afraid To Ask

posted by Adam Marcus @ 3:38 PM | E-commerce, Economics, Internet, Privacy

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

another review of Zittrain's "Future of the Internet"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:38 PM | Books & Book Reviews, Generic Rant, Innovation, Internet

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Does Disclosure Trump Net Blocking?

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 12:29 PM | Broadband, Internet, Net Neutrality, VoIP

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Still Cloudy on Cloud Computing: A Matrix to Guide the Coming Policy Debates

posted by Adam Marcus @ 5:50 PM | Internet

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Googlephobia: Part 5 - Google at Ten & Its Competition

posted by Berin Szoka @ 3:32 PM | Internet, Privacy

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Googlephobia: The Series

posted by Berin Szoka @ 3:14 PM | Internet, Privacy

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Under-Appreciated Existing Legal Remedies for Trolling, Defamation and Other "Malwebolent" Invasions of Privacy

posted by Berin Szoka @ 11:45 AM | Internet, Privacy

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Broadband access platforms & speeds over 3 decades

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:02 PM | Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Internet

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Friday, August 1, 2008

If Bandwidth Is Abundant, It Can't Be Scarce, So Why Can't We Have Net Neutrality?

posted by Berin Szoka @ 3:14 PM | Broadband, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tim Wu's "Mother-May-I" World of Net Neutrality Regulation

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:50 AM | Internet, Municipal Ownership, Net Neutrality

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Monday, July 14, 2008

"Cry [Censorship] and Let Slip the Dogs of [Regulation]!" - A Lesson in the Dangers of Googlephobia

posted by Berin Szoka @ 12:00 PM | Internet

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Monday, June 9, 2008

The Net is History

posted by Bret Swanson @ 12:22 PM | Internet

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Google, California's Privacy Policy Law & Our Sci-Fi Future

posted by Berin Szoka @ 5:01 PM | Internet, State Policy

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Rise & Inevitable Fall of Tech Giants

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:47 AM | Capitalism, Generic Rant, Innovation, Internet

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

my debate with Zittrain on NPR-Boston

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:59 PM | Books & Book Reviews, General, Innovation, Internet, Internet Governance, Interoperability

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

review of Zittrain's "Future of the Internet"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:02 PM | Books & Book Reviews, General, Internet

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The conversation the Net enables

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:06 AM | Internet, Mass Media

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Microsoft Squeezes Yahoo!

posted by Bret Swanson @ 11:22 AM | Internet

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Social Networking Economics...

posted by Solveig Singleton @ 8:47 AM | Internet

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Bruce Owen on "Antecedents to Net Neutrality"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:24 PM | Cable, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pearlstein on Google & Antitrust

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:18 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Internet

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Cyber-Safety in a Web 2.0 World

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 12:39 PM | Events, Internet, Online Safety & Parental Controls

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Monday, September 24, 2007

The Power of New Media

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:34 AM | Innovation, Internet, Mass Media

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

More on Metering Broadband

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:37 PM | Broadband, Communications, Economics, Internet

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

FTC Comments on Net Neutrality

posted by Solveig Singleton @ 10:19 AM | Internet, The FTC

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Net neutrality, pricing, and 2-sided markets

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 10:43 AM | Broadband, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Need. More. TV.

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 3:47 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Internet, Local Franchising, The FCC, Wireline

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The new broadband statistics are out!

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 9:04 PM | Broadband, Communications, Internet, Spectrum, The FCC

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

And now for some electric/tech policy convergence

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:14 PM | Electricity, Internet

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Kennard on Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 11:18 AM | Broadband, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Must-Read on Telecom Taxes

posted by Patrick Ross @ 11:49 AM | Communications, Innovation, Internet, Taxes, Universal Service

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UK Fighting the Good Fight

posted by Patrick Ross @ 11:42 AM | Free Speech, Internet, Mass Media

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Media Regulation and Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:22 PM | Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sports and Fetishes

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 4:27 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Events, Internet, Local Franchising, Net Neutrality, Sports, VoIP

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Do's and Dont's for Media Regulation

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:23 AM | Free Speech, IP, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

To Discriminate or Not to Discriminate?

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:30 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Microsoft XBOX Live & Net Neutrality

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:23 AM | Broadband, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Net Neutrality

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Friday, July 7, 2006

eBay-Google Battle Over Online Payments

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:38 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, E-commerce, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, July 6, 2006

Some Nets are More Neutral Than Others

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:52 PM | Broadband, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Censorship and Snakeheads

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:20 AM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Events, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FTC, VoIP

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Friday, June 9, 2006

Net Neutrality--How Competition Policy Handles It

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:49 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Sensenbrenner Bill and Antitrust

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:04 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Internet, Net Neutrality, Sports

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Net Neut* Not Important, Says Google

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:35 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, May 9, 2006

CEO Speaks the Truth

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:10 AM | Broadband, Cable, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Monday, May 8, 2006

Net Neutrality Regs Could Threaten Online High-Def Video

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:51 PM | Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Net Neutrality: Remembering the Little Ones

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 8:32 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I didn't know the Internet was free....

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 3:44 PM | Internet

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

More on Saving the Internet

posted by Patrick Ross @ 6:40 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, E-commerce, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Progress in the Debate on Local Telecom Reform?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 2:24 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, DACA, General, Internet, Municipal Ownership, State Policy, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, April 6, 2006

New Neutrality Proposals: Ask Me No Questions, Tell Me No . . .

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 6:54 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Adjudicating Network Neutrality: Upsides, Downsides and Practical Implications

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:47 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bundle?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:16 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Network Neutrality: It's the Jurisdiction, Stupid

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 8:22 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, The FCC, VoIP, Wireline

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Monday, March 13, 2006

"The Eden Illusion"

posted by Patrick Ross @ 9:42 AM | Broadband, Communications, DACA, E-commerce, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Friday, February 17, 2006

Worms in the Apple?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 1:02 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Baseball's Closed Platform Play

posted by Ray Gifford @ 12:36 PM | Internet

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Post-Trinko: Toward an Holistic Approach to Antitrust and Broadband Regulation

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 8:21 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Communications, Internet, Supreme Court, The FCC, The FTC

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Friday, January 20, 2006

Theoretically Speaking: Trinko and Broadband

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 12:19 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, The FCC, Wireless, Wireline

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Gross on Internet Governance

posted by Patrick Ross @ 8:34 AM | Digital Europe 2006, Free Speech, Internet, Internet Governance

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Thursday, January 5, 2006

A Meditation on Modularity and Integration

posted by Ray Gifford @ 10:57 AM | Broadband, Innovation, Internet, Interoperability, Software

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Friday, December 30, 2005

Gelertner Does Jacob Bayer

posted by @ 12:41 PM | Communications, General, Innovation, Internet

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Friday, November 18, 2005

In Search of Appropriate Social Goals in Communications Regulation

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 1:12 AM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Free Speech, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, The FCC, Universal Service, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Monday, November 14, 2005

New Blood at Commerce

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:09 AM | Capitol Hill, General, Innovation, Internet, Interoperability, Privacy

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Monday, November 7, 2005

Auctioneering Update -- Breathing Room for North Dakota eBay Sellers

posted by @ 5:16 PM | E-commerce, Internet, State Policy

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Saturday, November 5, 2005

Medals of Freedom to Cerf and Kahn

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:11 AM | Internet

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Thursday, November 3, 2005

A Silver Lining to Net Neutrality Merger Conditions?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 4:02 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Interconnection without Regulation

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:46 PM | Internet

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Paved with Good Intentions

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:40 PM | Broadband, Communications, Internet, Universal Service

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Friday, October 14, 2005

Crossing Thresholds: Questioning the Ends and Means of Social Regulation in Communications

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 8:38 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, General, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Net Neutrality, The FCC, Universal Service, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Competition Policy Begets Tax Policy

posted by @ 9:57 AM | Economics, Internet, State Policy, Wireless

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Regulation Without Frontiers

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:20 PM | Communications, Digital Europe, Free Speech, Internet, Mass Media

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

New PFF Paper on ICANN Dispute over New ".xxx" Domain

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:16 PM | Internet

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Communications Reform and "Social" Obligations: Looking for Another Way

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 6:27 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, Universal Service, VoIP, Wireline

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Wi-Fi Brite in Ohio

posted by @ 4:01 PM | Internet, Municipal Ownership, Wireless

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Four Biggies and Counting

posted by @ 11:05 AM | Internet, Mass Media

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Monday, September 12, 2005

To Be or Not to Be: EBay as Phone Company?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 3:00 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, The FCC, Universal Service, VoIP, Wireline

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Thursday, September 8, 2005

Public Safety Tradeoffs Post-Katrina

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 5:37 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Internet, Interoperability, The FCC, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

GoogleTalk and Net Neutrality: A Cautionary Tale

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:39 AM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, The FCC, VoIP, Wireline

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Friday, August 19, 2005

The FCC and Organization Development

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 10:17 AM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Spectrum, The FCC, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Downsides to Deregulating Broadband??

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 7:00 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Supreme Court, The FCC, Wireless, Wireline

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Net Neutrality Mandates After the FCC's Policy Statement

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 6:05 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, The FCC, Wireline

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Thursday, August 4, 2005

Wireline Deregulation: A Broadband Review Lesson

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 9:52 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, The FCC, Universal Service, Wireline

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

On blogging...a thumbsucker

posted by Ray Gifford @ 12:12 PM | Internet

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Thursday, July 7, 2005

Openness Post-Brand X: It begins . . .

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 2:18 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court

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Thursday, June 30, 2005

FCC Regulation of Service Bundles??

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 1:30 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, VoIP, Wireline

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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Broadband Post-Brand X: The Long and Winding Road

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 3:50 PM | Broadband, Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, Wireline

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Monday, June 20, 2005

Honor Among Phishers

posted by Ray Gifford @ 8:31 PM | Internet

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Thursday, June 9, 2005

Video Over Fiber: Rhetorical Ironies and Inconsistencies

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 8:28 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Universal Service

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Write for my Platform!

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Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Broadcast Flag and Minimum Requirements for Broadband

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 1:51 PM | Broadband, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, VoIP

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