Monthly Archives: June 2010

Why Viacom Likely Wins Viacom-Google Copyright Appeal

Viacom is likely to ultimately prevail in its appeal of the lower Court decision in the seminal Viacom vs. Google-YouTube copyright infringement case. If one only reads either the lower court’s decision or the press reports of it, without considering likely appellate arguments and the...
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Randy May has must read post on media socialism

For anyone wanting to better understand the big picture threat to our Nation’s communications and media infrastructure/business models, please don’t miss Randy May’s outstanding post: “Not Mao Zedong or a communist… but a Socialist.” Building on the great foundation of work laid down by Adam...
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The FCC’s “Blight Touch” & “Muddle Ground”

Clearly proponents of net neutrality and public-utility regulation of broadband, have learned how to manipulate language and metaphors to mask and move their agenda; what they haven’t learned is that the language and metaphors used to promote policy changes must be true in order to...
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Mr. Masnick is Ostriching on Search Neutrality

Mr. Masnick of techdirt fame is putting his head in the sand, just like an ostrich does, in hopes that the danger of “search neutrality” will somehow go away as long as he manages to not see or hear anything about it. Mr. Masnick’s head-in-the-sand...
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FCC Broadband “Believe it or Not!”

  With due credit to “Ripley’s Believe it or Not!®,” so much odd and bizarre is happening at the FCC in the “name” of “broadband” that the topic calls for its own collection of: “Believe it or Not!®” oddities. The FCC insists that its Title...
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NetCompetition Statement on FCC’s Broadband Legal Framework NOI

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June, 17 2010 Contact: Scott Cleland 703-217-2407    “FCC Regulating the Internet like a Phone Company Would Enthrone “Ma Google” “FCC’s Broadband De-competition Policy Would Accelerate Google-opolization of the Net”   WASHINGTON – Scott Cleland, Chairman of Netcompetition.org, released the...
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The Perils of Google’s New War on Apple

Google has much to lose in its ill-advised PR and public policy war with Apple, its previous closest Silicon Valley ally. Antitrust or Fiduciary liablility? Google’s recent market behavior puts Google and its CEO Eric Schmidt in a lose-lose situation. Remember this time last year...
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FCC & Google’s Extreme Internet Makeover — A Preview

At its Thursday meeting, expect the FCC to adopt Google’s PR script to try and better sell the FCC’s upcoming “Extreme Makeover” of Internet regulation. The centerpiece of the FCC and Google’s “extreme Internet makeover” plan is the creation of an entirely new, Google-inspired, regulatory...
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Americans want online privacy — per new Zogby poll

American consumers clearly want online privacy, per a national poll conducted over the weekend by Zogby International, that was commissioned by Precursor LLC. In a nutshell, over 80% of Americans are concerned about the security and privacy of their personal information on the Internet; about...
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