Monthly Archives: August 2012

The FCC’s 1887 Railroad Regulation Mindset — My Daily Caller Op-ed

August 29, 2012 Please see my latest Daily Caller Op-ed: “The FCC’s 1887 Railroad Regulation Mindset” here. This piece is part 10 of my Obsolete Communications Law research series. ***** Obsolete Communications Law Op-ed Series: Part 1: “Obsolete communications law stifles innovation, harms consumers” Part 2:...
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FCC Showcases Its Growing Obsolescence – Daily Caller Op-ed

August 23, 2012 Please see my latest Daily Caller op-ed: “The FCC Showcases its Growing Obsolescence” here. This piece is part 9 of my Obsolete Communications Law research series. ***** Obsolete Communications Law Op-ed Series: Part 1: “Obsolete communications law stifles innovation, harms consumers” Part...
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Netcompetition Press Release on FCC’s Obsolete Section 706 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — August 21, 2012 Contact: Scott Cleland 703-217-2407 The FCC’s Obsolete Section 706 Report Obsolete law and technological assumptions yield nonsensical reporting requirements WASHINGTON D.C. – Concerning the FCC’s release of its Section 706 report on “Advanced Telecommunications Incentives,” the following quotes...
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The Deceptive Politics of Piracy

August 8, 2012 In writing “Internet Pirates Will Always Win,” Nick Bilton, The New York Times’s technology columnist whom I read and respect, has unwisely adopted the political logic and public narrative of the piracy lobby that “information wants to be free.” Unfortunately, I don’t...
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Who But Google is Thriving in Online Advertising?

August 6, 2012 Evidence abounds that the industry business model of online advertising, minus Google, is shockingly weak competitively, given how many people assume advertising is supposed to be the viable competitive monetization engine that will sustain the “free and open Internet” long term. Anyone...
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