Monthly Archives: April 2016

Why Is the FCC Regulating the Biggest Privacy Risk Platforms the Least?

April 29, 2016 The epic flaw in the FCC’s Title II privacy NPRM is that it purports to best protect consumers’ private information by only regulating broadband providers’ use of that private information, while emphatically protecting dominant edge platforms from FCC privacy regulation when they...
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FCC’s AllVid NPRM Is Anticompetitive, Anticompetitive, Anticompetitive

April 22, 2016 FCC’s AllVid NPRM Is Anticompetitive, Anticompetitive, Anticompetitive WASHINGTON D.C. – The following quotes are based on NetCompetition’s submitted comments on the FCC’s AllVid NPRM and may be attributed to Scott Cleland, Chairman of NetCompetition: “Think for a moment. Would anyone think it...
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NetCompetition’s Comments on the FCC “AllVid” Set Top Box NPRM MB Docket No. 16-42/CS Docket No. 97-80

NetCompetition’s Comments on the FCC “AllVid” Set Top Box NPRM MB Docket No. 16-42/CS Docket No. 97-80 Note: Comments are from Scott Cleland, Chairman of NetCompetition.org is a pro-competition e-forum representing broadband interests.  See www.netcompetition.org.  Think for a moment. Would anyone think it “pro-competitive” if...
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AllVid Deja-Vu: Google-YouTube’s Forcing Video to be Open to Piracy Again

April 13, 2016 The FCC’s AllVid proposal is déjà vu. We have seen Google-YouTube’s piracy-as-negotiating-leverage MO in action before. Google’s puppeteering of FCC-sponsored piracy in the FCC AllVid set-top box proposal is not the first time Google has anticompetitively used piracy promotion to gain an...
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