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Szoka Statement on Rosenworcel & Pai Nominations to FCC

November 1, 2011

Yesterday, President Barack Obama announced two nominations to the Federal Communications Commission: Jessica Rosenworcel, replacing Democratic Commissioner Michael Copps, and Ajit Pai, replacing Republican Commissioner...


Larry Downes Statement on Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)

October 28, 2011

Yesterday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tx) introduced the Stopping Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261), also called the Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on...


FCC Requires Online Public Inspection Files, But Misses Point of OpenGov: Data Accessibility

October 28, 2011

At yesterday’s FCC Open Commission Meeting , the Commission proposed to require television stations to make their “ public inspection file ” available online. But...


Public Interest Groups Across Spectrum Oppose Net Neutrality Regulation

October 7, 2011

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal’s story on the legal challenge to Net Neutrality regulation opens as follows: Efforts by public interest groups to get a legal...


Copyright, Done Right: Warrantless Factory Searches Aren’t the Right Way to Stop DVD Piracy

October 4, 2011

California police will now be able to conduct warrantless searches of optical disc (DVD, CD, BluRay) factories to look for piracy and seize pirated discs,...


Revising COPPA: A Discussion of the FTC’s Proposals

October 1, 2011

Oct. 12, 2011 – 12:30pm to 2:30pm The FTC has finally released its long-awaited report on the implementation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act...