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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...


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...


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...


TechFreedom Statement on DOJ Rejection of AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

August 31, 2011

The Department of Justice today filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block the merging of AT&T and T-Mobile. The DOJ asserts that the deal could...