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On February 4, 2015 By Daniel Rheiner February 2, 2015
Last year, when Comcast announced its plan to purchase Time Warner Cable, the deal came under heavy scrutiny from consumer advocates. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, one of the Senate’s most liberal members, called the proposed deal “a disaster.” In a letter to the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the [...]Continue Reading →
On September 2, 2014 By William Healy September 2, 2014
Netflix has been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Just this week the streaming company filed a Petition to Deny with the FCC which formally asks the government to block the deal.
Netflix argues that if the two cable companies [...]Continue Reading →
Over the last several months the high profile merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been a major point of interest for analysts, commentators, and consumers of digital entertainment. Currently the primary potential hurdle left for the deal’s completion is regulatory approval with the Department of Justice. Critics argue that this [...]Continue Reading →
“Does the US government have any role in ensuring ubiquitous, open, world-class, interconnected, reasonably-priced Internet access?” For Susan Crawford, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and a professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law, the question is rhetorical. Obviously, yes. It [...]Continue Reading →
On January 21, 2011 By Joanna Barry January 19, 2011
On January 18th the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, the green-light to take over NBC Universal. Comcast already owns a handful of cable channels, including E! Entertainment and the Golf Channel. However, through its acquisition of a fifty-one percent stake in [...]Continue Reading →
The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Vanderbilt Law Professor Richard Nagareda. Professor Nagareda passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 8, 2010. He was an outstanding professor and wonderful friend to many, and touched many lives during [...]Continue Reading →
On October 7, 2010 By Lacey Logsdon October 6, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently requested more information concerning Comcast’s plans to purchase a fifty-one percent interest in NBC Universal from General Electric Co.
The information request has a potential to delay the $28 billion dollar deal, although Sena Fitzmaurice — Comcast’s VP of Government Communications — stated that the company still [...]Continue Reading →
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.
Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.
Allbritton Communications seeks to throw up roadblock to [...]Continue Reading →
It’s official. Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband Internet access a legal right for every citizen. Through this revolutionary move designed to keep pace with ever-changing technological advances, Internet is now in the distinguished company of such fundamental rights as voting.
Beginning July 1st, any Internet service provider that [...]Continue Reading →
In a unanimous decision today, the D.C. Circuit vacated an order previously issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), mandating that Comcast not selectively limit its users’ bandwidth–namely, that the FCC cannot regulate Comcast’s practice of limiting bandwidth use by peer-to-peer programs. See below for a breakdown of what the decision means for [...]Continue Reading →
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