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ISPs See Power Shift in the European Union

On March 31, 2014 By Dustin Kovacic

In a decision released on March 27th, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) within the EU can now block piracy sites that contain copyrighted material.

The decision comes from Constantin Film and Wega v. UPC Telekabel Wien, a case referred to the CJEU by the Austrian [...]

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In late February, the Full Bench of the Federal Court in Australia dismissed the movie industry’s appeal against last year’s judgment in the case of AFACT v. iiNet, which found that the ISP iiNet did not authorize the copyright infringements of its file-sharing customers, and while their users did indeed infringe, [...]

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House Republicans voted to prevent [subscription required] the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from implementing new rules intended to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Specifically, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, by a 15-8 vote along party lines, approved a measure that would invalidate FCC net neutrality rules intended to give the agency the [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 19, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Doctor charged in connection with Michael Jackson’s death, Conrad Murray, refuses to negotiate a plea; legal team begins developing defense strategy.

Rapper Jay-Z sues David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox over name of Dominican nightclub.

Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010 makes it a crime [...]

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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 [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 7, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Google and NSA team up to fight cyberattacks.

Scientists discover energy teleportation.

Seventh Circuit upholds prison ban on Dungeons & Dragons against First and Fourteenth Amendment challenge.

Australian copyright holders lose ability to compel ISP assistance. Meanwhile, new Aussie [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 11, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees weighs in on the Supreme Court’s upcoming hearing in American Needle v. NFL.

NBA Commissioner David Stern hands down indefinite suspension for the Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas amidst gun investigation. Meanwhile, one University of Tennessee player involved in drug and firearms [...]

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According to a recent announcement from Verizon Communications Company, the company will begin issuing “copyright notices” to customers accused of illegally downloading copyrighted material from the Internet. The notices will be sent on behalf of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and will be delivered by email or automated voice messaging. [...]

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FCC's New Rules for "Net Neutrality"

On September 21, 2009 By JETLaw

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed two new rules designed to aggressively protect the free movement of online traffic by preventing Internet service providers from restricting web sites and other services on the Internet. The proposed rules would require carriers to practice “reasonable” network management and respect “net neutrality,” the principle [...]

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Congress Doing A Safety Dance Around Privacy

On February 26, 2009 By Abbey Morrow

Two congressmen have proposed a bill that would require ISPs, businesses, and individuals to maintain all users’ Internet-usage records for two years. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), presented identical bills– S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House– in order to aid the fight [...]

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