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Absent an act of Congress, the fate of “net neutrality” could be settled soon—or at least for the time being. Legal challenges to the Federal Communication Commission’s 2015 “Open Internet Order,” which required broadband Internet service providers to treat all Internet traffic the same regardless of its source, would vacate the regulations if the [...]

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On August 12, 2016, a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia broke ended in tragedy when Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields, Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters, killing one woman, Heather Heyer, and injuring nineteen others. The “Unite the Right” rally was organized by members of the Klu Klux [...]

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Last week, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced in an op-ed his plan proposing that the FCC use its Title II authority to “implement and enforce open Internet protections.” This plan follows closely the one described in President Obama’s net-neutrality statement released last November which recommended the use of Title [...]

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Obama Weighs in on Net Neutrality

On November 19, 2014 By Elizabeth Mulkey

President Obama wants the internet to be regulated as a utility…mostly. In a November 10th video statement, Obama laid out a new plan for addressing net neutrality. He proposed that FCC reclassify broadband providers as utilities under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, like traditional phone service providers. However, Obama also wants the agency [...]

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Last week, you may have noticed the above “wheel of death” at the top of one of your favorite websites, like Reddit or Netflix. The goal of the “Internet Slowdown Day” was to drive visitors to the Federal Communications Commission to comment on the FCC’s proposed rules for net [...]

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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 [...]

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said last week that it intends to craft new net neutrality rules in response to Verizon v. FCC [PDF], in which the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down the Commission’s “Open Internet Order.” The Order had set forth various regulations to [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 24, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

 

Broadcast Industry

The U.S. District Court in Utah grants broadcasters’ request for a preliminary injunction against Aereo, ending Aereo’s stretch of court victories over the broadcasting industry.

Information Security

Apple patches an extremely critical security vulnerability in its iOS mobile operating system that allows a third-party to fully intercept and modify encrypted [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 17, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson

 

Surveillance & Censorship:

The Washington Post reports that documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the NSA received intelligence from Australia’s signals intelligence division on Chicago-based law firm Mayer Brown in relation to the firm’s representation of the Indonesian government in a trade dispute. In response, Indonesia’s foreign minister Continue Reading