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Last month Comcast, the nation’s largest cable and broadband internet provider, announced that it had made a bid to purchase Time Warner Cable (TWC), the nation’s second largest cable provider for an eye-popping $45 billion.  If the deal goes through, Comcast would account for 38% of the broadband market and [...]

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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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Net Neutrality Rules Hit Another Wall

On January 24, 2014 By Parker Hancock

For several years, net neutrality has been a major issue among consumer groups, startup companies, and many others who value the open nature of the internet. In the early days of the internet, internet service providers (ISPs) relayed data between websites and users indiscriminately, operating as a mere conduit. In the last few years, however, [...]

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Aereo Heads to the Supreme Court

On January 16, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

On Friday, January 10, the Supreme Court granted cert to the major broadcasters’ challenge to Aereo. This follows on the heels of a recent ruling questioning the legality of Aereo’s (and, increasingly, other TV-over-internet service providers’) business models.

Aereo’s TV-over-internet technology captures over-the-air digital television broadcasts and relays them as [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 18, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

German newspaper Der Spiegel reports that British intelligence hacked into a Belgian telecoms firm using fake LinkedIn and other web pages. [H/T SANS] Wikileaks apparently publishes a leaked document detailing the intellectual property section of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement the US Trade Representative is negotiating in secret.[H/T Google News] Twitter now Continue Reading

There was a lot going on this week, so the Monday Morning JETLawg has been broken down into topics. Monday is cybercrime and cybersecurity; Tuesday is copyright, intellectual property (IP) policy generally, government technology, and government IP; Wednesday is surveillance and censorship; Thursday is sports, entertainment, and the arts; and Friday is e-currency, e-discovery, [...]

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Have you ever turned on the TV to watch your beloved (fill-in-the-blank) professional football team, only to discover your local cable network is not broadcasting the home game? Unfortunately, this is not an error on the part of your cable provider. Rather, this is the effect of a contractual agreement between [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 28, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

NSA accused of spying on Germany; Idaho fed. court takes the word ‘hacking’ a bit too literally; Cheney’s defibrillator security

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 7, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Feds v Silk Road; NSA tracks some Tor users; DoJ on NSLs; Samsung v Apple sanctions; A-Rod v MLB; ExxonMobil v Fox

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Led by actress Halle Berry, celebrity parents scored a major victory last week against tabloid photographers when California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that increases penalties for “harassment” of children due to their parents’ jobs. To drive home the message of the new legislation, the bill amended the current law’s definition of [...]

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