Sen. Franken Sees Net Neutrality an Important First Amendment Issue
Broadband's Impact, Media ownership, Net Neutrality
July 29th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2010 – Sen. Al Franken says that he believes “net neutrality is the First Amendment issue of our time, and the merger of Comcast and NBC is an enormous concern. ”If no one stops the Comcast and NBC merger, Franken asked: “How long do you think it will take before four or five mega corporations affectively control the flow of the information in America not only on television but online?”
Medical Technology Makers Debate Convergence of Health Issues, Spectrum
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Health, Spectrum, Wireless
July 28th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2010 – Experts gathered at the behest of the Federal Communications Commission and Food and Drug Administration to give the investor and research and development perspective at the agencies’ public meeting on enabling the convergence of communications and medical systems.
FCC, FDA Partner to Address Health Technologies Using Spectrum
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, FCC Workshops, Health, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum, Wireless
July 26th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2010 – To plug it in and keep it beating, these two agencies must keep on meeting was the general theme of a panel discussion Monday convened by the Federal Communications Commission and Food and Drug Administration to address the current state of wireless health, and the lessons learned in those fields.
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of RAM – Pirates Take a Bite Out of Small Firm Innovation
Intellectual Property, International, Patents, Trademarks
July 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 – The House Committee on Small Business met Wednesday to discuss the growing problem of intellectual property infringement.
Is Apple Big Brother?
Mobile Broadband, Privacy
July 21st, 2010
With increased concern by consumers about the collection and use of location data and other personal data being shared with advertisers Reps. Edward Markey and Joe Barton sent Apple CEO Steve Jobs a letter requesting information on the policy and services.
Levin Encourages Digital Citizenship
Broadband's Impact, Education, Spectrum, Universal Service
July 20th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2010 – The principal author of the National Broadband Plan has several suggestions on how to achieve universal first-class digital citizenship.
Tech and Content Industry Still at Loggerheads Over Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Deal
Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Transparency
July 13th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2010 – Major U.S. technology companies are worrying over an international trade agreement currently under negotiations because they see it as putting them on shaky legal ground.
At the third Intellectual Property Breakfast Club held by BroadbandBreakfast.com, panelists argued over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and its potential impact on the technology industry.
Public Safety Alliance Claims to Need More Spectrum
July 12th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2010 – The Public Safety Alliance recently released a paper outlining what the alliance claims were dangerous assumptions in the Federal Communications Commissions’ Capacity white paper.
The PSA says, “The Commission studied three tragic moderately sized real disasters in its white paper. However, it failed to utilize data from more extensive real world situations like the attacks in New York on 9/11 or from Hurricane Katrina. The public safety community is left to wonder if anything has been learned from these disasters
FCC Chairman Responds to Senators Questions on Broadband
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Wireless
July 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2010 – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission responded to senators’ questions generated after he testified before them in April on the National Broadband Plan and other issues. Genachowki had appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee on April 14 and 64 pages of follow-up questions covered everything from reallocation of spectrum to coverage of Native American lands and Hawaii.
Experts Debate Need for New Digital Copyright Law
Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Intellectual Property
July 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2010 – The Digital Millennium Copyright Act that extended the reach of copyright when it became law in 1998 may have been created for the new millennium, just not this one, said an academic expert during a Thursday panel discussion.