Posts Tagged ‘Copyright’

Industry Experts Discuss Piracy Remedies

Copyright July 1st, 2010

WASHINGTON July 1, 2010- Speaking at the Department of Commerce today, an expert observed that consumers who view streaming video on pay-only sites are “unwittingly giving their credit card numbers to organized crime.” The speaker, Scott Martin of the Motion Picture Association of America, made the comment in the context of a panel entitled “Emerging Infringement Areas,” which was moderated by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Anna Gomez.

Strickling Addresses Copyright Symposium

Copyright July 1st, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2010 – The state of the internet economy, and how to protect copyrighted works on the internet, are two major issues facing the economy of the 21st Century. Lawrence Strickling, assistant secretary of commerce for Communications and Information, spoke on this topic today to kick off the USPTO and NTIAs Symposium on copyright policy, creativity and innovation in the internet economy.

The Hill’s Kim Hart to Co-Moderate ‘Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and National Broadband Plan’ Town Hall

Copyright, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality January 5th, 2010

Kim Hart, a reporter for The Hill covering technology-related subjects, will join with Drew Clark to co-moderate BroadbandBreakfast.com’s upcoming National Town Hall Webcast, on “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register to attend in person at http://ipbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

State Media: China Launches National Internet TV

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact December 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 29, 2009 – China’s national broadcaster has launched the country’s first national internet television, state media reported Tuesday.

After Criticism, Google Modifies Book Settlement Deal

Broadband's Impact November 14th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2009 – Google and related parties have reached a revised settlement agreement concerning Google’s project to make library books available online.

“We’re disappointed that we won’t be able to provide access to as many books from as many countries through the settlement as a result of our modifications, but we look forward to continuing to work with rightsholders from around the world to fulfill our longstanding mission of increasing access to all the world’s books,” wrote Google Books Engineering Director Dan Clancy in a blog entry posted Friday at 11:54 p.m. Eastern time.

Citing Copyright, NBC's Rick Cotton Promotes Filtering Illegal Content Online

Broadband Updates, FCC, National Broadband Plan November 5th, 2009

In an interview for C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” series scheduled to air on Saturday, Rick Cotton, executive vice president and general counsel of NBC Universal, discussed his views about online piracy and counterfeiting – particularly with recent developments regarding the Internet and the pending launch of a national broadband plan by the Federal Communications Commission.

Will Copyright Issues Interfere With the National Broadband Plan?

Broadband's Impact October 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2009 – A panel discussion last week about what can be done to protect copyrighted content over the Internet united discussions of intellectual property protection with the congressionally-mandated effort to create a national broadband plan.

Phantom Signals to be a Ghost of Satellite Legislation

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact September 30th, 2009

The American Cable Association praised the House and Senate Judiciary Committees for recently passing bills that would change the rule allowing for redistribution of copyrighted content by cable television operators. ACA said the rule had been a financial burden on small and mid-sized cable operators, especially operators that have consolidated operations in the pursuit of greater efficiency.

Is There a Role For Content Protection in the FCC's National Broadband Strategy?

FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan September 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2009 – Panelists with divergent viewpoints weighed in at the Federal Communications Commission workshop on September 17 on the question of whether the U.S. broadband policy should take cognizance of intellectual property issues such as copyright infringement

Is 'Broadband' Just Another Name for the Internet?

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Premium Content June 1st, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.

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