Posts Tagged ‘Edward Markey’

Will Copyright Law Save New York Area Baseball Fans?

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Media, Media ownership, National Broadband Plan October 19th, 2010

As the landmark dispute over retransmission consent fees between Fox and Cablevision threatens to drag on through Tuesday, New York area baseball fans who are also Cablevision subscribers are scrambling to make alternative plans to view or hear the game.

One ostensibly legal option they have is to view the Tuesday game between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies on a new internet television service that retransmits broadcasters’ signals over the internet.

House Leaders Call on FCC to Protect the Open Internet

Net Neutrality August 16th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2010 – Democratic Representatives Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, Anna G. Eshoo of California, Jay Inslee of Washington and Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania urged that the Federal Communications Commission weigh in to preserve an open internet.

The letter, they said, is a direct response to the recent Google-Verizon announcement that provides exceptions to the principle of network neutrality, or the notion that internet service should not be prioritized based on competitive advantage.

Markey Wants FCC to Act to Protect Consumers

Net Neutrality August 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON August 6, 2010 – Massachusetts Representative Ed Markey (D) is urging the Federal Communications Commission to enforce network neutrality.

Is Apple Big Brother?

Mobile Broadband, Privacy July 21st, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – Buried within a 40 page privacy policy Apple says that it will share location data with its partners. “Apple and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device.”

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.

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