House Committee Passes Resolution To Nullify Open Internet Rules
Congress, FCC, House of Representatives, Net Neutrality
March 16th, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 – The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted in favor of a resolution Tuesday that would undo the Federal Communications Commission’s recent net neutrality rules; the measure will now go before the full House for a vote.
Wrapped In A French E-mail Copyright Infringement Notice ‘Scam’ May Be Another Scam Itself
Copyright, Europe, Intellectual Property, International
September 3rd, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, September 3, 2010 — A widely-circulated report about fake online copyright infringement e-mail notifications from French authorities demanding the payment of fines looks as if it is actually part of an underground misinformation campaign designed to sow confusion, says a US security researcher who looked into the issue for Broadbandbreakfast.com.
The “news” about the French phishing scam appears to have originated from an audience member’s question in a recent web chat at French financial newspaper site La Tribune with Eric Walter, the general secretary of the French online copyright enforcement agency HADOPI.
Net Neutrality Comments: MPAA Wants Net Neutrality with Copyright Cops
Copyright, Net Neutrality Comments
January 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The Motion Picture Association of America appears to favor a form of Net neutrality with internet service providers deputized as copyright cops enforcers.
Investor Protection Act Targets Internet Service Providers
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact
November 4th, 2009
Legislation introduced last month in Congress to provide the Securities and Exchange Commission with additional authority to protect investors from violations of the securities laws contains a section on Internet service providers. According to the text of the legislation, an Internet service provider would only be held liable if it had “actual knowledge that the material contains a misrepresentation of the kind prohibited in paragraph” or “is aware of facts or circumstances from which it is apparent that the material contains a misrepresentation” and fails to act quickly to remove or disable access to the material.
Congress Must Keep Internet from Being 'Hijacked' By NebuAd Model, Says Group
July 9th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 8 – Online advertising firm NebuAd is violating individual users’ privacy, and possibly state and federal laws, officials at the Center for Democracy and Technology said at a Tuesday briefing on a report.