Senate Opens Debate on Patent Reform
Congress, Intellectual Property, Patents
March 1st, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 – The Senate moved a step closer to the first major overhaul to the patent system in nearly 60 years when it introduced a bill to the floor on Monday.
Government Taking Steps to Address Companies’ Vast Collections of Private Consumer Data
November 3rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, November 3, 2010 – As consumers provide large amounts of private information to web services, the government is tuning into the fact that the use of this information by these companies is becoming increasingly important.
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.
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.
Commerce Seeks Comment on Privacy Law, Creates Task Force
Broadband Stimulus, Privacy
April 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2010 – The Commerce Department is seeking public comment on the impact of privacy laws in the United States and around the world to determine if current laws serve consumer interests and democracy. It also this week announced the formation of an Internet Policy Task Force to identify public policy and operational issues impacting the private sector’s ability to best achieve economic growth and job creation through the Internet.
Obama Pushes for Efficient, Modern Government
Broadband's Impact, Transparency
January 14th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 14, 2010 – The federal government must embrace the type of technological innovation and experimentation that has borne fruit in the private sector, President Obama said Thursday at a White House forum on modernizing government.
Bringing the government into the 21st Century is critical, he said, and the “technology revolution that has transformed society over the last decade has yet to reach government offices.”
Citizens Must Embrace and Benefit from Technology Revolution, FCC Told
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
August 7th, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 7, 2009 – The technology revolution will fundamentally change and improve the way that citizens and government interact, but that change must embrace everyone to accomplish its goals, public officials and policy experts agreed Thursday.