Moviemakers’ Demand for ISP Customers’ IDs In Infringement Suits Should be Quashed, Argue Rights Groups
Copyright, Intellectual Property
June 30th, 2010
A copyright holder can’t just randomly rummage around an internet service provider’s logs of its customers’ online activities in pursuit of those too cheap to pay for their entertainment a group of public interest lawyers are scheduled to argue Wednesday in a D.C. court.
Trademark Case Raises Questions On Google’s Use of Meta Tags
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Trademarks
December 4th, 2009
A case brought by Jenzabar, a company that was founded by a student leader at Tiananmen Square that makes software for institutions of higher education, against the documentary film-makers Long Bow Group, has raised the issue of whether Google uses keyword meta tags in its search rankings.
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Talks Continue Amid Controversy Over Leaked Draft
November 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 4, 2009 – While representatives of countries were scheduled to begin meeting today in Seoul, South Korea, to negotiate a confidential international anti-counterfeiting trade agreement, some public interest and consumer groups continue to press for more transparency of the negotiations. On November 3 a number of groups signed a letter addressed to President Obama and carbon copied to other key administration officials calling for greater transparency of the talks.
CWA Wants Better Broadband Data, As Does Internet for Everyone
July 17th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 17 – Communications Workers of America this past week teamed up with a group of telecommunications companies, cable operators and non-profit groups to push for Congress to pass broadband data legislation. Internet for Everyone also wants better broadband.