Posts Tagged ‘RIAA’

Klobuchar Streaming Bill Language Causes Concern

Intellectual Property July 11th, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 – Proposed legislation introduced last month with the intent to target digital pirates whose activities hurt American jobs has instead raised the eyebrows of critics, who worry the bill would adversely affect millions of YouTube users. “Intellectual property is vital to our nation’s economy, and our businesses rely on trademark and […]

Former RIAA Lawyer Verrilli Confirmed as Solicitor General

People, Senate June 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON June 8, 2011 – The Senate Committee on the Judiciary confirmed Donald Verrilli, Jr. as Solicitor General on Monday.

Internet Service Providers Must Be Forced to Help Music Industry, Says U2’s Band Manager

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International September 8th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2010 – U2’s band manager Paul McGuinness has once again lit up the debate over who and what’s responsible for the decline of the music industry. In the August edition of British GQ, McGuinness declares: “I am convinced that ISPs are not going to help the music and film industry voluntarily. Some things have got to come with the force of legislation.”

NBC-Universal President Compares Copyright Filtering to Anti-Virus Protections

Copyright, National Broadband Plan February 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2010 – NBC-Universal Vice President Richard Cotton on Wednesday called upon internet service providers to be permitted to filter content over their pipes for copyright violations, and compared copyright filtering to filtering for computer viruses.

Cotton’s statement was part of a briefing outlining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s top 2010 intellectual property priorities.

BroadbandBreakfast.com Releases Free Webcast on ‘Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan’

Broadband TV, Copyright, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality January 27th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2010 – Broadband Census News LLC on Wednesday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the BroadbandBreakfast.com event on January 19, 2010: The Town Hall Webcast on the topic of “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan.”

The event, moderated by Kim Hart of The Hill and Drew Clark of BroadbandBreakfast.com, begins with an introductory welcome by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, and is followed by two panels, the first focused on technolgy, and the second focused on policy.

Last Chance to Register for National Town Hall on ‘Net Neutrality, Copyright and National Broadband Plan’

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Copyright, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality January 18th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 18, 2010 – Monday is the last day to register to attend BroadbandBreakfast.com’s Town Hall Webcast on “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” which takes place tomorrow, or on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at http://ipbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

Biden, Top Officials and Executives To Discuss Intellectual Property

Copyright December 14th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2009 – Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to hold a roundtable discussion Tuesday on the Obama Administration’s commitment to enforcing laws against intellectual property infringement. “This White House meeting is the first of its kind, and will bring together all of the stakeholders to discuss ways to combat piracy in this rapidly changing technological age,” according to a White House press release.

Broadband People Column: Powell and Ford Head Up ‘Broadband for America’

Broadband's Impact, Premium Content December 11th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr., have been named honorary co-chairs of Broadband for America, a coalition of more than 110 member companies and organizations that are say they are working to increase broadband penetration across the nation.

Content Groups Link Copyright Infringement to Net Neutrality Rules

Copyright, Net Neutrality December 8th, 2009

December 8, 2009 – The Songwriters Guild of America is the latest intellectual property-focused group weighing into the debate about whether the government should take steps to regulate internet access to support so-called Net neutrality principles. The group claims that the rules, which have been proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, would create a legal safe harbor for copyright invasion.

Broadband People Column: New Faces on FCC’s National Broadband Team

National Broadband Plan, Premium Content November 13th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 13, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission this week named David Isenberg and Mohit Kaushaul as the latest members of its broadband team. The group is being led by Blair Levin, a former telecom analyst, who has been charged with crafting the FCC’s national broadband plan.

“The plan is due for delivery to Congress on February 17, 2010. Everybody working on the plan takes this date very seriously. The work will continue after this; how long I stay at the FCC after February 17 is anybody’s guess at this point,” wrote Isenberg in a blog entry.

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