Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

FCC Chairman Wheeler: Internet TV Providers Should Be Regulated Like Cable TV Providers

Intellectual Property November 4th, 2014

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2014 – Internet television services like the constantly beleaguered Aereo may soon be regulated like cable TV, if the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has his way. In a recent blog post, Tom Wheeler stated the possibility of making the rules that govern video content and providers “technology neutral.” If the […]

Broadband Roundup: With Aereo off the Air for Now, Alternatives Seek Advantage, and Legislators Advocate for Municipal Broadband

Broadband Roundup, Copyright, Wireless June 30th, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 -Following the Supreme Court’s blow last week against Aereo, the video streaming service has shut down indefinitely as it drags back into the lower courts. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia wrote a letter to consumers explaining the decision. “We have decided to pause our operations temporarily as we consult with the court […]

Broadband Roundup: Supreme Court Upholds Privacy and Copyright, Plus FCC’s Wheeler Talks Net Neutrality in Silicon Valley

Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality June 26th, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that a search warrant is necessary for police to search the digital content of an arrested individual’s cell phone. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court, held that the contents of mobile phones are protected under the Fourth Amendment: “modern cell phones are […]

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.

Delahunt Seeks to Help States Collect Sales Tax on Internet Sales

Broadband's Impact July 8th, 2010

WASHINGTON July 8, 2010- With the rise of internet sales many have thought of instituting a mechanism for collecting sales taxes for purchases made on the internet. Massachusetts Representative Bill Delahunt has introduced a bill entitled the “Main Street Fairness Act” which would create a new mechanism for states to collect sales tax.

Conservative Journalists Rip Old Media For Light Scrutiny of Democratic Congress

Broadband's Impact August 8th, 2008

WASHINGTON, August 8 – Panelists and the moderator of a panel of conservative journalists on Thursday criticized the old media’s reluctance to continue to keep Democratic members of Congress under the microscope for alleged ethical lapses.

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