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Viacom v. YouTube: A Win for the Internet?
April 9, 2012

On Thursday, April 5, 2012, the Second Court of Appeals issued its decision in the Viacom v. YouTube lawsuit – a case that focuses on whether the safe harbor provisions under the Digital…

DC News: FCC Advisory Committee Adopts Cybersecurity Recommendations; FCC Chairman Offers Praise and Urges Preservation of Internet Freedom and Open Architecture
March 27, 2012

An FCC advisory committee – the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) – has unanimously adopted cybersecurity recommendations assisting Internet Service P…

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Signed by United States
October 4, 2011

The United States and other countries signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Tokyo on October 1, 2011.  Those attending included representatives from Australia, Canada, the Europe…

.com and .net Now Support DNSSEC
April 14, 2011

VeriSign recently  announced  that .com—the Internet's largest domain with more than 90 million domain name registrations worldwide—now supports DNS Security Extensi…

FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules and Higher Ed
January 14, 2011

In late December the FCC approved new rules on net neutrality. These rules have been received with much controversy in the public sphere, gaining the acceptance of some ISPs and the disapproval o…

Is Net neutrality dead? (FAQ)
April 6, 2010

A federal appeals court decision against the Federal Communications Commission has left many people wondering if the open Internet's days are numbered. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel…

Does Google want to be your next ISP?
February 11, 2010

While everything else slept under three feet of snow in DC, the Internet world was abuzz with the latest announcement from Google that they were going to venture into the mega broadband network b…

FCC wants to know: Is degrading P2P traffic 'reasonable'?
January 15, 2008

"As foreshadowed at the Consumer Electronics Show last week , federal regulators this week took the first formal step into investigating complaints about how Internet service providers, s…

Swiftboating Higher Education on P2P: Why Higher Education Is Not the Real Problem, and Technology Is Not the Real Solution
December 7, 2007

A steady stream of press releases from the MPAA and the RIAA about unauthorized peer-to-peer downloading suggests that college students are digital pirates and campus network officials are engage…

Wi-Fi 'illegal images' politician defends legislation
December 6, 2007

The Democratic sponsor of a bill forcing anyone with an open Wi-Fi connection to report illegal images--or pay fines of up to $300,000--says a recent Internet outcry over the legislation misses t…