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Stealth Lawyer: Chieh Huang, Social Games Developer
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Smolinsky Sees Similarities Between Reader's Digest, Kodak
Digital Health: Where is the Action for Entrepreneurs?
Stealth Lawyer: Scott Jordan, Co-Founder of Scottevest
Top 3 Concerns in Data Security
Vague Definitions in CISPA Raise Concerns of SOPA 2.0
Eamon Holley of DLA Piper briefly reviews some key developments in four Gulf telecoms markets during 2014 and looks to what might lie ahead in 2015.
Bahrain’s TRA has a reputation for being a dynamic and...more
In This Issue:
- Quote of the Week
- U.S.-China Relations
- Excerpt from U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS: Presidential Advisor Susan Rice Meets with Senior Chinese Official -
On February 25, China’s...more
The European Council approved the “one-stop-shop” privacy rule which might cause relevant issues to companies operating in different EU countries, including large American Internet and technology companies, where separate...more
On March 12, 2015, the FCC published its long-anticipated Net Neutrality order. The Final Rules stem from the question asked by the FCC in its May Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: “What is the right public policy to ensure that...more
Our September 16, 2014 client alert, “Brave New World? Recent Challenges Facing Foreign IT Companies in China,” discussed efforts by the Chinese government to enforce heightened network security standards, with a particular...more
Yesterday, the amendments to the current Dutch cookies regulation in Article 11.7a Telecommunications Act (TA) entered into force.
In short, amendments provide for...more
The Order recognizes that the deployment of communications networks and broadband infrastructure depends heavily on access to utility poles on reasonable rates, terms and conditions. Accordingly, the Order declined to...more
On March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or “Commission”) released the full text of its Open Internet Order (“Order”). The rules adopted in the Order will become effective 60 days after publication in the...more
As noted in the main text, the Order’s analysis of wireless broadband proceeds in two steps. First, as noted there, the Order reviews the technical and market characteristics of broadband Internet access service (BIAS) in...more
The Order tries to minimize the potential that state or local taxes on broadband Internet access service (BIAS) will increase as a result of reclassifying BIAS as a telecommunications service. BIAS providers, however, have...more
When Google users searched for The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., they would not be able to miss a scathing review calling Mr. Bussey a “scumbag” who “loses 80% of his cases.” Discovery revealed the disgruntled “client” to be a...more
The Order attempts to minimize the possibility of state regulation of broadband Internet access service (BIAS), leaving only the most limited role for the states. The Order reaffirms that BIAS is an interstate service for...more
On February 27, 2015, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules regarding the provision of access to the internet, commonly known as “net neutrality” rules. The main effect of these changes, which...more
Is it stealing to take data without permission from a public website, or is it simply making use of resources that are made available to you? “Web scraping” or “screen scraping” is the practice of extracting large amounts of...more
Today, the FCC released its 400-page report (including 80 pages of dissents from the two Republican commissioners) in the network neutrality proceeding. Despite speculation that some of the rules might not have been revealed...more
The Internet of Things (IoT), whereby miniature computers are embedded into objects and devices and connected via the internet using wireless technology, offers many advantages, such as smart thermostats which have the...more
Tuesday night the Center for Democracy & Technology held its annual dinner (a.k.a. the “Tech Prom”) in Washington, D.C., where FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was featured as the keynote speaker. Wheeler’s remarks came on the heels...more
The idea that men won’t ask for directions is a staple of many jokes. I don’t know whether this is fact or urban myth. However, a few years back the Princeton University Press published an entire book on the subject. ...more
New changes supposedly designed to foster a more “Open Internet” have resulted in something of a national backlash. Although not unexpected, the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) announced approval, on a partisan...more
On a party-line 3-2 vote, the FCC on February 26, 2015, approved new Open Internet (or Net Neutrality) rules, although it has not released the text of its actual ruling. Based on an FCC press release and a written statement...more
After nearly 4 million public comments, and months of vigorous public, industry, and Congressional debate, the FCC, by a 3-2 vote, approved revised net neutrality rules to “protect the Open Internet.” As expected by the...more
The FCC voted recently 3-2 along party lines to promulgate new rules necessary to protect the “Open Internet.” At the core of the Commission’s action lies its decision to reclassify Internet services as a...more
The order classifies broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) today voted, by a 3-2 margin, to adopt rules designed to promote an open Internet...more
On 3 February, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party published its ‘Cookie Sweep Combined Analysis – Report’. The sweep was undertaken by the WP29 in partnership with eight of the European data protection regulators,...more
At its open meeting today, Feb. 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 along party lines to adopt an order on net neutrality, or open Internet. The text of the order is not yet released but, based upon...more
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