FTC Takes on a Patent Troll -
Tackling the issue of patent trolls for the first time, the Federal Trade Commission charged MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC and its law firm Farney Daniels with making deceptive claims...more
This past Monday, November 10, 2014, President Obama urged the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) in a written statement to “reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act — while at...more
Over the past few weeks, a number of significant developments have impacted the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) ongoing proceeding regarding network neutrality. On November 10, President Barack Obama surprised many...more
The Parliament Commission on rights and duties on the Internet has recently issued a draft Declaration on the rights and duties related to the Internet.
The Declaration, the starting point of which is the...more
When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed earlier this year that broadband internet companies could legally charge content providers for access to internet “fast lanes,” it was considered by some as a...more
..YouTube has started pointing out to users that service slowness or interruptions are occurring on its videos — a thinly veiled allusion to ISPs, whom YouTube blames for online slowness. Some refer to this as a form of...more
Net neutrality has been a contentious policy issue for many years. Like many such issues, it is subject to political spin, conflicting academic analyses, and industry and consumer group advocacy. As a result, much of the...more
Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission voted to open for public debate new rules designed to guarantee an open internet. The FCC’s Democratic chairman boldly proclaimed: “This agency supports an Open...more
Move over World Cup. Discipline based on employee social media activities is taking center stage this week. Well, maybe the World Cup has a few more headlines, but you can follow the links below to read four articles from...more
“Net neutrality” has become one of the most hotly debated issues before lawmakers and regulators in Washington this year. Proponents of net neutrality argue that the government should regulate the conduct of broadband...more
On May 16, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)1 proposing revised “Open Internet” (or “net neutrality”) rules, in response to the January 2014 D.C. Circuit...more
On May 15, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in its Open Internet proceeding. The Notice was issued in response to the recent federal court ruling in Verizon v. FCC which...more
A few weeks ago, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler set off a firestorm when he announced the FCC would consider adopting rules that would allow cable and telephone companies to charge Internet content providers (such as Amazon,...more
Following the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Verizon v. FCC, which struck down several key elements of the Federal Communication Commission’s 2010 Open Internet Order, the Commission yesterday released a Notice of Proposed...more
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) launched a proceeding to develop new network neutrality regulations that would prohibit Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from blocking or discriminating...more
Brazil’s long-debated “Internet Bill of Rights” has finally become law. The legislation, which passed the Brazilian Senate unanimously in April, is intended to secure equality of access to the Internet in Brazil—i.e., Net...more
Defendant Agrees To Telemarketing, Robocalling Ban In FTC Deal -
A defendant agreed to a permanent ban from telemarketing and robocalling in a deal with the Federal Trade Commission, by settling allegations he had...more
On April 30, 2014, Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") warned major players in the broadband cable and telecommunications industry that the FCC is willing to resort to reclassifying...more
This E-Commerce Times article quotes Kirton McConkie Attorney David Shaw.
Reports that the FCC is abandoning its support of Net neutrality are incorrect, the agency's chairman claimed Thursday.
Everyone awaits a definite statement from the White House to see if the President will stand by his 2007 campaign position, which was in lockstep with liberal support for net neutrality, or if he will about-face on another...more
The European Parliament has (on 3rd April) voted (at first reading) on a legislative proposal which includes new rules on “net neutrality”. The text of this is not yet available in English but this note is based on our own...more
On Thursday 3 April 2014, the European Parliament voted to adopt net neutrality. The principle of net neutrality is that all data on the internet is to be treated equally, regardless of platform, application, source or user....more
Site Allows Consumers to Stop Mobile Tracking -
Don’t want to be tracked by retail stores while physically shopping? There’s a site for that.
Retailers use tracking information to collect data about how shoppers...more
On January 14, 2014, the latest chapter of the net neutrality controversy closed when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decided that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was statutorily authorized...more
Shape Magazine Should “Clearly and Conspicuously” Disclose Branded Content, Says NAD -
Keeping a close eye on native advertising, the National Advertising Division recently reviewed an article in Shape magazine that...more
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