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ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Picks

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Tech Republic reports that “the executive order may help bring internet to previously hard to reach areas, something several ISPs have been working towards.” “A more connected country”, author Olivia Krauth reports, “could...more

Jan 12th Update on FCC’s Internet Freedom Order

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On December 14, 2017, the Commission voted 3-2 as expected along party lines to adopt the Internet Freedom Order that had been circulated as a draft on November 22, 2017. When effective, the new order will reverse the...more

Gavel to Gavel: Speedier service or biased browsing?

by McAfee & Taft on

Just last month, the Federal Communications Commission reversed its 2015 rules that were intended to ban internet service providers from paid prioritization of internet users, content and services. Originally published in ...more

Restoring Internet Freedom: FCC Eliminates Common Carrier Regulation of Broadband Providers

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

New FCC order scales back net neutrality mandates while seeking to ensure internet openness through updated transparency requirements and FTC oversight. Background - On January 4, 2018, the Federal Communications...more

Google Puts Its SCA Warrant Appeal on Hold as High Court Prepares to Hear Microsoft Case

The fight over the privacy of electronic communications and the government’s ability to reach emails stored abroad in criminal investigations has finally moved to the U.S. Supreme Court. ...more

Moving beyond Title II: The net neutrality battle returns to Congress

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Is the obsession with Title II over? For nearly 12 years, the net neutrality issue has bounced back and forth between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the courts. A key aspect of this never-ending debate...more

Repeal of Net Neutrality? Everyone loses except the powerful

Web Access Through Corporate Control - The barrage of backlash booming around the repeal of the net-neutrality law by the Federal Communications Commission is facing an all-fronts assault. The communications companies that...more

China: Annual online piracy crackdown campaign 2017: Results announced

by Hogan Lovells on

The results of the 2017 edition of China’s annual online piracy crackdown campaign, called the “Sword Net Action” (????), were recently published. As we announced earlier, the 2017 crackdown campaign promised to take a heavy...more

Coming Full Circle: FTC Recovers BIAS Regulation Jurisdiction Following FCC Vote

by BakerHostetler on

In a widely publicized decision, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted on Dec. 14, 2017, to repeal the tenets of the Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet Order, or the Open Internet Order, of 2015. See...more

Is the internet neutral and does it really matter?

by McAfee & Taft on

On April 13, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) placed new regulatory rules on internet service providers (ISPs) that were intended to ban paid prioritization of internet users, content and services. Last...more

Reminder: Re-Register Your DMCA Agent Designations Before End of Year or Risk Losing Safe Harbor Protections!

by Bracewell LLP on

U.S. Copyright Office Goes Paperless for DMCA registered agents; All paper registrations invalid as of December 31, 2017. As you’re making your end of year lists and checking them twice, better make sure you’ve registered...more

Small Business Attacked by FCC — Internet is in the hands of big business

FCC Kills Net Neutrality - Death threats. Protests. Rallies. Strong opinions roil around the controversial Federal Communications Commission vote to repeal the Obama administration’s net-neutrality law that protected a...more

Net Neutrality Repeal: An Implication for Content Mergers?

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The FCC recently repealed the net neutrality rules. Now your favorite ISP can charge more for better and faster access, deny you access to sites you really shouldn’t be looking at (we’re looking at you CNN), and degrade all...more

How Will the Net Neutrality Repeal Impact Blockchain

by Fisher Phillips on

On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted in a 3-2 party-line vote to end net neutrality despite overwhelming bipartisan and public support for it. Net neutrality requires internet service providers (ISPs) like Verizon and Comcast...more

DMCA Safe Harbors Will Discontinue for Websites and Internet Service Providers that Fail to Electronically Register their...

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

Proprietors of websites that host user generated content and online search engines and directories have long benefitted from the safe harbors available to them under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). These safe...more

A Net-Neutral Decision for Health Care? What Providers Can Expect in the Wake of Net Neutrality Repeal

by McDermott Will & Emery on

As the Federal Communications Commission repeals the Open Internet Order—more commonly known as the net-neutrality rules—health care consumers and providers have been left wondering how this change will affect their ability...more

Robust Transparency Requirements For Broadband Providers After FCC Vote

by Carlton Fields on

On December 14, the FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality regulations brought about by the 2015 Open Internet Order. The FCC has now replaced that framework with the Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order called Restoring...more

The End of the Internet? What to Expect after the FCC’s 3-2 Vote to Restore Internet Freedom

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On December 14, 2017, the FCC voted 3-2 to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order, with all Republican commissioners voting in favor of the item and both Democratic commissioners strongly dissenting. As we discussed in an...more

No Liability for Self-Publishing Platforms over Author’s Use of Unauthorized Cover Photo

In a brief, unpublished opinion, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of right of publicity and privacy claims against a host of self-publishing platforms and service providers for distributing an erotic (and purported...more

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Registration is due by December 31st, 2017

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a safe harbor from copyright infringement liability for “online service providers.” An “online service providers” is a website that falls into one of the four following...more

Will FCC reversal on net neutrality rules impact consumer payments?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On Thursday, December 14, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to reverse its 2015 order classifying the provision of broadband internet access services as a “telecommunication service” subject to Title II of the...more

FCC and Net Neutrality — Some Predictions about the Fallout

The end of net neutrality — for now — is big news, because it’s a big deal; there’s just no getting around the fact that the way consumers experience the internet is going to change. What are some of the practical...more

Alert: FCC Reverses 2015 Open Internet Order

by Cooley LLP on

On December 14, 2017, the FCC adopted a decision reversing nearly all of the significant elements of its 2015 Open Internet Order and the "network neutrality" rules from that order, retaining only the requirement that...more

Online Retailers Support Challenges to Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

by Bryan Cave on

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s vote yesterday to dismantle the net neutrality rules regulating businesses that connect consumers to the internet, online retailers have responded that they will support...more

Ohio legislature considers expansion of broadband service for underserved areas

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

Internet access has become a vital part of our everyday way of life. The ability to access the internet is critical for job searching, conducting government business, shopping, accessing important medical and financial...more

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