Tag Archives: FCC

ISP privacy rules. What’s next is what matters.

Photo by onephoto If we merely politicize the issue of privacy, we’ll never have any. When my first kid was born, I didn’t even have an internet account yet.  But somehow, multiple advertisers knew that there was a new baby because we were … Continue reading

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How Bad is the FCC Pause on Privacy Rules?

Photo by kentoh By now, you may have encountered a handful of headlines stating that the new, Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has temporarily halted new privacy rules passed under Obama’s Chairman Tom Wheeler.  As a general takeaway, you’re also likely … Continue reading

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EFF Manufacturing Scandal in the Service of Google

On October 25, four days after the unprecedented removal of the Register of Copyrights from her office, the Electronic Frontier Foundation released a post on its Deeplinks Blog asserting rather stridently that the Copyright Office never would have reviewed the … Continue reading

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FCC Set-Top Box Proposal Is About Copyright

Let’s clear one thing up right off the bat. Consumers are not entitled to high-quality TV programming.  It’s a business. If that business doesn’t make sense, the shows won’t be produced. I know that seems obvious, but as with so … Continue reading

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FCC Set-Top Box Proposal is Not Consumer-Focused

FCC Chairman Wheeler has endorsed a proposal, generally referred to as AllVid, to allow third parties to sell subscriptions to television viewing through devices other than the set-top boxes rented from the cable or satelite companies.   While that may … Continue reading

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