More than 30 law and economics experts warned the FCC that a proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable would violate anti-monopoly laws, and will lead to harm for consumers.
Open internet advocate Tim Wu’s campaign to be lieutenant governor of New York gained more momentum on Thursday. A Wu wins could lead to increased attention to broadband issues.
The entire debate over what to do about big broadband companies boils down to one phrase: Title II, which is the FCC’s only source of real power. Here’s an explanation of what it is and why insiders think the FCC won’t dare use it.
A video hosted by the New York Times makes a powerful argument for net neutrality, and also shows how traditional media outlets are re-imagining the definition of an “op-ed.”
Tim Wu, who coined the term “net neutrality,” is running for office in New York. His campaign could raise the profile of broadband policy as a national political issue.
A judge described Baidu’s blocking of Chinese-language pro-democracy sites as an “editorial decision” protected by the First Amendment.
Netflix may call itself a next-generation TV network, but it’s fundamentally changing how we watch television, and in turn define ourselves as a nation, argues Tim Wu in a piece for the New Republic. Wu retells some of Netflix’s earlier original content efforts, and argues that the company’s recent shows aren’t about mass culture but about intense niche fandom. Definitely worth a read.
A popular site that lets city residents rent out their rooms is for the first time proposing to collect a tax in New York City — the news may represent a move towards light regulation of the sharing economy.
Is there a reason Vine videos are exactly six seconds long? Yes, and it has a lot to do with high profile court cases that almost destroyed hip hop music.
Google says the First Amendment should apply to its search results — even if this allows the company to favor its own products over those of its competitors. Is this a legitimate argument?