A federal appeals court just ended net neutrality because the FCC didn’t call it what it is: common carriage.
The policy battle over net neutrality is heating back up with the hearing in Verizon v. FCC. Here’s what’s at stake in the case.
Whatever you’ve been doing on the internet in the last few weeks, chances are you ran across something about SOPA. And for good reason—SOPA might just be the most dangerous internet legislation the US government has ever considered.
It’s in the long-term best interests of the field on a variety of fronts that we work to play a more prominent role in the policy arena. But how do we do so?
Despite its reputation as a wonky and bewildering issue, net neutrality actually boils down to a pretty simple principle of openness and nondiscrimination. It’s important to point out, then, that a lot of those who are talking about “net neutrality” these days aren’t actually talking about this.
IR 11 is wildly interdisciplinary, tied together largely by research topic, leading to a number of fascinating connections, disjunctures, and challenges.
The ACTA retreat is indicative of a larger crisis in how media policy works today. Specifically: we have no idea how media policy works today.
The narrowly decided 1978 Pacifica decision was, from one perspective, a battle over pig metaphors. Sadly, there are no new pig metaphors in Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. FCC, though the Pacifica case looms large in the decision.
Some good news came from the battlefield that is media and technology policy recently: some important fair use rulings that help to hold off the ever expanding clutches of copyright.
Beyond the awards meted out at the Oscars last week, what happened between Cablevision and WABC, and what does it tell us about retransmission consent?
Despite all the other Buzz around Google lately, its other announcement last week is the real big deal: Google’s plan to build an experimental 1 Gbps, fiber-to-the-home broadband network will have a big impact on net neutrality and broadband stimulus policies.
In a quiet blog post with major ramifications, Google announces that it is no longer willing to censor search results in China. What happens next?