Tag: regulation

“Hope” for Net Neutrality?

President Obama’s statement calling on the FCC to implement the strongest possible net neutrality regulations is significant for many reasons, including what it signals about citizen engagement in communications regulation and the politics of media policy.

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Les Brown: Thinking Inside the Box

Noel Holston celebrates the life and work of Les Brown, TV journalist and historian, editor at Variety, and renown expert on the business of television.

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Convergent Media Policy: The Australian Case

While other countries are considering changes to adapt their media laws for convergence, Australia has been a world leader in commissioning major studies that address these challenges head on.

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Business as Usual

It’s worthwhile thinking about the Blackberry investigations and Google/Verizon plan for the future of net neutrality in connection with each another because they tell us a lot about trends in information policy and practice.

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Comcast-NBC-U-OMG

It’s official: Comcast has purchased a majority share of NBC-Universal from parent conglom GE, owning 51% to GE’s 49%. Today’s New York Times reports that the papers have been signed and the deal has been made, though the purchase still needs to be approved by regulatory bodies–a process that could take up to 18 months.

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Keeping an eye on “Copyright Watch”

The beta version of Copyright Watch was launched recently. The site gives users an overview of national copyright law in various countries across the globe. Each entry on Copyright Watch gives a brief overview of the geographic location and borders…

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