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Yes, Net Neutrality Is A Solution To An Existing Problem

Author(s): 
Marvin Ammori
Publication Date: 
April 15, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

While AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon have argued -- with incredible message discipline -- that network neutrality is "a solution in search of a problem," that's simply not true.

There are many concrete examples of network neutrality violations around the world. These network neutrality violations include ISPs blocking websites and applications, ISPs discriminating in favor of some applications and against others, and ISPs charging arbitrary tolls on technology companies.

We have seen network neutrality violations all over the world. Read more » about Yes, Net Neutrality Is A Solution To An Existing Problem

Who Will Pay for the Zero Marginal Cost Society?

Author(s): 
Brett Frischmann
Publication Date: 
April 10, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Jeremy Rifkin's book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society, is at times thrilling, at times encyclopedic, and at times possibly hyperbolic. It is very well-written, it touches on an incredibly wide variety of modern topics, it builds on an exhaustive set of references, and most importantly it makes you think seriously about the future. You cannot possibly read this book without pausing at least a half a dozen times to ponder. There were parts of the book that presented me with completely new facts, claims, technologies, and predictions. Read more » about Who Will Pay for the Zero Marginal Cost Society?

The FTC and Privacy and Security Duties for the Cloud

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
April 7, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Third-party data service providers, especially providers of cloud computing services, present unique and difficult privacy and data security challenges. While many companies that directly collect data from consumers are bound by the promises they make to individuals in their privacy policies, cloud service providers are usually not a part of this arrangement. It is not entirely clear what, if any, obligations cloud service providers have to protect the data of individuals with whom they have no contractual relationship. Read more » about The FTC and Privacy and Security Duties for the Cloud

What Does the Internet of Things Mean for Corporate Secrecy?

Author(s): 
David Levine
Publication Date: 
April 4, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Last week, a new group called the Industrial Internet Consortium—made up of several technology companies including AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel and interestingly, Vanderbilt University—announced its plans to create engineering standards for the “Internet of Things.” IoT refers to the connection of smartphones, routers, thermostats, sensors, and other objects to the I Read more » about What Does the Internet of Things Mean for Corporate Secrecy?

Hollywood's Copyright Lobbyists Are Like Exes Who Won't Give Up

Author(s): 
Marvin Ammori
Publication Date: 
March 10, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

You know when you break up with someone and they just don’t get the message? A few months later, they’re trying again, testing the waters with a few small things that just keep getting bigger. They friend you again on Facebook. They start liking your posts. They show up at a party they expect you to be at. They ask you for drinks, just to “catch up,” you know? And then they talk about the way things used to be, and if only you two could try again. And you’re like, “What part of ‘I never want you to be a part of my life’ did you not understand?” Read more » about Hollywood's Copyright Lobbyists Are Like Exes Who Won't Give Up

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