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You may not Repair Your Car due to Copyright Law

You may not Repair Your Car due to Copyright Law There is the issue of the law on copyright infringement as far as car repairs go. Maybe in the future you won’t be able to do some work on your vehicle in the safety of your garage.

Nov 26 2014, 5:22am CST

Escher Girls: Randy Queen Apologizes But Still Hasn't Pulled DMCAs

Escher Girls: Randy Queen Apologizes But Still Hasn't Pulled DMCAs Comic book artist and Darkchylde creator Randy Queen admits "response was the wrong one to take" against Escher Girls' art critiques.

Aug 6 2014, 11:28pm CDT

Randy Queen Bullies Feminist Comic Blog Escher Girls Through Endless DMCAs

Randy Queen Bullies Feminist Comic Blog Escher Girls Through Endless DMCAs Randy Queen, creator of DarkChylde and comic artist, used DMCA forms to bully Escher Girls for negative critical analysis of his work. Tumblr folded quickly with no regard to "fair use."

Aug 5 2014, 12:01am CDT

The Biggest Net Neutrality Lie

The Biggest Net Neutrality Lie This week, filings are flooding into the FCC about its latest effort to pass “net neutrality” rules, the first phase of public comments on the proposal that will continue for the next several months.  So many...

Jul 17 2014, 2:44am CDT

Google Glass Banned from Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater Chain

Google Glass Banned from Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater Chain The Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters has become the latest business to ban the use of Google Glass, in an effort to combat movie piracy. Founder Tim League announced the policy on Twitter. “Google Glass is...

Jun 11 2014, 9:30am CDT

John Oliver, Net Neutrality, and the Ghost of SOPA-PIPA

John Oliver, Net Neutrality, and the Ghost of SOPA-PIPA So now the net neutrality debate has its very own pop culture hook.  It’s been a week since HBO’s John Oliver unleashed his entertaining but scathing rant against the FCC and Chairman Tom Wheeler, the cable-ISP...

Jun 9 2014, 9:27am CDT

Netflix blames Verizon for slow streaming speeds

Netflix blames Verizon for slow streaming speeds Who is to blame when Netflix is slow on your computer?

Jun 5 2014, 4:33am CDT

Every Internet User Needs to Watch This: John Oliver on Net Neutrality

Every Internet User Needs to Watch This: John Oliver on Net Neutrality John Oliver calls for action against the FCC's plans to break net neutrality. Watch the insanely funny and at the same time very smart clip calling all internet users to comment on the FCC net neutrality ruling.

Jun 4 2014, 8:18am CDT

CES 2015 News
Social Capital is the new Wealth

The Facts about Net Neutrality NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has taken the first step toward adopting new regulations that could create fast lanes for Internet traffic from websites that can afford to pay for the privilege....

May 16 2014, 3:53am CDT

New Net Neutrality Proposals Worry Campaigners

New Net Neutrality Proposals Worry Campaigners Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler will today present his proposals for net neutrality – which reportedly include the provision that content firms should in some cases be allowed to pay for...

Apr 24 2014, 7:26am CDT

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's...

Apr 24 2014, 2:47am CDT

European Parliament to End Roaming Charges and Bolster Net Neutrality

European Parliament to End Roaming Charges and Bolster Net Neutrality The European Parliament voted today to end roaming charges on mobile phones by Christmas 2015. And as for Internet neutrality, the European Union (EU) is to bolster it too.

Apr 3 2014, 1:47pm CDT

Microsoft has promised not to go through any customer content

Microsoft has promised not to go through any customer content The company issued a blog post saying that even under extreme circumstances such as this one, it will not go through user content but simply report to the law enforcement

Mar 29 2014, 1:49pm CDT

Netflix Wants the Benefits of the Net Without Its Costs

Netflix Wants the Benefits of the Net Without Its Costs Netflix CEO Reed Hastings doesn’t like paying for Internet connectivity. He has a new idea, which he calls “strong net neutrality,” that could significantly reduce one of his big input costs. For decades, content...

Mar 27 2014, 8:29am CDT

Netflix Stresses Net Neutrality and Regulated ISPs while Comcast Committed for Open Internet

Netflix Stresses Net Neutrality and Regulated ISPs while Comcast Committed for Open Internet Netflix didn’t necessarily make the right decision by signing the pact with Comcast. That is why today its CEO is stressing Internet neutrality and regulated ISPs. Comcast states in response that it has the stronger commitment to openness of the Internet than any other firm.

Mar 21 2014, 7:58am CDT

What The Comcast-Netflix Deal Means For Consumers After last month’s appeal court ruling striking down the FCC's net neutrality rules, yesterday’s deal between Comcast and Netflix has come in for far more scrutiny than it might have in the past. Under the agreement,...

Feb 24 2014, 10:16am CST

Comcast-Netflix Didn't Violate Net Neutrality

Comcast-Netflix Didn't Violate Net Neutrality Comcast and Netflix announced a deal yesterday that the companies say is all about providing “Comcast’s U.S. broadband customers with a high-quality Netflix video experience for years to come.” And to a large...

Feb 24 2014, 9:26am CST

Comcast's Time Warner Deal Faces Hurdles in Washington

Comcast's Time Warner Deal Faces Hurdles in Washington Comcast's surprising announcement of a deal to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion is being met with outrage by consumer advocates, concern by politicians, and uncertainty by Wall Street. Bringing the country’s top...

Feb 13 2014, 5:15pm CST

Internet Censorship Undermining Emerging Markets' Economic Recovery

Internet Censorship Undermining Emerging Markets' Economic Recovery Co-written by Dr. Joshua Walker NSA surveillance activities are projected to cost the American economy billions of dollars annually. Washington is not alone, however, in pursuing costly policies in the technology and...

Feb 12 2014, 3:32pm CST

Dutch appeals court overturns block on Pirate Bay

Dutch appeals court overturns block on Pirate Bay Dutch appeals court lets Internet providers lift ban on Pirate Bay because it is useless AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch appeals court Tuesday overturned an order for major Internet providers in the Netherlands to ban access...

Jan 29 2014, 12:20am CST

Microsoft Joins The Open Compute Project

Microsoft Joins The Open Compute Project Disruption. Don’t you love it? Over the past week we’ve seen a good example that provides an interesting glimpse into how incumbent vendors deal with industry disruption. Microsoft, once the evil empire of proprietary,...

Jan 28 2014, 6:17pm CST

The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now

The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now As most commentators, myself included, predicted last fall, a federal appellate court has vacated the FCC’s controversial 2010 “net neutrality” rules, holding that the agency wildly exceeded its authority to regulate...

Jan 24 2014, 8:10am CST

Netflix Can Make The Public To Care About Net Neutrality

Netflix Can Make The Public To Care About Net Neutrality I’m not the first person to say that if you want to get Americans to care about an issue, hit them in their pocketbooks. Which is why Netflix—purveyor of fine streaming content to more than 40 million Americans, and...

Jan 23 2014, 4:04am CST

Homeland Security Hauls Man From Movie Theater For Wearing Google Glass

Homeland Security Hauls Man From Movie Theater For Wearing Google Glass It was bound to happen sooner or later: a man has had his Google Glass headset ripped from his face and been questioned by the Department of Homeland Security over suspicions of piracy in a movie theater. The Ohio man,...

Jan 22 2014, 12:52pm CST

I4U news

Court Prods FCC In Unexpected Direction In Last Week's Verizon Ruling By Andy Oram A court ruling this past Tuesday on FCC “network neutrality” regulation closes and opens a few paths in a three-way chess game that has been going on for years between the US District Court of Appeals, the...

Jan 19 2014, 7:31am CST

Net Neutrality Ended Yesterday. Here's What It Could Mean For Gamers

Net Neutrality Ended Yesterday. Here's What It Could Mean For Gamers It’s a brave new world on the internet today. Yesterday, a Federal Appeals court struck down net neutrality, and while it’s a complicated subject, the thrust of it is this: internet providers now have the right to...

Jan 15 2014, 11:11am CST

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now?

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now? Yesterday’s Appeal Court ruling against the FCC's net neutrality rules will probably not mark the end of the internet as we know it. Following the ruling, internet providers now in theory have the ability to prioritize...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

I4U news

Major change unlikely despite open-Internet ruling Court's ruling against open-Internet rules won't mean major changes to access NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26pm CST

Court Rejects FCC Net Neutrality And Leaves Consumers With No Defense Against Greedy Broadband Providers

Court Rejects FCC Net Neutrality And Leaves Consumers With No Defense Against Greedy Broadband Providers The United States Court of Appeals in Washington DC has ruled in favor of Verizon in a case regarding the authority of the FCC to regulate Internet service providers. The decision leaves consumers at the mercy of an...

Jan 14 2014, 12:16pm CST

Bloat, Censorship, Reaction: UK Government Takes Control Freak Approach To Tech

Bloat, Censorship, Reaction: UK Government Takes Control Freak Approach To Tech Britain’s Coalition government has been desperate to be seen as on the cutting edge of technology since the beginning of its term. It is bizarre, then, that it pressured some of the country’s biggest internet providers...

Jan 13 2014, 11:41am CST

There's Nothing New About AT&T's Sponsored Data (And Why the FCC Won't Ban It)

There's Nothing New About AT&T's Sponsored Data (And Why the FCC Won't Ban It) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler has been urged to investigate AT&T's new Sponsored Data offering, whereby customers can use certain internet services without dipping into their monthly...

Jan 10 2014, 8:01am CST

Top Ten Internet Law Developments of 2013

Top Ten Internet Law Developments of 2013 A look back at the Internet law highlights of 2013: #10: Copyright Defendants Get High-Stakes Wins. 2013 saw several copyright defendants win long-running litigation affairs–and potentially crack open new markets,...

Jan 9 2014, 11:46am CST

The Consumer Electronics Show's Lessons On The Separation Of State And Technology

The Consumer Electronics Show's Lessons On The Separation Of State And Technology While most of the country endured the polar vortex this week, the annual tech vortex known 2014 Consumer Electronics Show took over Las Vegas. I took a pre-Show tour of the International CES floor Monday, and witnessed...

Jan 8 2014, 6:41pm CST

12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2013: Electronic Frontier Foundation

12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2013: Electronic Frontier Foundation It’s the eighth day of our 12 Days of Charitable Giving! In December, I’ll be focusing on twelve charitable organizations which my readers have nominated as most deserving of your charitable donation. You have a little...

Dec 23 2013, 9:01pm CST

I4U news

The Fascinating Method By Which Megaupload Deleted Copyright Content Without Ever Deleting Copyright Content I have to say that I think this is rather clever really. Not helpful to people who were trying to get copyright material taken down off the Megaupload service, of course, and it forms part of the complaint about the...

Dec 21 2013, 12:06pm CST

Groklaw Closes Over Fears of NSA Email Snooping

Groklaw Closes Over Fears of NSA Email Snooping Pamela Jones’ legal website, Groklaw has decided to close shop over fears of the NSA snooping into its emails. The powers of big government may have overstepped their boundaries this time around.

Aug 20 2013, 12:06pm CDT

RIAA & MPAA To Government: Spy On Hard Drives

RIAA & MPAA To Government: Spy On Hard Drives If reading the novel 1984 left you huddled for days in a paranoid, depressive coma, you probably don't want to finish this article. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Motion Picture Association of...

Apr 19 2010, 12:03pm CDT

Microsoft Acknowledges Windows 7 Student Edition Issues

Microsoft Acknowledges Windows 7 Student Edition Issues One of the coolest things about the Windows 7 launch was the $29.99 student edition that Redmond was kind enough to offer to us legions of dirt poor college students. Unfortunately, the deal turns out to have been a...

Oct 26 2009, 5:00am CDT