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Dan Lyons : The Internet Splits in Two

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski speaks to media on net neutrality December 1, 2010 at FCC headquarters in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images.Compromise on net neutrality:The Internet splits in two By Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast … finish reading Dan Lyons : The Internet Splits in Two

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William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Open Internet Under Fire

Cartoon from Schrier Blog.Is FCC dropping the ball?The fight for a free internet By William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog / October 15, 2010 Also see Mike Hanks’ companion article: Net Neutrality / Stop Thief! And see Net Neutrality … finish reading William Michael Hanks : Net Neutrality / Open Internet Under Fire

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Internet Freedom : It’s On the Line

The battle for Net Neutrality:Corporate takeover or opportunity? By Megan Tady / April 12, 2010 On Tuesday, April 6, a federal court decision put the Internet, and your ability to use it, in jeopardy. It’s a major setback for free … finish reading Internet Freedom : It’s On the Line

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Net Neutrality : The Fight Ahead

Image from Francesco Lapenta.Net Neutrality: All is not lost By Tim Karr / April 11, 2010 “The Day the Internet Lost” read a full-banner headline on Huffington Post. The New York Times held a wake for the Internet reporting that … finish reading Net Neutrality : The Fight Ahead

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Sen. Al Franken : The Internet is the Town Square

This may be the clearest, most useful exposition on Net Neutrality that I have yet seen. — Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog The Internet:It’s not a truck, It’s a town square The Internet is a platform for speech, debate, … finish reading Sen. Al Franken : The Internet is the Town Square

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Pirate Radio and the FCC : Blue Meanies in Austin

Blue Meanie (with antennas at alert) / Yellow Submarine.TAB conference in Austin:Keeping it legal By Jim Radio / The Rag Blog / August 25, 2009 AUSTIN — The Texas Associaton of Broadcasting (TAB) annual conference was held here in Austin … finish reading Pirate Radio and the FCC : Blue Meanies in Austin

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FCC Warrantless Searches : Coming to a Home Near You?

FCC’s Warrantless Household Searches Alarm Experts ‘Anything using RF energy — we have the right to inspect it to make sure it is not causing interference,’ says FCC spokesman David Fiske. That includes devices like Wi-Fi routers that use unlicensed … finish reading FCC Warrantless Searches : Coming to a Home Near You?

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Democrats Are Letting Net Neutrality Die

Graphic from techrepublican. [Network neutrality is a principle proposed for residential broadband networks and potentially for all networks. A neutral broadband network is one that is free of restrictions on content, sites, or platforms, on the kinds of equipment that … finish reading Democrats Are Letting Net Neutrality Die

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FCC : The Controversial Legacy of Chairman Martin

FCC Chair Kevin Martin leaves a mixed legacy.‘“For a deregulator, he was amazingly pro-consumer in his interventions,” said Gene Kimmelman, of Consumers Union. “Nobody thought he was going to be like this.”’ By John Dunbar / January 15, 2009 WASHINGTON … finish reading FCC : The Controversial Legacy of Chairman Martin

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"Message Force Multipliers" to Be Investigated

Needless to say, I have a $20 bill that says this turns itself into a quiet whitewash for those poor, retired generals and the Pentagon weasels. Nothing whatsoever will come of this aside from a little neatly-bound report that sits … finish reading "Message Force Multipliers" to Be Investigated

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FCC Decision : Milestone in the Fight for Internet Rights

Kevin Martin says Comcast’s actions are like a post office blocking mail. Photo by AP.‘It’s the first time the FCC has gone to such lengths to assert users’ right to an open Internet’ By tkarr / August 20, 2008 It’s … finish reading FCC Decision : Milestone in the Fight for Internet Rights

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Ruling : Janet Jackson’s Breast Not Indecent

Appeals court sides with CBS, throws out fine for ‘wardrobe malfunction’By King Kaufman / July 21, 2008 A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has thrown out the $550,000 fine the FCC imposed on CBS for airing Janet Jackson’s breast for … finish reading Ruling : Janet Jackson’s Breast Not Indecent

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