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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Regulators should stop blindly regulating “the internet” and realize that every part of the stack is different, and only one part is suffering market failure   —  This week, when the U.K.'s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Secretary of State …
Apr 10, 2019, 7:20 AMIn context
Karl Bode / The Verge:
White House promises to veto the Save the Internet Act, a bill to restore net neutrality and undo the FCC's 2017 repeal decision, justifying it with fuzzy math   —  Broadband really is getting faster, but it has nothing to do with the end of net neutrality  —  In a statement on Monday …
Apr 9, 2019, 2:05 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Four European Wikipedia sites are blocking access and directing users to contact their EU representatives on March 21 to protest the copyright directive   —  Sites including Reddit, Twitch, and PornHub are also encouraging users in the EU to contact local politicians
Mar 21, 2019, 9:30 AMIn context
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The revised and worsened Articles 11/13 of the EU Copyright Directive reflect extreme protectionism on behalf of media companies, reminiscent of US' SOPA/PIPA   —  I've spent a worrisome weekend reading three documents from Europe about regulating the net:  — The revived, revised …
Feb 25, 2019, 2:30 PMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Q&A with Sen. Ron Wyden, who co-wrote Section 230 of Communications Decency Act, on privacy, content moderation, First Amendment, and tech giants like Facebook   —  There may not be a lawmaker in Congress who has done more to shape the internet than Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR).
Jul 25, 2018, 10:05 AMIn context
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Profile of non-profit Fight for the Future, which helped to kill SOPA, pass net neutrality rules, and now leads a fight against FCC's plan to repeal those rules   —  WORCESTER, Mass. — Hundreds of protests were staged across the country on Thursday in the latest uproar over a repeal of rules ensuring an open internet.
Dec 10, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
David McCabe / Axios:
Tech firms are concerned about bill with bipartisan support in Senate, which aims to hold online platforms liable for illegal ads that led to sex-trafficking   —  Of all the policy fights big internet companies are facing this fall, a sex-trafficking bill with bi-partisan support on the Senate has them rattled the most.
Sep 7, 2017, 11:05 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
In the wake of a killing after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, tech firms are setting aside content neutrality in the fight against online hate   —  Content-neutrality concerns take a back seat after a killing at a white nationalist rally  —  This morning, the neo-Nazi website …
Aug 15, 2017, 2:38 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Google and Facebook confirm they will join other companies in a July 12 “day of action” opposing the FCC's plan to change net neutrality rules   —  The fight over net neutrality just got more interesting as two tech giants said they will step off the sidelines and join a so-called …
Jul 7, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Canada's top court rules that Google can be compelled by lower courts to remove search results worldwide, causing concern among civil liberties groups   —  The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply …
Jun 28, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context

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