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Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-10-29 10:58
Isn't it illuminating that eBay, the online auction monopoly with 95% market share per Jupiter Research, and the owner of Skype that is lobbying hard for regulation and legislation to force the "unlocking of phones" and mandate net neutrality regulation -- is so uncooperative with law enforcement trying to crack down on organized theft?
Reuters reported last week: "U.S. retailers want online sellers to fight theft."
Seems like more hypocrisy and situational ethics from eBay, where they seek corporate welfare from government, while not cooperating fully with law enforcement to fight "organized theft."
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-10-22 12:21
I normally consider myself a big fan of Walter Mossberg's technology reviews in the Wall Street Journal, but for today I am a big critic of Mr. Mossberg's woefully uniformed and one-sided opinion piece on public policy "Free my Phone."
Obviously frustrated at the technical reality that the bandwidth availability of telecommunications devices has not kept pace with the faster growth in computer processing, Mr. Mossberg lashes out at public policy as the cause in an emotional diatribe that illogically concludes that "if the government...breaks the crippling power that the wireless carriers exert today, the free market will deliver a... happy ending."
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2007-10-10 11:01
Reed Hundt's Frontline Wireless, is reportedly forming a high-profile "Open Access Advisory Council" for the 700 MHz spectrum auction, which includes "net neutrality" term-coiner and celebrity Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu.
I have two pieces of unsolicited advice for Frontline's new advisory council."
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2007-10-09 10:59
Google's long rumored Google phone
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2007-10-05 10:55
Google just can't seem to get on the right side of copyright law -- or the law in general for that matter.
The point here is that Google clearly has the wherewithal to not violate copyright, but they are making a business decision that it is better or more profitable for Google to disrespect copyright law rather than to respect copyright law.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2007-10-01 10:25
Google's copyright kleptomania just can't stay out of the news for long. Per the AP/San Jose Mercury News last week:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2007-09-21 11:38
Reed Hundt's Frontline Wireless is proposing more changes to the FCC's 700 MHz auction rules upon reconsiderataion -- so watch your wallet!
Per today's Comm Daily:
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2007-09-14 18:15
I am on a Broadband Policy panel on Monday at 4:45 at the Future of Music Summit with a couple of the lead folks who champion net neutrality: Professor Tim Wu, who coined the term, and Ben Scott, of Free Press who has slickly popularized it in close coordination with Moveon.org.
Congress and the FCC are currently working a series of initiatives designed to revise the telecommunications regulatory framework, with everything from spectrum reform, to broadband deployment, to network neutrality on the table. How will proposed revisions impact musicians, citizens and technologists? How does broadband policy intersect with concerns about protecting intellectual property? What would a pro-musician Telecom Act look like?