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EU files antitrust charges against Google

April 15, 2015 10:13 am

The European Commission charged Google Thursday of violating its antitrust laws, saying the search giant “abused its dominant position in the market” for search. In its official statement of objections, the EU said Google systematically favored its own “comparison shopping product” in [...]

Net neutrality fight moves to Congress

April 11, 2015 11:29 am

Advocates of the FCC’s net neutrality order are taking seriously the Congressional threat of a resolution blocking the order or new legislation replacing it. Catching Congress during the spring recess as they were home in their districts, supporters visited the home offices of more than 100 [...]

FCC net neutrality order to hit Federal Register Monday

April 10, 2015 5:41 pm

Here it comes. The Federal Communications Commission’s 400-page net neutrality order is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on Monday, according to the Federal Register. The publication date means that the FCC’s rules will go into effect in 60 days. It also means that “big [...]

DC at the NAB: Spectrum and video and drones, oh my

April 10, 2015 12:15 pm

Washington D.C. is full of minefields for broadcasters. But at no time has the regulatory and legislative environment been so littered with tripwires. As broadcasters gather this week in Las Vegas for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual convention, DC will take center stage. The [...]

New IP czar ready to fight for content creators & brands

April 9, 2015 4:33 pm

Daniel Marti, the new White House  IP czar, set himself up as the industry’s new ally in the fight to protect  intellectual property.  IP theft is a battle that media, advertising and entertainment companies have been waging ever since teenagers began ripping CDs. Movies, music, software, [...]

GOP lawmaker to introduce bill to block net neutrality rules

April 9, 2015 10:26 am

Expect Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) to introduce a Resolution of Disapproval of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules the day Congress returns on April 13. The net neutrality order, passed February in a party line vote, has been among the most divisive issues in [...]

Facebook hit with lawsuit over facial recognition

April 6, 2015 6:38 pm

Facebook has been hit with a class action suit over its use of biometric data for its photo-tagging feature, a feature that has already raised privacy questions by policymakers in Washington, D.C. The lawsuit, filed in the Cook County court in Illinois, is led by plaintiff Carlo Licata. He claims [...]
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