Freedom of Speech

Internet Astroturf 3.0

October 1, 2012 Pro-piracy interests have been organizing globally to head off and defeat future anti-piracy legislation (like SOPA/PIPA), IP treaties (ACTA) and property rights enforcement, all while claiming to represent “the Internet” and all its users, when they do not. They collectively represent pro-piracy...
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FCC Creates “Abundant” Uncertainty — Part 12: Broadband Internet Pricing Freedom Series

September 17, 2012 Unfortunately, the FCC Chairman’s remarks to a Silicon Valley audience last week — trumpeting his new concern for “anything that depresses broadband usage” — are creating abundant uncertainty for broadband businesses and investors. Specifically, Gigaom reported: “When asked about the impact of...
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FCC’s Slippery Slope to Regulating Content, Speech, and the Press

July 19, 2012 Please see my latest Daily Caller op-ed: “FCC’s Slippery Slope to Regulating Content, Speech, and the Press” here. It urges the FCC to swiftly overturn their Administrative Judge’s ruling in the wrong-headed Comcast-Tennis Channel decision. ***** Obsolete Communications Law Op-ed Series: Part 1:...
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Twitter’s Realpolitik & The Sovereign-ization of the Internet

Reports that “Twitter Can Censor by Country” is a perfect example of how the world is changing the Internet. Change is a two-way street. Conventional wisdom that only assumes the Internet is changing the world risks being blind-sided by the Internet’s underappreciated exa-trend: how the...
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Seven Ways the World is Changing the Internet

Since most people focus on how the Internet is changing the world, few focus on the reverse — how much the world is changing the Internet. See My Forbes Tech Capitalist blog post to learn the “Seven Ways the World is Changing the Internet.”  ...
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