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Dec 10 2008

News Round-Up – 12.10.08

Published by admin at 8:34 am under News

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  • One report says that ad spending on social networking sites will be lower than expected this year and will remain relatively flat in 2009.  Details from the WSJ are here
  • The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has released a report entitled “Deception and Distrust:  The Federal Commmunications Commission under Chairman Kevin J. Martin.”  Some of the highlights of the criticism: lax oversight of telecommunciations companies and pushing for revisions to agency reports in a less-than-open fashion.  One caveat:  the report was prepared and released by the majority staff and is not necessarily a consensus view.  Here’s a link.
  • Google has reached agreement to bring the magazine archive and current issues online as part of Google Book Search.  Titles involved in the project are a diverse bunch and include New York Magazine, Popular  Mechanics and Ebony.  The announcement was made via this post on Google’s official blog.
  • The New York Times takes a look at licensing and other revenue opportunities that are being exploited in virtual worlds.  We’ll be looking at the legal impact that emerging technologies in the virtual space might have on licensing arrangements in the coming weeks.  Check back for the full post.

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Sep 08 2008

FCC Net Neutrality Decision Heads to Court

Published by admin at 11:03 am under Regulations

A few months back, we wrote about Congress jumping into the debate over “net neutrality” with the introduction of a bill directing the FCC to assess the extent and impact of efforts by broadband providers to police internet traffic, impeding connections and access based on content and activity. (See “A Congressional Foray Into the Net Neutrality Debate“).  Continue Reading »

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