FCC Prepares to Punish Comcast
A majority of members of the Federal Communications Commission have cast votes in favor of punishing Comcast Corp. for blocking subscribers’ Internet traffic, an agency official said Friday.
ISP Ad Networking Scheme May Violate Wiretap Laws
The Center for Democracy & Technology has advanced a legal theory that the practice of ISPs sharing records of individual website visits may constitute illegal wiretapping.
Last Week Google Wanted to Be Second Life, This Week They’re Wikipedia
This creates a substantial new conflict of interest between Google and Wikipedia, which currently receives extremely high search authority in Google searches.
Permanent Injunction Against COPA Enforcement Upheld
This is the third time the Third Circuit has held that COPA violates the First Amendment, after nearly ten years of litigation over the law’s constitutionality. As with those previous decisions, the DOJ is expected to seek review by the Supreme Court.
Taco Bell Accused of Stealing Rapper 50 Cent’s Endorsement
In a public relations letter, the chain, owned by Yum! Brands, encourages the rapper to change his name to “79 Cent,” “89 Cent” or “99 Cent” to match their promotion. Instead the rapper slapped a lawsuit on the punk chain for leveraging his name to get their taco sale visibility.