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Gigi Sohn, counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, outlined some of the FCC's less-publicized achievements during Chairman Wheeler's tenure at a Communications  Forum luncheon in Washington on June 4.

Gigi Sohn, counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, outlined some of the FCC's less-publicized achievements during Chairman Wheeler's tenure at a Communications Forum luncheon in Washington on June 4. » Read More

Peggy Noonan, Meredith Attwell Baker
To Receive Institute Awards in October

The Media Institute will honor author and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan and Meredith Attwell Baker, president and CEO of CTIA–The Wireless Association, at its annual Friends &Benefactors Awards Banquet Oct. 21 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington,D.C.  Rep. Bob Goodlatte will deliver keynote remarks. » Read More

New Report on Internet in Africa

The Internet Society has released a new report, “Internet Development and Governance in Africa,” which provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the Internet in Africa and highlights the importance of the multiistakeholder model for Internet governance.  Study highlights include sections on IXPs; digital broadcasting; IPv6; and Internet governance. Click here to view the study or here for the press release. » Read More

'Net Vitality' Study Released at D.C. Event,
Finds U.S. in Top Tier of Global Internet Leaders

Stuart N. Brotman released his new paper, Net Vitality: Identifying the Top-Tier Global Broadband Internet Ecosystem Leaders, at a special event at the National Press Club in Washington on April 24.  The event, sponsored by the Institute's Global Internet Freedom Program, featured a presentation by Prof. Brotman followed by a conversation with experts Andy Haire and Sally Shipman Wentworth discussing the implications of his findings. » Read More

Read articles about Net Vitality by Stuart Brotman:
The Hill
Brookings TechTank

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Issue Watch

D.C. Reacts to Court Denial of Title II Stay » Read More

Reason Magazine Subpoena Stomps on Free Speech
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The Coming Demise of Free Speech in America
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Hoffman: Wheeler Reclaims Independence With Comcast Deal » Read More

Goodlatte: Tweaking Antitrust Beats Title II » Read More

 
 

Media & Communications Policy Blog

Decline of Legacy Media,
Rise of the Conservatives?

by Patrick Maines

For the legacy news media, the bad news just keeps on coming.  In recent days, for instance, the Pew Research Center released a piece titled "The Declining Value of U.S. Newspapers," chronicling the extraordinary decline in the purchase and sale price of major U.S. dailies. » Read More

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Intellectual Property Issues

The Prior Restraint Question in Garcia v. Google
by Prof. Rodney A. Smolla,
University of Georgia Law School

In a recent IP Viewpoints post my colleague Professor Randal Picker discussed the recent Ninth Circuit en banc opinion in Garcia v. Google.  At the end of Professor Picker’s excellent essay he notes that he had chipped away at a part of Garcia, and expected other posts to perhaps take on other elements of the case. » Read More

Kyle Bass and Investor-Inspired IPRs
by Prof. Doug Lichtman,
UCLA School of Law

Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass has been widely criticized in recent months, with newspaper editorials, advocacy organizations, and even some members of Congress publicly condemning Bass’s strategy of using a relatively new Patent Office procedure to challenge particular pharmaceutical patents…. » Read More

Author-Protective Laws in International Dimension
by Prof. Jane C. Ginsburg,
Columbia University School of Law

Copyright generally vests in the author, the human creator of the work.  But because, at least until recently, most authors have been ill-equipped to commercialize and disseminate their works on their own, the author has granted rights to intermediaries to market her works. » Read More

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