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Net Neutrality: Selected Legal Issues Raised by the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

Analyzes the primary legal issues raised by the Federal Communications Commission’s order regulating broadband Internet service as telecommunications services. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


DMCA Notice-and-Takedown Processes: List of Good, Bad, and Situational Practices

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Property Rights,Telecommunications/Internet

Presents a set of agreed upon practices, developed by stakeholders, aimed at improving the operation of the notice and takedown system under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  From the Internet Policy Task Force, posted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration


2015 Section 1377 Review on Compliance with Telecommunications Trade Agreements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet,Treaties

Annual report on American telecommunications trade which identifies the major trade barriers faced by U.S. service and equipment suppliers.  Also identifies issues to be targeted for enforcement efforts.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Consumers and Mobile Financial Services 2015

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Telecommunications/Internet

Examines trends in the adoption and use of mobile banking, payments, and shopping behavior and how mobile financial services affect consumers’ interaction with financial institutions.  From the Federal Reserve


Cybersecurity and Information Sharing: Legal Challenges and Solutions

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Property Rights,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism

In view of frequent cyberattacks on government and private web sites, experts have urged greater public-private cooperation and sharing of cyber-threat intelligence.  This report examines various legal issues that confront such information  sharing, such as privacy and tort laws and intellectual property concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Presidential Memorandum: Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption ….

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Presidential directive that executive branch agencies identify funds, programs, and regulatory actions that could enhance broadband access to an estimated 50 million Americans who currently lack such access.  From the White House


FCC Finds U.S. Broadband Deployment Not Keeping Pace

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Telecommunications/Internet

Agency press release about release of 2015 Broadband Progress Report and percentage of Americans, mostly in rural areas, who lack access to newly adopted 25 megabits per second download speed standards.  From the Federal Communications Commission

Categories: Govt Information,Telecommunications/Internet

Shows how many people are using which U.S. federal government agency websites at any particular time and what devices, browsers, and operating systems are being used for the connections.  From the Digital Analytics Program and the White House


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