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Money for Something: Music Licensing in the 21st Century

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Copyright/Patents,Telecommunications/Internet

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43984.pdf

Describes the current legal framework governing the music industry.  It also examines the changes in technology and consumer behavior that have reshaped the industry.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Future of Internet Governance: Should the U.S. Relinquish Its Authority Over ICANN?

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44022.pdf

Discusses U.S. plans to transfer authority over the Internet domain name system to a global Internet multistakeholder community organization and Congressional concerns about such a transition. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Commission Staff Working Document: A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe: Analysis and Evidence

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet

http://ec.europa.eu/priorities/digital-single-market/docs/dsm-swd_en.pdf

Sections on policy context, online access to goods and services across Europe, conditions for digital networks and services to develop, and investing in the digital single market.  From the European Commission

 

 

A Digital Single Market for Europe: Commission Sets Out 16 Initiatives to Make it Happen

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4919_en.htm?locale=en

Press release which describes 16 initiatives to bring about a single market where 28 national markets now exist.  From the European Commission

 

American Civil Liberties Union et al v. Clapper et al

http://cases.justia.com/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/14-42/14-42-2015-05-07.pdf?ts=1431009005

Decision of three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals that the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, which gathered millions of civilian phone records, violates the PATRIOT Act and is unconstitutional.  From Justia

 

The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2015/0415_cyber-strategy/Final_2015_DoD_CYBER_STRATEGY_for_web.pdf

Guides the development of the Defense Department’s cyber forces and strengthens the cyber defense and deterrence capabilities.  Focuses on three missions: defending DOD systems, defending the U.S. homeland and supporting operational plans.  From the Department of Defense

 

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

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43971.pdf

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

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/dmca_good_bad_and_situational_practices_document.pdf

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

 

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