Many of the companies that oppose Net Neutrality have ridiculed the government’s mandate for open Internet protections as part of the broadband stimulus program, even saying that the program would fail as a result of these protections. But despite the gripes and predictions, the program has become immensely popular.
Earlier this month, the Online Media Legal Network held a conference titled, “Journalism’s Digital Transition: Unique Legal Challenges and Opportunities.” At the event, Josh Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab, gave a great speech about the history of content aggregation, and how the practice has shaped journalism. Watch the speech:
The FCC’s call for public comment about the future of the media has opened up a national discourse with citizens submitting a wide range of concerns about our media system. As the May 7th deadline approaches – you can still add your own comments – we examined a handful of the submissions from a diverse spectrum of groups, and identified several broad themes:
The New York Times published an interesting Op-Ed this week in which a few U.S. economists looked at telecommunications regulation in Europe, and held up EU policy as a model for what they believe American telecommunications policy should be.