Thursday, July 28, 2011

7.28 :: Still Mislead :: What Are You Hiding :: We Know it When We See It :: Taking a Peak :: The Response Was, in a word, Confusion ::

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CyberTelecom News
Federal Internet Law and Policy
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"When the rich make war it's the poor that die." -Jean-Paul Sartre

ISPs 'still mislead' on broadband, BBC
Ofcom's latest broadband report shows the gap between advertised and actual speeds is getting wider.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-14295046
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

Grassley to FCC on LightSquared: What are you hiding?, WAPO
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday he still hasn't received the answers he wants from the Federal Communications Commission on why the agency fast-tracked a regulatory step for troubled satellite firm LightSquared.
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=c8a82cd94419289f1f5d933316a4b528
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Sprint, LightSquared strike 15-year deal for LTE wholesale network, CW
Sprint and LTE technology provider LightSquared announced a 15-year deal Thursday that gives Sprint $9 billion in cash, primarily for spectrum hosting and LTE network services it would provide LightSquared.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/LB7wHz8VG8M/Sprint_LightSquared_strike_15_year_deal_for_LTE_wholesale_network
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

LightSquared to buy 4G from Sprint for billions, Gigaom
The much rumored and much talked about deal between Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint Nextel and upstart 4G network company,LightSquared has finally come to fruition, the two companies announced Thursday. LightSquared is a wireless network based in Reston, Va., using re-purposed satellite-related spectrum to build a 4G wireless broadband network.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OmMalik/~3/Ynadkiy_IQ4/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

GPS Interference Testing - Inside GNSS, Inside GNSS
In a tightly compressed timeline, the Technical Working Group established under a Federal Communications Commission order designed and conducted tests assessing the likely effect of LightSquared's transmissions on GPS.
http://www.insidegnss.com/node/2674
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

ASHLAND HOSPITAL CORPORATION v. INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 575, EDKy Fed Court
No private right of action for Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 233, Cause of Action
http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14519894891101358315
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/cda-up.htm

Will the new IANA contract politicize the IANA?, IGP
IGP filed comments on the Commerce Department's Further Notice of Inquiry on the IANA functions contract today. Our comments noted that there are elements in the proposed new IANA Statement of Work (SOW) which could radically alter the nature of the IANA functions contract.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IGPBlog/~3/dRcETViQliE/4867692.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ntia.htm

"We Know It When We See It": Intermediary Trademark Liability and the Internet, : 2011 STAN. TECH. L. REV. 7
The recent history of intermediary liability decisions in copyright and trademark law reflects a notable resistance to rules that might constrain judicial discretion to ferret out bad guys. The Supreme Court in Grokster suggested such resistance, by limiting the Sony safe harbor to defendants
http://stlr.stanford.edu/pdf/dogan-intermediary-trademark-liability.pdf
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/trademark.htm

Sen. Al Franken joins call to reject AT&T/T-Mobile merger, WAPO
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Tuesday urged regulators to stop AT&T's merger with T-Mobile, saying the $39 billion deal would drive up prices for consumers and threaten jobs.
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=dfa0c4c94a5d9c7cac25e63734b5d3bb
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

In re Google Inc. Street View Electronic Communications Litigation, NDCA Fed Court
The Court GRANTS Defendant's Motion for Certification and certifies this case for immediate appeal pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b).
http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=15658837274416715084
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

Fox to delay to limit Web access to its shows, CNET
Hulu users used to seeing their favorite shows on Hulu the day after they air on the network will soon have to wait eight days.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20083912-93/fox-to-delay-to-limit-web-access-to-its-shows/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/video.htm

Fox to stream newest shows only to paid subscribers, Lost Remote
In a huge move that could signal the beginning of a reversal of free, timely programming on the web, Fox is planning to institute a eight-day delay on streaming its shows on Fox.com and Hulu, reports the WSJ. Paid subscribers to Hulu Plus ($7.99/month) and DirecTV Dish subscribers will be able to watch episodes the day after they air. Fox is trying to get more cable and satellite providers to sign up, as well.
http://www.lostremote.com/2011/07/26/fox-to-stream-new-shows-only-to-paid-subcribers/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/video.htm

Taking a Peek Under the Hood of the New FCC.Gov, FCC
Public dot-gov sites are playing a big role in delivering on the promises of open government. As many people know, government sites --WhiteHouse.gov for example -- are becoming active participants in this conversation between citizens, developers and dot gov teams. We're proud that the new FCC.gov has been able to contribute, and we wanted to give an overview of the community-driven features that power our site.
http://www.fcc.gov/blog/taking-peek-under-hood-new-fccgov
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/fcc.htm

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case against hard drive destroying director goes forward, Internet Cases
Defendant had risen to the level of Director of a large consulting and professional services firm. (There is some irony here – this case involves the destruction of electronic data, and defendant had been in charge of the firm's security and privacy practice.)
http://blog.internetcases.com/2011/07/27/computer-fraud-and-abuse-act-case-against-hard-drive-destroying-director-goes-forward/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/crime.htm

Stuxnet as Cyberwarfare: Applying the Law of War to the Virtual Battlefield, SSRN
In the field of international humanitarian law, there are a number of questions about the conduct of warfare in the cyber domain. In some cases, answers can be gleaned from treaties and customary international law but in other instances, solutions are seemingly intractable, begging for solutions that
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1892888
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/cyberwar.htm

GAO faults Pentagon cyber efforts, WAPO
In 2008, the U.S. military suffered the most significant breach of its classified computer networks when an infected flash drive was inserted into a laptop at a base in the Middle East, and the response was, in a word, confusion.
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=044e470516ede9a25662522912e49143
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/cyberwar.htm

Government Experts Confirm Nation's Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable to Cyber Threats, House Commerce
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Launches Series of Hearings to Protect Nation From Growing Cyber Attac
http://republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/News/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=8844
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/cyberwar.htm

Court Rejects First Amendment Challenge to CAN-SPAM Indictment -- US v. Smallwood, Tech & Marketing Law
US v. Smallwood, 09-CR-00249 (N.D. Tex.; July 15, 2011) First Amendment...
http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2011/07/court_rejects_f.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/spam/canspam.htm

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