Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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CyberTelecom News
Federal Internet Law and Policy
"Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was
war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total
love, or total war." ---David Dellinger

LightSquared May Degrade Hurricane Tracking, Agencies Say, Bloomberg
Philip Falcone's LightSquared wireless service needs more testing
because it may degrade precision services that track hurricanes, guide
farmers and help build flood defenses, U.S. agencies are to tell
Congress today.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

LightSquared Pressed by U.S. for Speedy GPS Testing, WSJ
LightSquared needs to resolve concerns over GPS interference
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

New LightSquared Plan Fails To Ease GPS Interference Worries, Space News
A recent proposal by LightSquared to modify its plans to deploy a U.S.
broadband network in a way that would decrease its interference with
GPS receivers has done little to
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Farm Bureau calls for FCC review of LightSquared, High Plains
It is important to farmers and ranchers that the Federal Communication
Commission's review possible interference with the Global Positioning
Systems that could be created
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Duncan Stark, Broadcasting Expectations: An Unprotected Wireless
Network Takes on Constitutional Dimensions, 7 Wash. J.L. Tech. & Arts
In January 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
decided U.S. v. Ahrndt, the first case regarding the reasonable
expectation of privacy in a home wireless internet network. The court
found that the defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in
his unsecured home wireless network because he had openly shared
information on a system freely accessible by his neighbors.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wifisecurity.htm

$60,000 Ruling Against Truthful Blogger Tests Limits of the First
Amendment, Citizens Media Law Project
One of the first things I learned as a journalist, and later again as
a media lawyer, was that under the First Amendment the "truth" could
not be subject to a viable defamation claim. True statements are
simply constitutionally immune and plaintiffs cannot sidestep all of
the common law and
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Connor Moran, Injunction Relief: Must Nonparty Websites Obey Court
Orders to Remove User Content?, 7 Wash. J.L. Tech. & Arts 47
Websites are normally immune to suits arising from illegal user-posted
content due to 42 USC § 230. Victims of illegal postings must
therefore bring suit, if at all, against the original posters.
However, when websites refuse to take down illegal content, a suit
against an original poster might not provide relief. In the recent
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/samaritan.htm

Net neutrality rules move closer to implementation, CNET
White House's Office of Management and Budget signs off on FCC rules,
which means that, barring legal challenges, they could go into effect
in two to three months' time.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Massive Facebook Cybersquatting Lawsuit Fails to Stop Bidding on
Facebopok.com, Cybersquatting & Domain Disputes
Cybersquatting lawsuit not enough to protect typo domain: Despite
Facebook's cybersquatting lawsuit effort, the typo domain
Facebopok.com sold for $1,999 on SnapNames.com, according to
TheDomains.com. Facebopok.com forwards to f-questionnaire.com, which
is clearly a counterfeit site using the same colors, font...
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/acpa.htm

IPv6 Transitional Uncertainties, CircleID
The telecommunications industry has been around for quite some time.
Whether you take it as a starting date the first efforts with the
wired telegraph in the 1830's, or the telephone in the 1870's, this
industry has been around for quite a long time. During this periods it
has made huge
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

AT&T Sticking to T-Mobile Claims Nobody Believed Last Time - Still
Insists Deal Creates Jobs, Creates Adorable Puppies, DSLReports
Aside from the wide variety of organizations who take AT&T cash in
exchange for parroting their lobbyist's talking points, AT&T has had a
hell of a time getting anyone to believe their claimed benefits of the
$39 billion T-Mobile acquisition. That's in large part because few if
any of the supposed benefits -- be they job creation or network
expansion related -- are true. However, despite this skepticism and
now DOJ opposition
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

AT&T Brings Out Its Dead -- T-Mobile, PK
Well, of course AT&T is pissed. Wouldn't you be?
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

AT&T responds to DoJ lawsuit: T-Mobile deal a boon to consumers, Ars Technica
As promised, AT&T—jointly with T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom—has filed
its response to last week's lawsuit blocking its proposed merger with
T-Mobile. The Department of Justice laid out its
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

Epic Chart of Mobile Patent Suing, Givememind
Reuters has posted this infographic on the patent related suits
between mobile device component manufacturers. As you can see Apple is
or was involved in a a lot of lawsuits. Oh Apple…
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/

JSTOR Freely Releases Public Domain Papers That Greg Maxwell Already
Freed, Techdirt
You may recall that following the indictment of Aaron Swartz for
downloading some JSTOR papers, a guy named Greg Maxwell decided to
upload 33GBs of public domain papers from JSTOR and make them
available via The Pirate Bay. He had the papers for a while, but was
afraid that he'd get legally harassed for distributing them. However,
it appears the opposite has happened. Copycense points us to the news
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Alicia Hoffer, A Matter of Access: How Bypassing DRM Does Not Always
Violate the DMCA, 7 Wash. J.L. Tech. & Arts 13
In the last decade, several federal circuit courts have applied the
anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
(DMCA) to determine what forms of unauthorized access to copyrighted
work are prohibited. Courts have considered Digital Rights Management
(DRM) disputes concerning access to both copyrighted digital-media and
manufactured products.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/dmca.htm

Tracking the Trackers: Self-Help Tools, Center for Internet and Society
A number of technologies have been touted to offer consumers control
over third-party web tracking. This post reviews the tools that are
available and presents empirical evidence on their effectiveness. Here
are the key takeaways:
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Court Rules that Warrant Is Required for Stored Cell Site Location
Information, CDT
A Federal District Court in New York ruled on August 22, 2011 that a
warrant is required for law enforcement access to stored cell site
location information generated by the operation of a cellular phone.
Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis rejected the government's application for
an order under
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/bigbrother.htm

Two FCC Commissioners Signal Support for Extension of Outage Reporting
to VoIP, Telecom Law Monitor
Yesterday, the FCC held its "Workshop/Webinar" on the pending proposal
to extend the outage reporting requirements to interconnected VoIP and
to broadband service providers. We've noted several times that the
FCC staff appears to be in favor of extending these rules. At
yesterday's workshop, two FCC Commissioners made statements that also
signal their support.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcc.htm

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