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ACTA deathwatch: profs call process unconstitutional, Europe revolts

Everything Changes: Mister Postman Gets Saturdays Off

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If you ever thought that something will last forever, get ready for a smack on the head. The latest evidence of this grand falsehood is today's announcement from the United States Postal Service of a new plan to halt mail delivery on Saturdays, with the exception of package delivery. The...
Everything Changes: Mister Postman Gets Saturdays Off

Obama Administration: ACTA Is Binding & Don't Worry Your Pretty Little Heads About TPP

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We've covered how Senator Wyden has been pressing the administration on ACTA and TPP concerning the process behind both agreements. The State Department has now responded by admitting that ACTA is, in fact, binding on the United States. Under international law, the ACTA is a legally binding international agreement. By...
Obama Administration: ACTA Is Binding & Don't Worry Your Pretty Little Heads About TPP

Netflix agrees to delete data on ex-customers

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Turns out that nobody has to know about that copy of Bad Girls of Red Light District 6: The Extended Cut you rented from Netflix just over a year ago. U.S. District Court papers filed Friday revealed greater detail as to how Netflix settled a class-action privacy lawsuit filed against it...
Netflix agrees to delete data on ex-customers

As USTR Insists ACTA Doesn't Need Congressional Approval, Wyden Asks State Dept. For A Second Opinion

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Back in October, we noted that Senator Ron Wyden had sent the Obama administration a letter pointing out that it appeared unconstitutional for the President to sign ACTA without getting Congressional approval. The USTR had been insisting that because ACTA does not require any change to US law, it doesn't...
As USTR Insists ACTA Doesn't Need Congressional Approval, Wyden Asks State Dept. For A Second Opinion

President announces ex-telecom lobbyist Tom Wheeler to head FCC

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As rumored yesterday, President Obama has nominated former wireless lobbyist Tom Wheeler to replace outgoing FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. An acting chair has also been named to serve until the Congressional approval process is complete -- Mignon Clyburn, four-year veteran of the agency will stand as head of the agency...
President announces ex-telecom lobbyist Tom Wheeler to head FCC

Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Staffer Lashes Out At Derek Khanna And RSC Report

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Ah, Representative Marsha Blackburn. This is the self-styled "limited government" Member of the House of Representatives who famously posted a nearly 100% factually misleading attack on "net neutrality" just shortly before sponsoring SOPA, despite the fact that almost everything she complained about in her mythical version of net neutrality was...
Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Staffer Lashes Out At Derek Khanna And RSC Report

Wyden Traps Feds In Their Own Words: ACTA Explanation Opens Up Big Hole In Cybersecurity Bill

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Back in March, when the US State Department responded to Ron Wyden's questions about the feds' authority to negotiate and sign onto ACTA without Congressional approval (damn you, Constitution), it made an odd (and rather new) claim: that Congress had actually already approved the executive branch's ability to negotiate and...
Wyden Traps Feds In Their Own Words: ACTA Explanation Opens Up Big Hole In Cybersecurity Bill

Crowdfund Act Passes In the Senate, But What Will It Mean for Startups?

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This afternoon, the Senate passed the Crowdfund Act by a resounding 73-26 vote. If you've been following the JOBS Act, which has won support from venture capitalists and founders alike (for evidence, just scroll down to this petition's list of supporters), the Crowdfund Act is an amended version of the...
Crowdfund Act Passes In the Senate, But What Will It Mean for Startups?

USTR Wants 'Trade Promotion Authority' In An Effort To Ram TPP Through Congress With Little Debate

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While we've noted that the White House and the USTR have insisted that ACTA is not a treaty and does not require Congressional ratification (something that many, many observers believe is wrong), with the followup TPP agreement, there's no question that it's a broad agreement that will require Congressional approval....
USTR Wants 'Trade Promotion Authority' In An Effort To Ram TPP Through Congress With Little Debate

Will ACTA Ever Be A Real Treaty?

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With the EU Parliament rejecting ACTA over the summer, and the Japanese legislature doing a drive-by ratification, there are some legitimate questions as to whether or not ACTA will ever become a real, valid international treaty. Without the EU's support, it's a hell of a lot less likely, certainly. I'd...
Will ACTA Ever Be A Real Treaty?

President Obama: We can connect 99% of US students to high-speed Internet in 5 years

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Today in North Carolina, President Barack Obama stated that it is his intention to see 99 percent of American students hooked up to the Internet at quick speeds inside of the next half decade, according to a report in the Associated Press. The President went on to state that today,...
President Obama: We can connect 99% of US students to high-speed Internet in 5 years

Crowdfunding Moves Closer to Congressional Approval

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In the House of Representatives yesterday we were treated to a rare showing of bipartisanship. The House passed HR 3606 to make changes to our securities laws allowing crowdfunded companies and other early-stage ventures to legally solicit investors. Now it is up to the Senate to pass its equivalent bill...
Crowdfunding Moves Closer to Congressional Approval
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