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Movie-industry study: Unauthorized video sharing shrinks if viewers have legal options

No, that's not the headline you'll see at the Motion Picture Association of America's site. The Washington-based lobby headlined its own press release (PDF) yesterday in starker terms: NEW STUDY FINDS 23.8% OF GLOBAL INTERNET TRAFFIC INVOLVES THE ILLEGAL DISTRIBUTION OF COPYRIGHTED WORK The study in question was commissioned by...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 1, 2011; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  DRM, Net Neutrality, Policy and politics, Video  
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Verizon sues to stop net-neutrality rules it suggested

My first reaction to yesterday's news that Verizon is suing the Federal Communications Commission to overturn its pending, half-hearted net-neutrality rules was one of a Verizon customer. To wit: Okay, so you're going to spend some of my money to fight a minimal set of regulations written to stop you...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 21, 2011; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Net Neutrality, Policy and politics, Telecom  
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The 'search neutrality' debate, and one way to end it: Give Android users a choice

Google's search engine may not always serve up the truth, the Web truth and nothing but the truth. Do you want to make a federal case out of that? The issue behind that question goes by the name of "search neutrality." The term first surfaced a few years ago, in...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 14, 2011; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Net Neutrality, Policy and politics, Search  
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