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Latest stage of net neutrality's war of the words ends with no victors

If a champion of the people was supposed to have emerged from the "public dialog" about how the Open Internet problem was to sort itself out, that champion was difficult to see for all the smoke.

Netflix: Free speech shouldn't be a factor in 'commercially reasonable'

While some net neutrality advocates have elevated the issue to the level of a human rights debate, one advocate is suggesting it be deflated to that of a business arrangement.

Copyright Office: Supreme Court may say Aereo is a cable company, but it's not

Citing a 2011 Second Circuit decision that quotes the Copyright Office's own interpretation of the law, the Copyright Office holds fast to that interpretation, even though it directly contradicts the high court.

Canada's own AWS-3 auction will try, again, to grow a fourth wireless carrier

Neither Canada's nor the U.S.' attempt to foster new wireless competition from the sale of AWS-3 frequencies ever amounted to much. What's the Canadian for, "Try, try again?"

Net neutrality supporters: Deep packet inspection is a dangerous weapon

Network access providers should be disallowed from using DPI, and should provide regular reports to demonstrate they're not, suggests yet another group of Internet technology leaders.

Net neutrality opponents now claim regulations are disrespectful to Obama

Let's try this one: The FCC has an obligation to regulate Internet communication, but only to the extent that it has determined beforehand the benefits outweigh the costs.

T-Mobile CEO on 3rd-party services: 'There were some fraudsters in that bunch'

In a textbook example of how not to respond to a textbook example of how not to issue an indictment, the defendant's CEO says his company "IS" (all caps) not engaging in cramming, "FULL STOP!"

Spotlight: FBD Community Voices: Erick Sherman

Today's FBD Community Voice is Erick Sherman, a "physicist and human resource manager by education and a retired Air Force Officer before my 20 year foray into the tech world." His comments here pertain to my post "Where the Supreme Court Ruling, Law Enforcement Spyware and FISC Collide."

Google: Unrestricted search is a human right, EU is interfering

Some 70,000 takedown requests are being handled by hand, according to Google's legal chief, who's now faced with the task of owning up to all the data Google owns.

Aereo: If we're a cable company, grant us a license

Observers called last month's Supreme Court decision against Aereo the "looks like a duck" argument. Now Aereo is not only owning that argument, it's turning it on its ear--if ducks have ears.