Network neutrality

  1. FCC Revising Internet Rules After Public Backlash

    May 13, 2014 10:10 AM EDT Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks. According to ...

  2. Biz Poll Results: What's Your Take on Net Neutrality?

    May 08, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Last week, we asked about your opinion on net neutrality following news that the FCC is considering rule changes that would ostensibly create a "fast lane" for Internet-based companies willing to pay for it, which critics contended would ...

  3. Tech Giants Join Neutrality Furor in Open Letter, FCC Responds with Open Email

    May 08, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Today has brought two separate reactions to the raging net neutrality debate; the FCC has thrown open its doors, while the most powerful companies on the web have thrown down the gauntlet. Yesterday, a letter was delivered to the FCC addressing th ...

  4. Open Internet Preservation Act Reinforces Net Neutrality

    February 04, 2014 1:04 PM EST Reps. Henry A. Waxman and Anna Eshoo have introduced new net neutrality legislation that restores the Federal Communication Commission's open internet rules that were struck down last month in a different ruling by D.C. Circuit Court of Appea ...

  5. Appeals Court Deals Blow to FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Rules

    January 14, 2014 1:04 PM EST In a victory for broadband carriers like AT&T and Verizon, the D.C. Circuit strikes down anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has knocked down major provisions of the FCC's &q ...

  6. SOPA Anti-Piracy Controversy Exposes Hollywood-Silicon Valley Divide

    January 19, 2012 9:05 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted mo ...

  7. SOPA Web Protests: Wikipedia Editors Question Site's Blackout

    January 18, 2012 7:48 AM EST The blackout notice on Wikipedia's site as a protest against the controversial anti-piracy SOPA bill currently before Congress. Some of the site's editors, howevder oppose the site's entry into politics. NEW YORK (AP) - Can the worl ...

  8. Barry Diller Says NewsBeast Merger 'May Not Work,' Talks Net Neutrality @SXSW 2011

    March 15, 2011 12:14 PM EDT Barry Diller with CNN's Poppy Harlow at South by Southwest, March 14, 2011 (Photo: Sandira Calviac) "Everybody here stays out so late," IAC's Chairman Barry Diller said at the beginning of his talk during South by Southwest on ...

  9. What the FCC's New Rules Mean to Music Companies

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST With the ink not yet dry on the new FCC net neutrality rules, there are already concerns about the impact they will have on the music industry. The new regulations set the stage for Internet service providers to create different tiers of service ( ...

  10. Reactions To The FCC's Ruling On Net Neutrality

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 3-2 vote party-line vote establishes the Net Neutrality provisions outlined by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that among other things would prohibit ISPs from giving priority access to some Internet traffic over others while at the same time ...

  11. Update: FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission Tuesday in Washington D.C. passed new rules that govern how providers treat web traffic. "Today, for the first time, we are adopting rules to preserve basic Internet values," FCC Chairman Julius Gena ...

  12. Net Neutrality Vote Set For Dec. 21

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST The ongoing Net Neutrality debate is set to receive some long-awaited clarity - if not consensus - before the end of the year. Today, the FCC scheduled a vote to decide new rules of governing how Internet service providers may regulate traffic. Th ...

  13. FCC Proposes Wireless Use Of Broadcast Airwaves

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. telecommunications regulators proposed freeing up more airwaves for wireless services to meet the expanding use of handheld devices. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday (Nov. 30) to seek public comment on propos ...

  14. Business Matters: Pandora, Net Neutrality Bil, Liz Phair and more

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. 'Staggering' Pandora Fact of the Day -- One in five people aged 12 to 24 have listened to Pandora in the past month, according to a new study by Edison Research. Eleven percent has liste ...

  15. RIAA To Google: Help Us Fight Piracy

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A wide-ranging group of more than a dozen music industry associations has sent a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt requesting more information about the anti-piracy implications of the company’s recent network management plan with Verizon . The as ...

  16. Google/Verizon Policy Statement Not So Neutral

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A joint policy statement issued Monday by Google and Verizon was met with immediate criticism across the Internet. The seven-point plan outlines the companies' vision for an "open Internet." But commentators and net neutrality suppo ...

  17. Google, Verizon Deny Mobile Pay Tiers Plan

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google and Verizon Wireless on Thursday denied that they are looking to create pay tiers for websites on mobile phones. "(NY Times) is wrong," Google said on its public policy Twitter feed. "We've not had any convos with VZN (V ...

  18. ISPs' Legal Challenge to U.K. Anti-Piracy Law

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telcos BT and Talk Talk are seeking a judicial review of the Digital Economy Act, which was voted through parliament in April. The BBC reports that the two Internet Service Providers want the High Court to clarify the legality of the new law. ...

  19. Business Matters: SonicBids, Vodafone, FCC, Tom Petty and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- SonicBids has acquired ArtistData , an online platform that allows artists to update their many online profiles from one place. The site currently has 25,000 musicians using its service while SonicBids has 245,000 users. At the company blog, Ar ...

  20. Publishers, Collective Rights Ask Congress To Assist ISPs

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In providing public comment to the Federal Communication Commission on preserving an open Internet, a group of U.S. music publishers and collective rights organizations have asked that Congress consider empowering Internet Service Providers (ISP) ...

  21. FCC Loses Key Ruling On 'Net Neutrality'

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations and U.S. broadband expansion plans into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Federal Communications Commission. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colu ...

  22. Concessions To Web Firms In U.K. Digital Economy Bill

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The House of Lords is set to make concessions to those who expressed alarm about measures to block Web sites in the government's Digital Economy Bill aimed at tackling piracy. Last week amendment 120A was passed by opposition peers in the Lor ...

  23. Canadian Music Week: Ole's McCarty Tackles ISPs On Piracy

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael McCarty, president of Canadian music publisher ole, told a crowd at the kickoff of Canadian Music Week that Internet Service providers need to start paying for the content users freely take over their networks. Comparing ISPs to the " ...

  24. Verizon Boots Pirates From Network

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The veil covering the highly secretive negotiations between the music industry and ISPs over how to handle online piracy was lifted slightly today with Verizon now admitting to operating a graduated response program. In an interview with CNET , Ve ...

  25. RIAA To FCC: Don't Block Anti-Piracy Efforts

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST The RIAA today (Jan. 14) filed comments to the FCC encouraging the regulatory body to keep any Net Neutrality rules it may be considering flexible enough to allow for the enforcement of anti-piracy measures. January 15 is the deadline for submitti ...

  26. DC Court: FCC May Not Have Net Neutrality Authority

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The issue of net neutrality is expected to take up a good deal of debate in 2010, and the first salvos of the year have already been fired. During a Friday hearing, judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia questioned whethe ...

  27. UK Report Guides Debate On Govt Anti-Piracy Role

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The All Party Parliamentary Communications Group apComms , a group created to provide discussion between the communications industry and British Parliamentarians, released a report on Thursday that is the culmination of an inquiry into what role g ...

  28. Business Matters: Live Nation/Ticketmaster, Net Neutrality, Garth Brooks

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Major concessions would be needed for the Justice Department to approve a merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation , sources have told the Wall Street Journal. The report offered no details or guesses on which concessions could be made. One possi ...

  29. Recap: Future Of Music Summit 2009

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This year's Future of Music Summit, held from Sunday to Tuesday in Washington, D.C., had its usual mix of intelligence and meaningful discourse. The appearance of Senator Al Franken, who once drew a map of the lower 48 in under two minutes on ...

  30. Business Matters: Anti-Piracy Measures, Blackberry, U2

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In a statement following the UK government's consultation period on anti-piracy measures, The UK Music Managers Forum has called for statutory licensing in the event parties cannot agree to voluntary licensing agreements. It carries the fo ...

  31. Obama Selects FCC Chairman Nominee

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST After much speculation and guess-work, President-elect Barack Obama has chosen his former Harvard Law classmate Julian Genachoswski as nominee for chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski, who has been Obama's techn ...

  32. RIAA Chimes In On Net Neutrality

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The debate continued over net neutrality on Capitol Hill today, with RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol weighing in on a bill that would set U.S. broadband policy and mandate an FCC study. Bainwol, testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subc ...

  33. Comcast Blocks Some Internet Traffic

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Comcast Corp. actively interferes with attempts by some of its high-speed Internet subscribers to share files online, a move that runs counter to the tradition of treating all types of Net traffic equally. The interference, which The Associated Pr ...

  34. AAIM Endorses Net Neutrality Cause

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The American Assn. of Independent Music (AAIM) has leant its voice to the Future of Music Coalition's Rock the Net campaign in favor of net neutrality. A host of indie labels and artists, including Bloodshot, Merge, Ted Leo and El-P, have alr ...

  35. Senate Panel Clears B'cast Flag

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A key Senate committee approved legislation that ultimately will give the FCC authority to promulgate regulations designed to protect content delivered by digital broadcasts. A key Senate committee approved legislation that ultimately will give th ...

  36. Draft Gives Head Start On Telco Bill

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers began serious consideration of legislation designed to make it easier for phone companies to deliver video programming as congressional leaders began circulating a staff draft of the bill Se WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- L ...

  37. Supreme Court Overturns Ruling On Cable Internet Lines

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court handed the cable industry and the Federal Communications Commission a big victory June 27 in upholding the commission's 2002 ruling that cable operators are not required to open up t (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Supreme C ...

  38. Feds Back Ruling On Cable Regulation

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The federal government defended before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 29 its decision to refuse to regulate cable companies that provide broadband Internet access. The conclusion has riled Internet s WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...