Presidency of Barack Obama

  1. Senate Committee Passes Web Piracy Bill

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST A bill aimed at combating online counterfeiting and digital theft was passed unanimously Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee and appears likely to gain approval from the full Senate. The committee's approval of the proposed law -- call ...

  2. FCC Report: Broadband Access Lacking

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new study from the Federal Communications Commission found that between 14 and 24 million Americans lack access to broadband and aren't about to get access any time soon. The study released Tuesday (July 20) was conducted in response to a C ...

  3. U.S. To Roll Out Major Broadband Policy

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. regulators will announce a major Internet policy this week to revolutionize how Americans communicate and play, proposing a dramatic increase in broadband speeds that could let people download a high-definition film in minutes instead of hour ...

  4. FCC To Propose Faster Broadband Speeds

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a plan that would require Internet providers to offer minimum home connection speeds by 2020, a proposal that some telecommunications companies panned as unrealistic. The FCC wants service pr ...

  5. President Obama To Host 'Fiesta Latina' At White House

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama will host a special Latin music evening at the White House to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. "In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina," will be taped live by Washington D.C. television s ...

  6. Obama Inauguration Festivities Lead To Sales Jumps

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST How big was the audience for President Barack Obama's inauguration? Big -- 2 million-people-on-the-National-Mall kind of big. About 37.8 million U.S. TV viewers watched Obama take the oath of office Jan. 20, making it the second-most-watched ...

  7. C3 On Producing President Obama's Inauguration

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST What does it feel like to be part of the team that produced President Barack Obama's inaugural activities? "It was an overwhelming experience," said Charlie Jones, partner in the Austin-based promoter/production company C3 Presents. ...

  8. C3 Presents To Provide Services For Obama Concert, Parade

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST C3 Presents' event production relationship with Team Obama continues as the Austin-based promoter/producer will produce major events at the inauguration of President Barack Obama beginning this weekend. C3 staffers have been entrenched in D.C ...

  9. Kevin Martin Resigns From FCC

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST FCC chairman Kevin Martin (pictured) has resigned from his post as commissioner and chairman of the FCC effective Tuesday, Jan. 20. He made the announcement early this afternoon (Jan. 15); just days after hinting that he would stay on until his te ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Jay-Z To Salute Obama

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z will salute President-elect Barack Obama with a one-night concert, entitled "An Evening with Jay-Z in Concert on The Eve of Change," at Washington, D.C.'s, Warner Theater on Jan. 19. The MC will perform for approximately 1,847 ...

  12. Who Will Be Obama's Copyright Czar?

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST From Bruce Springsteen to Stevie Wonder, plenty of musicians supported President-elect Barack Obama. Now music executives are wondering what kind of support they'll see from the Obama administration. Soon after an inauguration that Washington ...

  13. House Officially Passes PRO IP Bill

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The House has just officially passed the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property (PRO IP) Act on a vote of 410 to 11. The bill enhances protections and enforcement of IP rights, establishes an IP representative in the Whi ...

  14. House OKs Budget Plan Setting '09 DTV Date

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. government moved one step closer to shutting down the TV broadcast system that the nation has used to beam programming into people's homes since the medium was dominated by Lucille Ball, Sid WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. government mo ...

  15. Corporate Tax Bill Pleases Entertainment Industry

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record labels and independent film producers applauded congressional approval of a $136 billion corporate tax package that cuts taxes for businesses ranging from film companies to bow-and-arrow makers WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Record labels and independ ...