Dear FCC: The Power to Regulate State Affairs Belongs to the State
The FCC has no authority to sweep aside state law in order to promote municipally owned broadband networks.
The FCC Is Cruisin' for Another Bruisin'
In which a federal agency oversteps its legal authority and opposes state efforts to save taxpayer dollars. Again.
What Software Patents Have Wrought: 'A lottery ticket to a lawsuit'
In June, the Supreme Court held that abstract ideas are not patentable and that merely implementing them via computer was not enough to make them so. While this decision provides some help, Congress must act to clarify the situation and end the very real harm to the overall patent system.
Restoring Our Lost Liberty on the Internet
Updating the 28 year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) could protect the privacy of our electronic communications from the NSA, the IRS, and other federal agencies.
The New Rent Seeking?
When companies resort to lawsuits to gain market advantage, a sort of rent seeking via the courts can be the result.
The Health Care Contradiction: Medicine's Old and New Ways Clash
Innovation is transforming health care, or at least it’s trying. Old practices and laws can create a drag on that new innovation.
In Aereo, the Supreme Court Gets It Right
The Aereo decision is a victory for property rights and the rule of law, rather than the triumph of entrenched interests over disruptive innovation.
Movement of the Permanent Internet Tax Moratorium
Hopefully, the next step on the right path will be taken with the House Judiciary Committee deciding that the Internet tax moratorium must continue.
Et tu, Governor Quinn?
By Monday Illinois Governor Quinn must approve or deny a scheme that may well leave him in a similar, if less dramatic, situation as Nero.
One More Branch of Government Takes Action and Gets it Right, Another Opts for Failure
The Supreme Court took a step in the right direction, but the proposed patent legislation, which has been shelved, is also necessary to fully address bad actors’ behavior.
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