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August 21, 2014

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.

August 6, 2014

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.

July 23, 2014

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.

July 11, 2014

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.

July 3, 2014

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.

June 26, 2014

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.

June 18, 2014

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.

June 5, 2014

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.

May 22, 2014

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.

May 1, 2014

Rescue Consumers from Internet Tax Now

The number of working days remaining in the current congressional session, is quickly dwindling. On the must-do list should be protecting the Internet from multiple or discriminatory taxes, a process Congress began in 1998.


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