Posts by Art Brodsky:

The Internet Defense League (IDL) had its formal coming-out parties the other night. To be sure, the individual members and supporters who would respond to the “Catsignal,” like Public Knowledge, would be around anyway. And some members agree on some issues but disagree on others. But the idea of a Defense League creates a little bit of buzz, which is a good thing when the odds against it and its members are so daunting in the face of some impressive arch-enemies. What’s a Defense League without those who would take over the world? The Justice League of America (JLA) is constantly on guard against such threats. The Internet Defense League should be as well.
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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is a Democratic torch-bearer.  He is a stalwart progressive, a reliable vote for an economic agenda aimed at helping people.  But at the recent Netroots Nation, it was what he didn’t talk about that was more important.

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It’s hard to believe these days, but there was once upon a time when TV executives didn’t mind consumers taking control over TV sets. There were no lawsuits, like the ones recently filed by the TV networks against Dish for its new commercial-skipping DVR. (A court has ruled for Dish in a preliminary part of the case.)

This is what NBC said in its complaint against Dish in its May 24 lawsuit: “The U.S. broadcast networks cannot provide the news, sports and entertainment programming they have historically created and offered if the revenue-generating ads are systematically blotted out on an unauthorized basis by distributors like DISH.” Keep those words in mind.

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There probably was no great need for Comcast to raise the usage caps on its broadband service, as it did last week from 250 gigabytes (GB) to 300 GB per month.  If the company thought for an instant that the modest increase bought it any good will from its theoretical regulators, it needn’t have bothered.

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You have to hand it to the Dutch.  On one hand, they crack down on their biggest tourist attraction – the ability of tourists to toke up legally in the famous cannabis cafes.  That’s a big business over there and of course there are protests developing, mellow ones with lots of hungry people involved, to be sure.

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Posts by Art Brodsky:

The Internet Defense League (IDL) had its formal coming-out parties the other night. To be sure, the individual members and supporters who would respond to the “Catsignal,” like Public Knowledge, would be around anyway. And some members agree on some issues but disagree on others. But the idea of a Defense League creates a little bit of buzz, which is a good thing when the odds against it and its members are so daunting in the face of some impressive arch-enemies. What’s a Defense League without those who would take over the world? The Justice League of America (JLA) is constantly on guard against such threats. The Internet Defense League should be as well.
Read More

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is a Democratic torch-bearer.  He is a stalwart progressive, a reliable vote for an economic agenda aimed at helping people.  But at the recent Netroots Nation, it was what he didn’t talk about that was more important.

Read More

It’s hard to believe these days, but there was once upon a time when TV executives didn’t mind consumers taking control over TV sets. There were no lawsuits, like the ones recently filed by the TV networks against Dish for its new commercial-skipping DVR. (A court has ruled for Dish in a preliminary part of the case.)

This is what NBC said in its complaint against Dish in its May 24 lawsuit: “The U.S. broadcast networks cannot provide the news, sports and entertainment programming they have historically created and offered if the revenue-generating ads are systematically blotted out on an unauthorized basis by distributors like DISH.” Keep those words in mind.

Read More

There probably was no great need for Comcast to raise the usage caps on its broadband service, as it did last week from 250 gigabytes (GB) to 300 GB per month.  If the company thought for an instant that the modest increase bought it any good will from its theoretical regulators, it needn’t have bothered.

Read More

You have to hand it to the Dutch.  On one hand, they crack down on their biggest tourist attraction – the ability of tourists to toke up legally in the famous cannabis cafes.  That’s a big business over there and of course there are protests developing, mellow ones with lots of hungry people involved, to be sure.

Read More

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Posts by Art Brodsky:

The Internet Defense League (IDL) had its formal coming-out parties the other night. To be sure, the individual members and supporters who would respond to the “Catsignal,” like Public Knowledge, would be around anyway. And some members agree on some issues but disagree on others. But the idea of a Defense League creates a little bit of buzz, which is a good thing when the odds against it and its members are so daunting in the face of some impressive arch-enemies. What’s a Defense League without those who would take over the world? The Justice League of America (JLA) is constantly on guard against such threats. The Internet Defense League should be as well.
Read More

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is a Democratic torch-bearer.  He is a stalwart progressive, a reliable vote for an economic agenda aimed at helping people.  But at the recent Netroots Nation, it was what he didn’t talk about that was more important.

Read More

It’s hard to believe these days, but there was once upon a time when TV executives didn’t mind consumers taking control over TV sets. There were no lawsuits, like the ones recently filed by the TV networks against Dish for its new commercial-skipping DVR. (A court has ruled for Dish in a preliminary part of the case.)

This is what NBC said in its complaint against Dish in its May 24 lawsuit: “The U.S. broadcast networks cannot provide the news, sports and entertainment programming they have historically created and offered if the revenue-generating ads are systematically blotted out on an unauthorized basis by distributors like DISH.” Keep those words in mind.

Read More

There probably was no great need for Comcast to raise the usage caps on its broadband service, as it did last week from 250 gigabytes (GB) to 300 GB per month.  If the company thought for an instant that the modest increase bought it any good will from its theoretical regulators, it needn’t have bothered.

Read More

You have to hand it to the Dutch.  On one hand, they crack down on their biggest tourist attraction – the ability of tourists to toke up legally in the famous cannabis cafes.  That’s a big business over there and of course there are protests developing, mellow ones with lots of hungry people involved, to be sure.

Read More

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Posts by Art Brodsky:

The Internet Defense League (IDL) had its formal coming-out parties the other night. To be sure, the individual members and supporters who would respond to the “Catsignal,” like Public Knowledge, would be around anyway. And some members agree on some issues but disagree on others. But the idea of a Defense League creates a little bit of buzz, which is a good thing when the odds against it and its members are so daunting in the face of some impressive arch-enemies. What’s a Defense League without those who would take over the world? The Justice League of America (JLA) is constantly on guard against such threats. The Internet Defense League should be as well.
Read More

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is a Democratic torch-bearer.  He is a stalwart progressive, a reliable vote for an economic agenda aimed at helping people.  But at the recent Netroots Nation, it was what he didn’t talk about that was more important.

Read More

It’s hard to believe these days, but there was once upon a time when TV executives didn’t mind consumers taking control over TV sets. There were no lawsuits, like the ones recently filed by the TV networks against Dish for its new commercial-skipping DVR. (A court has ruled for Dish in a preliminary part of the case.)

This is what NBC said in its complaint against Dish in its May 24 lawsuit: “The U.S. broadcast networks cannot provide the news, sports and entertainment programming they have historically created and offered if the revenue-generating ads are systematically blotted out on an unauthorized basis by distributors like DISH.” Keep those words in mind.

Read More

There probably was no great need for Comcast to raise the usage caps on its broadband service, as it did last week from 250 gigabytes (GB) to 300 GB per month.  If the company thought for an instant that the modest increase bought it any good will from its theoretical regulators, it needn’t have bothered.

Read More

You have to hand it to the Dutch.  On one hand, they crack down on their biggest tourist attraction – the ability of tourists to toke up legally in the famous cannabis cafes.  That’s a big business over there and of course there are protests developing, mellow ones with lots of hungry people involved, to be sure.

Read More

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Posts by Art Brodsky:

The Internet Defense League (IDL) had its formal coming-out parties the other night. To be sure, the individual members and supporters who would respond to the “Catsignal,” like Public Knowledge, would be around anyway. And some members agree on some issues but disagree on others. But the idea of a Defense League creates a little bit of buzz, which is a good thing when the odds against it and its members are so daunting in the face of some impressive arch-enemies. What’s a Defense League without those who would take over the world? The Justice League of America (JLA) is constantly on guard against such threats. The Internet Defense League should be as well.
Read More

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is a Democratic torch-bearer.  He is a stalwart progressive, a reliable vote for an economic agenda aimed at helping people.  But at the recent Netroots Nation, it was what he didn’t talk about that was more important.

Read More

It’s hard to believe these days, but there was once upon a time when TV executives didn’t mind consumers taking control over TV sets. There were no lawsuits, like the ones recently filed by the TV networks against Dish for its new commercial-skipping DVR. (A court has ruled for Dish in a preliminary part of the case.)

This is what NBC said in its complaint against Dish in its May 24 lawsuit: “The U.S. broadcast networks cannot provide the news, sports and entertainment programming they have historically created and offered if the revenue-generating ads are systematically blotted out on an unauthorized basis by distributors like DISH.” Keep those words in mind.

Read More

There probably was no great need for Comcast to raise the usage caps on its broadband service, as it did last week from 250 gigabytes (GB) to 300 GB per month.  If the company thought for an instant that the modest increase bought it any good will from its theoretical regulators, it needn’t have bothered.

Read More

You have to hand it to the Dutch.  On one hand, they crack down on their biggest tourist attraction – the ability of tourists to toke up legally in the famous cannabis cafes.  That’s a big business over there and of course there are protests developing, mellow ones with lots of hungry people involved, to be sure.

Read More

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