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"Common Carriage" and the Open Internet after the DC Circuit's Data Roaming Decision | Public Knowledge

"Common Carriage" and the Open Internet after the DC Circuit's Data Roaming Decision | Public Knowledge | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

The FCC won a big legal victory today, when the DC Circuit denied a challenge by Verizon to its data roaming order. The data roaming order itself is important, since it updates the Commission's long-standing voice roaming rules to include wireless Internet access services. It allows smaller carriers to offer nationwide service, and it makes it so that all users can travel around the country without losing service or incurring high bills.

 

But many people immediately started thinking about what the implications of this decision are for the FCC's Open Internet rules. These rules are currently being challenged by (once again) Verizon, in the same court. (Like in the data roaming case, PK has filed a brief in that case as well.) Not only that, Verizon is using many of the same legal theories in the Open Internet case that got shot down in the data roaming case.

 

Some of these legal theories are not that interesting to recount--whether the order is a "regulatory taking," or whether it was "arbitrary and capricious." These arguments get trotted out in every challenge to an agency order, and sometimes they have merit, but they usually don't. This time is no exception, and I don't think these arguments will carry the day in the Open Internet order, either.

 

But there is one interesting parallel. There's a statute relevant to the data roaming rules which says that "A person engaged in the provision of a service that is a private mobile service shall not, insofar as such person is so engaged, be treated as a common carrier for any purpose under this chapter." 47 U.S.C. § 332(c)(2). Commissioner Meredith Baker, who dissented from the data roaming order, had argued that this statute meant "no uncertain terms" that this meant that the data roaming rules were illegal. We now know that she was wrong, but the argument is not crazy.

 

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Tracks what is developing about net neutrality, the right to access the internet and information, and other multi-media news, mail, print, technological, radio, wifi, trends and any communication system.A watchful eye on communication policy is kept to report new developments and organized citizen efforts to push back and protect citizens' communication systems from government and corporate over reaching.
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T-Mobile Austria refuses request to block Pirate Bay

T-Mobile Austria refuses request to block Pirate Bay | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
In a continuing trend that shows ISPs on the continent have more backbone than all of the big ones in the UK, T-Mobile Austria has refused a request from a copyright lobby group to voluntarily block The Pirate Bay and a number of other sites, after...
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Washington Post Gets the Net Neutrality Rules Wrong

Washington Post Gets the Net Neutrality Rules Wrong | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The FCC enacted sensible Net Neutrality protections based on the strong legal footing of Title II classification. While there’s room for debate on all of the ins and outs of the law, it’s wrong to suggest that it sweeps in everything on the Internet.
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Forget selfies! The latest holiday accessory is a professional photographer

Forget selfies! The latest holiday accessory is a professional photographer | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The trend for uploading holiday photos on social media has led one travel company to include a personal photographer to document your trip and deliver a daily supply of Instagram-friendly images for you to share online It’s difficult not to feel...
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Politwoops shutdown raises questions about Twitter’s rules

Politwoops shutdown raises questions about Twitter’s rules | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Can social websites protect their users while still allowing outside groups to hold politicians and other public figures accountable for their statements?
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Chapter 4: Phone use in social gatherings

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This section of the report focuses on cellphone usage in group settings and social gatherings — encounters where people’s use of cellphones might change the basic dynamic of the group.
The survey probed these issues in several ways.
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Chapter 2: Phone Use in Public Areas

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One of the key parts of this survey centered on questions about how cell owners use their phones in public places — for instance, whether they use their phones to look up information about where they are going or to avoid interacting with other...
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Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette

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Cellphones and smartphones have become a mainstay in the lives of many Americans, and this has introduced new challenges into how users and non-users alike approach basic social norms and etiquette.
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On The Line: Jason Leopold On “The Google Search That Made The CIA Spy On The US Senate”

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McLean entrepreneur sells Internet phone company to Vonage - Washington Post

McLean entrepreneur sells Internet phone company to Vonage - Washington Post | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Steve Canton inks deal for &u0024;92 million in cash, promising a big payday.
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Did Wikipedia Just Outsmart Russia's Internet Blacklist? - Global Voices Online

Did Wikipedia Just Outsmart Russia's Internet Blacklist? - Global Voices Online | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is trying something new in the fight against Russian censorship, and it might actually work.
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Cuba's Low Level of Internet Use: Not a Policy of Restricting the Flow of ... - Center for Research on Globalization

Cuba's Low Level of Internet Use: Not a Policy of Restricting the Flow of ... - Center for Research on Globalization | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
If you want to find examples of governments restricting the flow of information on the internet for political purposes, look to the United States and its allies, and not to the low-level of interne...
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THE NET NEUTRALITY REPORT: Where we are now, what happens next, and why mobile is central to the debate

THE NET NEUTRALITY REPORT: Where we are now, what happens next, and why mobile is central to the debate | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Americans are increasingly ditching their...
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Twitter blocks access to political transparency organisation Politwoops

Twitter blocks access to political transparency organisation Politwoops | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Group that archives deleted tweets from legislators has its access to social network shut off
Twitter has shut off access to 31 accounts that chronicled and archived the deleted tweets of politicians, diplomats and embassies around the world.
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Dish, Sinclair End Broadcast Network Blackout… For Now, At Least

Dish, Sinclair End Broadcast Network Blackout… For Now, At Least | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
(Brady O’Brien) Dish’s latest contract fight with the networks it airs has wrapped up much more quickly than usual: less than a day after nearly 130 Sinclair channels went dark on the satellite provider, the local channels are back on in 5 million...
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SnapIt - Screen Capture Software

SnapIt - Screen Capture Software | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

SnapIt is easy to use screen capture software which allows you to capture anything on the screen such as windows, menus, full screen, rectangular regions, web pages, take shots of moving images and paste it in any document or on disk.

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#Blessed: The Internet actually makes us happier, science says - Washington Post

#Blessed: The Internet actually makes us happier, science says - Washington Post | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Forget your FOMO. A new paper says that Internet use ups "life satisfaction."
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FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Hit With New Lawsuits From Telecom Companies

FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Hit With New Lawsuits From Telecom Companies | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
AT&T Inc. and three cable and wireless trade groups have filed separate lawsuits challenging the FCC's new regulations governing web traffic.
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Old news put still ongoing as far as I know.

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Chapter 3: When it is acceptable — or not — to use cellphones in public spaces

Chapter 3: When it is acceptable — or not — to use cellphones in public spaces | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
People’s cellphone use has injected itself into public spaces.
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Chapter 1: Always on Connectivity

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For most Americans, the cellphone is no longer an auxiliary or supplementary device to their landline telephone. Roughly nine-in-ten Americans own a cellphone and nearly two-thirds own a smartphone. Recent research from the U.S.
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ICANN publishes proposal to end US oversight of internet - American Thinker (blog)

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ICANN publishes proposal to end US oversight of internet
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The "multistakeholder" model is flawed.
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Facebook And Google Vie To Bring Internet Connectivity To All - DOGOnews

Facebook And Google Vie To Bring Internet Connectivity To All - DOGOnews | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
For those living in developed countries, life without Internet connectivity is almost unimaginable.
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Net Neutrality: IAMAI tells DoT that it is opposed to zero-rating plans - The Indian Express

Net Neutrality: IAMAI tells DoT that it is opposed to zero-rating plans - The Indian Express | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Opposing zero-rated plans of any type, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) today said such plans will harm online content
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The elephant in the room: The trust deficit issue with public clouds - ITProPortal

The elephant in the room: The trust deficit issue with public clouds - ITProPortal | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
While cloud storage has certainly revolutionised the way people store and share data – all is not as well as it might seem. The problem is Privacy.
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One of the country's best VPNs taken down by the Chinese Police - Techworm

One of the country's best VPNs taken down by the Chinese Police - Techworm | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Following pressure from Chinese police on Saturday, one of China's great anti-censorship tools had to shut down.
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Did Google try to derail Net neutrality in India? - iFreePress.com (blog)

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Zero rating is essentially a practice wherein users can access specific websites or apps free of charge, while carriers strike deals with app developers to recoup the data costs.
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