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The TPP's Attack on Artists' Termination Rights

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There are any number of controversial proposals in the leaked text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chapter on intellectual property.
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Termination rights aren’t the sexiest part of the copyright scheme, but they matter for artists—especially musicians. But if a trade agreement mandates the unencumbered contractual transfer of economic rights without legal limitations—as contemplated in the TPP—then existing rights granted to artists under U.S. law could be deemed out of compliance.

 

 

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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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Tackling Internet latency in a hybrid Cloud environment

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Ultimately, users execute business processes. These are supported by clusters of applications closely interacting with each other. The geographic proximity of these applications may seems crucial to ensure a consistent, end-user experience.
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Google Officially Supports Net Neutrality

"For the first time since 2010, Google came out staunchly for a free and open internet in a message that encouraged people to “take action” on Wednesday. Google has remained conspicuously...
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Very important statement! Here comes the money!

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Comcast Continues To Pretend To Support Net Neutrality With Misleading Claims - Techdirt

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Technical.ly Philly Comcast Continues To Pretend To Support Net Neutrality With Misleading Claims Techdirt We've mentioned in the past how Comcast has been pretending to support net neutrality, with ad campaigns stating that it does -- clearly in...
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Saving Net Neutrality the BitTorrent Way - Bloomberg View

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Saving Net Neutrality the BitTorrent Way
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Eric Klinker, the chief executive of BitTorrent, the file-sharing software company, has proposed -- only half-seriously -- an interesting solution to the net neutrality vs.
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Tell Congress: Protect Net Neutrality

The future of the open Web is at stake and we need Congress to support a solution that will protect Net Neutrality. Stand with Mozilla in support of a level playing field on the Internet, now and forever.
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Free and Open Internet | Google

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The Internet belongs to everyone - and it's our job to protect it. Are you in? #freeandopen (RT @AngryJoeShow: The Calvary has arrived! Google Breaks Its 4 Yr Silence On Net Neutrality. Supports it.
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Not the Six O'clock News with Laila Harré - Ep 7 - Glenn Greenwald, Robert Amsterdam - YouTube

13-09-2014 Edition. Today Laila Harré, leader of the Internet Party & candidate for Internet MANA sat down with Glenn Greenwold & Robert Amsterdam to discuss...
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Erdogan tightens Turkey's internet controls

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has approved a law tightening government control of the internet and expanding the powers of the telecoms authority.
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The Murky World of Third Party Web Tracking - MIT Technology Review

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The Murky World of Third Party Web Tracking
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One of the murkiest areas of Internet commerce is the international trade of personal information gathered by certain companies who monitor our behaviour online.
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Web.com to Host Small Business Summit for North Florida Small Businesses - MarketWatch

Web.com to Host Small Business Summit for North Florida Small Businesses - MarketWatch | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Web.com to Host Small Business Summit for North Florida Small Businesses MarketWatch Web.com WWWW, +4.41% a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will host a free Small Business Expert panel...
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Bobonline.org - YouTube

Freedom starts with a choice. Bobonline.org - Your global access to ballots on political and social issues and a direct, participatory democracy. The new NGO...
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Reddit at a crossroads: The inevitable clash between free speech and a desire for funding

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At the same time as it is rumored to be looking for funding that could value the company at more than half a billion dollars, Reddit is facing renewed criticism over its anarchic nature and the downsides of its commitment to freedom of speech ...
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Net neutrality rules could cost more for speedy Internet service - The Daily Breeze

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Reuters Net neutrality rules could cost more for speedy Internet service The Daily Breeze Under the concept of net neutrality, now under review by the FCC, broadband Internet service providers would have to provide service without discrimination...
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Don't comment then hand the internet power to those with the money to fill the heads of your children and grandchildren with what ever they choose to tell them and all on your dollars at that! You might as well disconnect from the internet NOW if you don't fight to keep your voice and that of you neighbors on the web as well as the rich guys that plan cut deals with your ISP that will leave your voices and everyone but their sponsored information and content muted and eventually silenced as much as if you went to your local TV or radio station...assuming you even have on left and tried to convince them to let you communicate whatever legal information you might wish.


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A major rule change in how companies provide Internet service to the public could fundamentally disrupt online life as we know it, impacting the flow of information, business competition, freedom of speech and everyone’s pocketbook for years to come ­— but no one seems all that concerned.

Under the concept of net neutrality, now under review by the FCC, broadband Internet service providers would have to provide service without discrimination based on content. They also couldn’t impose elaborate tiered pricing systems under which companies like Google or Netflix, for example — and therefore their customers — would have to pay higher prices to get their content delivered at the fastest speeds. Others who don’t pay more would see delivery of their content deliberately slowed down.


If left alone, ISPs like Comcast or Verizon would be able to control speed on the Internet in the future, creating fast lanes for those willing to pay for it.

In the Federal Communication Commission’s first 60-day commentary period, barely 1 million people had registered their thoughts about it. In 2004, Janet Jackson’s less than a half-second nipple slip at the Super Bowl received some 1.4 million unsolicited comments.

The next commentary period runs through Wednesday.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality (HBO) - YouTube

Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they're doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren't covering it...

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OK! YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS ! IT IS TOO FUNNY AND ALL TOO TRUE AT THE SAME TIME! 

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STOP!!!!!!

Stop right now!!!

Don't do another thing until you watch this video.

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Inside Tumblr and the battle for net neutrality - The Verge

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Inside Tumblr and the battle for net neutrality The Verge Tumblr general counsel Ari Shahdadi helped instigate the day of action, which was organized by pro-net neutrality groups Demand Progress, Engine Advocacy, Fight for the Future, and the Free...
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Can Net Neutrality Go Viral? - Wall Street Journal

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Can Net Neutrality Go Viral?
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As the deadline for the FCC to hear public comments on its net neutrality regulation nears, a comical video is trying to drum up even more attention to the debate.
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Net neutrality just broke the FCC's all-time commenting record

Net neutrality just broke the FCC's all-time commenting record | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Internet Slowdown Day was a huge succcess, to say the least.
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Now do it again on Monday! Then let's go after congress members and let them know their jobs and their donors industries will not fair well if they break the internet. WE can choose our officials even with write-in votes if enough people want to do it. We can change who we do business with as well. Even if that means something extreme like millions dropping their phone and internet service on a single day. It can happen...it really could...or we could all decide to stop paying our bills for one full month or 4 months. Extreme but if there is no other option then it could happen...maybe start with a tiny act like do not go on the WEB at all for two days a week. The traffic counters that sell ads would have a hugely sad day. They want the WEB because we are there....that' is the only reason....that means if we in mass remove our self from the WEB enough then these commercial interest are spending time and money for nothing.

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Net neutrality fans' joy as '2.3 million email' flood hits US Congress

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As Slowdown day declared a success, FCC invites opinions in CSV format (Net neutrality fans' joy as '2.3 million email' flood hits US Congress http://t.co/niebpOA8hf)...
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The WAN Show - Net neutrality, Internet Fast Lanes, and Phones! - September 12, 2014

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/202511-august-29th-2014-the-wan-show-document/ Sponsors! Lynda.com link: lynda.com/WANshow MOD24 link: http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/mod24...
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Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It's All Over the Internet

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Dan Abate doesn’t have diabetes nor is he aware of any obvious link to the disease. Try telling that to data miners.
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How the cable weasels would run a protection racket without net neutrality | Corrente

How the cable weasels would run a protection racket without net neutrality | Corrente | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Hard to say this often enough. Radar:

’d like to make a few very brief points about net neutrality. For most readers of Radar, there’s probably nothing new here, but they address confusions that I’ve seen.
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Well said!

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Network neutrality is entirely about treating all kinds of traffic equally. Video is the same as voice, the same as Facebook, the same as Amazon. Your ISP cannot penalize video traffic (or some other kind of traffic) because they’d like to get into that business or because they’re already in that business. In other words: when you buy Internet connectivity, you can use it for whatever you want. Your provider can’t tell you what kind of business to be in.

That last point deserves a closer look. In most of the United States, high speed Internet access is offered by a company that is also selling video services (i.e., cable TV). These same service providers would like to penalize companies, like Netflix, that they perceive as competition. And they are doing just that.

In this context, “you can pay us more to get into the fast lane” looks an awful lot like: “Nice business you have there. It would be too bad if something unfortunate happened to it. We’d be glad to sell you, uh, protection.” That’s not competition; that’s extortion. And it’s usually illegal.

Well urged.

NOTE And you had better believe that quirky little independent anti-establishment blogs would be at risk. They hate us for our freedoms.

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CMO Today: Facebook Challenges YouTube on Web Video - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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CMO Today: Facebook Challenges YouTube on Web Video
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Here's your morning roundup of the biggest marketing, advertising and media industry news and happenings.
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Why Consumers and Businesses Need Permanent Freedom From Internet Taxes - In The Capital

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Why Consumers and Businesses Need Permanent Freedom From Internet Taxes
In The Capital
Since 1996, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) has prevented most states and municipalities from taxing Internet access to encourage Internet adoption and use.
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I'm not sure I agree with this but here is the argument from one point of view. My Question is why do local businesses need to pay taxes if these online businesses do not? Why do I have to pay income tax if they do not have to pay on their income and they are making more than I am most of the time?  I somehow think it is fair to have them add and pay State taxes to where the product is going to and pay the same as though the were located there as the businesses that are located there have had to pay.


I don't see the long term advantage of killing businesses that belong to the actual people living in the area and provide jobs that pay money for us to shop online. Those taxes help build the roads on which their products are brought to us on and the taxes help fund education so that more can be educated to get jobs and make things worth selling and buying as well as to just develop our general understanding of the world. We need to keep the taxes realistic for average earners and high enough to keep large corporation and the rich from owning  and controlling everything.

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Net neutrality comments to FCC surpass Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction

Net neutrality comments to FCC surpass Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Net neutrality is now the most commented FCC docket, surpassing those filed during Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction.
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Netflix to Join Internet 'Slowdown' to Call for Robust Net Neutrality Rules

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Netflix is joining dozens of companies and organizations for a symbolic Internet "slowdown" on Wednesday to call attention to the need for robust net neutrality rules, currently under consideration...
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