Archive for category: law

Here’s how investigators say Amazon’s ‘cosmetic’ European tax scheme works
/ January 16, 2015 10:24 am
Here’s how investigators say Amazon’s ‘cosmetic’ European tax scheme works

VentureBeat reports "European Commission regulators continued their campaign against illegal tax deals by publishing details of their investigation into an arrangement with Luxembourg that let Amazon pay almost no taxes.". Read More

Thune/Upton Working On Net Neutrality Bill
/ January 14, 2015 11:44 am
Thune/Upton Working On Net Neutrality Bill

Multichannel News reports "en. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the chairs of the Senate Commerce Committee and House Energy & Commerce Committee, respectively, say they are working on legislation that would protect against online discrimination and blocking and even paid prioritization without reclassifying Internet access under Title II.". Read More

FCC’s Pai: Commission Lacks Authority To Preempt State Broadband Laws
/ January 14, 2015 11:44 am
FCC’s Pai: Commission Lacks Authority To Preempt State Broadband Laws

Broadcasting & Cable reports "Wednesday may have notched a record for reactions to an event that has not happened yet. The event is the President's speech later today on the need for high-speed broadband and what he and his administration planned to do about it." . Read More

Obama Wants Stricter Data Privacy Laws (That Still Aren’t So Strict)
/ January 12, 2015 8:51 am
Obama Wants Stricter Data Privacy Laws (That Still Aren’t So Strict)

Gizmodo reports "President Obama will announce two new pieces of legislation on Monday that are designed to protect consumers from the massive data breaches and students from greedy companies that want their data. Good idea! However, some think Obama's plan doesn't sound like it provides quite enough protection. But it's still a good idea!". Read More

CES: Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Breaks Silence on Studio Hack in Keynote Address
/ January 6, 2015 8:44 am
CES: Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Breaks Silence on Studio Hack in Keynote Address

Variety reports "Sony Corp. CEO Kazuo Hirai addressed the Sony Pictures hack at the beginning of his address to attendees Monday at the International CES 2015 confab.". Read More

Pirate Bay resurrected by fellow torrent site IsoHunt
/ December 15, 2014 9:17 am
Pirate Bay resurrected by fellow torrent site IsoHunt

Mashable reports "A week after Swedish police shut down BitTorrent indexing site the Pirate Bay, torrent search site IsoHunt resurrected it in its entirety. In a blog post, IsoHunt explains that, while it encourages Pirate Bay users to switch to IsoHunt (two sites are very similar in functionality), it has preserved the entire Pirate Bay site and put it up at the web address oldpiratebay.org." . Read More

Top Start-ups to Compete at Digital Entertainment World
/ December 11, 2014 8:17 am
Top Start-ups to Compete at Digital Entertainment World

Digital Entertainment World (DEW), the industry event and market focused on monetizing digital content, today announced the opening of applications for the 2nd Annual DEW Start-Up Pitch and Competition. Interested companies may apply online to be considered to compete at the 2015 event. Read More

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