Canada’s Telecom Regulator Supports Net Neutrality

In a move seen as a victory for net neutrality advocates, Canada’s telecom regulator said all data delivered online should be treated equally by internet service providers as it blocked one company’s effort to leverage content to win customers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled that Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron can no longer offer unlimited music streaming from Spotify, Google Music and others to wireless customers without it counting against their data allowances, a practice known as zero-rating. Read the article: Reuters...

Doug Isenberg Co-Chairs ‘Inn of Court’ Meeting on Domain Name Disputes

Doug Isenberg served as co-chair for a meeting of the Atlanta Intellectual Property (IP) Inn of Court on domain name disputes. The program was held in the ceremonial courtroom at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on April 19, 2017. The program included a presentation by Doug on how to resolve domain name disputes, including under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). The Atlanta IP Inn of Court, a part of the American Inns of Court, is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, law professors and law...

Trump Misses His Deadline for Cybersecurity Plan

President-elect Donald Trump was very clear: “I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office,” he said in January, after getting a U.S. intelligence assessment of Russian interference in last year’s elections and promising to address cybersecurity. Although Trump hits his 90-day mark, there is no team, no plan, and no clear answer from the White House on who would even be working on what. Read the article: Politico...

Tech Companies Urge Court to Reject Trump’s Travel Ban

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Snap and more than 150 other tech companies told a federal court in Virginia that it should toss U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to ban refugees and travelers from many majority-Muslim countries. In a brief filed in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a host of Silicon Valley heavyweights lambasted Trump’s new order — his second attempt, after a judge blocked his first one — and stressed it would inflict “substantial harm on U.S. companies, their employees, and the entire economy.” Read the article: Recode...

Chinese Internet Regulators Want Apple to Check Apps

Internet regulators in China’s capital plan to summon Apple Inc. to urge the American firm to tighten its checks on software applications available in its Apple Store, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The Beijing Cyberspace Administration, together with the Beijing Public Security Bureau and Beijing Cultural Market Administrative Law Enforcement Team, has already met representatives from Apple about the examination of live streaming apps from its app store, Xinhua said. Read the article: Reuters...

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