Editorials: Bartlett Cleland

FTC Should Have Priority Over Internet Privacy

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed to construct a new, additional regulatory apparatus, asserting, without any factual support, that creating untested and discriminatory r

Internet Power Point

A couple power points in the internet ecosystem were on display this week.

The Marketplace Delivers More Data

The Oxford Dictionary defines capitalism as "an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state." &n

Will the American People Be Suckered or Given Succor?

The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), receiving a large bi-partisan approval in the House of Representatives earlier this year, is supposedly going to be taken up in the Senate this week.

A Permanent Fix or More Big Tax This Week From Congress?

In a situation only the out of touch, inside the Beltway crowd could love, added into the conference report (the final version of a bill to be considered by both chambers of congress) of the Trade

What We Should Really Fear From Patent "Trolls"

A growing number of people have begun to appreciate the damage done to small business and innovators by so called "patent trolls." Some of the arguments about those who take advantage of the patent

The Creeping Tentacles of Unrestrained Regulation

“Mission creep” as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is “the gradual broadening of the original objectives of a mission or organization.” Mission creep as practiced by the Federal Communica

Removing Barriers to Broadband Deployment

One of the more important hearings for the future of broadband took place last week in the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.

Eco(system) Friendly Advertising

When the value of the Internet is threatened the entire ecosystem needs to respond.