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FCC’s New Do Not Track List Authority

Will the FCC create an Internet “Do Not Track” list like the FTC created the “Do Not Call” list enjoyed by three quarters of Americans? In ruling the Internet to be subject to common carrier consumer protection law, the Obama FCC’s recently passed Open Internet Order applied common carrier privacy law (Section 222) to Internet telecommunications as part of the FCC’s unilateral efforts to modernize communications law for the 21st century. The Obama FCC’s Open Internet Order also ruled that...

(At Least) Three Reasons Why Government Being in the Broadband Business is a Terrible Idea

Likely the least regulated private economic sector going into the Age of the Barack Obama Administration – at least at the federal level – was the Internet. Which is largely why the Web has become an ever-evolving, free speech-free market Xanadu. This Administration views this is a tremendous failing – that they are rushing to rectify. Just after this last election, the President’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – at the interloping behest of the President his own self...

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