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FCC Boots Up New ‘Net Neutrality’ Internet Regulations

At the urging of President Barack Obama, Federal Communication Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler announced in early February a plan to place the Internet under the control of telecommunications regulators. FCC commissioners are scheduled to vote February 26 to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as utility companies, under the authority of Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. ‘Solution in Search of a Problem’ According to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, Wheeler’s 332-page plan to...

Report: Intellectual Property Abuses Threaten Innovation and Cost Consumers Billions

Last week House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte reintroduced the Innovation Act, a patent-reform measure that passed the House in the previous Congress 325-91 and is supported by a diverse swath of American industry, including Google, the National Retail Federation, Microsoft, and the Application Developers Alliance. The bill mirrors the 2013 version word for word and, according to Goodlatte and his bipartisan group of co-sponsors – Reps. Anna Eshoo, Darrell Issa, Peter DeFazio and Jerry...

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