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Tag: FCC
  • Do as I say, not as I do: The US Government Is Absurdly Hypocritical about Internet Censorship

    It was reported this morning that the head of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, chastised Russia for passing an internet censorship bill.  Let’s look at what the Russian bill would do: The Russian Duma, its lower house of Parliament, approved the controversial bill unanimously on Wednesday. The measure would give the government the power to force …

  • “Jurisdiction Over Everything”

    Reason.tv has posted this audio of a legal aide to FCC Commissioner Michael Copps jokingly admitting that her boss would “love to have jurisdiction over everything”: (More on the FCC’s dubious role in regulating communications in the name of the supposed “public interest”  here, here and here.)

  • FCC Intent on Regulating Net

    Just like when the mediums of radio and television were new technologies, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is power-hungry once again to regulate a new medium. And it is moving full-steam ahead, despite a recent court ruling limiting the ability of the Commission to regulate. At question is the FCC’s goal to ensure so-called “network …

  • Victory for Freedom: FCC Cannot Regulate Internet Traffic

    A federal appeals court just ruled that the Federal Communications Commission does not have the power to regulate internet traffic: A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that regulators had limited power over Web traffic under current law. The decision will allow Internet service companies to block or slow specific sites and charge video sites …

  • Tomorrow the FCC will vote on regulating the internet…

    …but we can still take action.  Watch this new video from Shelly Roche and read her full article to find out what you can do to stop this further encroachment of oppressive government.

  • Un-Erecting the First Amendment

    I chose my words deliberately and I hope no one minds my horrible joke given that this is not a laughing matter: U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., says he has introduced a bill that would limit when TV and radio advertisements for erectile dysfunction medication can be aired. Moran said he proposed the bill in …