Story Titles from the Tech Law Journal Daily E-Mail Alert, by Issue.
July - December, 2003
Alert No. 808, Wednesday, December 31.
• Sir Tim Berners-Lee
• FCC Releases Cognitive Radio Technology NPRM
• Circuit Courts Issue Opinions in Intellectual Property Cases Involving Toys
• DOJ Settles Case Against Interactive Computer Service
Alert No. 807, Tuesday, December 30.
• SEC Sues Vivendi and Messier
• FCC Releases E-Rate Order and NPRM
Alert No. 806, Monday, December 29.
• EPIC Asserts Microsoft's Palladium Raises Privacy Issues
• Federal Agencies to Review GLB Privacy Rules
• FTC Files and Settles Complaint Against Domain Name Services Company
• DOJ Ends Investigation of Pressplay and MusicNet
Alert No. 805, Wednesday, December 23.
• Powell Prophesies the Digital Revolution
• IRS Plans Crack Down on Charitable Contributions Deductions Involving Transfers of Intellectual Property
• FCC Releases Telephone Subscriber Data
• Solicitor General Files Brief in COPA Case
Alert No. 804, Monday, December 22.
• DC Circuit Reverses in RIAA v. Verizon
• FCC Approves News Corp.'s Acquisition of DirecTV, With Conditions
• USTR Complains About Lack of Transparency in the PR China
• Europe Complains About the USA's Trade Barriers
• Commentary: Process and Transparency
• GAO Finds Inconsistencies, Inaccuracies and Omissions in the DOD IT Budget Submission for FY 2004
Alert No. 803, Friday, December 19.
• USTR Releases 2nd Annual Report on WTO Compliance by PR China
• California Court Rules City Can Only Charge Reasonable Costs for Fiber Optic Access to ROW
• 7th Circuit Rules in Cell Tower Case
• FCC Issues First Citation Under FCC Do Not Call Rules
• GAO Reports that Federal Agencies' Enterprise Architecture Management is Limited, and Not Improving
Alert No. 802, Thursday, December 18.
• Bush Signs Critical Infrastructure Protection Directive
• Court Holds That FOIA Does Not Require FTC to Produce Unredacted Copies of Consumer Complaints
• USTR Announces Central American FTA
Alert No. 801, Wednesday, December 17.
• Europeans Agree to Transfer of Airline Passenger Data to DHS
• OMB Issues Memorandum on E-Authentication
• FCC Receives Comments on Regulation of VOIP Services
Alert No. 800, Tuesday, December 16.
• California Supreme Court Rules in Orloff v. Pacific Bell
• DOJ Settles With First Data and Concord EFS
• FCC Announces Deadlines for Comments on Unlicensed Devices NPRM
• FCC Publishes Notices Regarding 10th Circuit Universal Service Remand
• Iranian Trade Embargo Does Not Prohibit the Importation or Copyrighting of Iranian Movies
• Federal Court Lacks Federal Question Jurisdiction in Tower Citing Case
Alert No. 799, Monday, December 15.
• Bush Signs Intelligence Authorization Bill
Alert No. 798, Friday, December 12.
• Sen. Frist Addresses Intellectual Property Piracy
• GAO Reports on DOD Procurement of Satellite Bandwidth
• Greenspan Addresses Trade, Jobs, Info Tech, and Creative Destruction
Alert No. 797, Thursday, December 11.
• 3rd Circuit Rules on Application of ECPA to Stored E-Mail
• FCC Announces Agenda for December 17 Meeting
• World Summit on the Information Society
• FBI Publishes CALEA Final Notice of Capacity
• Why Would Anybody Want to Launch a DDOS Attack on SCO?
• ChoicePoint Database Acquisitions Prompted Criticism in Mexico
Alert No. 796, Wednesday, December 10.
• Rogan Will Leave USPTO
• EU Adopts Resolution on FSC/ETI Retaliatory Tariffs
• FCC Files Brief with Appeals Court in Consolidated Challenges to Media Ownership Rules
Alert No. 795, Tuesday, December 9.
• FCC Commissioner Abernathy Addresses Competition and Regulation
• FCC Fines Infinity for Broadcasting Garbage
• GAO Recommends That DOD Delay Start of Transformational Satellite Acquisition Program
• Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Raritan Computer v. Apex
Alert No. 794, Monday, December 8.
• NCTA Files Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Brand X v. FCC
• Verizon Not Liable for Employee's Forged and Fraudulent E-Mail to Complaining Customer
• California Court of Appeal Rules in Case Regarding Echostar Advertising
• BSA & ISSA Release Results of Survey on Information Security
• Bush Signs Bill to Promote E-Commerce in Contact Lens Sales
• Grand Jury Returns Indictment for Illegal Distribution of Prescription Drugs
• Bond Urges Holistic Approach to Dealing With Nanotechnology's Ethical and Societal Issues
• Sachs Addresses DTV Must Carry Requirements and Cable Prices
Alert No. 793, Friday, December 5.
• Bush Signs Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
• FCC Files Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Brand X Case
• Appeals Court Denies Stay of Number Portability Order
• FCC Writes AT&T Re Number Porting Delays
• USTR Zoellick Addresses Trade in Services
• Bush Ends Steel Tariffs
Alert No. 792, Thursday, December 4.
• Bush Signs Nanotech R&D Funding Bill
• Ridge Addresses Cyber Security
• Treasury Department Official Addresses Critical Infrastructure Protection
• 9th Circuit Denies Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Section 230 Immunity Case
• FCC Approves Final 271 Application
Alert No. 791, Wednesday, December 3.
• FBI Employee Pleads Guilty to Computer Crime
• Markle Foundation Releases Report on Homeland Security and Information Technology
• Reps. Tauzin & Greenwood Request GAO Report on E-Rate Waste, Fraud & Abuse
• FTC Comments on Internet Advertising of Prescription Drug Products
• Sen. Hatch Introduces Bill With Numerous Amendments to Copyright Act
Alert No. 790, Tuesday, December 2.
• FCC Holds VOIP Forum
• FCC Forms Internet Policy Working Group
• FCC Releases E911 Report and Order and 2nd Further NPRM
Alert No. 789, Monday, December 1.
• ALJ Dismisses FTC's Patent Ambush Complaint Against Unocal
• FCC Releases NOI/NPRM on Interference Temperature Approach
• FCC Sets Deadlines for Comments in Digital Plug and Play Proceeding
Alert No. 788, Friday, November 28.
• 7th Circuit Rules in Copyright and Database Protection Case
• Posner Addresses Copyright Misuse
• FCC Releases Order Regarding Service Rules for 3G Spectrum
• Senators Introduce Bill Related to FSC/ETI Replacement
Alert No. 787, Wednesday, November 26.
• Senate Passes Another Version of Spam Bill
• Rep. Smith Introduces Bill to Strengthen Ban on Counterfeit Labeling of Software, Movies and Music
• FCC Publishes Notices Regarding Secondary Leasing of Spectrum
• DC Circuit Dismisses Petitions for Review in AT&T v. FCC
Alert No. 786, Tuesday, November 25.
• Senators Introduce Bill to Increase Protection of Pre-Released Movies and Other Unpublished Works
• Bush Signs Defense Authorization Act
Alert No. 785, Monday, November 24.
• House Passes Spam Bill
• Six Senators Ask P2P Companies To Obey Laws
• House Tax Bill Amends Special 301 Provisions
• House and Senate Pass Conference Report on Credit Reporting Bill
• Appeals Court Sets Expedited Briefing Schedule in Number Portability Case
• FCC Sets Comment Deadlines in § 271(b)(2) Rulemaking
Alert No. 784, Friday, November 21.
• House and Senate Pass Nanotech R&D Bill
• Senators Introduce Bill to Require Expensing of Stock Options Granted to Officers
• Rep. Markey and Rep Pitts Introduce Bill to Limit Wireless Directory Assistance
• FCC Denies Petition for Stay of Number Portability Order
• DOJ/FTC to Release Herfindahl-Hirshman Index Data
Alert No. 783, Thursday, November 20.
• House Passes Contact Lens Bill
• Powell Addresses Number Portability
• House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Cyber Security and Consumer Data
• Book Review: Human Accomplishment, by Charles Murray
Alert No. 782, Wednesday, November 19.
• Senators Daschle and Kerry Introduce Call Center Protectionism Bill
• House Passes Conference Report on Energy Bill with Nanotechnology Provision
• NTIA to Hold Hearings on Spectrum Management
• FDA and Health Canada Debate Internet Drug Sales
• CDT Releases Report on Spyware
Alert No. 781, Tuesday, November 18.
• Groups Seek Regulation of Radio Frequency Identification Tags
• Bush Seeks Senate Ratification of Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime
• Ashcroft Defends PATRIOT Act in Speech
• Commentary on the Nature and Causes Innovation, and the Implications for Public Policy
• Bush Says Liberty Creates Innovation Which Creates Wealth
Alert No. 780, Monday, November 17.
• GAO Reports that Treasury Department Has Information Security Weaknesses
• Senators Introduce Bill to Fund Technology Projects with Spectrum Auction Revenues
• SEC Files Complaint Against Former Gateway Officers
• DC Circuit Rules on Appeal in Ranger Cellular v. FCC
Alert No. 779, Friday, November 14.
• FCC Adopts Report and Order Allocating More Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices
• FCC Announces NOI/NPRM on Interference Temperature Model
• Powell Praises FCC Spectrum Policy Task Force
• FCC Expands Universal Service Support for Rural Clinics and Telemedicine
• FCC Announces Report and Order Regarding E911 Rules
Alert No. 778, Thursday, November 13.
• USPTO Orders Reexamination of Eolas Patent
• GAO Report on Progress in Four E-Government Initiatives
• GAO Reports on Piecemeal Availability of E911
Alert No. 777, Wednesday, November 12.
• 7th Circuit Rules in Illinois UNE Case
• NIST Releases Draft Information Security Guidelines for Federal Agencies
Alert No. 776, Tuesday, November 11.
• Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Intel v. AMD
• Briefs Filed With Supreme Court in Nixon v. Missouri Municipal League
• FCC Releases LNP Order That Addresses Wireline to Wireless
• Bush Names Patrick Hughes for Information Analysis Position at DHS
Alert No. 775, Monday, November 10.
• House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Computer Viruses
• FCC Announces Agenda of November 13 Meeting
• FCC To Consider Item Expanding Eligibility for Support for Rural Clinics
• Senate Fails to Pass Bill Extending Expired Net Tax Moratorium
• District Court Rules on Remand in ECPA Case Involving Web Site Monitoring
• 9th Circuit Applies Four Part Fair Use Test in Elvis Video Case
• Microsoft Addresses Spam Legislation
• Sen. Leahy Discusses Criminal Spam Act
Alert No. 774, Friday, November 7.
• FCC to Hold Hearing and Issue NPRM on Regulation of VOIP
• 1st Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Electronic Highway Toll Collection System
• FTC Files Complaint Against Company Exploiting Microsoft Messenger to Display Pop Up Ads
• FTC Lawsuit Creates Uncertainty Regarding Application of FTCA to Internet Communications
• FRB Governor Says Info Tech Is One Reason for Jobless Recovery
• Commissioner Adelstein and Sen. McCain Address Payola and Pay for Play
Alert No. 773, Thursday, November 6.
• Microsoft Offers Rewards for Information Leading to Convictions of People Who Launch Malicious Code
• House Passes E-911 Implementation Act
• More Reaction to the FCC Broadcast Flag Item
• Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Aviation Security & CAPPS II
Alert No. 772, Wednesday, November 5.
• Ninth Circuit Holds Sound Recording Sampling is De Minimis Copying
• FCC Releases Broadcast Flag Rule
• FCC Releases Report and Order Adopting Rules to Implement Various WRC Decisions
• Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Database Security
• Pascal Lamy Discusses EU FSC Retaliation
Alert No. 771, Tuesday, November 4.
• Bush Nominates Fran Harvey for DOD/NII
• Sen. Grassley Meets with Lamy Re FSC/ETI
• FCC Fines AT&T For Violation of FCC Do Not Call Rules
Alert No. 770, Monday, November 3.
• DC Circuit Rules In CFA's Challenge to AT&T Comcast Merger
• Commerce Department Releases Third Quarter GDP Data
• GAO Reports on LOCAL TV Act
Alert No. 769, Friday, October 31.
• DeWine and Kohl Introduce Bill to Revise Tunney Act
• Commerce Secretary Evans Discusses Talks in China
• House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Internet Wine Sales
• Groups Argue for Anonymity in Domain Name Registration
Alert No. 768, Wednesday, October 29.
• Evans Says China Must Move To A Market Based Economy and Provide Greater IPR Protections
• FTC Releases Report on Competition and Patent Law
• DC Circuit Upholds FCC DTV Tuner Mandates Order
• Hollings and Stevens Write FCC Re Broadcast Flag Proceeding
Alert No. 767, Tuesday, October 28.
• DOJ Creates Web Site to Defend the PATRIOT Act
• FTC To Release First Report on IPR and Competition Law
• FCC Responds to CTIA LNP Petition for Writ of Mandamus
• PFF Paper Addresses DMCA Section 512 Subpoenas
• CATO Issues Paper on Internet Taxes and Tax Collusion
• District Court Rules on Internet Jurisdiction
Alert No. 766, Monday, October 27.
• GAO Releases Study on Cable Industry
• Bush Addresses Internet Pormography
• USTR Offers Recommendations to Japan Regarding Regulatory Reform
Alert No. 765, Friday, October 24.
• DOJ Sues to Stop Merger of PIN Debit Networks
• Representatives Write FCC Regarding Broadcast Flag Proceeding
• Bush States That Intellectual Property Is An Important Issue
• Zoellick Discusses Intellectual Property and 3G Issues with China
• Legislators Announce Formation of International Anti-Piracy Caucus
• Senate Passes Burns Wyden Spam Bill
Alert No. 764, Thursday, October 23.
• Senate Rejects Class Action Fairness Act
• Incenting Innovation: Medals, Funding, and Property Rights
• 4th Circuit Rules in Cell Phone Products Liability Case
• Rep. Otter Introduces Bill to Amend PATRIOT Act
Alert No. 763, Wednesday, October 22.
• 7th Circuit Interprets Section 230 Immunity and ECPA
• House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Splitting Ninth Circuit
• 5th Circuit Affirms in Southwestern Bell v. PUC Texas
• Senate Committee Holds Hearing on PATRIOT Act
• EPIC Files FOIA Suit Seeking DOJ Records Regarding Lobbying Over PATRIOT Act Amendment
Alert No. 762, Tuesday, October 21.
• Supreme Court Denies Cert in PSLRA Case
• Microsoft and DOJ Submit Joint Status Report on Compliance with Antitrust Judgment
• CDT Releases Report on Broadcast Flag
• Ashcroft Addresses Roving Wiretaps
• House Intellectual Property Caucus Advocates Ending USPTO Fee Diversion
Alert No. 761, Monday, October 20.
• Powell Appoints Nancy Victory to WRC-07 Post
• Sen. Warner Advocates Public Private Nanotechnology Efforts
• SEC Commissioner Addresses Trade Through Rules and Technology
• FCC Announces Services Rules for 3G Spectrum
• FCC Announces Rules for Licensing 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz, and 92-95 GHz Bands
• FCC Announces Order on Remand Regarding High Cost Universal Service Support Mechanism
• Senators Debate Internet Taxes
• Senate to Take Up Class Action Reform Bill
Alert No. 760, Friday, October 17.
• District Court Holds that Vonage's VOIP is an Information Service
• 9th Circuit Rules on Service in Domain Name Dispute
Alert No. 759, Thursday, October 16.
• FCC Approves SBC Long Distance Applications for OH, IL, IN & WI
• 4th Circuit Holds That Policy Covering Property Damage Does Not Extend to Damage to Software
• Snow Addresses Executive Stock Options
• International Panel Addresses Spam
• Ridge Addresses Cyber Security
Alert No. 758, Wednesday, October 15.
• Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in COPA Case
• FCC Files Opposition to ILEC's Petitions for Writ of Mandamus Re UNE-P Provisions of TRO
• DHS General Counsel Addresses Data Mining by the National Targeting Center
• NIST Releases Five IT Security Publications
Alert No. 757, Tuesday, October 14.
• FCC Announces Agenda for October 16 Meeting
• DOJ Recommends Approval of Qwest's Arizona Long Distance Request
• Joint Conference on Accounting Issues Submits Recommendations to FCC
• California Court Rejects Privacy Challenge to Electronic Fingerprinting of Welfare Recipients
• FRB Governor Discusses High Tech Equity Markets
• Bush Praises Class Action Reform Bill
• Sen. Leahy Introduces Bill to Expand List of Surveillance Provisions of PATRIOT Act to Be Sunsetted
• Sen. Feingold Introduces Bill to Limit Delayed Notice Warrants
• Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearings on Combatting Terrorism and Protecting Liberties
Alert No. 756, Thursday, October 9.
• House Approves Bill to Limit P2P File Sharing at Government Agencies
• DOC's Ben Wu Advocates Appropriate Regulatory Framework for Nanotechnology
• FRB's Ferguson Addresses Impact of Information Technology on Financial Services
• FCC Issues LNP Order
• Reaction to 9th Circuit Opinion in Brand X Internet Services v. FCC
• 6th Circuit Rules in Gordon v. Nextel
• NBC and Vivendi Announce Merger Plans
Alert No. 755, Wednesday, October 8.
• 10th Circuit Stays District Court Injunction of Implementation of Do Not Call Registry
• FCC Finally Releases R&O and FNPRM in Secondary Spectrum Markets Proceeding
• Sen. Grassley Writes PR China Regarding WTO Obligations
• GAO Reports on Distance Learning at Minority Serving Institutions
Alert No. 754, Tuesday, October 7.
• 9th Circuit Vacates FCC Declaratory Ruling That Cable Modem Service is an Information Service Without a Separate Offering of a Telecommunications Service
• Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Communications Cases
• Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Pole Attachments Case
• Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Ruggiero v. FCC
• Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in AT&T v. Ting
• Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in AT&T v. U.S.
• IP Coalition Urges End to Diversion of USPTO Fees
Alert No. 753, Monday, October 6.
• Reps. Goodlatte and Boucher Introduce Bill to Limit Business Activity Taxes
• Senate Finance Committee Approves FSC/ETI Replacement Bill
• DOJ Files Amicus Brief Re Section 8 of Clayton Act
• ICANN Demands That VeriSign Cease Wildcard Feature
• Senators Craig and Dubin Introduce Bill to Modify PATRIOT Act
• Sen. Feingold Introduces Bill to Limit Delayed Notice Warrants
Alert No. 752, Friday, October 3.
• House Subcommittee Approves Internet Tobacco Sales Enforcement Act
• First Circuit Reverses Certification of Defendant Class in Copyright Action
• House Committee Addresses Trade with China
• Powell Writes Direct Marketers Regarding Do Not Call List
• FCC Announces Creation of Do Not Call Enforcement Team
• FCC Fines Infinity for Indecent Broadcasts
• 7th Circuit Dismisses Appeal in Albert v. Trans Union
Alert No. 751, Thursday, October 2.
• House Commerce Committee Approves E-911 Implementation Act
• Bush Signs Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
• Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Purports to Restrict Use of Funds for CAPPS II
• TSA Receives Comments In CAPPS II Privacy Proceeding
• President Signs Defense Appropriations Bill, With Total Information Awareness Ban
• SEC Files Complaint Against JP Morgan for IPO Allocation Practices
Alert No. 750, Wednesday, October 1.
• Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Do Not Call Registry
• OMB Issues Guidance to Executive Branch Entities Regarding Privacy and E-Government
• 9th Circuit Rules Law Firm May Require Employees to Sign Agreements to Arbitrate Employment Disputes
Alert No. 749, Tuesday, September 30.
• 11th Circuit Rejects Georgia Power's Petitions for Review of Pole Attachments Orders
• Do Not Call Registry Developments
• House Committee Passes Bill to Restrict P2P File Sharing on Computers and Networks of Federal Agencies
• Appeals Court Orders FCC to Respond to Petitions for Writ of Mandamus Regarding Number Portability
Alert No. 748, Monday, September 29.
• Federal Circuit Rules in Festo on Remand
• Federal Circuit Reverses in Computer Based Inventions Case
• CCIA Files Amicus Curiae Brief in MGM v. Grokster
• FTC Appeals District Court Ruling That Do No Call Registry Violates 1st Amendment
• CompTel Files Petition for Review of FCC TCPA Order
• Other TCPA & Do Not Call Registry Related Proceedings
• More Petitions for Review of the FCC's NorthPoint Orders
Alert No. 747, Friday, September 26.
• Colorado District Court Holds Do Not Call Registry Violates 1st Amendment
• Congress Passes Bill to Authorize Do Not Call Registry
• 6th Circuit Rules Addresses Patent Jurisdiction and Patent Ownership
• Cheney Addresses Economy and Tech Sector
Alert No. 746, Thursday, September 25.
• Oklahoma Court Rules FTC Do Not Call Registry Invalid
• Info Tech and Productivity Growth
• Abernathy Addresses Broadband Over Powerline
• Ashcroft Addresses Roving Wiretaps and Access to Business Records
Alert No. 745, Wednesday, September 24.
• Senators Write DOJ and FCC Recommending Conditions for News Corp. Directv Merger
• House Telecom Subcommittee Marks Up E-911 Implementation Act
• FTC Files Administrative Complaint Against AOL and Compuserve
• FRB Governor Addresses Info Tech and Consumer Financial Services
• Ashcroft and Critics Continue Debate Over Section 215 Access to Business Records
Alert No. 744, Tuesday, September 23.
• EPIC Submits Privacy Complaint To FTC Regarding JetBlue
• Court Denies Class Certification in Freelance Photographers' Copyright Infringement Case
• Echostar Files Petition for Review of FCC's Northpoint Orders
• FCC Approves Merger of HBC and Univision
• VeriSign Refuses to Suspend Deployment of Wildcard Service
• Keep Good Time Records
Alert No. 743, Monday, September 22.
• ICANN Asks VeriSign to Suspend Wildcard Service
• 3rd Circuit Rules on Section 211 and Filed Rate Doctrine
• 5th Circuit Rules in El Paso Rights of Way Case
Alert No. 742, Thursday, September 18.
• FCC Approves SBC's Michigan Long Distance Application
• House Republicans Assert That They Are The High Tech Party
• Rep. Lamar Smith Says House CIIP Subcommittee Won't Revisit DMCA Subpoena Issue
• Spam Legislation May Move in House
Alert No. 741, Wednesday, September 17.
• Senate Passes Resolution to Block FCC Changes to Media Ownership Rules
• Presidential Directive Creates Terrorist Screening Database
• FCC Releases Quarterly Report on Informal Consumer Inquiries and Complaints
• Telemarketers Sue FCC To Get Names, Addresses, and Numbers of Consumers Who Complained to FCC
• NIST Publishes Draft of Computer Security Incident Handling Guide
• SEC Files Petition to Block Vivendi Payment to Ex-CEO Messier
• Federal Circuit Rules in Akamai v. C&W
Alert No. 740, Tuesday, September 16.
• Amit Yoran Named Head of Cyber Security Division
• Secretary Evans Criticizes PR China on IPR Enforcement
• Ashcroft Says American Library Association Attacks on PATRIOT Act Are Hysteria and Hyperbole
• 11th Circuit Applies Antitrust Analysis to Agreements Regarding Patents
• FCC Releases TELRIC NPRM and Working Paper
Alert No. 739, Monday, September 15.
• House to Consider Internet Tax Bill
• WTO Negotiations Collapse in Cancun
• GAO Reports That Interior Department Has Limited Capability to Manage its IT Investments
• FCC Receives Comments Regarding Competition in Video Programming Market
• ILECs Seek Stay of FCC's Triennial Review Order
• FTC Sues VeriSign for Deceptive Trade Practices
• FCC Announces NPRM Regarding Regulations Affecting the Use of Spectrum in Rural Areas
• FCC Announces NPRM Regarding Unlicensed Devices
Alert No. 738, Friday, September 12.
• Bush Proposes Expanded Administrative Subpoena Power
• CTIA Announces Voluntary Consumer Code for Wireless Carriers
• SCO CEO Criticizes Open Source Development Model
• Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing on PR China
• 9th Circuit Rules on Customer Antitrust Injury
Alert No. 737, Thursday, September 11.
• FCC Announces NPRM To Review TELRIC Rules
• FCC Adopts Digital Plug and Play Cable Compatibility Rules
• FCC States That It Will Act On Broadcast Flag
• CDT Sues Pennsylvania Alleging Censorship of ISPs
• State Department Official Addresses International Cyber Security
Alert No. 736, Wednesday, September 10.
• House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Contact Lens Bill
• Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony on Copyright Infringement on P2P Networks
• Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony on Porm on P2P Networks
• FCC Rules that Howard Stern Has a Bona Fide News Interview Program
• Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Transportation Security
Alert No. 735, Tuesday, September 9.
• Music Companies File Lawsuits Against Individual P2P Infringers
• Bush Designates McCallum Deputy Attorney General
• FCC Fines Verizon for Section 272 Violation
• 7th Circuit Rules in Cell Tower Case
Alert No. 734, Monday, September 8.
• ILECs File Petitions for Review of FCC Triennial Review Order
• TSA and EPIC Reach Agreement Regarding Production of Documents Regarding CAPPS II
• Federal Reserve Governor Predicts Growth in IT Investment
• Kids.us Directory Activated
• 2nd Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Internet Wine Sales Case
Alert No. 733, Friday, September 5.
• Senate Appropriations Committee Marks Up CJS Bill
• Senate Appropriations Bill Prevents FCC From Implementing New National TV Ownwership Rule
• Senate Appropriations Bill Includes Northpoint Spectrum Amendment
• Senate Appropriations Bill Limits Negotiating Authority of USTR
• House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Inaccurate Whois Data
• Estrada Withdraws From Consideration For DC Circuit Judgeship
• EPIC Files FOIA Suit For CAPPS II Records
Alert No. 732, Thursday, September 4.
• FTC Will Not Enforce GLB Rule Against Attorneys Pending Resolution of Court Challenge
• Bush Signs Chile and Singapore FTA Bills
• Treasury Secretary Addresses Trade With China
• Survey Estimates the 10 Million Americans Have Been Victims of ID Theft in Last Year
• 3rd Circuit Stays FCC's Media Ownership Rule Changes
• FCC Announces Agenda for September 10 Meeting
Alert No. 731, Wednesday, September 3.
• 9th Circuit Rules on Personal Jurisdiction Over Internet Retailers
• Federal Circuit Rules on Personal Jurisdiction in Patent Cases
• FCC Publishes Notices Regarding Triennial Review Order
• FCC Sets Deadlines for Comments Regarding Spectrum Reallocations Relating to 3G Services
• OMB Proposes Peer Review of Scientific Findings of Regulatory Agencies
• House to Take Up Treasury & Transportation Appropriations Bill
Alert No. 730, Tuesday, September 2.
• ILECs File Petitions for Writ of Mandamus Challenging Triennial Review Order
• A Petition For Writ of Mandamus?
• 6th Circuit Holds That Doctrine of Laches, Not Statute of Limitations, Applies in Cybersquatting Cases
• FBI Makes Arrest In Connection With Variant of Blaster Worm
Alert No. 729, Friday, August 29.
• 9th Circuit Holds That An Unlawful Subpoena to ISP for E-Mail Can Violate the Stored Communications Act
• FCC Speeds LPFM Licensing
• SEC Criticizes Oklahoma Prosecution of WorldCom
Alert No. 728, Thursday, August 28.
• Oklahoma Files Criminal Charges Against MCI WorldCom
• DOJ Submits Its Evaluation of SBC Long Distance Application for Four States
• Federal Circuit Rules in E-Pass v. 3Com
• 9th Circuit Issues Another Opinion in LANS v. Reuters
Alert No. 727, Wednesday, August 27.
• 3rd Circuit Addresses Fair Use and Copyright Misuse
• 3rd Circuit Breaks New Ground on Copyright Misuse
• Breeden Releases Report on Restoring Trust at MCI WorldCom
Alert No. 726, Tuesday, August 26.
• California Supreme Court Rules in DeCSS Case
• 9th Circuit Holds No Private Right of Action for Violation of Payphone Compensation Rules
• 5th Circuit Affirms Dismissal in Goldstein v. MCI WorldCom
Alert No. 725, Monday, August 25.
• Summary of FCC Triennial Review Order
Alert No. 724, Friday, August 22.
• FCC Releases Triennial Review Order
• Abernathy Praises FCC Broadcast Localism Initiative
• Music Publishers File Appeal Brief in P2P Infringement Case
• Shumaker Pleads Guilty to Criminal Copyright Infringement
Alert No. 723, Thursday, August 21.
• FCC Releases Order Permitting AOL Time Warner to Provide Advanced IM Services
• 10th Circuit Rules in Cell Tower Case
• FCC Release NOI On Communications Towers and Migratory Birds
• Copps Criticizes Powell's Localism in Broadcasting Initiative
Alert No. 722, Wednesday, August 20.
• Powell Predicts Imminent Release of Triennial Review Order
• Powell Announces Localism in Broadcasting Initiative
• FTC Chairman Explains Role of FTC
• Muris States Spam Debate on Capitol Hill is Veering Off On the Wrong Track
Alert No. 721, Tuesday, August 19.
• FCC Extends Effective Date of Portions of New Unsolicited Fax Rule
• NTIA Releases Report to Congress Re Internet Filtering Technology
• BXA Announces Fine of Computer Exporter
• 4th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Antitrust Action Against Washington Post
Alert No. 720, Monday, August 18.
Alert No. 719, Friday, August 15.
• Poindexter Writes About Uses of Information Technology to Fight Terrorism
• Cyber Security Division Issues Advisory Re Blaster Worm
• Defendant Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting the Publication of a Conference Call
• FCC Releases Report and Order Re Hearing Aid Compatible Digital Phones
Alert No. 718, Thursday, August 14.
• 9th Circuit Applies Section 230 Immunity to Online Dating Service
• SCO Group Delivers Notice to IBM of Termination of UNIX License Agreement
• CAI Settles Suit Brought By The Canopy Group
• Commentary: Canopy Group, SCO and Caldera
• Cato Paper Criticizes McCain Proposal to Mandate Campaign Programming and Create Campaign Ad Voucher System
Alert No. 717, Wednesday, August 13.
• 7th Circuit Holds State Cannot Substitute Tariff Filing for Negotiations to Set Prices and Terms for Interconnection
• USPIRG Seeks Broad Regulation of Cable Service Providers
• GAO Report Faults EOUSA IT Management
• Cato Paper Addresses Middle East Free Trade Area
Alert No. 716, Tuesday, August 12.
• Jury Returns Verdict of Infringement Against Microsoft in Eolas Browser Patent Case
• Powell Addresses E911 and DTV Transition
• NetCoaltion Propounds Interrogatories by Letter to RIAA Re DMCA Subpoenas
Alert No. 715, Monday, August 11.
• Broadcom and Intel Settle Patent Suits
• Business Software Alliance Estimates Software Piracy In Each State
• FCC Hosts Tutorial on Fiber to the Home
• Legislators Introduce Bills to Repeal ETI Regime and Extend R&D Tax Credit
Alert No. 714, Friday, August 8.
• FTC Files Administrative Complaint Seeking Rescission of Aspen Tech's Acquisition of Hyprotech
• FCC and NTIA Announce Timetable for Implementation of WRC-03 Final Acts
• Bankruptcy Court Approves SEC MCI WorldCom Settlement
• District Court Holds IBM Pension Plan Violates Age Discrimination Prohibitions of ERISA
• Judge Posner Opines On Amicus Briefs
• FRB Governor Addresses Banking Operational Risks and Information Technology
Alert No. 713, Thursday, August 7.
• Court Holds That State Laws Requiring Opt-In For Information Sharing Among Affiliated Financial Institutions Are Preempted
• DOJ Files Brief with Appeals Court in Challenge to Consent Judgment in Microsoft Case
• EC Releases Statement About Its Microsoft Antitrust Investigation
Alert No. 712, Wednesday, August 6.
• Sen. Lisa Murkowski Introduces Bill to Roll Back Surveillance Provisions of PATRIOT Act
• The PATRIOT Act and the Murkowski Bill: An Analysis of Rules for Issuance of Electronic Surveillance Orders
• Section by Section Summary of S 1552
• Sen. Feingold Introduces Data Mining Reporting Act
Alert No. 711, Tuesday, August 5.
• Sen. Hollings Will Not Run in 2004
• Atlanta Lawyers at DOJ
• GAO Reports on Information Security Control Weaknesses at Pay.gov
• Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Regulate Internet Cigarette Sales
• Internet Cigarette Sales Bill Introduced in House
• Senate Banking Committee Approves Internet Gambling Bill
• Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on ICANN
Alert No. 710, Monday, August 4.
• Senate Passes Singapore and Chile FTAs
• 10th Circuit Holds AOL May Have Violated ADA By Not Hiring Deaf Person for Call Center
• California Court Allows Service of Complaint By Mail on Chinadotcom in Hong Kong
• Qualcomm Sues TI Over Production of CDMA Chips
• GSA Disbars MCI WorldCom From Competing for New Government Contracts
• Presidential Commission Reports on USPS and E-Mail
• Senate Democrats Continue Filibusters of Pryor, Estrada and Owen Nominations
Alert No. 709, Friday, August 1.
• Judge Awards Motorola $4,265,793,811.32 From Turkish Telecom Deadbeats
• Pacific Bell Internet Services Sues RIAA Over Infringer Subpoenas
• Antitrust Division Closes Orbitz Investigation
• FTC Releases Policy Statement on Use of Equitable Remedies of Disgorgement and Restitution in Competition Cases
• Treasury Secretary Addresses Internet Based Identity Theft
• Senate Commerce Committee Approves Bill to Extend Internet Tax Moratorium
• Tauzin and Upton Request Documents From FCC Re MCI WorldCom Avoidance of Paying Access Charges
• House Commerce Committee Leaders Ask FCC to Revise TELRIC Pricing Rules
Alert No. 708, Thursday, July 31.
• Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Require Government to Disclose Its Use of Databases
• McCain and Hollings Introduce NTIA Authorization Bill
• FCC Releases Agenda for August 6 Meeting
• SEC Chairman Discusses Tech Sector
• GAO Reports on WTO Trade Remedy Rulings
• AEI Brooking Study Compares US and EU Privacy Practices in E-Commerce
• GAO Reports That Uneven Compliance With Privacy Act Leaves Privacy Rights Unprotected
• Bush Nominates Takings Clause Advocate to Federal Claims Court
Alert No. 707, Wednesday, July 30.
• Representatives Introduce E911 Implementation Act
• Court Rules FBI Use of Private Hacker Does Not Violate 4th Amendment
• FBI Wants Broadband Internet Access Classified As A Telecommunications Service So That CALEA Will Apply
Alert No. 706, Tuesday, July 29.
• Rep. Bono Introduces Spyware Bill
• Representatives Introduce Bill to Protect Children from P2P Smut
• Commentary: Spyware and P2P Smut Bills Would Also Restrict P2P Music Piracy
• Representatives Introduce DTV Transition Bill
Alert No. 705, Monday, July 28.
• House Approves Singapore and Chile FTAs
• House Passes CJS Bill With Media Ownership Section
• DC Circuit Affirms in TransIntel v. FCC
• SDNY Rules on Cost Shifting in Electronic Pre-Trial Discovery
• Security of Electronic Voting Machines Debated
Alert No. 704, Wednesday, July 23.
• House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Classification of Broadband Services
• California Court Rules in Unsolicited Fax Case
• Federal Circuit Rules in IPD v. UA Columbia Cablevision
• DC Circuit Rules in Starpower v. FCC
• OMB Comments on Draft E-Authentication Policy
• House Begins Consideration of CJS Bill
• OMB Director Hints At Presidential Veto of CJS Bill If It Contains Media Ownership Provisions
• House Science Committee Approves MSI Technology Grant Bill
• Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on WorldCom Bankruptcy
Alert No. 703, Tuesday, July 22.
• Delegates Discuss World Radiocommunications Conference
• House to Consider CJS Appropriation Bill
• USTR to Hold Hearing on PR China's Compliance with WTO Obligations
• Commerce Department Releases Report on IT Training
Alert No. 702, Monday, July 21.
• Sen. Dorgan Introduces Resolution to Prevent Media Ownership Rule Changes From Taking Effect
• Conyers and Berman Introduce Bill to Criminalize Placing Copyrighted Works on P2P Networks
• House Science Committee Holds Hearing on Supercomputing
• 1st Circuit Rules Insurance Policy Does Not Cover CLEC
• 9th Circuit Rules on Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Contract and Copyright Cases
• Secretary Evans Releases Proposed Bill to Place NTIA, NIST and Other Entities in One Administration
Alert No. 701, Friday, July 18.
• House CIIP Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Piracy Deterrence and Education Act
• House Committee Holds Hearing on IP Piracy and Terrorism
• Senate Commerce Approves Technology Administration Authorization Act
• Free Trade Agreements Advance Through Committees
• Senate Commerce Committee Approves E-911 Bill
Alert No. 700, Thursday, July 17.
• House Judiciary Committee Approves Internet Tax Bill
• Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Internet Tax Bill
• Court Rules Retaliation by State for Work Related E-Mail is Not Actionable Under § 1983
• DOJ Does Not Support SBC's Michigan Long Distance Application
• House Appropriations Committee Approves FCC Appropriation, with TV Ownership Cap Rider
Alert No. 699, Wednesday, July 16.
• Greenspan Testifies Before House Committee
• Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Tax Policy and International Competitiveness
• House Debates Foreign Relations Authorization Act
Alert No. 698, Tuesday, July 15.
• House Commerce Committee Requests Information from IBM in E-Rate Fraud Investigation
• 8th Circuit Applies SLUSA
• Yahoo to Acquire Overture
• DOJ Grants Early Termination of HSR Waiting Period in PeopleSoft J.D. Edwards Transaction
• PeopleSoft and Oracle Representatives to Testify to House Subcommittee
• NTIA to Hold Capitol Hill Briefing on Implementation of the Dot Kids Act
• House to Take Up Foreign Relations Authorization Bill
• House to Consider Global Internet Freedom Act of 2003
• House Foreign Relations Authorization Bill Authorizes Funding for Combatting Piracy
Alert No. 697, Monday, July 14.
• Sen. Smith Introduces Universal Service Reform Bill
• House to Take Up Ag Approps Bill, With Distance Learning, Telemedicine & Broadband Provisions
• GSA and OMB Release Draft E-Authentication Policy
• NAB Withdraws Support for Bill to Set National TV Ownership Cap at 35%
• 4th Circuit Rules in Cybersquatting Case
• DC Circuit Upholds FCC Payphone Order
Alert No. 696, Friday, July 11.
• House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Spam Bill
• House Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Spam
• Spam Bills Pending in the House and Senate
• House Passes Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Bill With CIPA Language
• FCC Meeting Addresses WRC-03
• Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing on Abuse of SSNs
• House and Senate Committees Hold Hearings on Singapore and Chile FTAs
Alert No. 695, Thursday, July 10.
• House Judiciary Committee Approves USPTO Fee Bill
• House Science Committee Holds Hearing on MSI Tech Grant Bill
Alert No. 694, Wednesday, July 9.
• House Passes Defense Appropriations Bill
• FCC Releases NPRM Regarding Allocating Spectrum to DOD to Replace Spectrum Allocated for 3G Services
• FCC Releases Annual Report on Cable Industry Prices
• Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Radio Ownership
• Microsoft to Grant Employees Stock Awards Instead of Stock Options
Alert No. 693, Tuesday, July 8.
• Court Rules Operation of Website Does Not Create Personal Jurisdiction Over Out of State Defendant
• 9th Circuit Affirms in PSLRA Case
• DC Circuit Rules in Ranger Cellular v. FCC
• District Court Approves SEC Settlement with WorldCom
Alert No. 692, Monday, July 7.
• District Court Dismisses Sharman's Sherman Act Counterclaims
• FCC Announces Agenda for July 10 Meeting
• World Radio Conference 2003 Concludes
• FCC Releases Media Ownership Order and NPRM
• FTC Report Concludes That Allowing Direct Sales of Wines Would Enhance Consumer Welfare
• CCIA Files Amicus Brief In Lexmark v. Static Control
Alert No. 691, Tuesday, July 1.
• Sen. Feinstein Introduces Bill to Require Disclosure of Unauthorized Access to Electronic Data
• 7th Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction in Aimster Case
• NTIA Releases E-SIGN Act Report
• GAO Reports on Info Tech at Bioterrorism Preparedness Agencies