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Representatives Introduce Bill to Require Satellite and Internet Radio to Pay Royalties for Pre 1972 Music
5/29. Rep. George Holding (R-NC) and others introduced HR 4772 [LOC | WW | TLJ], the "Respecting Senior Performers as Essential Cultural Treasures Act", which comes close to producing the acronymal title of "RESPECT Act". This bill would amend the Copyright Act to address payment of royalties for digital performances of sound recordings made before 1972.

FTC Recommends Legislation to Regulate Data Brokers
5/27. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a document [110 pages in PDF] titled "Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability". It recommends legislation to regulate data brokers and others. See also, FTC release.

Sen. Leahy Announces Failure to Reach Consensus on Patent Bill
5/21. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC), announced in a release that "Because there is not sufficient support behind any comprehensive deal, I am taking the patent bill off the Senate Judiciary Committee agenda."

House Passes Online Sex Ads Bill
5/20. The House passed HR 4225 [LOC | WW], the "Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2014" or "SAVE Act", by a vote of 392-19. See, Roll Call No. 222. This bill would amend 18 U.S.C. 1591 , which currently enables prosecution of a wide range of persons for "participation in a venture" of sex trafficking. This bill would extend the reach of the prohibition to cover "advertising". Specifically, this bill would enable prosecutors to target online service providers that provide a venue for advertising.

FCC Adopts Net Neutrality NPRM
5/15. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted and released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that once again proposes rules for the regulation of the network management practices of broadband internet access service (BIAS) providers.

Rep. Stockman Introduces Bill Regarding Tax Treatment of Virtual Currencies
5/7. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) introduced HR 4602 [LOC | WW], the "Virtual Currency Tax Reform Act", a bill to treat virtual currencies as foreign currency for tax purposes, and to impose a five year moratorium on capital gains taxation of virtual currencies. There are no cosponsors.

Obama Administration Opposes R&D Tax Credit Bill
5/6. The Executive Office of the President's (EOP) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) stated in a release that "the Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 4438", and "If the President were presented with H.R. 4438, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill."

CRJs Propose Record Keeping Requirements for Webcasters
5/2. The Copyright Royalty Judges (CRJ) published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) announces, describes, recites, and requests comments on, proposed rules regarding "filing notice of use and the delivery of records of use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses of the Copyright Act". This pertains to "reports of use of sound recordings for the statutory licenses set forth in sections 112 and 114 of the Copyright Act". The CRJs also published a second notice in the FR that reaffirms the 2009 rules. The CRJ proposes to revise its rules governing how digital music services (webcasters and others) must report the songs that they play to SoundExchange. This rulemaking is not about the important issue of rates. Rather, it is about the burdensome task of record keeping and reporting. SoundExchange wants much more data.

Campaign Groups File Complaints Alleging Trivial Violations of TV Broadcaster Disclosure Regime
5/1. The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and the Sunlight Foundation (SF) announced that they filed eleven complaints with the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Enforcement Bureau (EB) against eleven TV broadcast stations licensed by the FCC "for letting political advertisers flout federal disclosure requirements". See, May 1, 2014 CLC release and similar May 1, 2014 SF release. The complaining groups are nitpicking. They seek to pressure the FCC to enlarge its mission as a federal election campaign regulator.

Magistrate Judge Orders Microsoft to Comply with Extraterritorial Warrant for E-Mail
4/25. James Francis, a Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court (SDNY), issued a Memorandum and Order in the matter styled "In the Matter of a Warrant to Search a Certain E-Mail Account Controlled and Maintained by Microsoft Corporation". This Magistrate Judge, at the request of the U.S. government, issued a search and seizure warrant that directs Microsoft to produce the contents of one of its customer's e-mail accounts. Microsoft argued that the account data is stored on a server located in Dublin, Ireland, that the U.S. cannot issue extraterritorial search and seizure warrants, and therefore the warrant must be quashed. The Magistrate Judge, relying upon his interpretation of the Stored Communications Act (SCA), at 18 U.S.C. 2703, rejected Microsoft's argument, and order it to produce the contents of the e-mail account.

6th Circuit Holds Refusal to Allow Telecommuting Can Violate ADA
4/22. The U.S. Court of Appeals (6thCir) released its divided opinion [32 pages in PDF] in EEOC v. Ford Motor Company, a case regarding telecommuting and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Court of Appeals reversed the District Court's grant of summary judgment to the employer, Ford, on the EEOC's claims of employment discrimination and retaliation. This opinion holds that employers may be required to allow employees who cannot because of a disability make it to the worksite to telecommute instead, even on an unfixed schedule to be determined by the employee, and even for jobs that the employer determines must be performed at the workplace or other designated locations.

DHS Announces Petition for Review Process for Critical Infrastructure Classifications
4/17. The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) that announces that it has made determinations that contain classifications of critical infrastructure in which "a cybersecurity incident could reasonably result in catastrophic regional or national effects", and sets the process challenging such determinations.

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Bill to Allow Access to Data Stored in Vehicle Event Data Recorders
4/9. The Senate Commerce Committee (SCC) held an executive business meeting at which it amended and approved S 1925 [LOC | WW], the "Driver Privacy Act", a bill that allows court and administrative authorities to authorize access to data stored in vehicle event data recorders (EDRs).

TLJ Analysis of S 1925, the Driver Privacy Act
4/9. S 1925 [LOC | WW], the "Driver Privacy Act", is at bottom, about giving prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, litigators and others easy access to EDR data.

OUSTR Releases 2014 Report on Compliance with Telecommunications Trade Agreements
4/4. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (OUSTR) released a report titled "2014 Section 1377 Review On Compliance with Telecommunications Trade Agreements". Much of the report focuses on the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Representatives Introduce Resolution Advocating International Internet Freedom
4/1. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and others introduced HRes 532, a resolution that "calls on the Government of Turkey to lift restrictions on freedom of the press, freedom of expression, and Internet freedom, including social media".

WTO Rules in Rare Earths Case
3/26. The World Trade Organization (WTO) released its panel reports [258 pages in PDF] in its case titled "China -- Measures Related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten, and Molybdenum".

HCC/SCT Marks Up STELA Reauthorization Bill
3/25. The House Commerce Committee's (HCC) Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (SCT) marked up a yet to be introduced bill to extend expiring provisions of the Communications Act related to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations.

Netflix's Hastings Complains About Lack of Interconnectivity
3/20. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings published a piece in the Netflix web site titled "Internet Tolls And The Case For Strong Net Neutrality". He argues that "net neutrality must be defended and strengthened" to deal with the "lack of sufficient interconnectivity" by some broadband internet access service (BIAS) providers.

Copyright Office Seeks Comments on Music Licensing
3/17. The Copyright Office (CO) published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) that "announces the initiation of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music". This notice contains a summary of current music licensing practices and laws, and 24 questions for public comment.

See also:
  Top Stories from 2014.
  Top Stories from 2013.
  Top Stories from 2012.
  Top Stories from 2011.
  Top Stories from 2010.
  Top Stories from 2009.
  Top Stories from 2008.
  Top Stories from 2007.
  Top Stories from 2006.
  Top Stories from 2005.
  Top Stories from 2004.
  Top Stories from 2003.
  Top Stories from 2002.

Sample Back Issues of the Daily E-Mail Alert
(Back issues are not published in the web site until 60 days after original publication in the TLJ Daily E-Mail Alert.)
Alert No. 2,326, Friday, January 13, 2012.
Alert No. 2,325, Thursday, January 12.
Alert No. 2,324, Wednesday, January 11.
Alert No. 2,323, Tuesday, January 10.
Alert No. 2,322, Monday, January 9.
News By Date

2014
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2013
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2012
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-29 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-31 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2011
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-31 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2008
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-29 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-31 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2007
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-31 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2006
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-31 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2005
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2004
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-29 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2003
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March  21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30  | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-30 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2002
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2001
Jan. 1-10 | Jan 11-20 | Jan 21-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | Mar 1-5 | Mar 6-10 | Mar 11-15 | Mar 16-20 | Mar 21-25 | Mar 26-31 | Apr 1-5 | Apr 6-10 | Apr 11-15 | Apr 16-20 | Apr 21-25 | Apr 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec  26-31

See also, hyperlinks to earlier News By Date.

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Alert No. 2,719, Monday, March 2.
  Obama Releases Draft Bill to Regulate Private Sector Privacy Related Practices
  Summary of President Obama's Draft Privacy Bill
  Reaction to President Obama's Draft Privacy Bill
  Commentary: Impact of Obama's Draft Privacy Bill on Freedom of Speech or of the Press

Alert No. 2,718, Friday, February 27.
  FISC Adopts But Does Not Release Order Extending Bulk Data Collection Program
  House Judiciary Committee Takes Up Internet Gambling

Alert No. 2,717, Thursday, February 26.
  Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Lynch to Be Attorney General
  House Judiciary Committee to Mark Up Bill to Make E-Verify Mandatory
  FCC Declines 2nd Circuit's Request for Its Interpretation of TCPA

Alert No. 2,716, Wednesday, February 25.
  FCC Adopts But Does Not Release Internet Regulation Order
  FCC Adopts But Does Not Release Order Regarding Municipal Broadband
  Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Lee to Be Head of USPTO
  USPTO Seeks Comments on Patent Quality
  Jury Awards $532.9 Million in Patent Infringement Action Against Apple
  DOJ Issues Business Review Letter to IEEE Regarding Update to Patent Policy
  More Patent News
  More People and Appointments

Alert No. 2,715, Tuesday, February 24.
  House Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on FCC's Forthcoming BIAS Order
  Sen. Grassley Addresses Skilled Tech Worker Visas

Alert No. 2,714, Tuesday, February 23.
  House Again Approves FCC Consolidated Reporting Act
  House Approves STEM Education Act
  FCC Commissioner O'Reilly Condemns FCC BIAS Order in Advance
  FDA Announces and Seeks Comments on Proposed Regulation of Medical Software, Apps, Systems, Storage, and Devices
  FTC Announces Revised Ten Year Regulatory Review Schedule

Alert No. 2,713, Thursday, February 19.
  House Commerce Committee Republicans Write Wheeler Regarding Lack of Openness at FCC
  Sen. Nelson Writes FTC and FCC Regarding Verizon's Use of Persistent Web Identifiers
  Bills Introduced to Address Copyright, Same Sex Marriages, and Widowhood
  Poll Finds Most People Do Not Know What Net Neutrality Is and Do Not Support Utility Regulation of Internet

Alert No. 2,712, Wednesday, February 18.
  Senators Introduce Bill to Allow Government Entities to Trademark Their Flags and Insignia
  Rep. Honda Introduces Redskins Trademark Bill
  Representatives Introduce Foreign Counterfeit Merchandise Prevention Act

Alert No. 2,711, Tuesday, February 17.
  Copyright Office Releases Report on Music Licensing
  Rep. Farenthold Re-Introduces Bill to Extend First Sale Doctrine to Computer Programs that Run Machines

Alert No. 2,710, Monday, February 16.
  Sen. Heller Again Introduces FCC Process Reform Act
  FCC Consolidated Reporting Act Re-Introduced
  House Again Passes Regulatory Accountability Act
  Rep. Latta Introduces Bill to Require FCC to Analyze Costs and Benefits in Rulemakings

Alert No. 2,709, Thursday, February 4.
  FCC to Reclassify Broadband As A Title II Service
  Summary of the FCC Document Regarding Forthcoming Internet Regulation
  Congressional Reaction to Wheeler's Internet Regulation Proposal
  More Reaction to Wheeler's Internet Regulation Proposal

Alert No. 2,708, Monday, January 19.
  President Delivers State of the Union Address

Alert No. 2,707, Monday, November 24.
  House and Senate Pass STELA Reauthorization Bill
  Senate Rejects Motion to Invoke Cloture on USA FREEDOM Act
  Wheeler Proposes Increase in E-Rate Taxes
  Chevron Deference to Administrative Interpretations in Criminal Cases

Alert No. 2,706, Monday, November 17.
  Obama Releases Statement on FCC Regulation of BIAS Providers
  President Obama Proposes Reclassification of BIAS
  Summary of President Obama's Proposal for BIAS Regulation
  Congressional Republicans Criticize Proposal to Reclassify BIAS As A Title II Service
  Rep. Goodlatte Criticizes President's Statement on BIAS Regulation
  More Reaction to President Obama's Statement Regarding BIAS Regulation
  Commentary: Presidential Power and Independent Agencies

Alert No. 2,705, Tuesday, October 28.
  11th Circuit Rules in Cambridge v. Georgia State Universities

Alert No. 2,704, Monday, October 27.
  TPP and Cross Border Data Flows
  ITIF Study Addresses Taxes and Tariffs on ICT
  Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Expectation of Privacy Case
  Android 5.0 and Mobile Device Kill Switches
  Facebook Announces Post Disaster Communications Tool

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