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US congressman introduces resolution to block net neutrality rules
April 14, 2015
US Congressman Doug Collins on Monday introduced a resolution to block net neutrality rules that were introduced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in February. In a press release Collins noted that this resolution would only require a "Senate majority to pass under special procedural ru....... [more]

Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
03/23/2015: FCC faced first lawsuit over net neutrality 02/04/2015: FCC chairman proposed regulating internet like a public utility 11/10/2014: Obama urged FCC to adopt net neutrality rules 05/14/2014: FCC approved new internet traffic rules favoring prioritization of internet services 01/14....... [more]

Legal Conflict Over Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
Legal battles have flared up over the issue of net neutrality in the past decade. In the US, the FCC is the independent government agency that oversees communications among the several states and with other countries. The FCC was responsible for the 2002 determination that internet modem service, a....... [more]

The FCC and Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
In April 2014, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new rules regarding internet access and transparency. Until these proposed rules were announced, the FCC required Internet service providers (ISPs) to use nondiscriminatory practices for the transfer and treatment of web-based content. Nondiscriminato....... [more]

What is Net Neutrality?
April 7, 2015
The principle that net neutrality advocates is that all internet providers should not discriminate or charge differently for any sort of data, including platform, user, content or any other category. With open internet, services providers such as Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner and others would not be....... [more]

Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
In March 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) faced the first legal challenge to its Open Internet rules. The FCC believes that net neutrality promotes free expression and the exchange of ideas. Its new rules advance the principle of net neutrality by prohibiting internet service provid....... [more]

Australia court orders ISPs to disclose information about illegal downloaders
April 7, 2015
The Federal Court of Australia on Tuesday ordered six Internet service providers (ISPs) to hand over information about alleged illegal downloaders of the US film Dallas Buyer's Club. The case was filed by the US company that owns the rights to the movie as a preliminary discovery application to dete....... [more]

FCC facing first lawsuits over 'net neutrality'
March 24, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) faced its first challenges to its new Open Internet (net neutrality) Monday. USTelecom, an industry trade group, and Alamo Broadband, a Texas-based internet provider filed suit in Washington and New Orleans, respectively. According to the FCC, the basis o....... [more]

Azerbaijan urged to release political prisoners ahead of European Games
March 4, 2015
With the European Games approaching in Baku, Azerbaijan, this June, human rights groups on Wednesday urged the host nation to release political prisoners held on "trumped up" charges. The European Games are seen as an attempt to soften the authoritarian image of Azerbaijan under President Ilham Aliy....... [more]

Burt Neuborne - JURIST Interview
February 27, 2015
JURIST’s Arjun Mishra interviews famous Supreme Court litigator and civil rights defender Burt Neuborne on his recent book, Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment. Neuborne helped found the Brennan Center of Justice at NYU, has served as Legal Director of the ACLU and special co....... [more]

FCC adopts Open Internet rules
February 27, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday adopted Open Internet rules by a 3-2 vote. The Open Internet Order reclassifies broadband internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act, bringing broadband providers within the authority of the FCC. The orde....... [more]




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