Hollywood appears to be gearing up to renew its push for Internet service providers to take on the role of copyright police.
The Center for Democracy & Technology has issued its wish list for the Obama administration and, high on the agenda, is a call for new privacy laws.
NBC's Jeff Zucker seems exceptionally bearish about the Web these days. In a lunchtime keynote address at the UBS global media conference today, he said that online ad growth at sites like Hulu.com had proved disappointing recently.
Should colleges pay a fee to the record labels for students to have access to unlimited music? That idea has been floated for a while, as has the concept of a broader ISP-level "music tax." Now, it looks as if proponents of the idea are making a more serious push.
Harvard Law School professor Charles Nesson, who leads the defense team representing alleged file-sharer Joel Tenenbaum, isn't just taking on the record industry in court. He's also tapping into Web 2.0 with the new Facebook group "Joel Fights Back Against the RIAA."
In what sounds like a throwback to an early century, a Colorado resident has been charged with criminal libel for comments that he made about his ex-girlfriend on Craigslist.
When the AT&T-backed Future of Privacy Forum launched last month, some industry observers assumed the group had an anti-Google agenda, while others took a wait-and-see attitude. But in the last week, it's looking more and more like the group's core mission includes bashing Internet ad companies in general, and Google in particular.
The AT&T-backed think tank Future of Privacy Forum has launched its first initiative: a campaign warning consumers how search engines store their queries and marketers use online cookies.