This Week In Techdirt Historical past: August 14th – twentieth

from the the-years-go-by dept

5 Years In the past

This week in 2017, the FCC unveiled its new broadband “advisory panel” that was stocked with telecom consultants, allies, and cronies, and set to work weakening the definition of high quality broadband, whereas a former Commissioner was making an attempt to say that web neutrality aided the rise of white supremacy. A Florida metropolis was ignoring all authorized precedent in an try and determine and silence a critic, a court docket smacked down a foolish argument claiming Yahoo had misplaced Part 230 immunity, and we had a dialogue on the podcast about SESTA and why 230 issues. Additionally, Mike gained an EFF Pioneer Award.

Ten Years In the past

This week in 2012, we listed seven causes that Google was making a mistake by agreeing to filter searches primarily based on DMCA notices, whereas a brand new TED speak by Kirby Ferguson supplied a compelling clarification of how copyright and patent legal guidelines battle with creativity. SurfTheChannel proprietor Anton Vickerman was sentenced to 4 years in jail for “conspiracy”, label funds to RIAA have been drying up, the following TPP negotiation session was organized with solely three hours allotted to speak to public curiosity advocates, and Common Music used a bogus DMCA declare to take down a damaging evaluation of Drake’s album.

Fifteen Years In the past

This week in 2007, Google determined to kill of its DRM video service and disappear the movies individuals thought that they had bought, Time Warner was engaged on enabling time shifting however with out the power to quick ahead, and Limewire grew to become the newest P2P firm to attempt to go legit. An entire host of firms together with Diebold and Disney have been caught modifying Wikipedia entries of their favor, whereas a Skype outage highlighted the truth that Skype was extra centralized than anticipated. The RIAA was ignoring a court docket ruling over a bogus swimsuit and not paying the authorized charges it was ordered to pay, whereas we noticed two very totally different responses to being confronted with one of many company’s fits: Tonya Andersen was making an attempt to show her personal lawsuit in opposition to the RIAA’s practices into a category motion, whereas Michelle Santangelo went the route of suing Kazaa, AOL, and anybody else she might consider as a result of the RIAA sued her.

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