The battle to beat Google’s Android mobile phone OS is quickly turning into a legal bonanza. But why are three horizontal competitors being allowed to collaborate and cooperate and join hands together, rather than competing against each other?
Not quite as interesting as the worst-dressed actress and best cinema films lists we’ll see over the next few days, but (perhaps) a bit more relevant to our daily activities on social networks and the real-time Web.
I do not represent Google. My law firm does not represent Google. Google is not paying me. So Gary Reback, Jeff Chester, John Simpson and others, get your facts straight.
The modest few “open internet” rules FCC Chairman Genachowski has suggested are so trivial that, like all good policy compromises, they have angered both the left and the right. The far more important issue is the legal framework under which the Commission will support net neutrality regulation.
The highly polarized debate over so-called net neutrality at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) exposes serious philosophical differences about the appropriate role of government in managing technological change. Neither side is unfortunately free either from hyperbole or fear-mongering. And neither side is completely right.
My photo from Sunday’s Washington Redskins’ game made the cover of Flipboard. Wow, you say? Not really.
Like John Naisbitt, this post describes what I am convinced are the most significant law/policy “megatrends” affecting the social media space today.
I’ve written about the legal problems associated with online social media accounts after a subscriber’s death. This is a way cool start-up idea that, at first blush, seems to solve then like an “advance medical directive” does for the dying.
Western democracies are not immune from the Net regulation trend. In the name of the fight against child pornography or the theft of intellectual property, laws and decrees have been adopted, or are being deliberated, notably in Australia, France, Italy and Great Britain.
I just posted the presentation slides from my keynote speech at the SociaLex 2010 conference, titled “Where (What) Is the Law of Social Media?”