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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. 2,678, Tuesday, July 22.
  House Passes NIST Reauthorization Bill
  House Passes STELA Reauthorization Bill

Alert No. 2,677, Monday, July 21.
  Representatives Introduce Bill to Push FCC on Wi-Fi Use in 5.9 GHz Band

Alert No. 2,676, Thursday, July 17.
  NIST Authorization Bill Would Remove NSA's Statutory Role in Setting Security Standards
  Apple Settles With States in E-Books Antitrust
  House Commerce Committee Democrats Seek DHS Investigation of Motorola's Business Practices

Alert No. 2,675, Wednesday, July 16.
  Senate Passes Cell Phone Unlocking Bill
  Rep. Goodlatte and Rep. Eshoo Urge Senate Passage of House Passed Patent Bill
  House Commerce Subcommittee Approves Bill to Regulate Patent Infringement Demand Letter Practices

Alert No. 2,674, Tuesday, July 15.
  House Passes Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act
  House Judiciary Committee Approves Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act
  Antitrust Division Compels Divestiture in Sinclair's Acquisition of Broadcast TV Stations

Alert No. 2,673, Monday, July 14.
  Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Phone Unlocking Bill
  House Passes Social Media Working Group Act
  House Passes DHS Interoperable Communications Act

Alert No. 2,672, Tuesday, July 8.
  Senate Committee Approves DHS NCCIC Bill
  Senate Committee Approves Federal Information Security Modernization Act
  Sen. Walsh Introduces Bill to Prevent NIST and NSA From Dumbing Down Encryption Standards

Alert No. 2,671, Monday, July 7.
  PCLOB Releases Report on FISA Section 702
  FTC Sues T-Mobile USA for Third Party Phone Bill Cramming
  USPTO Seeks Comments on Virtual Marking
  IRS's Claimed Loss of Subpoenaed E-Mail Prompts Introduction of "Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act"

Alert No. 2,670, Tuesday, June 24.
  Supreme Court Reverses in ABC v. Aereo
  Reaction to Supreme Court Opinion in ABC v. Aereo
  Impact of Supreme Court's Aereo Opinion on Cloud Computing
  Statutory Sections Applied in ABC v. Aereo

Alert No. 2,669, Monday, June 23.
  Bills Would Require FCC to Prevent BIAS Providers From Selling Traffic Prioritization to Edge Providers
  Wheeler Addresses Regulation of Exchange of Traffic Between Networks
  TLJ Commentary: Peering and Transit Agreements

Alert No. 2,668, Thursday, June 19.
  Supreme Court Rules on Patent Ineligibility of Computer Implemented Ideas
  Rep. Scalise Elected House Majority Whip

Alert No. 2,667, Wednesday, June 4.
  House Passes Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill
  Rep. Gerlach Again Introduces Startup Innovation Credit Act
  Defendant Pleads Guilty in Counterfeit Integrated Circuits Case
  Copyright Office to Hold Roundtable on Audits of Statements of Account and Royalty Payments
  More News

Alert No. 2,666, Tuesday, June 3.
  Supreme Court Rules in Limelight v. Akamai on Inducement of Patent Infringement
  Supreme Court Rules in Nautilus v. Biosig on Patent Indefiniteness
  Supreme Court Rules in Patent Litigation Fee Shifting Cases
  Representatives Introduce Bill to Require Satellite and Internet Radio to Pay Royalties for Pre 1972 Music
  Key Language of the RESPECT Act
  More News

Alert No. 2,665, Monday, June 2.
  Swenson Replaces Ginn as FirstNet Chairman
  DOJ and States File Brief in Apple's Appeal in E-Books Antitrust Case
  NYT Reports NSA Obtains Images From Intercepts of E-Mail and Teleconferences
  NIST Computer Security Division News
  More News

Alert No. 2,664, Wednesday, May 28.
  House Science Committee Passes FIRST Act
  Rep. Latta Introduces Bill to Preclude Title II Regulation of BIAS

Alert No. 2,663, Tuesday, Wednesday, May 27.
  FTC Recommends Legislation to Regulate Data Brokers
  FCC Announces Agenda for June 13 Meeting
  10th Circuit Denies Petitions for Review of FCC Universal Service Order

Alert No. 2,662, Thursday, May 22.
  House Passes DOTCOM Act As Part of NDAA
  Analysis of Voting on the DOTCOM Act
  House Passes Online Sex Ads Bill
  House Science Committee Begins Mark Up of NSF, NIST and OSTP Reauthorization Bill
  More News

Alert No. 2,661, Wednesday, May 21.
  Surveillance Reform Bill Update
  House to Vote on Including DOTCOM Act in NDAA
  Sen. Hatch and Sen. Markey Release Discussion Draft of Student Privacy Bill
  Cato Paper Provides State by State Summary of Compliance with REAL ID Act Mandates
  DOD Adopts Rules Regarding Counterfeit Electronics
  More News

Alert No. 2,660, Tuesday, May 20.
  House to Consider Bill to Limit Bulk Data Collection
  Analysis: HR 3361 and Bulk Collection of Data
  Analysis: HR 3361 and Encryption Back Door Mandates
  AT&T to Acquire Directv
  Sen. Leahy Announces Failure to Reach Consensus on Patent Bill
  Obama Signs DATA Act

Alert No. 2,659, Monday, May 19.
  FCC Adopts Net Neutrality NPRM
  Summary of the FCC's Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
  Net Neutrality NPRM and Pay for Priority Agreements

Alert No. 2,658, Monday, May 12.
  DOJ Files Competitive Impact Statement in Bazaarvoice Action
  District Court Denies MSJ in DOJ v. American Express
  SEC Issues Bitcoin Investor Alert
  Rep. Stockman Introduces Bill Regarding Tax Treatment of Virtual Currencies

Alert No. 2,657, Friday, May 9.
  House Passes R&D Tax Credit Bill
  Commentary: Political Strategies Associated with the R&D Tax Credit Bill
  FEC Adopts Advisory Opinion on Use of Bitcoins in Federal Election Campaigns
  Gary Becker Died
  More People and Appointments

Alert No. 2,656, Thursday, May 8.
  FTC Files and Settles Administrative Complaint Against Snapchat
  Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Over Patent Bill
  House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees Approve Bill to Limit NSA Bulk Collection of Data
  Court of Appeals Appointments
  District Court Appointments
  More People and Appointments

Alert No. 2,655, Wednesday, May 7.
  Obama Administration Opposes R&D Tax Credit Bill
  House Commerce Committee to Mark Up STELA Reauthorization Bill
  CRJs Propose Record Keeping Requirements for Webcasters
  People and Appointments
  More News

Alert No. 2,654, Tuesday, May 6.
  House Judiciary Committee to Mark Up Surveillance Reform Bill
  House Intelligence Committee to Hold Closed Mark Up of Its FISA Reform Bill
  House Commerce Committee to Mark Up DOTCOM Bill and STELA Reauthorization Bill
  Copyright Office Schedules Three Roundtables for its Music Licensing Inquiry

Alert No. 2,653, Monday, May 5.
  DOJ and eBay Settle Anticompetitive Employment Practices Case
  Sen. Coons Introduces Bill to Create Federal Private Right of Action for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  Summary of S 2267, the Defend Trade Secrets Act
  Court of Appeals Appointments
  District Court Appointments

Alert No. 2,652, Friday, May 2.
  House Ways and Means Committee Approves Bill to Make R&D Tax Credit Permanent
  GAO Report Finds Information Security Weaknesses at SEC
  Campaign Groups File Complaints Alleging Trivial Violations of TV Broadcaster Disclosure Regime
  Raman Joins Covington
  More People and Appointments
  More News

Alert No. 2,651, Thursday, May 1.
  6th Circuit Holds Refusal to Allow Telecommuting Can Violate ADA
  House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Criminalize Online Sex Advertising
  Commentary: The Politics of Internet Companies
  Meinrath to Head New America Foundation's X Lab
  More People and Appointments

Alert No. 2,650, Wednesday, April 30.
  Senate Judiciary Committee Again Holds Over Patent Bill
  Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Trade Policy
  OUSTR Releases 2014 Special 301 Report
  OUSTR Special 301 Report Details PRC Failures to Protect IPR

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