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12 hrs ago |

The Real Revolution In 3D Printing

If you search the two terms, intellectual property and 3D printing, you will find a hefty debate on how the new world of 3d printing is attacking or liberating, depending on your perspective, the consuming public.


17 hrs ago | MediaPost

Web Companies Back Vimeo In Fight With Record Labels

Google, Facebook and Twitter are among a host of tech companies that are backing the video sharing site Vimeo in its battle with record labels.


Related Topix: WebMD, Twitter, Startups, Facebook, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Advertising

22 hrs ago | BenzConnection

Are The Music Hard Drives In Your Car Illegal?

The music industry ain't what it used to be. The days of dastardly contracts, ruthless chart dominance, and many, many dollars are gone, thanks to the internet and the industry's stubborn unwillingness to adapt to it.


Yesterday | International Business Times

The Future of Unlocked Handsets: Why It May be Possible to Switch Carriers Easily Soon

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, it is illegal for user to unlock their cellphones in the United States of America.


Related Topix: us Travel, iPod touch App, iPad App, Apple Store, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communities

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a federal appeals court to block record labels' attempt to thwart federal law in Capitol v.


National Journal

Congress Passed a Cell-Phone Unlocking Bill. But It Won't Do Much.

Legislation to allow people to "unlock" their cell phones won unanimous support on Capitol Hill and is about to become law.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Cell Phones, Electronics, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat


House Approves Bill That Would Legalize...

Smartphone customers living in the US will soon be able to legally unlock their devices for use on other mobile carriers, as the House of Representatives has approved a bill to allow decriminalization of the practice.


Tue Jul 29, 2014


What the Cellphone Unlocking Law Means for You

A bill that will make it legal to unlock your cellphone is headed for U.S. President Barack Obama's desk.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Emerging Technology, Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, iPhone

Engadget Mobile

Here's what the phone unlocking bill means, and how it affects our future

Getting Democrats and Republicans to pass an act of Congress is the exception more than the rule.


Related Topix: US News, Prison, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Phone Unlocking Victory Should Be the First Step Towards Real Copyright Reform

It's increasingly rare for Congress to actually pass bills into law, but Friday brought some good news from Capitol Hill: More than a year after the exemption covering phone unlocking expired and a White House petition on the topic collected some 114,000 signatures, a narrow bill offering a limited carve-out for consumers unlocking phones made its ... (more)


Light Reading

Phone Unlocking: Almost Legal, Still Not Easy

The good news for those that wish to jump carriers or unlock their device when traveling abroad is they will no longer face fines of up to $500,000 and a jail sentence of up to five years for doing so.


Related Topix: Cellphones, US News, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT

Mobile Burn

Unlocking your phone will be legal

There have been some pretty monumental shifts in the law regarding unlocked phones in recent years in the US, but none as seismic as this.


Related Topix: Cellphones

The Washington Post


SpaceX's lawsuit against the Air Force is gaining steam. " A federal judge has ordered a review of a U.S. Air Force contract to put dozens of military satellites into orbit," reports the Switch's Brian Fung.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Cellphones, World News


The cellphone unlocking bill is about to become law -- but there's a catch

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more This paper examines the insecurity of the small businesses in the supply chain and offers tips to close those backdoors into the enterprise.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Widevine Technologies, Digital Rights Management, Science / Technology

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Five Best Usenet Providers

Usenet has been around for decades, but it's still a great resource, one that offers speed and reliability that bittorrent can't match.


Related Topix: Usenet

WFTV Orlando

Congress OKs unlocking phones from carriers

Sick of your wireless carrier but unwilling to give up your phone to make the switch? Pretty soon you'll have other options thanks to a bill just passed by Congress.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, AT&T

Fri Jul 25, 2014

USPTO and NTIA Continue Efforts to Reform DMCA Notice-Takedown Process

The United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration continue to conduct meetings with stakeholders to discuss possible improvements to the notice and takedown process required under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act .


Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, USPTO, Alexandria, VA


Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Still Illegal, But Probably Not For Long

Unlocking your smart phone to run on a different carrier, without your carrier's permission.


The Washington Post

Congress passes cellphone unlocking legislation

The House just unanimously voted to make it easier for consumers to take their mobile phone with them when they switch carriers or travel overseas.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Entertainment

Ars Technica

Congress finally passes cell phone unlocking bill

The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill called S517 that will make it legal to unlock one's cell phone in order to switch service providers.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Digital Rights Management