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Canadian cell-phone carriers oppose the idea of Verizon''s entry into the Canadian market, even though it''s certainly not a done deal. The New York Times has this piece explaining background and current debate. More here from Bloomberg on Canadian Industry

ESPN Claims Verizon Is Breaching Carriage Contract

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The sports network believes that Verizon can't put its channels on separately priced tiers in the new personalized FiOS service. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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ESPN, Verizon Make Progress in Settling Lawsuit Over Custom TV

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A move to pause the lawsuit comes after Verizon announced it was changing its approach to skinny bundles. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Verizon to Notify Customers of Possible Copyright Infringement

JetLawBlog

According to a recent announcement from Verizon Communications Company, the company will begin issuing “copyright notices&# to customers accused of illegally downloading copyrighted material from the Internet. Verizon’s announcement does not state how the RIAA tracks down an anonymous online activity with a particular Internet user’s account. Circuit ruled in Verizon’s favor on this issue in 2003.

As net neutrality dies, one man wants to make Verizon pay for its sins - The Verge

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

He points to Verizon temporarily blocking the Nexus 7, third-party iPhone 6s, and third-party Nexus 6s. He brings up Verizon charging people more for bringing their own phones to the network. He argues Verizon compelled phone providers to disable FM radios. He also mentions Verizon blocking PayPal, OneDrive, Samsung Pay, and other built-in apps. Verizon, in particular, has been one of most brazen.". "Nguyen's complaints are comprehensive and wide-ranging.

The Truth Hurts: AT&T’s Suit Against Verizon

JetLawBlog

With just one week and over 250,000 sales under its belt, one would think that Verizon Wireless executives would be breaking out the bubbly to celebrate the successful release of its much-anticipated competitor to AT&T’s iPhone, the Android 2.0. But, alas, a lawsuit filed by AT&T in an Atlanta Federal Court earlier this month has forced Verizon’s management team to forgo the Dom in favor of defense attorneys. Verizon claims that the suit is meritless.

More Documents Relevant to the FCC Response to the DC Circuit's Verizon Ruling

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC''s new docket, established to respond to the DC Circuit''s ruling in Verizon v. Commissioner O''Rielly''s statement, released Feb. 19, in response to FCC Chair Wheeler''s statement on the Open Internet. Washington, D.C. Commissioner Mike O’Rielly issued

Verizon Wireless Files RICO Suit against Mobile Marketers, Alleges Deception and Fraud in Evasion of MMA Guidelines Requirements for Short Code Campaigns

New Media and Technology Law

Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, filed a lengthy complaint on March 7, 2011, against mobile marketing entities that have conducted short code marketing campaigns on its network. The complaint alleges that these entities failed to comply with the Mobile Marketing Association’s Consumer Best Practices Guidelines for Cross Carrier Mobile Content Services , which Verizon incorporates into its standard contract provisions.

Verizon Doesn't Get Christmas Wish For a TRO

Media Law Prof Blog

Verizon asked a federal judge for a restraining order against a former employee who now works for rival Allied Wireless Communication Corporation, citing trade secret concerns, but Judge James M. Moody noted that some of the information the company cited

Much Ado About Nothing – Google & Verizon’s Network Neutrality Proposal

Cyberlaw Central

I’ve been closely following the Network Neutrality debate for years, and while I am pleased that Google and Verizon have brought the discussion to the forefront in recent days, there has been too much outrage in my humble opinion. Verizon will begin rolling out its 4G network this fall under openness license conditions that Google helped persuade the FCC to adopt.

Hollywood Docket Top 5: Murdoch vs. Google; Fox vs. Scientologists; Verizon vs. TiVo

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

When can we expect the anticipated copyright showdown between Rupert Murdoch and Google? Within a long profile of Murdoch and News Corp, a senior media executive who recently conferred with Murdoch says he's readying a lawsuit. He's pretty tightly wound.

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NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily | World news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily | World news | The Guardian The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America''s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.

Hollywood Docket: Meet the Comcast/NBCU lawyers; AT&T backs off Verizon suit; Redbox adds claim

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news this morning: It's finally done. Comcast has announced a deal that will give the company a 51% stake in NBC Universal. Here's THR's deal announcement story, as well as an analysis of the regulatory review to come.

Google And Verizon CEOs Unveil Proposed Net-Neutrality Policy : All Tech Considered : NPR

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Google And Verizon CEOs Unveil Proposed Net-Neutrality Policy : All Tech Considered : NPR Google and Verizon announced Monday that the two companies had reached an agreement on a policy proposal surrounding net neutrality. Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg. In a conference call, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said the agreement lays out seven principles on how service providers can manage traffic.

Tivo Sued by Cisco Over DVR Patents

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Television Business Dish Network Microsoft Time Warner Cable Verizon CommunicationsAfter resolving disputes with Dish, Microsoft and AT&T, TiVo is now going to war with Cisco. read more. THR, Esq.

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Google And Verizon CEOs Unveil Proposed Net-Neutrality Policy : All Tech Considered : NPR

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Google And Verizon CEOs Unveil Proposed Net-Neutrality Policy : All Tech Considered : NPR Google and Verizon announced Monday that the two companies had reached an agreement on a policy proposal surrounding net neutrality. Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg. In a conference call, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said the agreement lays out seven principles on how service providers can manage traffic.

Zero Dark Thirty, Best Picture Academy Award Nominee, Exploited by AT&T, Verizon, MetroPCS, Nissan, H&R Block, British Airways, Progresso, and more.

Music Technology Policy

Reblogged from The Trichordist: We spend most of our time here focused on artists rights as it applies to music and musicians. But we wanted to see if the film industry was having the same challenges as music. We believe in the rights of all creators to consent and compensation for their work ( ethical internet principles numbers two and four, respectively ). With the upcoming Academy Awards we wondered if it would be possible to find pirated versions of Zero Dark Thirty.

Resources to help during Covid-19 Crisis

Gordon P. Firemark

COVID-19 Recovery Fund from Verizon and LISC ? Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash. (no, no, I don't have a secret resource for T.P.). But here are a few useful links.: ? The Freelancer’s Guide to The CARES Act: New Funds and Benefits (from my friend and client Abbey Woodcock) ?

ASCAP Argues Ringtones are Public Concerts, and Loses

JetLawBlog

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers recently sued Verizon Wireless, alleging that Verizon was both “engag[ing] in public performances of musical works when it downloads ringtones to customers&# and “secondarily liable for public performances of musical works when customers play ringtones on their telephones.&# Thus neither Verizon nor the customer are liable for copyright infringement.

Opt Out Before You Dial

JetLawBlog

Verizon has been sending out a pamphlet advising customers that they have forty-five days to opt out of allowing Verizon to share their personal information, according to the New York Times and Harvard Law professor David Weinberger. Granted, Verizon promises to those who don’t opt out to share this information only with “affiliates, agents and parent companies,&# but who’s to stop third parties from paying to become affiliates?

Facebook differs with Google on Net neutrality | The Social - CNET News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Image via Wikipedia Facebook differs with Google on Net neutrality | The Social - CNET News Facebook has released a statement about its stance on the controversial topic of Net neutrality--and it's not in agreement with Google, which recently announced a proposal with Verizon Communications in which it recommends that Net neutrality not extend beyond the "public Internet " of wireline networks.

Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

Verizon sheds reluctance to aid RIAA and launches plan to issue “copyright notices&# to those customers accused of illegal downloading. In the news. Google tones down its settlement demands in hopes of keeping agreement alive. Computer programmers who assisted Madoff in $60 billion fraud arrested ; face charges of conspiracy, falsifying books and records of a broker dealer, and falsifying books and records of an investment advisor.

Facebook differs with Google on Net neutrality | The Social - CNET News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Image via Wikipedia Facebook differs with Google on Net neutrality | The Social - CNET News Facebook has released a statement about its stance on the controversial topic of Net neutrality--and it's not in agreement with Google, which recently announced a proposal with Verizon Communications in which it recommends that Net neutrality not extend beyond the "public Internet " of wireline networks.

Appeals Court Deals Blow to FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Rules

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In a victory for broadband carriers like AT&T and Verizon, the D.C. Circuit strikes down anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

The FCC and the "Mystery Fee"

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC announces that it is looking into Verizon's "mystery fee" issue. "We We can confirm reports of an FCC investigation into mystery fees that appeared on Verizon Wireless bills costing over 15 million Americans tens of millions of dollars. Reportedly

Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

In the news… In the face of congressional scrutiny, Verizon scales back its exclusivity deals. The Pirate Bay looks to go legit with royalty fees and a user-powered/subsidized business model. A battle heats up between Microsoft and Google over web-based document apps. Will they be the tools of the future ? Sale of Michael Jackson’s final rehearsal complicated by existing deals, television tributes, insane prices.

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FCC Announces Public Roundtables To Discuss Options For Internet Access

Media Law Prof Blog

The agency notes that after the Verizon decision, its net neutrality rules are no longer an The FCC has announced it will begin hosting a series of Open Internet Roundtable Discussions to address concerns surrounding what it calls Internet openness.

Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

Tags: JETL advertising career celebrities constitution contracts copyright courts criminal law entertainment film/television financial games government intellectual property internet lawsuits legislation medicine music privacy social networking sports technology telecommunications ADHD AT&T copyright infringement Droid google iPhone marijuana net neutrality Obama Polanski pornography Pulp Fiction Roger Avery Sammy Sosa spam Tweet Twitter Verizon White House

DWT (Driving While Texting): The New DUI?

JetLawBlog

Last week, Verizon Wireless stated that it plans to take an active role in supporting state bans on texting while driving. Verizon’s lobbying-like stance appears to be more forceful than the position held by the CTIA , the mobile phone industry trade group, which also supports bans on texting. It is unclear how much weight state legislatures will give to Verizon’s call for action.

Bidders In the Upcoming FCC Auction

Media Law Prof Blog

From the New York Times: expected bidders in the upcoming FCC airwaves auction are Verizon, AT&T, Dish, and T-Mobile. Applications are due by 6 p.m. today. More here from the FCC website

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Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

Verizon Verizon does not want to install software on its networks to play copyright police. Tags: napster copyright law copyright infringement rapidshare copyright royalty board verizon Yes, if you are on the RSS feed, you are getting this. A new goal for 2008: to post more. Readers of the website and on the RSS feed will receive this. Those getting the e-mail will not.

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's Statement on Open Internet Rules

Media Law Prof Blog

In its Verizon v. From FCC.gov. FCC decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit invited the Commission to act to preserve a free and open Internet. I intend to accept that invitation by proposing

OFFICIALS PUSH TO BOLSTER LAW ON WIRETAPPING - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

They want to increase legal incentives and penalties aimed at pushing carriers like Verizon , AT&T , and Comcast to ensure that any network changes will not disrupt their ability to conduct wiretaps. Tags: Obama administration Comcast Verizon Communications Telephone tapping Surveillance Telephone company Official Law

Hollywood Docket: Courtney Love settles Nirvana dispute; RIAA writes Google; Cameron Diaz is dangerous

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Thirteen trade groups including the RIAA and AFTRA have sent a joint letter to Google in reaction to the Google/Verizon net neutrality proposal. The groups say they are "deeply interested" in the details of the proposal, particularly in the way.

Hollywood Docket: Net neutrality; Discovery vs. DeadliestCatchTV; 'Real World' politicos

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Google and Verizon have issued a joint policy proposal that encourages equal access to information online, that gives the FCC authority over rule-breakers, but importantly carves out exceptions for wireless services. Not surprisingly, the proposal is encountering sharp criticism. Google.

Hollywood Docket: A deal to end net neutrality?; LimeWire court date; DiCaprio vs. attacker

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Google is nearing an agreement with Verizon, one of the nation's leading ISPs, for a plan to charge consumers higher rates for quicker connections. The plan flies in the face of consumer advocates who want "net neutrality," but an appeals.

Hey American Express, Do You Yahoo!?: This Month’s USC-Annenberg Innovation Lab brand sponsored piracy report identifies the offending brands

Music Technology Policy

Verizon. MTP readers no doubt saw the coverage on last month’s installment of the USC-Annenberg Innovation Lab transparency report that identified ad networks that facilitated IP theft. Now we see that this month’s report names brands. You can read all about it here. Here’s a sample of the top brands driving brand sponsored piracy and theft from artists: Amazon. American Express. AT&T. Buick. Converse. Dropbox. Equifax. FingerHut. General Motors. Honda. K Swiss.

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T-Bone Burnett’s Comments on Reform of the DMCA Safe Harbor

Music Technology Policy

It is important to make the distinction that T-Bone makes and that Beggars Group Chairman Martin Mills made in his Canadian Music Week keynote –the problem with the DMCA safe harbors is not so much with ISPs like AT&T and Verizon that take respecting copyright seriously (both were in the Copyright Alert System). The U.S.

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Trump's New FCC Chief Could Let Big Media Get Even Bigger

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The president throws shade on an AT&T-Time Warner hookup, but Ajit Pai is signaling moves that could grease deals, help new players like Verizon and turn content makers into even more attractive targets. read more. THR, Esq. Business Politics Business Donald Trump THR Weekly Magazine

Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

Is AT&T’s lawsuit against Verizon for its “there’s a map for that&# commercial the right approach? Moore Disney drug use iPhone Jesse James Mickey Mouse Nicholas Cage Sandra Bullock Tim Lincecum trademark Verizon Wii In the news. Federal judge sides with artist over trademark dispute with University of Alabama for highly accurate sports paintings. More tax trouble–actor Nicholas Cage owes $6 million.

Net Neutrality – Avoiding the “Mushy Middle”

Cyberlaw Central

Much Ado About Nothing – Google & Verizon’s Network Neutrality Proposal Out of the Box with Wireless Net Neutrality Update Speaking at CBA 10/24 re: Net Neutrality Net Neutrality – Avoiding the “Mushy Middle&# is a post from: Cyberlaw Central. ©2010

Legal Industry Veteran Sameena Kluck Joins Pro Bono Tech Startup Paladin

Media Law

It is used by companies such as Verizon and Lyft and law firms such as Dentons and Wilson Sonsini. Sometimes news converges in fortuitous ways. Yesterday, I interviewed Felicity Conrad , cofounder and CEO of the pro bono technology startup Paladin , for next week’s LawNext podcast.

Securing Your Wireless Network

Cyberlaw Central

Related Posts: Out of the Box with Wireless Local Man Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Use of Wi-Fi Much Ado About Nothing – Google & Verizon’s Network Neutrality Proposal Is this the day the world changed? As I’ve discussed previously on the blog , there are many cases currently pending involving the filesharing of copyright-protected videos involving BitTorrent.