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THE FCC AND NET NEUTRALITY Keep flow of information open

Let's just get this out of the way: net neutrality. Now that you've been lulled to drowsiness, pour yourself a cup of coffee, do a couple jumping jacks, whatever you need to get yourself through this subject, because it does matter to you if you use the Internet for anything more than playing solitaire. Net neutrality is the term used to describe they way the Internet currently works for us. Content providers, among them Netflix, HeraldNet.com and

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Google says good riddance to “lying” conservative legislative group

Google has severed its ties with the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, with harsh words that ALEC is “lying” with expressions about climate change. The group has suffered numerous defections, including Microsoft and Amazon.com, beginning with its authorship of so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws such as the Florida statute used by the George Zimmerman defense in the killing of 16-year-old teenager Trayvon Martin.   http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2014/09/22/google-says-good-ridance-to-lying-conservative-legislative-group/

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Getty v. Microsoft lawsuit could have ripples for all digital creative content

It’s one of the easiest things to do on a computer — search for an image, right click on it and press copy. Then voila, you have a photo you can do pretty much anything you want with.  But copyright laws prevent much of that activity from taking place. Legally, anyway.   http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2014/09/getty-v-microsoft-lawsuitcould-have-ripples-for.html

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Editorial: Innovation would be stifled under FCC’s plans

The FCC must listen to Americans who have flooded the commission with comments in support of preserving an open Internet.  ONE system crash and nearly 1.1 million comments later, the Federal Communications Commission should get the message: Many Americans strongly oppose proposed regulations that would create two lanes on the Internet highway — fast or slow. Providers would be able to sell faster connectivity to companies that can afford to pay

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