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    Children's Online Privacy

    Two panels discussed recent changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). New regulations from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) went into effect July 1, 2013. The…

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    National Broadband Plan

    Art Brodsky and Adam Thierer talked about the initiatives in the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    173 views
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    Comcast and NBC Universal Merger, Part 2

    Witnesses testified about the potential impact on the media marketplace of the proposed joint venture agreement between Comcast and NBC Universal. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Retaining Customer Data

    The Federal Trade Commission held a forum on technology, consumer privacy and the benefits and the risks associated with information sharing. Panelists included people from business,…

    564 views
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    Internet Public Policies in a Transition Year

    Panelists spoke about Internet and communications policy, including telecommunications policy challenges facing the incoming Obama administration. Among the topics they addressed were…

    54 views
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    Telecommunications Policy

    The guests talked about major actions in telecommunications policy by both the Federal Communications Commission and Congress, and what topics did not get resolved, including network…

    64 views
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    Regulating Television Violence

    Panelists spoke about an April 25, 2007 Federal Communications Commission report on “Violent Television Programming and Its Impact on Children,” which recommended that…

    230 views
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    Child Safety on the Internet

    Panelists talked about the safety of children on the Internet. Among the topics they addressed were programs and policies by providers to protect children, parental responsibilities,…

    77 views
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    Telecommunications Issues

    Adam Thierer talked about reformation of the Federal Communications Commission, competition among video broadband providers, and media ownership issues. He compared the regulatory…

    101 views
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    Parental Control over Media for Children

    The forum “Beyond Censorship: Technologies and Policies to Give Parents Control Over Children’s Media Content” discussed how best to protect children from inappropriate…

    282 views
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    Future of the Radio Marketplace

    Mr. Mays spoke about the future of radio broadcasting. Among the topics he addressed were new radio market development, indecency regulations, public interest mandates, media…

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    Broadcast Indecency

    The Progress and Freedom Foundation held a discussion on whether government should extend broadcast decency rules to other media including cable and satellite. Following their remarks…

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    The Fairness Doctrine and Media Bias

    In the first of a two-part series on the media and Congress, media analysts talked about the Federal Communications Policy known as the Fairness Doctrine, which was repealed in 1987. Topics…

    226 views
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    Digital Media Freedom

    Mr. Thierer talked about advances in information technology, the use of the Internet for information gathering and dissemination, Internet privacy and security, and other…

    37 views
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    Media Ownership Issues

    Witnesses testified about media ownership rules and a recent federal court decision leaving some local decisions to the Federal Communication Commission. They also talked about levels…

    92 views
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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Committee members heard testimony on management practices at the Federal Communications Commission and other topics such as staffing, deregulation and competition.

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    Internet Sales Taxes

    Commission members heard testimony about potential taxation of electronic commerce. They began by discussing various mechanisms and implications for taxation of international Internet…

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    Electronic Commerce Taxation

    Business leaders discussed how to avoid taxes on electronic commerce, including proposals to streamline the sales tax system and to reform state telecommunications industry…

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    Auto Choice: Where Is It Driving Us?

    Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Priest debated proposals to reduce the costs of automobile insurance. Mr. Horowitz noted that among low-income families insurance premiums for…

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    Electric Company Rate Increases

    Representatives of consumer, environmental and political interest groups announced a national campaign to prevent rate increases by electric companies to pay off past debts. The group…

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