FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker’s announcement that she’s taking a lucrative job with Comcast-NBC has struck a chord of frustration nationwide. And Righthaven, a company notorious for shaking down small bloggers on questionable copyright claims, is now in the hotseat.
The FCC wants to know if Comcast is favoring its own digital phone service over others. And Progress Illinois is fighting Fox News for suspending their YouTube account for using video clips from the local Fox affiliate.
A bill moving through Congress would allow the Department of Justice to bring civil suits against alleged copyright infringers at the expense of the taxpayers. And Jon Bartholomew discusses the Common Cause "Media Reform Plan."
The courts have ruled on some important issues involving copyrights of recorded music and TV programs. And Internet radio businesses are in danger of shutting down because of high royalty fees.