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No Time to be Neutral on Net Neutrality

July 11th, 2007 · Comments Off on No Time to be Neutral on Net Neutrality


But now major telephone companies and cable companies, which control 98 percent of broadband access in the U.S. (through DSL and cable modem service), would like to dismiss net neutrality give faster connections and greater priority to clients willing to pay higher rates.

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Tags: Cable Television · Internet · Media Economics

Newspaper Circulation Up! (For Free Papers)

June 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment


The big story about the mainstream newspaper industry in the 2000s has been the decline of circulation and revenue for the print version, and the slow but promising growth of online editions. But in one segment of the newspaper industry—free newspapers—circulation is actually up, way up.

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Tags: Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Media Economics

The Shame of the Media

November 29th, 2006 · 1 Comment

butter-medMurdoch’s conglomerate has once again gone shameless with a book and Fox broadcast special called If I Did It. Developed by Judith Regan, the former National Enquirer writer who has her own ReganBooks imprint at HarperCollins, If I Did It delivers the acidic reflux of the O.J. Simpson case. You remember O.J. Simpson…

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Tags: Books · Cable Television · Media Economics

What Went Wrong with Copyright

August 12th, 2006 · No Comments

mickey (1928)Corporate owners have millions of dollars to gain by keeping their properties out of the public domain. Disney, a major lobbyist for the 1998 extension, would have lost its copyright to Mickey Mouse in 2004, but now will continue to earn millions on its movies, t-shirts, and Mickey Mouse watches through 2024. Warner/Chappell Music, which owns the copyright to the popular “Happy Birthday to You” song, will keep generating money on the song through 2030.

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Tags: Intellectual Property · Media Economics · Music