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LAWYER WANTS TO ENCOURAGE INVENTIVENESSRussia could block YouTube over anti-Islam filmRussia could block YouTube over anti-Islam filmShould a European law protect American air travelers?Telecom Border Control – Rwanda learns from GhanaMedia Experts: Hawaii Shield Law Deters Subpoenas Of JournalistsJordan endorses controversial media lawJordan endorses controversial media lawCitibank and Burlington meet in court Tuesday over contempt claimJordan endorses controversial media lawCommunications Minister Warns of YouTube BlockJordan's king endorses controversial media law that could stifle online expressionJordan Endorses Controversial Media LawPakistan Supreme Court gives Prime Minister breathing space in graft caseHacking book: Dacre's 'problematic' answer to a key Leveson question

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MP Grewal Eagerly Anticipates Implementation of CRTC Regulations
Patriotic VanguardSeptember 1, 2012

“My legislation proposed to turn the volume down on television commercials by requiring the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to make regulations under the Broadcasting Act to limit the loudness of advertisements ...more »

Chris Rickert: 2007 cable law to blame for my holey house
Capital Times (blog)September 2, 2012

Indeed, Barry Orton, a UW-Madison professor of telecommunications and a critic of the law, said it's hard to prove the law's effect on prices because companies are not required to report them to a central database. “We subscribers do know prices have ...more »

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LAWYER WANTS TO ENCOURAGE INVENTIVENESS
U-T San DiegoSeptember 18, 2012

We're a technology city, with hundreds of thousands of jobs dependent on our tech sectors such as biotech and telecommunications. Those industries were born because of inventors and they got funded because the investment community believed legal ...more »

Russia could block YouTube over anti-Islam film
Bangkok PostSeptember 18, 2012

A controversial new Russian media law could be used to block YouTube in the country over postings of the anti-Islam film that has sparked deadly rioting, the communications minister warned Tuesday. A controversial new Russian media law could be used to ...more »

Russia could block YouTube over anti-Islam film
Phys.OrgSeptember 18, 2012

A controversial new Russian media law could be used to block YouTube in the country over postings of the anti-Islam film that has sparked deadly rioting, the communications minister warned Tuesday. "It sounds like a joke, but because of this video ...more »

Should a European law protect American air travelers?
Chicago TribuneSeptember 18, 2012

EU 261 established consumer protections not afforded American air travelers, including compensation for delays, denied boarding and flight cancellations. Airlines have pushed back, interpreting the law as narrowly as possible. In Kivett's case, for ...more »

Telecom Border Control – Rwanda learns from Ghana
Myjoyonline.comSeptember 18, 2012

The real time International Gateway Verification System is fully functional in Rwanda, unlike Ghana, but the Director-General of Rwandan Utilities Regulations Agency (RURA), Major Francois Regis Gatarayiha says the system is successful in his country ...more »

Media Experts: Hawaii Shield Law Deters Subpoenas Of Journalists
Honolulu Civil BeatSeptember 18, 2012

Hawaii's law protecting journalists from being forced to reveal their sources and notes hasn't been tested much in court, but that may be a sign it's working. Reporters have only defended themselves with the 4-year-old shield law in a handful of cases.more »

Jordan endorses controversial media law
WGMESeptember 18, 2012

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's king has endorsed a controversial new media law that critics say could severely stifle online expression. The law requires 400 news websites operated by Jordanians to register with the government and obtain licenses.more »

Jordan endorses controversial media law
CBS NewsSeptember 18, 2012

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's king has endorsed a controversial new media law that critics say could severely stifle online expression. The law requires 400 news websites operated by Jordanians to register with the government and obtain licenses.more »

Citibank and Burlington meet in court Tuesday over contempt claim
BurlingtonFreePress.comSeptember 18, 2012

Citibank's municipal leasing arm filed the complaint last month in U.S. District Court, charging that the city had stalled in complying with a court-ordered audit of Burlington Telecom finances. City lawyers have termed the latest court challenge filed ...more »

Jordan endorses controversial media law
Boston.comSeptember 18, 2012

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king has endorsed a controversial new media law that critics say could severely stifle online expression. The law requires 400 news websites operated by Jordanians to register with the government and obtain licenses.more »

Communications Minister Warns of YouTube Block
RIA NovostiSeptember 18, 2012

The law enforcement arm has instructed the federal mass communications watchdog “to take measures to prevent media distribution of the information contained in this film,” she said. The watchdog has already recommended that Russian Internet providers ...more »

Jordan's king endorses controversial media law that could stifle online expression
Washington PostSeptember 18, 2012

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's king has endorsed a controversial new media law that critics say could severely stifle online expression. The law requires 400 news websites operated by Jordanians to register with the government and obtain licenses.more »

Jordan Endorses Controversial Media Law
ABC NewsSeptember 18, 2012

Jordan's king has endorsed a controversial new media law that critics say could severely stifle online expression. The law requires 400 news websites operated by Jordanians to register with the government and obtain licenses. It also gives authorities ...more »

Pakistan Supreme Court gives Prime Minister breathing space in graft case
The Star OnlineSeptember 18, 2012

Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf waves to the media after arriving at the Supreme Court in Islamabad September 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed. In an apparent concession, Ashraf told the court he would tell the law minister to withdraw a ...more »

Hacking book: Dacre's 'problematic' answer to a key Leveson question
The Guardian (blog)September 18, 2012

Thomas Gibbons, professor of law at Manchester university, submitted evidence suggesting that some form of "enforced ethics" was required to prevent media distortion since the law was silent on matters of editorial control. He pointed out that self ...more »

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