It costs money to develop and deliver intellectual property, and JSTOR’s massive and ever-expanding database — widely accessible to academic researchers through universities and to the general public through public libraries — benefits society. read more
Almost 30 years ago, the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) – led by Tipper Gore and a few other “Washington wives” – launched a campaign against explicit rock music lyrics. Such lyrics, the PMRC argued, promoted sex, drugs, and violence. … read more
The rise of social networking has been one of the major stories of 21st century. Particularly over the last several years, networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have become a part of daily life. They are allowing us to connect … read more
Despite cries of mainstream media bias, it turns out that coverage was broadly the same for both presidential candidates this year, except for the final week of the campaign. read more
Last week, former Supreme Court Justice nominee Robert Bork, along with antitrust expert Gregory Sidak, published an investigation into allegations that Google violated U.S. antitrust laws. As It turns out, Google is just really good at what it does. Google’s … read more
Earlier today, House Speaker John Boehner called into question the usefulness of a traditional, four-day convention in the context of today’s media age read more
Republican National Convention — Tampa, Florida This morning in Tampa, the National Journal, The Atlantic, and CBS News hosted Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to discuss the impact of social media in contemporary politics. The governor fielded a variety of questions … read more
Twitter has recently announced its “Twitter Political Index.” It’s an audacious attempt to screen and categorize every single tweet in real time to determine which ones are about Obama or Romney, and whether—and to what degree—each is positive or negative. … read more
Gordon Crovitz writes “It’s an urban legend that the government launched the Internet. The myth is that the Pentagon created the Internet to keep its communications lines up even in a nuclear strike… by the 1960s technologists were trying to … read more
Back in July the general counsel for Netflix published an op/ed in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) arguing that “bandwidth pricing is anti-competitive.” Wireline bandwidth is an almost unlimited resource due to advances in Internet architecture. Adding more capacity is … read more
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