from the as-always-was division
5 years in the past
This week in 2017, we wrote about Ajit Pai big lie about net neutrality. His FCC additionally had numerous little lies, which is why the New York Lawyer Normal was wanting into how deceased people submitted comments supporting the repeal. Comcast additionally lied, in fact, and promised that despite the fact that it spent thousands and thousands opposing internet neutrality, I would not abuse the lack of ruleseven when your promise to keep away from “paid prioritization” all of the sudden disappeared as repeal nearedwhereas different ISPs have been already utilizing the deliberate derogation to harm consumers. And it was all primarily based on junk data lobbyist lies. However Pai was busy avoiding the necessity for info by attacking hollywood people Y internet companies On twitter.
Ten years in the past
This week in 2012, copyright maximalists have been attempting to clean out the waves created by a current CSR report on problems with the copyright systema staff of porn copyright trolls was attempting to get Verizon held in contempt of courtroom for trying to protect its usersMPAA chief Chris Dodd cited these false “statements” folks often put up on Fb as evidence that everyone loves copyrightand TVshack operator Richard O’Dwyer reached an settlement to avoid extradition to the US. One more research confirmed the well-established fact that pirates buy morewhereas one other extra particular research urged that the closure of Megaupload Damaged box office returns for smaller films. ICE participated in its annual occasion Cyber Monday takedown blitzwhich additional uncovered what number of claims concerning the want for SOPA have been over the top at best. This was additionally the week that the Supreme Court docket agreed to listen to a major case on gene patents.
Fifteen years in the past
This week in 2007, the MPAA was performing some difficult issues in its try to make universities stop sharing filesCommon Music was alienating their biggest starsand pattern troll Bridgeport Music misplaced a lawsuit for a sample of a sample. we check out Harry Potter, fan fiction and fair useand likewise within the historical past of how even the primary copyright pirates didn’t do much damage. The RIAA was ordered at hand over knowledge on what a download really costsMLB was informed but once more that that has no factsand an try to sue Inventive Commons by somebody who misunderstood the license mercifully failed.