This Week In Techdirt History: June 17th – 23rd

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from the as-you-were dept

Five Many years Back

This 7 days in 2017, we hit the deadline on the FCC’s remark interval about rolling again net neutrality procedures, and published Techdirt’s submission. We also looked at how AT&T tricked its prospects into opposing internet neutrality, and Comcast’s foolish attempt to say killing the guidelines was important to assist sick and disabled people, whilst Ron Wyden was telling Ajit Pai to prevent lying about his individual remarks on web neutrality. And in spite of supposedly currently being a stickler for transparency, Pai refused to launch problems about web neutrality problems, and also wouldn’t launch data to guidance its assert that a DDoS attack (not John Oliver’s present) brought down its web site.

Ten A long time Ago

This 7 days in 2012, Mexico’s IP place of work stunned its anti-ACTA congress by signing the deal in any case. A patent troll released an assault on Facebook, Amazon, Oracle, LinkedIn and quite a few much more, when we looked at how the patent battle above speech equipment was performing genuine harm (not compared with how the US’s secrecy was keeping up a treaty to assistance the visually impaired obtain copyrighted is effective), and a incredibly aged antitrust lawsuit more than Home windows 95 was lastly dismissed.

Fifteen Several years Back

This week in 2007, the Hd DVD and Blu-ray camps have been warring more than who experienced the most significant share of a even now-very small market, Clear Channel was seeking to use the XM-Sirius merger to get looser principles for its very own acquisitions, and Google was using an additional swing at its attempt to get into the print marketing enterprise (whilst Congress was taking a nearer seem at its acquisition of Doubleclick). Meanwhile, the MPAA was opposing web neutrality on the grounds that it would hamper anti-piracy initiatives, the RIAA was seeking to get out of paying out some authorized costs, and a Russian courtroom explained Visa couldn’t lower off payments for AllofMP3.

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