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[ | 24 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Research: Internet Optimism

Thierer looks at two schools of thought in Net Policy, the detractors and the supporters. (The supporters will be reviewed in another post.) In this article found in The Next Digital Decade book from Tech Freedom, Thierer introduces us to two “schools of Internet pessimism”.

Privacy & Security »

[ | 21 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Did Microsoft Offer PS3 Hacker Win7 Phone To Thwart Piracy?

Microsoft attempts to recruit iPhone and PS3 hacker George Hotz as a “developer”.

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[ | 20 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
You’ve Got Digital Society Mail!

We’ve been testing a mail client for a few weeks now, and everything looks to be in working order so we are announcing it publicly. We know that some of you prefer to get a daily wrap up style email instead of using RSS feeds or coming to the site directly. So we are giving you one more way to receive DS content!

Internet, Research »

[ | 19 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Research: The Next Digital Decade

Tech Freedom
The Next Digital Decade
Berin Szoka & Contributing Authors
Berin Szoka along with Adam Marcus, Larry Downes, James E. Dunstan, Charlie, Kennedy, and Geoffrey Manne, many of whom are ex-pats of The Progress & Freedom Foundation, have formed Tech Freedom a new digital think tank.  This week they launch their new think tank with the release of their new book The Next Digital Decade.
The launch party panels can be viewed here:

The book contains 32 essays on issues currently affecting and predicted to affect the Internet, Digital Economy, and Digital Society in …

Internet, Research »

[ | 18 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Research: Taxonomy of IT Policy & Politics

Who’s Who in Internet Politics: A Taxonomy of Information Technology Policy & Politics
Robert D. Atkinson
The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet

Digital Economy »

[ | 14 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
State of the Apple Address

GigaOm has posted this image of some very interesting info regarding Apple’s App store. Certainly shows the digital economy at work! Note that if the monthly December trend continues that Apple is generating $6 billion a year from the app store!

Internet, Research »

[ | 14 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Research: Video: Net Policy In 112th Congress

Former Hill staffers along with National Journal Tech Daily Dose Editor Juliana Gruenwald discuss communications policy in the 112th Congress. They take a look at how a Republican controlled House may approach communications policy over the next two years.

Digital Economy, Research »

[ | 12 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Research: Video: Internet Sales Tax

Peterson and Cerasale discuss the issue of sales tax on the Internet. High points in the discussion revolve around whether online taxation would level the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar locations, and whether or not states would do serious damage to the economy by attempting to tax out-of-state business.

Internet, Research »

[ | 10 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Research: Congressional Movement Against FCC Rules

H.R. 96 – To Prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from Further Regulating the Internet
Rep. Marsha Blackburn & 62 Cosponsors
1/5/2011

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[ | 7 Jan 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Top 5 Tech Policy Issues of 2011

It has been a busy 2010 in the world of technology policy, and now we head full tilt into the wild blue yonder of 2011 hoping for free market successes and less rain slicked precipices. And I provide you with my Top 5 Tech Policy Issues of 2011.