It hits you—you think of a song you haven’t heard in forever, so you quickly punch it into the Spotify app on your phone in an attempt to cue it up. But, though the song comes up, it isn’t from the artist it’s originally by. For fans of The Beatles, this probably happens quite frequently.
FCC Makes Estimated $50 to $100 Million Available to Competitors Deploying Broadband in Rural Areas for the First Time
Competitive providers deploying broadband networks in rural areas will now be eligible to obtain direct subsidy support from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through an experimental program under the Connect America Fund (CAF).
The United States Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) supplemented its March 18, 2013 guidance on the applicability of federal money transmission regulations to virtual currency “miners” and investors with two letter rulings on January 30, 2014.
Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed laws that would allow “driverless” cars to be legally road-tested in Michigan.
In our sixth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Jason Weinstein discuss…
Two Florida Users of Localbitcoins.com Arrested for Money Laundering and Unlicensed Money Transmission
Two users of Localbitcoins.com, Pascal Reid and Michell Espinoza, were arrested last week in what appears to be the first case where bitcoin sellers have been prosecuted under state anti-money laundering and money transmission laws.
It’s Not Just Verizon V. FCC–Other Obstacles to an Open, Competitive Market for High Speed Internet Access Services Need to Be Cleared
The real surprise of the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Verizon v. FCC was not that the anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules of the Open Internet Order were vacated, but that the court found the FCC has jurisdiction to regulate Internet access services providers under Section 706 of the Act.
The recent arrests of Robert Faiella, an alleged seller on online marketplace Silk Road, and Charlie Shrem, the CEO of the startup BitInstant, marked a recent round in a series of law enforcement actions against what the government characterizes as a “rise in criminal activity” by people using the cryptographically-controlled digital currency, Bitcoin.
The Daugerdas case also shows the importance of continuing juror investigation beyond voir dire. Monitoring jurors’ social networking sites during trial and deliberations can reveal instances of juror misconduct as well.