cr> Pointers from moderator

1996-04-22 Several months ago we had a thread on this list about domain names (like “cpsr.org”) and the policy adopted by the organization that hands them out, Network Solutions, to resolve disputs. A new article with some interesting comparisons between domain names and trade names, plus some criticism of the Network Solutions policy, is at: … Read more…

Re: cr> alternative delivery systems

1996-04-22 Sender: Arun Mehta <•••@••.•••> CR> Sender: “Audrie Krause” <•••@••.•••> > First, the bill had wide bipartisan support because it was bought > abd paid for by the big telco interests. Are you suggesting that large numbers of US Congressmen and President Clinton were “bought”, and that is why they voted for telecom deregulation? Don’t … Read more…

Re: cr> New telecom policy group

1996-04-22 Sender: Charles Bell <•••@••.•••> On Sun, 21 Apr 1996, Cyber Rights wrote: > I put the charter for the new Competition Policy Institute (CPI) on > our ftp site under the Announcements directory. I didn’t put it under > Synergistic-Organizations because I have no idea yet whether the > positions they take will agree … Read more…

Re: cr> alternative delivery systems

1996-04-22 Sender: “Audrie Krause” <•••@••.•••> Arun wrote: <The Telecom Regulation Act is now law, with wide bipartisan <support. I don’t see anyone attempting a major rollback, only <relatively peripheral issues (with respect to the central issue of <deregulation) such as the CDA. So, instead of getting nostalgic over <the old system, shouldn’t we be looking … Read more…

cr> Phone company merger

1996-04-22 This comes from my own point of view, not speaking as moderator. The Boston Globe, which has quite good reportage on telecom, printed several articles today about the merger between Bell Atlantic and Nynex. “Raymond W. Smith…as Bell Atlantic chief has aggressively promoted movies-on-demand and other high-tech services as the future.” The statement implies … Read more…

cr> Two Attacks On A Bad Law

1996-04-22 Sender: Joe Shea <•••@••.•••> CENSORSHIP UPDATE + by Jonathan Wallace American Reporter Correspondent New York, N.Y. 4/18/96 shea free TWO ATTACKS ON A BAD LAW by Jonathan Wallace American Reporter Correspondent NEW YORK — Two court cases, one being heard in Philadelphia and the other in New York, will determine the fate of freedom … Read more…

cr> cable and TV update

1996-04-22 My own opinions and observations are mixed here with some observations from a Web site. An interesting new Web site about cable TV is Multichannel News, at http://www.multichannel.com. While it has a lot of news that’s of interest only to cable company staff, some of it is definitely relevant to us. Here are a … Read more…

cr> New telecom policy group

1996-04-21 I put the charter for the new Competition Policy Institute (CPI) on our ftp site under the Announcements directory. I didn’t put it under Synergistic-Organizations because I have no idea yet whether the positions they take will agree with ours! Andy ~=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=~=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=~-~=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=~=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=~ Posted by Andrew Oram – •••@••.••• – Moderator: CYBER-RIGHTS (CPSR) Cyber-Rights: http://www.cpsr.org/cpsr/nii/cyber-rights/ … Read more…