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Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2011-12-12 13:59
Many thanks to Adam Thierer of the Technology Liberation Front, for selecting my book, Search & Destroy, as a top twenty most Important Cyber-Law & Info-Tech Policy books of 2011 because “it represented the beginning of an articulation of a philosophy of “cyber-conservatism.” I also thank Adam for his critical and insightful review of Search & Destroy, which clearly delineates his principled cyber-libertarian differences with my principled “cyber-conservative” views.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-12-09 10:15
The kerfuffle painting the Google Wallet App as an innocent victim of Verizon blocking -- in violation of an "open" Internet and net neutrality regulations -- completely misses the forest for the trees. This conflict revolves around two ongoing industry battles.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2011-12-01 12:45
In comparing SOPA anti-piracy legislation to the FCC's Open Internet net neutrality regulations in lobbying material for Senate Republicans, Google continues to shamelessly say one thing and do another and not practice what they preach.
The company that led, orchestrated, and bankrolled much of the net neutrality movement over Senate Republicans strong objections is now misrepresenting
In Google supports Title II regulation
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-11-30 12:04
The likely passage of online anti-piracy legislation (SOPA/PIPA) in 2012 has put a spotlight on the substantial ad-based business interests aligned with piracy and against piracy enforcement.
See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post here to learn why Grand Theft Auto-mated is such big business and so anti-piracy enforcement.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2011-11-28 12:06
The only thing proponents of Net neutrality regulation and opponents of online piracy legislation appear to have in common is the boy-crying-wolf "censorship" rhetoric of FreePress' Save The Internet activists.
See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post here, "SOPA Opponents' Bogus Net Neutrality Comparisons."
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-11-09 09:54
Google opposes the Senate PROTECT IP Act and the House SOPA bill because these anti-piracy bills expose Google's substantial piracy liability.
See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post here on "Google's Piracy Liability."
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-11-02 18:56
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-10-19 15:33
A Google engineer's rant about how Google does not "get" platforms creates the opportunity to learn why Google does not aspire to be a platform like its competitors do.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-10-14 14:28
Google's 3Q11 earnings call and release provided lots of new and relevant evidence to the many antitrust investigations of Google going on around the world.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-10-12 17:47
Given that Apple and Google are the #1 and #2 most valuable brands in the world and that Google has invaded all of Apple’s markets in the last few years as a new competitor, it is illuminating and instructive to compare and contrast the radically different visions, values, and standards, of Apple’s former leader Steve Jobs and Google’s current CEO Larry Page.