AT&T accuses DoJ of ‘improper selective enforcement’ of antitrust laws

AT&T is accusing the U.S. Justice Department of “improper selective enforcement” of antitrust laws in its attempt to block the telecommunications giant’s proposed purchase of media company Time Warner Inc. AT&T on Tuesday filed its response to the Justice Department’s high-profile lawsuit that seeks to derail AT&T’s acquisition of the media company that owns HBO, …

Net Neutrality Just Got Shattered. Will users get reprieve?

Net Neutrality Just Got Sucker-Punched. Will Madison Avenue Get the Bill?   Carriage Costs Could Pass to Consumers, Content Companies, Brands   By: Tim Peterson for Adage Advertising already subsidizes much of the internet’s content. Soon marketers may underwrite access to it as well.   As the internet loads up on data-heavy content like high-definition …

Entertainment and Internet Providers Launch Copyright Alert System

Several groups from the entertainment industry have teamed up with five major American Internet service providers to create something called the Copyright Alert System. The system aims to educate and dissuade consumers from participating in illegal methods of sharing copyrighted materials online. It’s a new effort by entertainment companies to keep people buying what they …