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102- 'We need all' to save net neutrality, says John Oliver
106- Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump
106- Electronic Vs Digital Signatures

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106- FCC: Bid for TV Spectrum
106- Federal Court upholds FCC's open internet Rules
106- NAB 2016, Las Vegas, April 6
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106- SEC Passes Crowdfunding Rules
106-Happy Birthday to You ruled public domain
106- Top Hollywood Studios face EU antitrust probe
106-Broadband loses to Music Union
106- Net Neutrality rules formally published;
first legal challenge filed
106- Gaye's point to point - note by note
copyright infringement win $7.4 Million
106- Is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act a Safe Harbor? --
106- The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Vote -
Is the FCC in Charge of the Internet?
106- FCC: Net neutrality rules reclassification proposed


106- Supreme court rules Aereo illegal
106 -AereoVs.Broadcasters -
The Areo Debate "To Be or Not to Be,"

106- Global Internet panel formed
106- Secretkeepers of Patent Trolls
106- ATBA says FCC report spells war on broadcasters.
106- Is Comcast lobbying the FCC?
106- Viacom and Google settle YouTube copyright lawsuit.
106- Global Internet panel formed
106- The Secretkeepers of Patent Trolls

106- "Happy Birthday" in Public Domain ?
106- Supreme Court rejects gene patents --
106- FCC's Genachowski Steps Down
106- ResellerCopyrightRuling
• 106- Hollywood Studios & The Safe Harbor
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106- WUG reports - Privacy-WhatsAppStockpilingPhone#s
106- Email vs PostalMail - 1 Penny Rise in 2013.
106- Mitt Romney Accepts Nomination for US President -
FIRST since '52: No talk of war in GOP speech
106- Can Investors & Users Sue Board Members?
106- HumphryBogart-TM-ID-Theft
106- TVI-"NBS Radio Trust"
106- TheWiTEL-ID-phoneNumber
• 106- "WiTEL# " Bailout
106- Smart90StoresInfoOnCloud
106- WhoOwnsSmart90CloudInfo?
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106-Apple vs Amazon Apple denied injunction!
106-Wells Fargo vs Pension Fund $125M Settlement.
106- California Sales Taxes & AMAZON.
106- USPTO®™© Service Marks - ForeverMinusOneDay
• 106-Six Dumb Ways to Kill A Deal & • One Great Way to Validate
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106-Apple vs Amazon Apple denied injunction!
106-Wells Fargo vs Pension Fund $125M Settlement.
106- California Sales Taxes & AMAZON.
106- USPTO®™© Service Marks - ForeverMinusOneDay
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• 106 VoIP vs Google over - trade secrets?
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• 106 - Bank of America Collections - "ONE SATISFACTION RULE."
106-Palin USPTO Trademark Request Rejected.

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106- ATBA says FCC report spells war on broadcasters.
106- Is Comcast lobbying the FCC?

106- Viacom and Google settle YouTube copyright lawsuit.
106- Global Internet panel formed
106- The Secretkeepers of Patent Trolls

 

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106-Apple vs Amazon Apple denied injunction!
106-Wells Fargo vs Pension Fund $125M Settlement.
106- California Sales Taxes & AMAZON.
106- USPTO®™© Service Marks - ForeverMinusOneDay
• 106-Six Dumb Ways to Kill A Deal & • One Great Way to Validate
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• 106 Wireless Telephone™ vs. USPTO - The $-21Billion Question?
• 106NBS-More02 Challenges USPTO History & Fees
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• 106The Kingsbury Commitment 1913
• 102AT&T-1992: Wireless-Data Alliances unveiled by AT&T
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• 106is -
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• 106
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• 106 VoIP vs Google over - trade secrets?
• 106 Trademark Violation - FerrariVsFord
• 106 Patent Infringement - DishTV vs TiVo
• 106 - Bank of America Collections - "ONE SATISFACTION RULE."
106-Palin USPTO Trademark Request Rejected.
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• 106 Wireless Telephone™USPTO the $-21Billion Question Need to Get?
106 The NBS WirelessTelephone.Org Challenges USPTO Ruling
• 106NBS-More02 Challenges USPTO History & Fees
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106 Rembrance Day HiTech: iPad
• 106p "The First Sale Doctrine" - Omega vs. Costco
106 The NBS WirelessTelephone.Org Challenges USPTO Ruling
Year - 2010
• 106p - FCC December's Gift - 'Net Neutrality' Rules
• 106p - Eye4Eye -- i4i Wins $300-Award AgainstMicrosoft
• 106p - Viacom vs YouTube - ®™© Infringement Ruling Appeal
106p - Oracle Wins $1.3-Billion in ServiceMark®© Theft suit
102 TheGoogleSmart90 -WiTEL®™© LOVE Affair
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Year - 2010
• 106 Sintrends: Former KB Home CEO Bruce Karatz sentenced
106Google Sues U.S. to break Microsoft's Monopoly.
106pa Microsoft Sues Motoroloa Patent THEFT - Android handsets.
• FCC • Copyright • Patents • Trade Marks • Service Marks
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106FCCRoadMapToWiTEL-VoIPMix
• 106pa "The Red Flag Rule - Will it Prevent Phone Number ID Theft?"
106pa Gov: FTC: "The Red Flags Rule - Preventing ID Theft"
•106- Gov:
The FCC Turf War between Cable & WiTEL®™©
106 HiTech: iPad - "One of FOUR of the Best Comeback Stories of 2010!"
106 Q&A Session with FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski, "Who Created NBS WiTEL?
106 - CarbonMonoxideLaw / New law to require home carbon monoxide detectors
106 - Gov: Can Arabs get Laws passed in Israel? YES!
106 - Gov: FTC: The Google - Smart TV - NBS WiTEL®™© 102 Yr Love Affair!
• 106 - Gov: FCC Explains itself at NAB-Las Vegas & "The Smart-Daaf Boys."
106 - Gov: FCC Chairman Q& A - "Who Created the Wireless Telephone?"
106 - Gov: The FCC RoadMap To WiTEL-VoIP Mix-Up
• Law Suits •
• 106pa - Bluetooth Wireless Sues -- for ServiceMark®™© "IP" Theft
106pa Hewlett Packard Co. settles China ServiceMark "IP" infringement suit.
• 106papa -
Broadcom Corp. -- for ServiceMark®™© "IP" Theft
106pa - Kerkorian Settles Lawsuit for $8.1-million to Settle Lawsuit
• 106pa -
Apple Sues - For iPhone Service Mark ®™© Infringement
• 106pa -
Apple Inc. -- Settles "iPad®™© ServicMarks with Fujitsu.
• 106pa -
Apple, Dell, Intel, Sony - and Irvine based, Broadcom Corp. Named
106pa - Johnson & Johnson Wins $1.73-billion, in ®™© Service Mark Claims

• 106g - FCC Approves the Sprint Deal, and WiTel®™
• 106g - FCCSafetyAirwaves For Sale 2009
• 106g - WiTEL Organizations Get Free RF- Spectrums.
106g - Google KnowledgeRush

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• 106g - FCC Approves the Sprint Deal, and WiTel®™ - The Clearwire Merger
• 106g - FCCSafetyAirwaves Public Safety Airwaves Up For Sale 2009
• 106g - WiTEL Organizations Get Free RF- Spectrums.
• 106g - FCC Approves the Sprint Deal, and the WiTel®™ -Clearwire
106g - US Constitution US-5 - Seizure of Personal Property
• 106g -
FCCSafetyAirwaves Public Safety Airwaves Up For Sale 2009
106g - Is the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights a dead law?
106g - Copyrights: Walt Disney. Whose Mouse Is It? #Copyrights:WaltDisney
106g - The Library of Congress - A research library of the US Congress
• 106g - New Fee Structure Scheduled to Begin August 1st.
• 106g - Definition of "Berne Convention Works"
• 106g - Google Orphan Book Scan Settlement
• 106g - 109OrphanBooksLibraryofC Debate stirs over Apple's role.
• 106g - June 12th 2009 - U.S.A. AnalogTV RF To Digital Seizure Completed
• 106g - Designing around Service Mark®™© is popular now days.
• 106g - Barbie vs Bratz • U.S. Matell wins SERVICE MARK CLAIMS
• 106g - Barbie wins: U.S. District Appelate Judge allows $-Millions
• 106g - WiTEL Organizations Get Free use of Airwaves from FCC.

• 116ivg - About NBS legal.net - Freebies Over
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• 106if- P&A Copyrights: Walt Disney. Whose Mouse Is It?
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Government / Courts / Service Marks • FCC • Library of Congress

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106iiif - Library of Congress - OrphanBooks -
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106iiif "Should the Government, - extended patent laws like copyright laws?"
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106cf -
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106FCCRoadMapToWiTEL-VoIPMix
106pa "The Red Flag Rule - Will it Prevent Phone Number ID Theft?"
106pa Gov: FTC: "The Red Flags Rule - Preventing ID Theft"
• 106- Gov:
The FCC Turf War between Cable & WiTEL®™©
106 HiTech: iPad - "One of FOUR of the Best Comeback Stories of 2010!"
106 Q&A Session with FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski, "Who Created NBS WiTEL?
106 - CarbonMonoxideLaw / New law to require home carbon monoxide detectors
106 - Gov: Can Arabs get Laws passed in Israel? YES!
106 - Gov: FTC: The Google - Smart TV - NBS WiTEL®™© 102 Yr Love Affair!
106 - Gov: FCC Explains itself at NAB-Las Vegas & "The Smart-Daaf Boys."
106 - Gov: FCC Chairman Q& A - "Who Created the Wireless Telephone?"
106 - Gov: The FCC RoadMap To WiTEL-VoIP Mix-Up
• 106pa - Law Suit
Bluetooth Wireless Sues -- for ServiceMark®™© "IP" Theft
106pa Law Suit: Hewlett Packard Co. settles China ServiceMark "IP" infringement suit.
• 106papa - Law Suit:
Broadcom Corp. -- for ServiceMark®™© "IP" Theft
106pa - Law Suit: Kerkorian Settles Lawsuit for $8.1-million to Settle Lawsuit
• 106pa - Law Suit:
Apple Sues - For iPhone Service Mark ®™© Infringement
• 106pa - Law Suit:
Apple Inc. -- Settles "iPad®™© ServicMarks with Fujitsu.
• 106pa - Law Suit:
Apple, Dell, Intel, Sony - and Irvine based, Broadcom Corp. Named
106pa - Law Suit: Johnson & Johnson Wins $1.73-billion, in ®™© Service Mark Claims
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106- FCC Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Rules in a 3-2 vote /
106- HumphryBogart-TM-ID-Theft
106- TVI-"NBS Radio Trust"
106- TheWiTEL-ID-phoneNumber
106- "WiTEL# " Bailout
106- Smart90StoresInfoOnCloud
106- WhoOwnsSmart90CloudInfo?
106- FCCRegulatorsVsGoogle
106- ChinaMobileLicenseDelayed
106- ChinaTrademarkGrabs
106- OracleVs.Google-LarryPageTestimony
106- YahooVsFacebook
106- AT&TLobbying
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106FCCRoadMapToWiTEL-VoIPMix
• 106pa "The Red Flag Rule - Will it Prevent Phone Number ID Theft?"
106pa Gov: FTC: "The Red Flags Rule - Preventing ID Theft"
•106- Gov:
The FCC Turf War between Cable & WiTEL®™©
106 HiTech: iPad - "One of FOUR of the Best Comeback Stories of 2010!"
106 Q&A Session with FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski, "Who Created NBS WiTEL?
106 - CarbonMonoxideLaw / New law to require home carbon monoxide detectors
106 - Gov: Can Arabs get Laws passed in Israel? YES!
106 - Gov: FTC: The Google - Smart TV - NBS WiTEL®™© 102 Yr Love Affair!
• 106 - Gov: FCC Explains itself at NAB-Las Vegas & "The Smart-Daaf Boys."
106 - Gov: FCC Chairman Q& A - "Who Created the Wireless Telephone?"
106 - Gov: The FCC RoadMap To WiTEL-VoIP Mix-Up
• 106pa - Law Suit
Bluetooth Wireless Sues -- for ServiceMark®™© "IP" Theft
106pa Law Suit: Hewlett Packard Co. settles China ServiceMark "IP" infringement suit.
• 106papa - Law Suit:
Broadcom Corp. -- for ServiceMark®™© "IP" Theft
106pa - Law Suit: Kerkorian Settles Lawsuit for $8.1-million to Settle Lawsuit
• 106pa - Law Suit:
Apple Sues - For iPhone Service Mark ®™© Infringement
• 106pa - Law Suit:
Apple Inc. -- Settles "iPad®™© ServicMarks with Fujitsu.
• 106pa - Law Suit:
Apple, Dell, Intel, Sony - and Irvine based, Broadcom Corp. Named
106pa - Law Suit: Johnson & Johnson Wins $1.73-billion, in ®™© Service Mark Claims
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106-First Come - First Serve Patent Law Signed By Obama
106- Recording Artist Copyright Collections -1978
106-TV Copyright Law Targeted the Law as "Bad For Business"
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2017

Hong Kong celebrates 20th anniversay of Handover
The transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China, referred to as "the Handover" internationally or "the Return" in China, took place on 1 July 1997.
•••• Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong for the first time as leader to mark the 20th anniversary of the city's handover to China on July 1, 2017l
•••••• The 1997 handover ceremony was held at the new wing of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on the night of 30 June 1997.
•••• The principal British guest was Prince Charles, who read a farewell speech on behalf of the Queen. The newly elected Prime Minister, Tony Blair, the Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, the departing Governor Chris Patten and General Sir Charles Guthrie, Chief of the Defence Staff, also attended.
•••• The United States was represented by then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Hong Kong handover ceremony. However, she partially boycotted it in protest of China's dissolution of the democratically elected Hong Kong legislature.
•••• Representing the People's Republic of China were the President, Jiang Zemin, the Premier, Li Peng, and the first Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa. The event was broadcast around the world.
•••• Hong Kong's territory was acquired from three separate treaties: the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, the Convention of Peking in 1860, and The Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory in 1898, which gave the UK the control of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon (area south of Boundary Street), and the New Territories (area north of Boundary Street and south of the Sham Chun River, and outlying islands), respectively.
•••••••• TVI Magazin'es publishers Troy and Josie Cory, Feng Shusen, Consul General of PRC in Los Angeles, Liu Jikang, Consul of cultural affairs, supervisor Michael Antonovich and Mrs. Antonovich, and other city officials attended the Handover celebration broadcast from China CCTV at the Hollywood Bowl, CA.
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106- Trump to nominate Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel for empty slot at FCC
••• President Donald Trump plans to nominate Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel for another term on the Federal Communications Commission. Rosenworcel would return to FCC, but commission also needs another Republican.
•••• Rosenworcel had to leave the commission at the end of last year when the Republican-led US Senate refused to reconfirm her for a second five-year term. The departure of Rosenworcel and former Chairman Tom Wheeler left the FCC with just three out of the typical five members, with Republicans holding a 2-1 majority. Republican senators didn't want Rosenworcel to stay on the FCC at the time because it would have resulted in a 2-2 deadlock.
•••• Commissioners are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. But no party can have more than a one-vote majority, so Trump has to nominate a Democrat and a Republican to fill the empty seats. When a president needs to nominate a commissioner from the opposing party, he takes suggestions from the opposing party's leadership. Senate Democrats backed Rosenworcel for a return to the FCC, so Trump appears to be following longstanding tradition by nominating her.
•••• The White House announced Trump's intention to nominate Rosenworcel last night, numerous media outlets reported. No Republican nominee was announced, but Brendan Carr, the FCC General Counsel and aide to Chairman Ajit Pai, is reportedly the front-runner. The Senate would likely take up the nominations of Rosenworcel and a Republican at the same time in order to let Republicans maintain their one-vote majority.
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106- Federal Appeals Court Rejects Net Neutrality Review Request
••••Last month, May 1, 2017, a federal appeals court rejected a request to review its decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality regulations.
•••• The victory for net neutrality supporters comes just days after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he is starting proceedings to repeal the rules, and could set the stage for a Supreme Court showdown.
•••• In its denial for what's called an en banc review, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals cited FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plans to repeal the net neutrality rules.
•••• "En banc review would be particularly unwarranted at this point in light of the uncertainty surrounding the fate of the FCC's Order," the decision reads. "The agency will soon consider adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would replace the existing rule with a markedly different one."
•••"In that light, the en banc court could find itself examining, and pronouncing on, the validity of a rule that the agency had already slated for replacement."
•••• Conservatives and industry advocates oppose the rules because they reclassified broadband as a telecommunications service rather than an information service -- a shift that moved the industry under the FCC's jurisdiction and opened it up to tougher regulations.
•••Last week, Pai unveiled a proposal to get rid of the reclassification, and on May 18, the commission voted on starting the proceedings by soliciting comments from the public.
•••Pai said in a statement on Monday that he did not see the decision as a setback to his mission to undo the rules and that the outcome is "not surprising."
•••"Their opinion is important going forward, however, because it makes clear that the FCC has the authority to classify broadband Internet access service as an information service, as I have proposed to do," he said.
•••The next step for net neutrality opponents may be to appeal their case to the Supreme Court. If they're successful, the battle over internet regulation will be playing out simultaneously in the courtroom, at the FCC and in Congress.
•••Some congressional Republicans are hoping they can persuade Democrats to come to the table to find a legislative fix that would put an end to the uncertainty surrounding the issue.
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102- 'We need all' to save net neutrality, says John Oliver
HBO's John Oliver addresses citizens to help save Net Neutrality. He isn't about to let the net neutrality rules be erased without a fight.
•••• In 2014, a 20-minute net neutrality segment on his HBO show "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" went viral. It helped trigger an outpouring of public comments that led the Federal Communications Commission to enact tough regulations protecting the free flow of online content.
•••• Current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is now moving to dismantle the tough legal oversight behind those rules -- which prohibit broadband companies from blocking websites, slowing connection speeds and charging for faster delivery of certain content -- Oliver took to the airwaves again urging Internet users to tell the agency to leave net neutrality alone. He encourages people to voice displeasure to the FCC.
••••"Every Internet group needs to come together like you successfully did three years ago … gamers; YouTube celebrities; Instagram models; Tom from MySpace, if you're still alive. We need all of you," Oliver said.
•••• In 2015 with more than 4 million people weighing in through public comments, the FCC went all in and overhauled the way it regulates broadband Internet by reclassifying it as a more heavily regulated telecommunications service, similar to rules applied to public utilities.
Several telecom companies including AT&T challenged the ruling in court, but in June 2016, a federal appeals court upheld Net Neutrality in full backing the principal of net neutralitiy.
••••This time as further encouragement, Oliver's team created a quicker way to navigate in the FCC website. Rather than searching for the specific page that solicits public comment on this topic, people can go to gofccyourself.com and click the "express" link on the right side to express their views.
••••In his segment, Oliver tried to rally support by portraying Internet service providers as eager to block competitors' content. And he described Pai as a dangerous public official who has said he wanted to take "a weed whacker" to telecommunications regulations and vowed that tough net neutrality rules' "days are numbered."
•••• Pai -- who has served on the FCC since 2012 and was appointed this year by President Trump to head the commission -- has argued that the FCC's decision in 2015 to subject broadband providers to the same utility-like oversight as conventional phone companies went against the light-touch regulatory approach that fueled the Internet's growth.
•••• He said the oversight imposed by the FCC's Democratic majority by a 3-2 party-line vote was a political move, urged by then-President Obama, that "put the federal government in control of the Internet" and chilled broadband investment.
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106- Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump
On Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence will lose the hyphens from their titles. The next president and vice president will take their oaths on January 20, 2016. Inauguration Day is about the peaceful transfer of power and it goes back to George Washington, who delivered the shortest address in history -- 135 words -- during his second inauguration.
•••• The Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump will take place on Friday, January 20th as part of a long celebratory weekend to usher in the start of the new administration. It marks the 58th inauguration ceremony in U.S. history, and is expected to draw a high volume of supporters and protestors alike.
•••• •••• The Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony will be held at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building. where it has been held since 1981.
•••• The ceremony kicks off at 9:30 a.m. EST with music and performances by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir along with Jackie Evancho and the Radio City Rockettes.
•••• The opening remarks will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will feature New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in Donald Trump at noon; Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that she will be in attendance as will members of Congress.

Inaugural Parade
At the conclusion of the Swearing-In ceremony, President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and their families will walk up Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol Building to the White House. Thousands of high school band members, as well as motorcyclists and military members, will also march as part of the historic parade.

Inaugural Ball
Although there are many balls around town, there is only one official Inaugural Ball, which the newly sworn President will attend. This year's theme is the Big Apple, an open homage to the President's hometown. It is a black tie event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
••• Former first couples in attendance: Barack and Michelle Obama, George W. and Laura Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter.
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106- Electronic Vs Digital Signatures
Is an electronic signature legally binding? Is there a difference between electronic and digital signatures? And how do you know who is actually the signer?
••••In  litigation you may have to respond to a subpoena to produce all relevant documents, in the custody or control of you, your attorneys and third-party agents. If the documents no longer exist or are unavailable, there may be little you can do.
••••The where when and why were the records are deleted is a big deal. The destruction, alteration or failure to preserve evidence is known as "spoliation," which is also a criminal offense.
••••Unlike the low-tech, but highly efficient, paper shredder, deleted computer files are not always irretrievable and sometimes can be found on the hard drive, backup tapes on Internet-based storage and backup systems such as iCloud, Google Drive or Dropbox.
••••An electronic signature is any electronic symbol used with an intent to sign a document. Under the federal E-Sign Act and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the parties to an agreement must express an intent and agree to execute the agreement electronically, which often takes the form of separate correspondence or language within the agreement indicating such an intent. 
••••An e-signature, like any signature, though, can be challenged by a party who claims that it is not his or her signature or that consent was not given. This is where digital signatures come in. They are generated by software applications and provide greater surety to both the person signing a document and the one receiving it. 
••••Last year, to eliminate any confusion over electronic versus digital signatures, California adopted Assembly Bill 2296 clarifying the standards of what constitutes a digital signature.
••••Under the bill, digital signatures use software to generate a signature that is unique to the person using it, must be capable of verification (such as by collecting the email and Internet protocol address of the signer) and are linked to the executed document in such a way that if it is changed the digital signature is invalidated.
••••Digital signatures are akin to "electronic fingerprints" and create a coded digital message that securely links the signer with the document being signed and verifies the chain of custody of the document.
••••A valid contract can be created using electronic signatures that do not meet the stringent criteria of a digital signature, but the risk of having the validity of a signature challenged is dramatically reduced by using digital signatures. Digital signatures are, in essence, the Internet equivalent of a notary -- but without the fancy stamp.
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2016
106-FCC's Proposal on Set-Top Boxes up for Vote
106- FCC: Bid for TV Spectrum
106- Federal Court upholds FCC's open internet Rules
106- NAB 2016, Las Vegas, April 6
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler discusses ATSC 3.0
106- F.C.C. Approves Broadband Subsidy for Low-Income Households
• 106- The FCC's war to liberate your cable box
106-FCC's Proposal on Set-Top Boxes up for Vote
• Hardware costs are down yet fees still seem to climb.
The FCC is trying to make it easier and cheaper for you to watch TV. But the plan to unleash pay TV service from the set-top box that has been its delivery mechanism for decades has powerful opponents -- notably, the Big Cable lobby.
•••• The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said he might change his proposal to allow tens of millions of U.S. pay TV subscribers to ditch costly set-top boxes and access video programming online.
•••• Last week, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler unveiled a proposal that would require MVPDs (Comcast, DirecTV, etc.) to offer their subscribers an app that would allow them to access the full suite of programming they pay for, without the need for a set-top box.
••••At a Senate hearing on Thursday, he defended his revised proposal, which is scheduled for a final vote on Sept. 29. The plan, announced last week, lacks some of the most controversial aspects of the original proposal unveiled in January but includes a new licensing body to ensure that pay-TV companies do not enter into anti-competitive agreements.
•••• Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat on the five-member commission and the key swing vote on the set-top box issue, told the hearing that she had some "some problems" with the provision to create a licensing body and wondered whether the commission has the legal authority to do so.
••••The plan is aimed at ending the cable industry's long domination of the $20-billion-a-year set-top box market and lowering prices for consumers. Nearly all pay-TV subscribers lease the boxes from their cable, satellite, or telecommunications providers at an average annual cost of $231 box rental fees; Wheeler has likened this stranglehold to the way consumers once had to rent phones from Ma Bell.
••••Those fees have jumped 185% since 1994, while the cost of televisions, computers, and mobile phones has dropped 90%, the FCC has estimated.
••••Along with the app, Wheeler's proposal calls for the formation of a body that would issue a standard license for device makers so that the app will work on their hardware products. The body would be made up of representatives from MVPDs and content companies, but the FCC would have oversight.
••••The FCC insists that control of the app will be in the hands of pay-TV providers and content producers, and that the terms of their own copyright and distribution agreements will remain in place.
••••But opponents see the proposal as a big overreach of authority by the commission, establishing a "shadow copyright office," in the words of one TV-industry lobbyist, that could seek to expand its authority down the road.
The proposal is set for an FCC vote on Sept. 29.
As the date approaches, a lobbying blitz is largely centered on Democratic commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who is seen as the linchpin vote.
•••A group representing organizations including the Screen Actors Guild and Motion Picture Association of America said this week that the plan included an "unworkable de facto compulsory licensing regime that requires creators to allow their work to be shared across multiple platforms without compensation."
•••Cable companies have previously expressed concerns that rivals like Alphabet googl and Apple could create devices or apps and insert their own content or advertising in cable programming.
•••The new rules would require companies covering 95% of U.S. TV subscribers to comply by September 2018.
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 106- FCC: 62 Applicants Qualified to Bid for TV Spectrum
The FCC announced that 62 applicants will be bidding for TV spectrum in the forward incentive auction. The FCC Public Notice indicated the forward auction will begin August 16, 2016.
•••Among the list of the willing are Cellco Partners d/b/a Verizon and AT&T, as expected, plus a host of regional and rural wireless providers, including East Kentucky Network in Ivel, Ky.; Iowa RSA 2 Limited Partnership, NE Colorado Cellular, Inc., and Northeast Nebraska Telephone Co. Many of the smaller entities will receive bidding credits, which amount to a discount on spectrum. Of the total 62 applicants, 19, or 30 percent, received a bidding credit related to rural service or a small-business revenue threshold.
•••• These bidding credits are described in the Forward Auction User Guide. -
A bidder who qualifies for a rural service credit receives a 15 percent discount on "a winning bidder's bid." Bidders who qualify for the small business discount get either a 15 or a 25 percent discount off whatever price at which they may win spectrum.
•••• Of the 62 qualified bidders, 13 will receive the rural service provide bidding credit of 15 percent. Another 12 bidders listed their revenue range at less than $20 million. Two more still listed revenues at between $20 million and $55 million. These 62 bidders must lay out $86.4 billion to cover the cost of spectrum sold by broadcasters in the forward auction, plus $1.75 billion to move displaced broadcasters, and another $207 million for the FCC's administrative costs -- chiseled down from a previous estimate of $226 million.
•••• The forward auction system will become available to the 62 qualified bidders on Tuesday, July 19. -
It will include files on impaired spectrum where interference is expected. The commission has said that it reached its 126 MHz clearing target with 99 percent of spectrum unimpaired.
•••• The FCC will conduct forward auction practice the week of July 25-29. Two scenarios will be covered -- one in which the final stage rule of auction is met, and the other, if it is not and an extension round is needed. (See, "FCC Releases Forward Auction Bidding Guide," July 13, 2016.) During the practice auction, bidders will not be bidding on the spectrum they'll be vying for in the live auction. The idea is to get comfortable with the system. A mock auction, more reflective of the live event, will be held Aug. 11-12.
•••• •••• "The scenarios that will be used for the practice auction are designed so that within several rounds of bidding, bidders will experience key forward auction events or benchmarks," today's Public Notice states.
•••• The The Public Notice also was accompanied by a list of bidding applicants who did not qualify to participate, many of whom are listed by individual names.
•••• Given this, an outlay of $86 billion seems highly unlikely at this time. To put it in perspective, this is two to three times the typical annual capital spending of the industry. That's an awful lot to bite off in one big chunk.
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106- Federal Court upholds FCC's open internet Rules
•••• The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday, June 14, upheld the legality of the Federal Communications Commission's landmark net neutrality policy, in a resounding vindication of federal rules designed to ensure that all content on the internet is equally accessible.
•••• The ruling affirms the Commission's ability to enforce the strongest possible internet protection -- both on fixed and mobile networks -- that will insure the internet remains open, now and in the future," after a decade of debate and legal battles.
•••• A public interest advocates say the FCC's policy is necessary to maintain the internet as an open platform for free speech, economic growth, and civic empowerment. The nation's largest broadband companies challenged the rules, arguing that the FCC, which has twice before seen its open internet policy thrown out in federal court, overstepped its authority.
•••• "Today's ruling is a victory for consumers and innovators who deserve unfettered access to the entire web, and it ensures the internet remains a platform for unparalleled innovation, free expression and economic growth," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement.
•••• Now consumers will be assured the right to full access to the internet without interference from gatekeepers."
•••• Open internet advocates argue that without net neutrality, the emergence of the next Facebook or YouTube might be imperiled, because broadband providers could discriminate against such services in favor of their own offerings. Free speech advocates say that the FCC's policy is necessary to maintain the internet as an open platform for political organizing and activism.
• The ruling is a victory for consumers and innovators.
•••• For FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the court ruling amounts to a vindication of the centerpiece of an ambitious agenda defined by his surprising willingness to challenge powerful industry interests.
•••• In their legal challenge, the nation's largest cable and phone companies argued that the FCC overstepped its authority in 2015 by reclassifying internet service providers, or ISPs, as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act.
•••• By doing so, the FCC claimed the authority to apply utility-style regulations originally designed for phone service to broadband internet access, in order to prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization deals, in which ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T favor certain content to the detriment of rivals.
•••• "Today's ruling proves the FCC chose a legal path to protect internet users from discrimination by AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and other broadband providers,"
••••• Even as the broadband industry plan an appeal of its DC Circuit defeat to the Supreme Court, many of the nation's cable and telecom giants are experimenting with ways to get around the FCC's policy. One such practice, known as "zero-rating," undermines net neutrality, according to open internet advocates, because it involves broadband companies favoring certain services by not counting them against monthly data caps.
•••• For FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the court ruling amounts to a vindication of the centerpiece of an ambitious agenda defined by his surprising willingness to challenge powerful industry interests.
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106- NAB 2016, Las Vegas, April 16-21
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler discusses ATSC 3.0
LAS VEGAS -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission will take up ATSC 3.0.
••••The chairman spoke at the NAB Show on Wednesday with Marci Burdick, NAB board member and former chair of Schurz Broadcasting. In addition to the ATSC 3.0 Public Notice, he said the spectrum optimization plan, which will "give us an idea of the size and the scope of who is showing up," and the clearing target, also will be released before the end of the month.
•••• "ATSC 3.0 is significant," he said. "We need to move with dispatch to get that into the public debate. I intend to put that out for public notice before the end of the month."
••••He congratulated engineers for creating 3.0, but he said policy would be another matter.
••••"I've been hearing about 3.0 for a long time, and they've pulled it off technically. The question is, you've got the technology part licked, now we've got to figure out the impact on the market and on the consumer," he said.
•••"We'll know the band plan, then we'll start the reverse auction in May," he said.
••••"Wireless providers keep saying they need more spectrum," Wheeler said. "There will be a very significant chunk of it before the end of the month. Then we'll know how badly they really needed the spectrum. Then we'll find out how much they'll bid, and if they don't bid enough, we'll do it again, and again…" He said the auction would go through as many stages as necessary to achieve market balance.

••••Wheeler did note that, "if there is a place where the internet has fallen down, it's ultra local. And that's where broadcastersare."
Burdick asked about the tardy ownership reviews. Wheeler said the 2010 and 2014 reviews would be completed by June."There will be a proposal on the floor that will garner at least three votes," he said.
••• Burdick asks why there has not been meaningful change in ownership regulations, whereto Wheeler said his predecessor tried to find consensus and could not. He said consensus on ownership regulations was difficult. Burdick asks if it will have to be hashed out in court. Wheeler said probably not, that post-auction, broadcasting would be a different world.
••••Burdick noted that millions of people listen to radio and asked Wheeler what it saw for it in the future.••"I've got something that's portable and free. With two criteria like that, never sell them short," he said.
••••Wheeler said he listens to NPR all day in his office. He's also a fan of satellite radio and listens to Broadway show tunes. He also said the AM revitalization had led to 500 applications for AMs to transmit on FC frequencies, and "that speaks for itself," he said.
••••He also said wireless carriers increasingly are unlocking FM chips in cellphones.
••••"I think the marketplace is succeeding," he said.
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106- F.C.C. Approves Broadband Subsidy for Low-Income Households
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission approved a $9.25 monthly broadband subsidy to help millions of low-income households connect to the Internet, in a move aimed at bridging the digital divide.
•••• The vote went 3-2 along party lines to expand a 3-decade-old program that subsidizes phone service for people who cannot afford it.
••••The vote ensures that "Americans can access the dominant communications platform of the day," said Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the F.C.C.
••••Now consumers will be able to apply the monthly Lifeline subsidy to broadband service or a bundled voice-and-data package from an Internet service provider. The Internet service could be wired or wireless and the FCC anticipates the new option will be available Dec. 1.
••••"This meets the 21st-century needs for those most vulnerable," said Mignon Clyburn, a Democratic commissioner.
•••• Under the rules proposed by Wheeler to restrict use of personal information, cable and wireless companies that offer broadband service would in most cases need permission from customers to use or share the data collected about them as they access the Internet.
••••The new regulations would apply only to broadband providers and not to individual websites or social networks. For that reason, Internet service providers oppose the proposed rules.
•••• Among the biggest concerns is how financially disadvantaged families are being strained by their inability to connect to the Internet at home. Seven out of 10 schools assign homework that requires Internet access, for example. Most jobs are posted online, and applications for employment are increasingly becoming online-only.
••••The F.C.C. plans to appoint a third-party administrator to check for double-billing or other instances of fraud.
••••The vote over the Lifeline plan was delayed for three hours because of back-and-forth between the two Republican commissioners and the three Democratic commissioners over the program's details. The Republican commissioners, who ultimately voted against the subsidy, said the F.C.C. needed to put a lower and hard cap on the Lifeline program's budget. Started in 1985 to bring phone services to low-income families, Lifeline later added subsidies for mobile phone services, but some homes started double-billing the program and the budget for the fund ballooned.
••••"The commission's failure to clean up the waste, fraud and abuse in the program puts the entire enterprise in jeopardy," said Ajit Pai, a Republican F.C.C. commissioner.
••••The agency's two Republican commissioners also voted against the broadband privacy rules, which have drawn strong protest from cable and telecom firms. Pai and O'Rielly voted against launching the rule-making process, saying broadband providers should not be regulated more strictly than search engines and other companies that collect consumer data on the Internet.
•••But the three Democratic commissioners voted in favor, pushing the rules toward a monthslong period of public comments and consideration.
••••Comcast has protested the agency's privacy proposal, pointing to several recent regulatory decisions that target Internet service providers. The company said that broadband providers had not harmed consumers by abusing their collection and sharing of data. Comcast also pointed to Google and Facebook as more concerning, saying those Internet companies are unregulated, even as their businesses rely on the collection of consumer data for targeted advertising.
••••The unfortunate result of the F.C.C.'s extreme regulatory proposals will be more consumer confusion and less competition, and a bunch of collateral damage to innovation and investment along the way," said senior executive vice president at Comcast.
••••Consumer advocacy groups cheered the vote for Lifeline.
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• 106- The FCC's war to liberate your cable box
•••• That costly box that funnels cable or satellite service into your TV might be going the way of the black rotary-dial telephone -- in the technology trash bin.
•••• Those boxes soon could face new federal regulations designed to break the hold of Comcast, Verizon, DirecTV and other providers on the devices that millions of Americans depend on to watch TV.
•••• About 99% of the nation's 100 million pay TV subscribers lease a set-top box, with the average household paying $231 a year in rental fees, according to a survey by Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).
•••• Those costs being the reason a growing number of so-called cord cutters are dropping their conventional pay TV service and now are streaming programming over the Internet directly through smart TVs or via much smaller devices, such as Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV, that they can purchase instead of rent.••••
•••• Still, providers like Time Warner Cable Inc, and others are experimenting with their own customized apps that would enable customers to ditch the set-top box and gain access to their programming on a variety of devices. Pay TV companies are warning against adding new federal mandates as video options rapidly evolve.
•••• "There is no quicker way to disrupt this vibrancy that is creating the greatest TV programming in the world than for the government to try and fix something that isn't broken," said Brian Dietz, a spokesman for the National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. trade group.
•••• Changes aren't coming fast enough for some lawmakers and consumer advocates as well as tech companies such as Google Inc., which are eager to jump into the set-top box market. They want the Federal Communications Commission to require that pay TV providers make their services more easily compatible with third-party set-top boxes or similar devices.
•••• "I think the time has arrived for the FCC to enable millions of Americans to access the enormous amount of content in new, innovative and less costly ways," Edward Markey said. "Any phone will work with any cellphone company and any video box should be able to work with any video company."
•••• Last year, Congress directed the FCC to appoint a panel of experts to study whether there was a "way to create a more competitive market for set-top boxes that would not be "unduly burdensome."
•••• Only two of the top 10 pay TV companies -- DirecTV and Dish Network -- offer their set-top boxes for purchase by customers.
•••• Set-top boxes typically cost less than $10 a month, but the average customer rents about 2.6 set-top boxes to cover multiple TVs. Those rentals generate about $19.5 billion a year in revenue for pay TV companies, so they're not eager to open up the market to other manufacturers who could produce more innovative devices for viewers to buy.
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2015

106- SEC Passes Crowdfunding Rules
106-Happy Birthday to You ruled public domain
106- Top Hollywood Studios face EU antitrust probe
106-Broadband loses to Music Union
106- Net Neutrality rules formally published; first legal challenge filed
106- Gaye's point to point - note by note copyright infringement $7.4 Million
106- Is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act a Safe Harbor? --
106- The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Vote -
Is the FCC in Charge of the Internet?
CES 2015: • 106- Net neutrality rules reclassification proposed

106- SEC Passes Crowdfunding Rules
•••• The Securities and Exchange Commission approved crowdfunding rules that will make it easier for start-ups to sell shares directly to the masses.
•••• The rules have been years in the making after President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act in 2012, which authorized the commission to write the crowdfunding rules. 
•••• The new rules and forms would be effective 180 days after they are published in the Federal Register, except that the forms enabling funding portals to register with the Commission would be effective January 29, 2016. 
•••• The new rules under the JOBS Act are starting to peel back investment regulations that in some cases date back to the Great Depression.
•••• Those regulations limited investments in most private companies to so-called accredited investors -- people who, today, make $200,000 or more a year or are worth at least $1 million -- and also blocked companies from seeking investors publicly without the use of a broker.
•••• Howard Marks, executive chairman of Start- Engine Crowdfunding, a Santa Monica firm that connects companies with private investors, said he expects thousands, even tens of thousands, of start-ups to try to raise money under the new rules.
•••• The rules approved Oct. 30, allow people with annual incomes or a net worth less than $100,000 to invest a maximum of 5% of their yearly income or net worth, or up to $2,000 if that's greater. Those with higher incomes can invest up to 10%. Investors generally would not be able to sell shares for at least a year.
•••• They also exempt firms raising $1 million or less in a year from having to provide financial statements audited by an independent auditing firm, which can be an expensive proposition. The idea is to open equity crowdfunding to true start-ups, ones that might not have the cash to pay an auditor.
•••• Larger companies trying to raise as much as $50 million have already been able to take investments from non-accredited investors since this summer. But to do so, companies have to file regular reports and audited financial statements with the SEC, much like big, publicly traded companies.
•••• Because of those requirements, there's been limited interest so far, and just a few dozen firms have attempted such offerings.
•••• All the crowdfunding transactions would have to be made through a portal registered with the commission. Crowdfunding portals would also have to comply with a number of rules to monitor investors and businesses to help reduce risk and fraud. 
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106-Happy Birthday to You ruled public domain
••• A federal court judge in Los Angeles has declared the song Happy Birthday to You belongs in the public domain, dealing a blow to the music publishing company that for decades has been collecting royalties from the songs.
•••• US district judge George H. King ruled on Tuesday the copyright originally filed by the Clayton F Summy Co in 1935 applied to a specific arrangement of the song, not the tune itself.
•••• King ruled that Summy never acquired the rights to the song's lyrics, and the defendants' claims to the contrary were "implausible and unreasonable."
•••• "Because Summy Co never acquired the rights to the Happy Birthday lyrics,[the] defendants, as Summy Co's purported successors-in-interest, do not own a valid copyright in the Happy Birthday lyrics," King wrote in a judgment posted online.
•••• "Happy Birthday is finally free after 80 years," said Randall Newman, an attorney for the plaintiffs. "Finally, the charade is over. It's unbelievable."
•••• Up until now, Warner Chappell Music, a division of the Warner Music Group, has charged people for use of the song.
•••• Among the plaintiffs was film-maker Jennifer Nelson, who was told she would have to pay $1,500 USD in order to include Happy Birthday in a documentary she was making about its history.
•••• Warner Chappell Music has been enforcing the copyright claim since it bought Summy's successor, Birchtree Ltd, in 1988. It reportedly paid $25m for the company.
•••• Jay Morgenstern, then executive vice president of the Warner Chappell Music Group, told the New York Times a year after the acquisition the song had proved "a very good investment".
•••• Happy Birthday was written by sisters Parry and Mildred Hill of Kentucky in 1883, and is often claimed to be the world's most popular song.
•••• Without the court judgement, it would not have been freely available in the public domain in the US until 2030, and in the EU until 31 December 2016.
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106- Top Hollywood Studios face EU antitrust probe
•••• The EU accused six top Hollywood studios and the Sky TV pay channel of breaching antitrust laws, in the latest salvo in Brussels' efforts to break down digital barriers in Europe.
•••• Brussels accuses Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros, as well as Britain and Ireland's Sky TV of using movie licenses to block access to their content in other European Union countries. The charges are the newest in a series made by the EU's new Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, fresh from taking on Internet giant Google and Russian energy behemoth Gazprom.
•••• "European consumers want to watch the pay-TV channels of their choice regardless of where they live or travel within the EU. Our EU economy Internet antitrust investigation shows that they cannot do this today," Vestager said in a statement.
•••• "We believe that this may be in breach of EU competition rules," she said. "The studios and Sky UK now have the chance to respond to our concerns."
•••• There was no immediate reaction from the Hollywood studios or Sky TV to the announcement, which follows an investigation launched in January 2014.
• High-profile investigations
•••• The new probe specifically puts into question Europe's copyright rules, which allows Hollywood studios to sell their content individually to national markets, creating a divided European market in defiance of EU rules, according to the commission.
••••••• Since taking office in November Vestager has made a name for herself with a series of high-profile investigations.
•••• US-based firms, in particular tech companies, have been a particular target for Vestager amid concerns that companies across the Atlantic are distorting the EU's single market.
•••• But the investigations have raised deep suspicions in Washington over EU trade regulation.
•••• They have also raised alarm in Moscow after the EU in April charged Gazprom with abusing its dominant market position in Europe, risking a new battle with Russia amid tensions over Ukraine.
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106-Broadband loses to Music Union
•••• Pandora Media Inc lost a major legal fight over how musicians and music copyright owners are paid for their work
•••• A federal district court in New York ruled in favor of BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) which has a huge representation of popular songwriters. The group had asked the court to raise Pandora's payments to 2.5% of its revenue from 1.75%.
•••• More or less half of Pandora's revenue, ($921 million in 2014), is paid to rights holders that include record labels and music publishers.
•••• Pandora, has 79 million active users, and has had a series of recent victories regarding royalty payments. Performing rights organizations BMI and its competitor ASCAP, collect royalties from the use of their members' songs and compositions on radio, television and Internet services. However, the organizations do not represent performers or record labels.
•••• BMI hailed the decision as an enormous victory for its more than 650,000 songwriters, composers and publishers.
••••The ruling follows two recent legal victories for Pandora. A federal appeals court last week ruled against ASCAP to keep Pandora's rate at 1.85%, agreeing with a lower court.
••••The Federal Communications Commission, in a separate dispute, recently cleared the way for Pandora to buy a South Dakota terrestrial radio station. Pandora hopes that move will help it argue that it should quality for the lower royalties paid to BMI and ASCAP by traditional broadcast radio companies.••••
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Pandora pledged to appeal the court's May 14th ruling.
••••The ongoing fight over music royalties is taking place on multiple fronts. The Justice department, last year has opened a review of its consent decrees governing BMI and ASCAP, which had asked for changes to the rules. As part of its review, the Justice Department invited comment from songwriters, composers, publishers, licensees, and service providers.
•••• On another front a coalition of artists, labels and other industry players are supporting the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act introduced in Congress this year. Among other things, the legislation would end broadcast radio's long practice of not paying labels performance royalties. Also it would seek to ensure that satellite and Internet radio companies pay labels for pre-1972 recordings.
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106- Net Neutrality rules formally published; first legal challenge filed
WASHINGTON -- Tough new net neutrality regulations were published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2015, that started a 60-day clock on its effective date of June 12 and triggering the first formal legal challenge to the controversial online traffic rules.
•••• US Telecom, a trade group whose members include AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to stop the rules, arguing the rules are "arbitrary and capricious" and violate federal law.
•••• The Federal Communications Commission approved the regulations by a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26.
They hanged the legal classification of wired and wireless broadband, treating it as a more highly regulated telecommunications service in an attempt to ensure that providers don't discriminate against any legal content flowing through their networks to consumers.
••••But FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler who pushed for the regulations, has said, "we are confident the FCC's new open Internet rules will be upheld by the courts, ensuring enforceable protections for consumers and innovators online."
••••The group's members support the goals of the regulations, to ensure the free flow of legal online content, US Telecom President Walter McCormick said. The suit was filed because the more stringent government oversight that comes with broadband's new regulatory classification will hinder investment in expanded networks and increase costs for users, he said.
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106- Gaye's point to point - note by note copyright infringement win ($7.4 Million) for the Gaye Family
• • •A federal jury in Los Angeles found that the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines" infringed on the effects, elements and components of the Marvin Gaye chart-topper "Got to Give It Up," the soul singer's 1977 hit, awarding nearly $7.4 million to Gaye's children. It was 2013's biggest hit. The song brought in $5.6 million for Thicke, $5.2 million for Williams, about $700,000 went to T.I and another $5 million to $6 million or more for the record companies, (Interscope, UMG Distribution and Star Trak) as well as an additional $8 million in publishing revenue. Overall, the Gaye family sought more than $25 million in damages. Jurors found against singer-songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, but held harmless the record company and rapper T.I.
• • • Gregory Butler, Los Angeles based composer and producer said colleagues in the industry were stunned by the verdict. "You've made it illegal to reference previous material," said Butler, also a managing director at music startup WholeWorldBand. "I'm never going to come up with something so radically different that it doesn't contain references to something else."
• • •Joe Escalante, an entertainment law attorney, said he was concerned that the jury's decision had been driven by emotion rather than what's protected under copyright law.
• • • On the other hand, a veteran music industry executive said that protecting creative work was just as important to musicians, and that inspiration bordering on copying was becoming too common.
• • • "Somebody should be protecting that," said the executive, who asked not to be named because he might work with those involved in the case in the future. "If it has a chilling effect on copyright infringement, that should happen.... Stopping theft is what we're talking about."
• • • The Gayes contended that they instantly recognized striking similarities between the two songs when they first heard "Blurred Lines." They called to the stand a musicologist who analyzed the songs and concluded there was a "constellation" of eight similar elements. Others outside court had also noticed similarities.
• • • According to Mark Anderson, of PSI, the infringement is an analogy to the copycat telecom carriers using Nathan B. Stubblefield's 1902 telekey number systems.
• Copied elements-
• • • An attorney for the Gaye children, Richard Busch, said there were copied elements -- including the bass and keyboard line, the hook and a repeated theme -- in all but two bars of "Blurred Lines."
• • •Williams alone wrote the song with no input from Thicke, and that neither Gaye nor his song was discussed in the song's creation.
• • •Thicke, during his turn on the stand, played a medley of pop songs on a keyboard to demonstrate that many of them share the same chord progression and can sound similar.
• • • According to Mark Anderson, of PSI the infringement is an analogy to the copycat elecom carriers using Nathan b. Stubllefieldes telekey phone number systems.
The verdict is notable-
because Gaye's 1977 hit was published just before a major overhaul of copyright law in 1978, so the jury had to fall back on 1909 copyright law to determine whether Thicke and Pharrell had infringed.
• • •In an early pretrial hearing, the judge ruled that the 1909 law only protected the song's sheet music, not the actual sound of the song.
• • But in a later hearing, the judge changed his mind, ordering Thicke and Williams' lawyers to produce an audio version of the specific elements of the song that were copyrighted and on file at the Library of Congress.
• • • That version included a bass line and some keyboard chords under Gaye's voice, but not the similar percussion that tends to draw people to make the connection between the two songs. The jury heard "Blurred Lines" repeatedly throughout the trial but never heard the full version of "Got To Give It Up."
• • •Williams, 41, also signed a document stating he didn't use any other artists' work in the music and would be responsible if a successful copyright claim was raised.
• • • Jurors repeatedly heard the upbeat song Blurred Lines and saw snippets of its music video, but Gaye's music was represented during the trial in a less polished form. Jurors did not hear Got to Give It Up as Gaye recorded it, but rather a version created based solely on sheet music submitted to gain copyright protection.
• • • That version lacked many of the elements --; including Gaye's voice --; that helped make the song a hit in 1977.
• ••An expert for the Gaye family said there were eight distinct elements from Got to Give It Up that were used in Blurred Lines.
• • •The verdict could have implications for songwriters everywhere and may also have implications beyond the massive verdict.
• • Still, while testifying last week, Williams said the two songs share "feel -- not infringement."
• •The attorney for the Gaye family, Richard Busch, will also seek to halt sales of "Blurred Lines," and said he will file official paperwork by next week.
• • •The verdict may face years of appeals.
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106- Is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act a Safe Harbor? --
Court denies Grooveshark DMCA protection for songs like "Johnny B. Goode"
In April 2013, a New York state appellate court made a curious decision in a matter being litigated between Grooveshark parent company Escape Media Group, Inc. and UMG Recordings, Inc. The court ruled that due to an peculiarity in copyright law, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act does not apply to songs that were licensed under state law before February 15, 1972. As such, for these recordings, Grooveshark is not eligible for what is known as safe harbor -- an immunity to liability if users upload copyrighted works without the website's knowledge.
•••• As a website that allows users to upload their recordings, Grooveshark's business model depends on the DMCA. Users upload songs on Grooveshark and are warned about uploading copyrighted material. If a rights holder discovers that a user has uploaded a copyrighted song, the rights holder notifies Grooveshark. As long as the website takes the song down quickly enough, Grooveshark avoids being held responsible for the infringement.
• 1972
But an anomaly in copyright law is throwing a wrench in that system. In 1971, Congress overhauled copyright laws, making most protection a federal matter. However, recordings copyrighted before February 15, 1972 would remain under the purview of the common law and statues of the individual states. The new federal copyright prescriptions noted that "any rights or remedies under the common law or statutes of any State shall not be annulled or limited by this Title until 2067."
•••• With this in mind, UMG brought litigation against Grooveshark saying that the DMCA, a federal act, does not apply to these recordings under common law. So the website is still liable for copyright infringement if a user uploads, say, Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" (written in 1958) without Grooveshark's knowledge.
•••• A 2010 filing by UMG in the case says that these titles under state copyright protection include works from "Buddy Holly, The Carpenters, Cat Stevens, Chuck Berry, The Jackson Five, The Mamas and the Papas, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Temptations, and The Who."
•••• While a New York District court initially ruled in Escape Media and Grooveshark's favor, the New York appellate court took a very different view. "Initially, it is clear to us that the DMCA, if interpreted in the manner favored by defendant, would directly violate section 301(c) of the Copyright Act," the court's decision read.
About the DMCA
•••• The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, whether or not there is actual infringement of copyright itself. In addition, the DMCA heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet.
•••• Passed on October 12, 1998, by a unanimous vote in the United States Senate and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 28, 1998, the DMCA amended Title 17 of the United States Code to extend the reach of copyright, while limiting the liability of the providers of online services for copyright infringement by their users.
•••• The DMCA's principal innovation in the field of copyright is the exemption from direct and indirect liability of Internet service providers and other intermediaries. This exemption was adopted by the European Union in the Electronic Commerce Directive 2000. The Copyright Drective 2001 implemented the 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaty in the EU.
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106- Did FCC's New Internet Rules Put the FCC in Charge of the Internet?
•••• March 10, 2015- It's been two weeks since the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to overhaul the way broadband Internet service is regulated, changing it from a Title I information service to a Title II telecommunications service - by expanding the definition of conventional phone service to include Internet address as well as phone numbers, according to the order
••••And only now is the 400-page order, not released prior to the vote, that was drawn up by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and supported by the commission's two Democratic members, available for public viewing. This was perhaps the most significant and far-reaching shift in Internet policy in nearly two decades, and put in place without full public access.
The FCC's catchall, 'just and reasonable' provision.'
••••And yet even though the rules are now available for all to see, it still remains somewhat unclear how exactly they will work in practice. As noted by the New York Times, the FCC is "set to decide what is acceptable on a case-by-case basis. The regulations include a subjective catchall provision, requiring 'just and reasonable' conduct."
••••What counts as 'just and reasonable' will, naturally, be up to the whims of the FCC.
••••In some ways, this is the worst part of the agency's net neutrality push. It's not even that it puts in place bad rules; it's that it installs potentially strict but ultimately vague rules, and leaves the FCC as the final arbiter of what is and isn't acceptable. The FCC will have some guidelines, of course, but Wheeler's book-length bureaucratic proposal will surely provide legal ammunition for whatever creative interpretation the agency settles on - or desires - at any given time.
New net neutrality rules give the agency veto power over ISP innovation
••This is give or take what to expect in the wake of the FCC's rules; ISPs will probably invest and innovate more cautiously, knowing that the FCC has veto power over their decisions. And armies of expensive telecom lawyers will spend their days arguing about what, exactly, constitutes "just and reasonable" in a wide variety of situations.
••••As telecom analyst Roger Entner told the Times, "Telecom lawyers in Washington popped the corks on the champagne," when the rules were passed last February 26. "It will be at a least a hundred million in billable hours for them. This will go on for an unforseeble time."
••••Critics at times describe net neutrality as a government takeover of the Internet. This is in most ways an exaggeration; the Net will remain for the most part privately operated, with competing though heavily regulated firms continuing to own and operate the infrastructure.
•••• ISPs will now need the FCC's permission, at least tacitly, to innovate and to invest, and they will inevitably make major business decisions with the FCC's veto power in mind. The agency, and its nebulous "just and reasonable" standard, will be a shadow presence whenever any major move is contemplated. The publication of the FCC's order, in other words, mostly serves to confirm that the rules will mean whatever the agency wants them to mean.
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CES 2015: • 106- Net neutrality rules reclassification proposed
•••• Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler strongly hinted Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that he would propose net neutrality rules next month that treat broadband Internet service providers as utilities subject to much stricter regulation. That however would clash with powerful cable tv operators that offer Internet access.
•••• If Wheeler does propose to reclassify ISPs and regulate them under Title II of the Communications Act, that would be a stinging defeat for ISPs and a victory for advocates of a stringent approach to net neutrality -- including President Obama, who appointed Wheeler. It also would almost certainly draw a challenge in court and from the Republican-controlled Congress.
•••• The commission is expected to vote on a new set of net neutrality rules Feb. 26.
•••••Wheeler initially resisted the idea of bringing ISPs under Title II, hoping to craft net neutrality rules that continued to treat ISPs as lightly regulated "information services." His original proposal would have allowed ISPs to strike deals with content companies and online services as long as they were "commercially reasonable."
•••• This approach has drawn support from ISPs, but many net neutrality advocates argue that it would allow broadband providers to divide their networks into fast and slow lanes. That would give deep-pocketed companies another advantage over start-ups, harming competition and innovation, these critics say.
•••• Wheeler, though, said he had an "aha moment" over the summer when he considered how the Telecommunications Act of 1996 treated wireless phone networks. That law applied Title II rules to wireless companies, but exempted them from most of its provisions &emdash; most notably, the ones requiring regulators to approve changes in rates.
•••• "Under that for the last 20 years, the wireless industry has been monumentally successful," Wheeler said.
••• Meredith Baker a former Republican FCC commissioner who now heads the wireless phone industry trade group pushed back against Wheeler's comment. "Comparisons to the regulatory framework for mobile voice are misplaced and irrelevant," she said noting theat Congress applied parts of Title II to the mobile phone companies to reduce their regulatory load.
•••• Wheeler cannot now use that same deregulatory tool to extend regulations and government intrusion where it has never been before," she said.
••• A spokesman for he NTCA blasted Wheeler's shift in strategy.
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2014

106- Supreme court rules Aereo illegal
106-AereoVs.Broadcasters -
The Areo Debate "To Be or Not to Be,"

106- Global Internet panel formed
106- Secretkeepers of Patent Trolls
106- ATBA says FCC report spells war on broadcasters.
106- AereoVs.Broadcasters.Broadcasters
106- Is Comcast lobbying the FCC?
106- Viacom and Google settle YouTube copyright lawsuit.
106- Global Internet panel formed

106- Supreme court rules TV streaming service Aereo illegal
Justices accept argument of major broadcasters that Aereo's service amounts to a violation of copyright law.
••• The US supreme court has ruled that Aereo, the TV streaming service backed by media mogul Barry Diller, is illegal.
•••Aereo, which launched in 2012 in the New York area, has expanded across the US and is now available in cities including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Houston and Miami.
•••Backed by Diller's IAC, Aereo has clashed repeatedly with the television networks. Last October broadcasters including ABC, CBS and Fox filed a petition to the supreme court after an appeals court rejected their call for a ban on the service
•••In a 6-3 decision, the court rejected an earlier appeals court decision which had ruled the fledgling service did not breach broadcasters' copyright. The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, the upstart television streaming service, violated copyright laws by resending broadcast signals without paying licensing fees.
The ruling effectively means the court sees Aereo as similar to a cable company &endash; and therefore liable to pay for the content it broadcasts.
•••Aereo captures the over-the-air signals of network broadcasters and streams them to customers via their computers, smartphones or devices such as Apple TV or Roku. It has thousands of tiny aerials that it assigns to each of its customers, which allows Aereo to argue that its clients are merely renting antennae of the sort they would otherwise have in their homes.
•••Customers pay between $8 and $20 a month for the service, which includes a cloud-based digital video recorder &endash; far less than the average cable bill. The company does not pay fees to the media companies whose signals it redistributes, while the cable companies pay about $3bn. The broadcasters argued that Aereo violated copyright law.
••••The justices said the law forbids unlicensed companies to "transmit" copyrighted shows to the viewing public. Aereo argued, unsuccessfully, that it was transmitting signals to individual customers through the use of tiny rented antennas.
••••The decision represents a major victory for TV broadcasters, who depend increasingly on licensing revenues from cable and satellite services.
••••Two veteran Washington attorneys, Paul Clement and David Frederick, presented the contrasting arguments in the case, ABC vs. Aereo.
••••Clement, a former solicitor general who represented ABC and other broadcasters, called Aereo a "gimmick" that allows "thousands of paying strangers to watch live TV online" without paying a licensing fee to the broadcasters for their copyrighted programs.
••••This violates the Copyright Act of 1976, he said, adopted in part to deal with the advent of cable TV service. Broadcasters were given an exclusive right to any program that is "publicly" performed or transmitted to the public "by means of any device or process." This could describe a cable TV tower, and it also describes Aereo precisely, he said.
••••However, Aereo came up with what some say is a way to skirt around the law. It denies that its service amounts to a "public" airing of programs, but is merely a new way for individual consumers to watch programs they could see for free.
••••With the service for instance in New York, subscribers rent a tiny antenna devoted to their own individual use at a Brooklyn facility. Through it, they capture free over-the-air TV signals in the area. Frederick, representing Aereo, compared this to a set of old-fashioned "rabbit ears" on a TV set.
••••"It's no different than if I'm at home, and I have an antenna or rabbit ears on my TV, and I know what channels I can get," attorney Frederick said. "Consumers have a right to get over-the-air signals that are free to the public," he added.
••••He likened Aereo to the 1980s-era video recorders that allowed consumers to record copies of programs to be viewed at home. In 1984, the high court ruled that recording programs at home for later viewing did not violate copyright laws.
••••The argument centered on the interpretation of a federal law that applies to the public performance of copyrighted works. Aereo argued that its antennae meant it was facilitating thousands of individual performances and not a public performance, which would violate the Copyright Act of 1976, which gives the copyright owner the "exclusive right" to "perform the copyrighted work publicly".
•••• In a statement, 21st Century Fox, formed from the breakup of News Corp, said: "21st Century Fox welcomes the US supreme court's ruling, a decision that ultimately is a win for consumers that affirms important copyright protections and ensures that real innovation in over-the-top video will continue to support what is already a vibrant and growing television landscape."
••••Objecting to the ruling, supreme court justice Antonin Scalia compared Aereo to a photocopier and said the company "should not be directly liable whenever its patrons use its equipment to 'transmit' copyrighted television programs to their screens". But the majority of the judges rejected that argument given Aereo's "overwhelming likeness to the cable companies."
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106- ATBA says FCC report spells war on broadcasters.
WASHINGTON DC &endash; After consideration and study of the GN Docket No. 12-268 REPORT & ORDER released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 2nd, the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA) voiced concern that the FCC has declared war on broadcasters, especially LPTV and Translator stations. The FCC is seemingly denying a significant amount of the nation free over-the-air television access in favor of providing well-funded wireless carriers with more spectrum for profit. The FCC in the R&O concluded that the concerns of broadcasters "are outweighed by the detrimental impact that protecting LPTV and TV translator stations would have on the repacking process and on the success of the incentive auction."
•••• "The Report and Order released on Monday shows that the FCC has declared war on Low Power Television (LPTV); and LPTV will not and cannot roll over just to save Chairman Wheelers incentive auction," said Louis Libin, Executive Director of the ATBA. "The LPTV industry is a vibrant industry, a good contributor to the US economy as well as to the diverse, cultural, religious and rural audiences. In the R&O, the FCC has wrongly defined LPTV to a status below wireless. This is not a harmless auction; this is a completely poisonous auction to LPTV."
•••• ATBA is troubled by the FCC position on LPTV in the R&O knowing that their actions "will result in some viewers losing the services of these stations, may strand the investments displaced LPTV and TV translator licensees have made in their existing facilities, and may cause displaced licensees that choose to move to a new channel to incur the cost of doing so."
 •••• "While I was encouraged by the comments attached to the document by Commissioner Clyburn recognizing the value of LPTV and translators to the national dialogue &endash; the basic intent of the document seems to place LPTV in a secondary class below what it has historically occupied," said Rod Payne, ATBA Chairman and a station owner in Wichita Falls Texas.  "The document shows a majority of the commission seemingly viewing LPTV as secondary even to wireless carriers &endash; something one would think would require action outside of the Commission itself."
••• The ATBA was also struck by the dissenting comments of Commissioner Pai who wrote, "As a result (of the auction as it is being proposed in this document) there is a greater risk that some Americans will be left without any over-the-air television service after the incentive auction. This is wrong."
•••. Randy Weiss, ATBA Board Member and LPTV owner expressed extreme concern over the R&O. "My wife and I invested in the construction of Christian LPTV stations to bring hope to the hopeless. Like every LPTV broadcaster, we had a very clear understanding of the FCC'S definition of "secondary status." There was no mistake as to whom we were secondary--exclusively to Full Power TV stations. The agency and the industry operated with an unmistakable understanding within the Media Bureau of the FCC. It is unconscionable that the FCC would now try to redefine secondary status with the singular intent of enabling the confiscation of spectrum licensed to small broadcasters for the benefit of wireless monopolies. Such an overreach is malicious. No government institution should be permitted to quietly pull the rug out from Christian broadcasters or helpless community stations after we have invested our time and treasure to serve the public. It is time for the public to rise up and inform the FCC that they must protect LPTV and translator television stations."
•••• Payne continues, "This is indeed wrong. I can only hope for a grassroots movement of those in the industry, full, low-power and translators, along with associated manufacturers, programmers and more AND the people of this country coming together and telling the FCC, Congress and others that we are not going to stand by while the nation's communication resources are sold to the highest bidders &endash; most which have no incentive in serving the communities that will now be denied so much for the wants of a few well-financed corporations."
••• "I call on everyone, both in this industry and those who it serves, to join together to send a re-sounding "NO" to this methodology. 
••• The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance is an industry organization comprised of low power television broadcasters, translators, full power television broadcasters and allied industry organizations and companies.  The goal of the Alliance is to preserve and promote the efficient and effective use of all television broadcast spectrum.
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106 Is Comcast lobbying the FCC?
Big companies often try to hitch former Washington insiders for its lobbying team; but the cable giant Comcast has been especially aggressive in picking up former congressional aides and Federal Communications Commission staff members -- even a former FCC commissioner -- as company lobbyists.
•••• Many of them are now fully engaged on the company's $45-billion takeover venture of Time Warmer Cable. Such deal would widen Comcast's lead as the nation's biggest cable and Internet provider, but requires the approval of the FCC and the Justice Department's antitrust division and may face questions in Congress.
•••• Accountability Initiative's LittleSis website lists 28 former congressional and White House staffers working Comcast's side of the street on the merger deal. They form a subset of the 76 Comcast and Time Warner Cable lobbyists having ties with congressional committees, current and former members of Congress and minority organizations expected to voice an opinion on the merger.
•••• Meanwhile, the OpenSecrets blog of the Center for Responsive Politics revisits dealings and scandal between Comcast and the FCC, which prompted the resignation of FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker in May 2011 to take a lobbying job at Comcast -- a mere four months after she voted to approve Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal.
•••• OpenSecrets counts 18 people who "have both lobbied for Comcast and spent time in the public sector. Of those, 12 are currently registered lobbyists for Comcast, with five of them having spent time at the FCC." Its list doesn't even include current FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who was president and chief executive of the National Cable Television Assn. from 1976 to 1984, and president and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Assn. from 1992 to 2004. His lobbyist roots, in other words, run deep.
•••• LittleSis (a name take-off on "Big Brother") earlier disclosed the role of Robert Schumer, the brother of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in the merger deal: Robert Schumer is Time Warner Cable's lead outside attorney on the matter. The disclosure led to Sen. Schumer's announcement that he will recuse himself from any congressional consideration of the deal.
•••• The merger would help an even larger Comcast get its way with greater impunity, which is one more reason to reject it such a merger.
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The Areo Debate "To Be or Not to Be," provided food for a heated discussion at the Digital Hollywood Spring conference May 7, 2014. Moderated by James M. Burger, Partner, Thompson Coburn, Neil W. Netanel, Professor of Law, UCLA Law School; John C. Ulin Partner, Arnold and Porter midway through the debate were interreupted by questions of the audience which became increasingly agitated. It did make for a lively debate though considering the fact that most panelists usually take questions only at the end of a panel discussion.
•••• A ruling to be followed closely by advocates of net neutrality, and broadcasters, the US Supreme Court justices questioned the legality of Areo as they weighed whether the starup violates copyright law by recording over-the-air programming from an off-site antenna and delivering it to customers via the internet. Areo aims to upend the broadcast industry's decades-old business model by letting customers in 11 cities watch live and recorded shows for as little as $8 a month.
•••i/dh-TroyInterviewer-108.jpg Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of media company, IAC/InterActiveCorp, said broadcasters are seeking to stifle innovation for their own financial gain by suing to shut down Aereo Inc., the streaming-video company he's backing. "I am really tired of being accused of stealing anyone else's programming when we are not," Diller said. "It's kind of obnoxious to take away programming they have promised the public they could receive directly simply because they want to take away every dollar from consumers.
Aereo's faceoff at the nation's highest court against broadcasters including 21st Century Fox Inc., and CBS Corp, stemmed from its bid to forge a technological route around the television companies' copyrights.
•• It was Diller, co-creator of Fox's broadcast network, who pushed Aereo beyond its original plan to offer services only in parts of New York, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia stated.
•••The Supreme Court arguments didn't indicate a like outcome, as justices, including Stephen Breyer repeatedly questioned whether ruling against Aereo would broadly imperil cloud-computing technologies that let consumers remotely store content such as video and access it through the Web.
•••• U.S. copyright law gives owners the exclusive right to perform their works "publicly." If Areo is deemed to be a public rather than private performance, the ruling may affect cloud storage offerings from companies like Google Inc., Dropbox Inc., Apple, Amazon.com Inc. and Box Inc.
•••• "If you stop Aereo, you stop technology," Diller said.
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• 106- Viacom and Google settle YouTube copyright lawsuit.
The case was filed back in 2007, which was like the Dark Ages of Internet video.
•••• The billion dollar long-running legal clash between old and new media giants, Viacom Inc. and Google Inc., has ended in a settlement, without having terms of the settlement disclosed. 
•••• Viacom initiated the suit filed in federal court in New York in 2007. The New York cable television giant complained that Google's YouTube had knowingly posted Viacom videos on its site without Viacom's permission. Viacom asserted that postings of clips from "South Park," and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," constituted copyright violations worth at least $1 billion.
•••• In court documents, Viacom argued that YouTube essentially built its business on infringing videos, and the media company produced e-mails in which some of the site's founders discuss the prevalence of copyrighted videos uploaded by users and their propensity to generate more traffic.
••••The case tested the reach of the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a 1998 law that made it illegal to produce technology to circumvent anti-piracy measures, but limited liability of online service providers for copyright infringement by users.
••••In its suit, Viacom maintained that YouTube had a responsibility to immediately remove all pirated content from its site. YouTube countered that it had only the duty to take down specific videos identified by copyright holders.
••••The judge rejected what he called Viacom's "ingenious" yet "extravagant" argument that YouTube should monitor the content of videos being uploaded at a rate of more than 24 hours of viewing time per minute.
•••• He also said YouTube did not interact so closely with people uploading content that it could be said to have engaged in infringing activity.
•••• Stanton had in 2010 also ruled for YouTube. The 2nd Circuit revived Viacom's case in April 2012, saying a reasonable jury could find that YouTube was aware of specific infringements.
•••• In his April 2013 ruling, Stanton had concluded that Google and YouTube were protected from Viacom's copyright claims by "safe harbor" provisions in the law.
•••• Tuesday's settlement comes after several legal setbacks in the case for Viacom. Last year's decision by U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton was his second ruling  against Viacom. Viacom's damages claims were tossed out for the postings of Comedy Central and Nickelodeon clips on YouTube from 2005 to 2008.
•••• Viacom had been appealing that ruling.
•••• In theJune 2010 ruling, Stanton sided with YouTube by granting Google's request for summary judgment in the case. He found that YouTube operated within the law.
•••• When "YouTube was given notices, it removed the material," Stanton wrote in his 30-page decision in 2010. "It is thus protected from liability" under a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in which Google relied on to make its case that policing the Internet was as much the responsibily of the copyright holders as it was the Internet sites.
•••• Viacom did not receive monetary compensation as part of the settlement a But did receive some of its initial demands. During the course of the lengthy legal battle, Google instituted a better system of filtering and removing unauthorized videos found YouTube
•••• Viacom now is one of 5,000 copyright holders that use Google's Content ID system to identify and help manage their content that appears on YouTube. These days when you upload videos to YouTube, the clips are scanned against a database of files that have been submitted to Google by the various content owners. Rights holder can block the video or choose to share in the revenue generated by ads that appear around their content.
•••• Supporters of Viacom during the battle have included the Associated Press, Gannett Co, the Motion Picture Association of America, the National Football League, the Screen Actors Guild, Garth Brooks, the Eagles and Sting.
•••• Google and YouTube won backing from eBay Inc, Facebook Inc, Tumblr Inc, Yahoo Inc, Consumers Union, Human Rights Watch and others.
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106- Global Internet panel formed
Internet governance to become one of the most pressing global policies.
••••DAVOS, Switzerland -- A global commission has been created to investigate how to ensure Internet freedom and security at a time of growing concerns over privacy breaches.
•••• The creation of the Global Commission on Internet Govenmancy was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
•••• The commission was set up by Canada's Centre for International Governance Innovation and Britain's Royal Institute of International Affairs.
••• The two-year inquiry,, will be wide-ranging but focus primarily on state censorship of the internet as well as the issues of privacy and surveillance raised by the Snowden leaks about America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ spy agencies.
•••• Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, will head a group of some 25 experts from various backgrounds, including academia, government and civil society. They will work together over the coming two years to create "a strategic vision for the future of Internet governance."
••••Bildt, the former Swedish prime minister, said: "The rapid evolution of the net has been made possible by the open and flexible model by which it has evolved and been governed. But increasingly this is coming under attack.
••••"And this is happening as issues of net freedom, net security and net surveillance are increasingly debated. Net freedom is as fundamental as freedom of information and freedom of speech in our societies."
••••The Obama administration announced the initial findings of a White House-organised review of the NSA. There are also inquiries by the US Congress and by the European parliament, but this is the first major independent one.
••••The inquiry has been set up by Britain's foreign affairs thinktank Chatham House and by the Center for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI), which is partly funded by the Canadian government.
••••In a joint statement, Chatham House and the CIGI said the current internet regime was under threat. "This threat to a free, open and universal internet comes from two principal sources. First, a number of authoritarian states are waging a campaign to exert greater state control over critical internet resources."
••••The statement does not name the countries but it is aimed mainly at China and Iran, both of whom are censoring the internet.
••••The other big issue, according to Chatham House and the CIGI, is the revelations from Snowden.
••••"Second, revelations about the nature and extent of online surveillance have led to a loss of trust." The issue of internet governance is set to become one of the most pressing global policy issues of our time, said Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House, said: "The issue of internet governance is set to become one of the most pressing global policy issues of our time."
••••••Among those on the panel are: Joseph Nye, former dean of the Kennedy school of governance at Harvard; Sir David Omand, former head of GCHQ; Michael Chertoff, former secretary of the US homeland security department and co-author of the Patriot Act that expanded NSA surveillance powers; the MEP Marietje Schaake, who has been a leading advocate of internet freedom; Latha Reddy, former deputy national security adviser of India; and Patricia Lewis, research director in the international security department at Chatham House, who said: "Internet governance is too important to be left just to governments."
••••Gordon Smith, who is to be deputy chair of the commission, said: "For many people, Internet governance sounds technical and esoteric but the reality is that the issues are 'high politics' and of consequence to all users of the internet, present and future."
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2013

106- A Lawsuit seeks to put "Happy Birthday" in Public Domain.
106- Supreme Court rejects gene patents --
106- FCC's Genachowski Steps Down
106-ResellerCopyrightRuling
106- Hollywood Studios & The Safe Harbor
Legal LoopHole: was a Winner for YouTube vs Viacom
106- WUG reports - Privacy-WhatsAppStockpilingPhone#s
106- Email vs PostalMail - 1 Penny Rise in 2013.

106- The Secretkeepers of Patent Trolls (coming)
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•••• The SmartPhone is the: • www.thedealtosteal.com • www.nbs100.com • www.speedollars.com • www.lookradio.com • www.smartPhone90.com • www.witel.org • www.smart90.com • www.patent887.com • www.kudoad.com • www.secretkeepers.com • www.webusersguild.com • www.chinaexpo2000.com • www.troycoryshow.com • wirelesstelephone.org.
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•••• Beyond its intended aims, patents are being abused to benefit the few.
•••• Patent trolls are a widely reported problem for technology makers and big business. They are companies that exist primarily to buy up patents and then collect money, in the form of licenses or lawsuit settlements, from alleged infringers of those patents. Trolls take advantage of a patent system with serious flaws, and their abuse of the system is creating, as a White House fact sheet recently put it, a "drain on the American economy."
•••• And, as it turns out, a drain on you, the ordinary consumer.
•••• Let's assume you're a technology consumer -- and these days, that's almost all of us. Patent abuse can cut off your access to the latest and greatest products and services. When a troll waves the specter of a lawsuit or an overly broad patent in front of a tech startup, it is not uncommon for the startup to drop features from products, drop products altogether or even fold up shop; this was the key finding of a 2012 study, from Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley, on startups and patent trolls. Big companies have millions to fight a patent battle; small businesses must give in or give up.
•••• The other way that patents affect you is more complicated. It begins with the realization that you are not just a consumer, but as a user of technology, you are a player in the patent system.
•••• •••• Have you connected computers to a wireless network? There are patents on doing that. Have you scanned a document and emailed it? There are patents on that too. Have you used a smartphone app to purchase something? Then there are a few more patents you should look at.
•••• These are no mere hypotheticals. All three examples represent real cases in which consumers of technology -- albeit small businesses, not individuals -- have been caught up in patent fights just because they used a product as it was designed to be used. In fact, the patent owners have turned from attacking big companies to threatening mom-and-pop stores, Internet cafes and hobbyist app developers too small to put up the requisite million-dollar defense, and that are likely to cave in and pay on demand.
•••• As new technologies develop, the problem only worsens . Simpler programming languages, open-source hardware and 3D printing will enable individuals to tinker, invent, create and manufacture -- and suffer at the mercy of a confounding and costly world of patent law.
•••• To be clear, the patent system is intended to reward inventors and incentivize invention, bringing new technologies to you, the consumer. To that extent, the patent system is to be applauded.
•••• But when questionable patents are granted and then used, not to vindicate rights but to extract nuisance settlements; when a company called Innovatio IP Ventures can threaten 8,000 cafes and bed-and-breakfasts offering Wi-Fi to customers; when Dallas businessman Erich Spangenberg can take the patent system and, as he told the New York Times, "exploit its ambiguities and pokiness" to the tune of $25 million a year, it should tell you that the system is being stretched beyond its intended aims, that patents are being abused to benefit the few.
•••• When envisioning the promise of future technology, you can imagine a world where you have access to the newest products and services; where you can use those new innovations to creatively solve your problems and improve your life, whether that involves connecting with friends on the latest social network, fixing things around the house with 3D-printed parts, organizing your photos on your newest phone or even something you can't even dream of today.
•••• And imagine a world where you can do all that without the looming fear of becoming a victim to patents.
•••• Abuses of the patent system threaten the way of the path to accessible, available, usable technology for all. As consumers, we must demand patent reform to protect that promise of the future.
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106- Supreme Court rejects gene patents --
•••• In unanimous ruling, justices declare that human genes are a product of nature and cannot be patented and held for profit. a decision that medical experts said will lead to more genetic testing for cancers and other diseases and to lower costs for patients.
•••• In a unanimous ruling, the nine justices declared that human genes are not an invention, so they cannot be claimed as a type of private property.
•••• The decision invalidates Utah company Myriad Genetics Inc's patents on two genes that are linked to breast and ovarian cancer, and the ruling is likely to lead to several thousand other gene patents being tossed as well.
•••• "This is a landmark decision," said Dr. Stanley Robboy, president of the College of American Pathologists. "Genomic medicine has the potential to be a cornerstone of medical testing, treatment and clinical integration, but the question of who owns your genes needed a definitive answer. Now we have it." •••• The broad reach of the court's decision goes well beyond genetic testing for cancer.
•••• Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the court, left little room for doubt about the justices' view.
•••• "Myriad did not create anything," he wrote. "To be sure, it found an important and useful gene, but separating that gene from its surrounding genetic material is not an act of invention."
•••• "This will drive down the costs of genetic testing. It should open up the competition and improve the quality of testing," said Ostrer, a professor of pathology and genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
•••• Ostrer sued to challenge Myriad's gene patents when the company tried to block him from testing patients who had the genetic mutation that put them at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer. Myriad said patients could use only its test --at a cost of more than $3,000.
•••• The court's decision also came as a relief to much of the biotech industry. While the justices agreed a "naturally occurring DNA segment" cannot be patented, they also said DNA "synthetically created" in a lab is an invention that can be patented.
•••• Industry lawyers had worried the court could issue a sweeping decision that would wipe out patents for genetically engineered drugs or farm products, on the theory they were derived from or copied from natural genes.
•••• The worst fears of the biotechnology industry have not been realized, and inventions in the field of molecular genetics remain patent eligible,
•••• Striking down gene patents had become a rallying cry for cancer patients and their doctors. The nation's major medical groups had urged the court to rein in the patent office and free doctors and researchers from the hold placed on so-called patented genes.
•••• The ruling is the latest to reflect the high court's growing skepticism about the nation's patent system. Patents are supposed to spur innovation by giving inventors an exclusive license to profit for up to 20 years from what they have created.
•••• Critics have said that granting too many patents in a fast-changing area of technology can discourage innovation if one company has legal control over an area and can charge monopoly profits and keep out competion.
•••• The U.S. justices during the last decade have taken up the issue and issued a series of unanimous rulings rejecting the views of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the federal courts that handle patent claims.
•••• The justices have said that supposed "inventors" cannot obtain patents for claimed innovations that are obvious or rely on natural laws such as gravity or natural processes such as chemical reactions in the body.

•••• They said that parts of the human body --whether a kidney or a tiny gene --cannot be patented even if it takes great skill to isolate this body part.
•••• In a one-paragraph concurring opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia said he could not vouch for the "fine details of molecular biology" set out in Thomas's opinion, but agreed with the conclusion that DNA "in its natural state" cannot be patented
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106-"Happy Birthday to You" has a history dating back 120 years. A Lawsuit seeks to put "Happy Birthday " in Public Domain.
••A filmmaker filed a class-action lawsuit to make the song "Happy Birthday to You" free for everyone to use.
••• The plaintiff, Good Morning to You Productions Corp., a New York-based company that is making a documentary about the song, said it belongs in the public domain. 
••The publishing arm of Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music Inc., owns "Happy Birthday to You," and copyrights extend them exclusive rights over the song's reproduction, distribution and public performances.
••• According to the plaintiff's lawsuit, filed in New York, the company had to pay Warner/Chappell $1,500 for a license to use the song.
••• As the 26-page court document notes, the song has a history dating back 120 years. 
••• The tune's origins date back to the 1893 song "Good Morning to All" by sisters Mildred J. Hill and Patty Smith Hill.
••• The lyrics were: "Good morning to you / Good morning to you / Good morning dear children / Good morning to all;
••• That song eventually evolved into "Happy Birthday." 
••• The legal filing aims to return "millions of dollars" in licensing fees from Warner/Chappell to thousands of people and groups that have paid the company to use the song.
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106- FCC's Genachowski Steps Down
WASHINGTON -- After nearly four years on the job Julius Genachowski, a former venture capitalist and technology executive will step down in the coming weeks as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
•••• In a 20-minute speech, to FCC employees in a gathering in the commission's meeting room, Genachowski highlighted the agency's accomplishments. He noted that the FCC released a national broadband plan three years ago that called for increasing high-speed access.
•••• Part of that strategy included expanding access to wireless spectrum, and the agency has worked to try to lure broadcasters to give up someof their airwaves in exchange for money from the government's auction of rights to use them to telecom companie
•••• He said his biggest accomplishment was focusing the agency on expanding high-speed Internet access. For example, he pushed the FCC to make more public airwaves available to deliver the Internet over smartphones and other mobile devices.
••••"Three years ago, the U.S. mobile market was on the doorstep of duopoly. It would have been bad for the American innovation economy and bad for consumers," said Genachowski, who helped derail AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39-billion purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc. in 2011.
•••Consumer advocates acknowledged that Genachowski deserved credit for helping block the AT&T-T-Mobile deal. But some leading public interest groups said the FCC under Genachowski approved other mergers that have reduced competition.
•••• When he was appointed the first Democratic FCC chairman in eight years many hoped for a tough regulator that he would bring to connclusion such major issues as the limits of media owwnership in major makets. But these issues remain unresolved..
••••However, Genachowski worked on some longtime thorny issues that didn't get widespread attention.
••••Under his leadergsuuod the FCC in 2011 overhauled the $8-billion Universal Service Fund. The fund, paid for by fees on consumer phone bills, provided subsidies for phone service to rural and low-income households. The FCC refocused the fund on providing subsidies for high-speed Internet service.
Genachowski touted a huge believer in wireless.
•••• David Kaut, a telecommunications regulatory analyst at brokerage Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., said Genachowski has been "a huge believer in wireless."
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Kaut noted the FCC's push to encourage broadcasters to give up some of their airwaves in exchange for some of the proceeds from government auctions of spectrum use to telecom companies. The first such auctions could take place next year, freeing up more airwaves for mobile Internet access.
•••••••"Cleary the wireless industry has boomed over the last few years," he said. "I think there will be a lot of debate about how much of that was because of the FCC."
••••Some public interest groups, such as Free Press, said Genachowski's should have pushed for tougher "net neutrality" rules to preserve open Internet access.
••••Public Knowledge, a public interest group that has pushed for more protections for consumers against large telecommunications companies, said Genachowski's tenure was one of missed opportunities. The group urged Obama to appoint an FCC chair "who will put the public interest first.
••••But Mark Cooper, director of research at the Consumer Federation of America, said Genachowski did a good job balancing the needs of consumers without squelching innovation.
Speculation about Genachowski's replacement --
••••Among them so far are Democratic FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel; Catherine J.K. Sandoval, a member of the California Public Utilities Commission; Karen Kornbluh, the U.S. ambassador to the international Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Lawrence Strickling, head of the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration; and Washington, D.C., venture/ capitalist Tom Wheeler.
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106-ResellerCopyrightRuling
Supreme Court sides with book reseller in copyright ruling
•• The Supreme Court gave foreign buyers of books, video discs and other copyrighted works a right to resell them in the U.S. without permission of the copyright owner, giving discount retailers a victory and the entertainment industry a setback.
••• The 6-3 decision Tuesday came in the case of Supap Kirtsaeng, a USC graduate student from Thailand who figured he could earn money for his education by buying low-cost textbooks in his native country and reselling them in the United States.
••• John Wiley & Sons, a textbook publisher, sued him over copyright infringement and won $600,000 in damages from a New York jury. Kirtsaeng was ordered to turn over his golf clubs, computer and printer as partial payment.
••• But in Tuesday's decision, the Supreme Court found the Thai student's view of U.S. copyright law "more persuasive" than the publishing industry's, and it threw out the verdict against him.
••• In doing so, the justices adopted a version of ebay's motto: "If you bought it, you own it, and you have a right to sell it.".
Judges had been divided over whether --
copyright protection extended to works that were lawfully made and sold abroad, but were imported for resale in the United States. One part of the law says the U.S. copyright holder has an "exclusive right to distribute copies" in the United States.
••• A second part of the law says the rights of the copyright holder are protected only for the "first sale" of a work. For example, a book publisher profits from the first sale of a novel, but the buyer is then free to sell it as a used book.
••• In Kirtsaeng vs. John Wiley, the high court decided the copyright holders get only the protection for a first sale and not a protection against copies being imported into the U.S. for resale.
••• "This decision is a landmark win for consumers, small businesses, online marketplaces, retailers and libraries," said a coalition called the Owners' Rights Initiative. Its members include EBay and Overstock.com as well as libraries, used-book stores and discount retailers.
••• But U.S. companies that sell books and software around the world said they were disappointed by the ruling.
••• "The truth is, the ruling for Kirtsaeng will send a tremor through the publishing industries, harming both U.S. publishers and students around the world," said Keith Kupferschmid, counsel for the Software & Information Industry Assn.
••• Indeed, the ruling has ramifications that extend beyond books to all types of copyrighted works -- including music and movies -- sold around the world, said Tom Allen, chief executive of the Assn. of American Publishers.
••• The motion picture and recording industries had told the court their international marketing strategy would be upset if they could not prevent unauthorized sales of video discs or CDs in the United States. They said filmmakers often introduce films at different times in other parts of the globe.
••• "Under Kirtsaeng's view, a studio could not release a movie on home video disc in one market while the movie was still in theaters in the United States … without incurring risk that unauthorized importation of those discs could detract from the success of the U.S. theatrical release," the Motion Picture Assn. of America argued in its friend-of-the court brief.
••• In response to the ruling, the MPAA said the decision "will hinder American business' ability to compete overseas to the detriment of the long-term economic interests of the United States, and particularly its creative industries."
••• Howard Gantman, its spokesman, stressed the ruling dealt only with resale of products made abroad, such as DVDs, not with theatrical releases or online distribution of movies.
••• Kirtsaeng, who returned to Thailand to teach after earning a doctorate in math, was unavailable to comment on the ruling. His New York attorney, Sam P. Israel, said he had not yet spoken with his client.
••• "I'm delighted the Supreme Court has found the logic in the statute that has eluded many others," he said. "There is nothing inherent in the copyright law that makes subsequent sales after a first sale illegal."
••• The case had been closely watched in the retail industry because many products, such as watches, have copyrighted logos or labels that could have prevented their resale in the United States without permission of the copyright holder.
••• Justice Stephen G. Breyer, speaking for the majority, said the justices were wary of extending copyright protection to all manner of products, including books and artworks, that were lawfully made and sold abroad.
••• In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the ruling a "bold departure" from "Congress' aim to protect copyright owners against the unauthorized importation of low-priced, foreign-made copies of their copyrighted works." Justices Antonin Scalia and Anthony M. Kennedy agreed with her.
••• Allen, head of the publishers group, said the Supreme Court's ruling would harm the ability of American publishers to compete in global markets.
••• "That ruling creates a disincentive for American educational publishers to continue to produce Asian editions or editions for foreign markets," Allen said. "If that disincentive takes hold, there'll be fewer American educational materials, which are the gold standard, available for students and educators around the world."
••• The entertainment industry has long relied on the more restrictive reading of the copyright law to prevent the sale of movies licensed for sale abroad from being purchased and imported to the U.S. for resale.
••• "Now those types of movies cannot be stopped," said Jonathan Kirsch, a publishing and intellectual property lawyer in Los Angeles.
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• 106- Hollywood Studios & The Safe Harbor Legal LoopHole: was a Winner for YouTube vs Viacom-.
••• A federal New York federal judge ruled on April 18, 2013, that: YouTube had not violated Viacom's copyright even though users of the popular online site were allowed to post unauthorized video clips from some of Viacom's most popular shows, including Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants."
••• After winning the big YouTube vs Viacom copyright legal action between search engine Google, its video website YouTube has scored another huge victory in the long-running claims over copyright infringement brought by television giant Viacom Inc.
U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton wrote in a --
24-page opinion dated: April 18, 2013, that YouTube was shielded from copyright infringement claims by a safe-harbor provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Stanton dismissed Viacom's lawsuit, and ordered Viacom to pay some of YouTube's costs
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Google's general counsel Kent Walker stated --
in a statement. "The court correctly rejected Viacom's lawsuit against YouTube, reaffirming that Congress got it right when it comes to copyright on the Internet," "This is a win not just for YouTube, but for people everywhere who depend on the Internet to exchange ideas and information."
YouTube founder Chad Hurley --
taunted Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, a longtime corporate lawyer, in a Twitter message, asking: "Hey Philippe, wanna grab a beer to celebrate?! YouTube Again Beats Viacom's Massive Copyright Infringement Lawsuit."

••• This is the second time that arguments of Viacom, which is controlled by media mogul Sumner Redstone, have been rejected.
••• Viacom filed the copyright infringement suit in 2007 and demanded that YouTube pay $1 billion in damages. The dispute erupted as established media titans, including Viacom, were struggling to cope with the disruption of digital media and trying to figure out how to rein in the unauthorized distribution of their content.
••• The case has been closely watched because media companies had hoped the courts would help enforce their copyright protections because the Internet made it so easy for people to pirate clips from their hit TV shows.
In 2010, Stanton ruled against Viacom --
in favor of YouTube in the case, and Viacom appealed. A year ago, an appeals court panel revived the case. That group of judges said the safe-harbor provision protected Internet services companies from liability if they lacked specific knowledge that a piece of infringing material existed -- or if they acted quickly to remove the material once notified
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••• The case was sent back to Stanton. Viacom argued that it was impossible to prove that YouTube had specific knowledge that certain clips were protected..
••• But Stanton determined that the sheer volume of content uploaded onto YouTube made it impractical for the video site to know when an infringing clip appeared. The burden, the judge said, fell to Viacom to alert YouTube when unauthorized uses of its copyrighted material popped up on the site.
After the judgement, Viacom vowed to appeal once again.
•••"This ruling ignores the opinions of the higher courts and completely disregards the rights of creative artists," Viacom said in a statement. "We continue to believe that a jury should weigh the facts of this case and the overwhelming evidence that YouTube willfully infringed on our rights, and we intend to appeal the decision." FOR MORE CLICK -- wug4.com/news#106-YouTube-ViacomSafeHarbor / or
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•••• Regulators in the Netherlands and Canada say the popular messaging application "WhatsApp.com," . . . ( http://www.whatsapp.com ) -- is violating internationally accepted privacy norms by stockpiling phone numbers belonging to people who don't even use the service.
•••• Officials in both countries say Whatsapp is going through its users' address books and copying every single phone number before transmitting them to the Mountain view, Calif. company.
•••• Under canadian and Dutch law,personal information belonging to nonusers must be destroyed once it's no longer being used.
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106- Email vs PostalMail. First-Class Postage: - Prices will rise 1 penny on January 22, 2013.
•••• Stock up on one-cent stamps;  you might need them. Beginning Sunday, the price of first-class postage will increase from 44 cents to 45.
•••• The price change, the first postage markup since 2009, was announced in October. It follows last summer's announcement that the United States Postal Service was considering shuttering thousands of post offices nationwide.
•••• The price increase is intended to raise revenue for the struggling public enterprise, which faces a projected $238-billion deficit over the next decade, postal service officials have said.
•••• As fewer people rely on so-called snail mail, the agency has considered not just closing post offices but also cutting Saturday mail delivery. Last month, the U.S. Postal Service proposed eliminating overnight delivery of first-class mail to help it cut $20 billion in operational costs by 2015.
•••• In 2011, the postal service delivered almost 168 billion pieces of mail -- a 21% decline from 2007 -- resulting in a $5.1 billion loss in revenue, according to the postal service's financial reports.
•••• U.S. Postal Service officials proposed in 2010 raising first-class mail postage by 2 cents, but that was blocked by the Postal Regulatory Commission, an independent government agency charged with overseeing the postal service.
• Among the other changes taking effect:
•••• • The cost of mailing a postcard will increase 3 cents, to 32 cents.
•••• • The cost of mailing letters to Canada and Mexico will rise 5 cents, to 85 cents.
•••• • The cost of mailing a letter to other countries will rise 7 cents, to $1.05.
•••• A full list of price changes can be found on the USPS website.
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106 Mitt Romney Accepts Nomination for US President -First since '52: No talk of war in GOP speech
•••• With America entangled in its longest armed conflict, Mitt Romney became the first Republican since 1952 to accept his party's nomination without mentioning war.
•••• Three election cycles after the 2001 terrorist attacks, neither Romney nor his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, had anything to say about terrorism or war while on their party's biggest stage. The only one who did was actor Clint Eastwood, who won cheers for suggesting invading Afghanistan was a mistake and calling for an immediate withdrawal of troops -- a line that might have earned boos and catcalls four years ago.
•••• 79,000 troops remain in Afghanistan, but public support has eroded for the decadelong campaign there and a majority of the US population believes the country should not be involved in Afghanistan anymore.
•••• The Romney strategy reflects the weakening public support for the Afghanistan war, fatigue over a decade of terrorism fears and the economy as central role in the campaign. But it was still a notable shift in tone for a party that, even in times of peace, has used the specter of war to call for greater military spending and tough foreign policy.
•••• Candidates Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon criticized the handling of the Vietnam War. Bob Dole said the way to prevent conflict is to prepare for more, greater wars than a country will need to fight. Ronald Reagan warned that a weak nation would tempt the Soviet Union.
•••• "Four times in my lifetime America has gone to war, bleeding the lives of its young men into the sands of beachheads, the fields of Europe and the jungles and rice paddies of Asia," Reagan said in 1980. "We know only too well that war comes not when the forces of freedom are strong, but when they are weak."
•••• Even President Gerald Ford, who in 1976, declared that, "not a single American is at war anywhere on the face of this Earth tonight," went on to say, "A strong military posture is always the best insurance for peace."
•••• Republican strategist Tony Fratto said was it odd,, to hear a major Republican speech with no mention of the issue that has so dominated the past ten years. Fratto served as a White House spokesman and aide to the George W. Bush, whose presidency was consumed by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
•••• But with over 8 percent unemployment nationwide, Republicans see the economy as the driving issue this year. And Fratto said Romney's primary goal was to connect with voters on a personal level and redraw an out of touch characterization.
•••• "If you're going to leave some things out, you're going to leave out things that aren't highest on the list of concerns of voters," Fratto said. "It's more reflective of what Americans are interested in hearing from their candidates right now."
•••• Romney did briefly refer to Iran and said President Barack Obama had not done enough to prevent that country from pursuing nuclear weapons. But his only mention of war was not Iraq or Afghanistan. It was World War II, and he used it as a way to frame his life story.
•••• "I was born in the middle of the century in the middle of the country, a classic baby boomer," Romney said. "It was a time when Americans were returning from war and eager to work."
•••• None of the presidential or vice presidential candidates for either party has ever served in the military, a first in 80 years. Click For More tviStory 106-s90-106RomneyAcceptsNominationForUSPres
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106- Can Investors & Users Sue Their Boss & Board Members?
Yes It's A Fact that investors, product users, pension funds can sue, as Allergan Inc. investors did in June - 2012. The legal action seeks to hold directors responsible for criminal sanctions and a $600-million penalty that the Irvine maker of the wrinkle smoother Botox was ordered to pay for marketing the drug for unapproved uses, a judge ruled.
••• Two pension funds that content the Allergan's board failed to properly oversee executives who marketed Botox for ailments that hadn't been approved by regulators have amassed enough evidence about the illegal sales effort to proceed with their claims, Delaware Chancery Court Judge Travis Laster said.
• On the other side of the coin . . .
A group filed a lawsuit on behalf of the company itself against the executives.
••• The Group filed a lawsuit on behalf of the company itself against the executives. The goal in such cases, known as "derivative actions," is not to reap big financial rewards but to change the way a company is run.
••• The funds own 5.6 million shares of Wal-Mart. The group of New York pension funds is suing current and former Wal-Mart stores Inc. executives, saying they mishandled an alleged bribery scheme at the world's largest retailer. - Click For More tviStory 106s-90- 106- CanInvestors&UsersSueBoardMembers
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2012 Style. May-2012. Bogart heirs and Burberry are at odds over the 1942 trench coat image featured in the movie - the 1942 film "Casablanca."
•••• Burberry Group and heirs of Humphrey Bogart are suing each other over an image ID of who owns what the ™ rights of the late actor wearing the 1942 Burberry trench coat in the film "Casablanca."
•••• Burberry asked a federal court to declare that its use of Bogart's name and image in social media doesn't infringe Bogart Corp.'s trademark rights or rights of publicity, it stated in a complaint that was filed in May 2012 in New York.
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Bogart, which is majority owned by Bogart's children, answered that action by filing a trademark-infringement complaint n Los Angeles. The company seeks a court order preventing Burberry from using Bogart's name and image, and unspecified damages.
••• Buberry, the London-based fashion company said it licensed from photo agency Corbis an image of Bogart wearing the trench coat in the final scene of the 1942 film. The picture was used in a Burberry historical timeline to illustrate the influence of the brand, according to the complaint. Burberry said the image wasn't used to sell merchandise.
•••• "Defendant is attempting to exert and assert against Burberry rights which it does not possess," Burberry said in its complaint. The company said its reference to Bogart in the timeline is protected under the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.
••• Burberry mentions Bogart contacted it in April and ordered it to cease and desist using the image.
••• Bogart then contacted the company at least two other times and "made a significant monetary demand," according to Burberry.
•••"This is such an incredibly disappointing and disrespectful action by Burberry," Stephen Bogart, the son of the late actor, said in a news release.
••• "What's next, a cigarette company can start an advertising program claiming Bogie smoked its brand, and there's nothing our family can do about it?"
••• Bogart, who died in 1957 of cancer, was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Rick Blaine, an exptriate nightclub owner, in "Casablanca." The film won the Academy Award for best picture.
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106 The Book --"A Deal to Steal - Wireless TelePhone®™© - the Movie" -- (Library of Congress: Catalog# 2012906001) -- was featured at the Hollywood Digital, Ritz Carlton, May 1st; and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC Campus - April 21st - 2012 • also click to "109- The Deal to Steal." 106- PUC-AT&T vs Magic Jack; Skype & VONAGE?

106 TVI- The NBS Wireless TelePhone®™© Trust" -- In another move to beef up its Worldwide rights to its NBS Radio intellectual property rights . . . offerings, NbsWitel.com has contracted with the WebUsersGuild.com to unify VoIP and WiTEL mobile users.
••• "Of course, that includes any/and all existing WiTEL TeleKey Area codes system®™© users," says Mark Anderson of PSI International. "Today, we're happy to announce that our PSI team is joining the WebUsersGuild.com group where we'll have the opportunity to build amazing consumer contacts for over 5-Billion mobile users around the globe." The WebUsersGuild.com has become a global problem of sorts with the TeleCom industry.
••• The various copyrights, trademarks, and drawings used within its May 12, 1908 Patent . . . Wireless Telephone®™© experience, have all become a father of sorts for the shorthand text that has created product names like, WiTEL®™©, iPhone®™©; cellPhone®™©.
• It was just recently that the NBS Trust organization, (wirelesstelephone.org), negotiated with a Universal City firm to lease a segment of its Area Code numbers -- for an undisclosed sum. See 115- Digital Hollywood - April 30 - May 3, Marina Del Rey.
••• The NBS Wired-Wireless Telephone®™© organization -- has been a moniker to the Wireless industry for over ten decades. With Wireless Telephone®™© namesakes like, WiTEL®™©, iPhone®™©, and the cellPhone®™©, how could you lose. It's been a deal to steal since its first demonstrations and ®™© registrations by members of the NBS-TCS family -- commencing in 1892, 1898, 1902, 1907 through 2012.
••• "People do what they want," said Wikipedia's founder, at a 2010 Digital Hollywood Spring keynote address. "There is no master plan what people are interested in." The question is, how can Wiki partner with people to who have a symbiotic realationship. Look at the Wiki model for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Stubblefield.

0-PSI-LogoLinkOval-108w-.jpgThe www.webusersguild.com, announced the acquisition to buy sections of its PSI collections. (See 106- NBSWiTEL Bailout For Its EMW Wireless Carriers, below). The Guild said the deal will allow it to put the iconic "NBS Radio Trust" Witel logo on goods, products, and services as well as build "NBS Radio Trust" information clouds around the world.
• FOR THE RECORD: --
•• Not included in the deal are its NBS Asian TeleCom telephonic properties.
••• "This is a brand of Anti-ID Theft benefits with a lot of equity, not just in China, but around the world," said Troy Cory-Stubblefield, president and CEO of NBS. Our ChinaExo2000/com affiliates will be responsible for expanding the brand. He declined to reveal the price tag, but said, "I think we will see north of $300 million in revenue over the next three years." http://www.webusersguild.com. http://www.chinaexpo2000.com. Webusersguild.com is a media firm that has a webusers membership division.
0-680BookLogoLink108w.jpg"What "NBS Radio Trust" and his family have done is maintain the Wireless Telephone Company of America enterprise that has always been about technology and innovation and providing something unique to the savvy wireless telephone customer," said Mark Anderson, of pacificsunrise.org. " So we have an opportunity to take the "NBS Radio Trust" brands worldwide."
••• Anderson said that although possible new commercial uses for our new patent pending Anti-ID Theft program would reflect local software developers and wireless nbsWiTEL.com merchandise, the established international country code system, will keep with what Troy Cory calls "a kind of a Kentucky southern comfort feeling." "That's what NBS smart90.com is all about -- concept. You can go into any smart90.com kudoad link Click a GoogleAd, or Amazon, and you can buy everything from shoes to diamonds."
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••• Cory-Stubblefield, founded the family-run Hollywood-based "NBS Radio Trust" - and the Signet Credit Card Group in 1968.
••• Troy, who heads the Trust, said: "We've have maintained WiTEL®™© connections for over 100 years, so it was the right time to start our NBS100.com collection efforts. We weren't out searching for Wireless Telephone®™©" users, it just worked out that way."mmaarrttsitemaster2006/kudoadstore/Imageskudoad/linkad106logos.gif"We're in good hands," says Cory. "I'm extremely excited about the FCC's efforts in setting the record straight, and the possibilities are endless." Click For More tviStory 106-s90- 106 TVI-"NBS Radio Trust"
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In a threat to the 4th Amendment, law enforcement is using location data as a crime-fighting tool.
Concerned that mobile phone networks are becoming surveillance tools, the American Civil Liberties Union recently asked hundreds of local law enforcement agencies whether they've tracked people's movements through their cellphones. Most of those that responded said they had, usually obtaining the information from mobile phone companies without a warrant. The practice has become so routine, the ACLU found, that phone companies are sending out catalogs of monitoring services with detailed price lists to police agencies. The alarming findings should persuade Congress to clarify that the government can't follow someone electronically without showing probable cause and obtaining a warrants.
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•••The Supreme Court has long held that the 4th Amendment guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures requires police to obtain a warrant if the intrusion would violate a target's "reasonable expectation of privacy." That standard has barred law enforcement agents from surreptitiously recording what people say on the phone without a warrant, even when the conversation is taking place in a public phone booth. But the court and Congress set a significantly lower bar for monitoring other aspects of a phone's use. The government can obtain records about numbers dialed and calls received -- either from the past or live and in real time -- with a subpoena, which a court will grant if shown that the records sought are relevant to an investigation.
Landlines vs WiFi towers
• Mobile phone networks collect another -
type of data that wire-line networks don't: They register a phone's location continuously as long as it's turned on, even when it's not in use. Those records can be exceptionally revealing; as the ACLU put it, the potential insights range "from which friends you're seeing to where you go to the doctor to how often you go to church." Nevertheless, the Justice Department and many local law enforcement agencies view location data as no different from calling records. With the acquiescence of mobile phone carriers, they've been quietly collecting this information through subpoenas, not warrants backed by a showing of probable cause. And in some cases, the subpoenas have been frighteningly broad; for example, one police department sought data on all the mobile phone users in the vicinity of a planned protests.
• $$ The fact that phone companies are collecting fees --
for providing this information raises the additional question of whether their financial interests trump their customers' privacy interests. Looking for an answer, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-chairman of the Congressional Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, recently asked the major wireless carriers how much money they've collected from law enforcement agencies and whether they actively market their information-gathering services.
•••Location data can undoubtedly help solve crimes, but there's a broader principle at stake. New technology enables people to trade information about themselves -- sometimes consciously, sometimes not -- for commercial benefits, convenience and insights into the world around them. They agree to share that information with service providers because of the unique benefits it brings -- for example, users of the Roamz app can arrive in an unfamiliar town and see what previous visitors have said online about the best places to eat and stay. But if sharing this information automatically makes it the government's for the asking, what will be left of the 4th Amendment?
• A growing number of courts have been pushing
back against the Justice Department's permissive approach, but the rulings haven't been uniform. Nor are there clear rules to distinguish emergencies from routine investigations, live tracking from the examination of stored data, or mmaarrttsitemaster2006/kudoadstore/Imageskudoad/linkad106logos.gifany of the many other complexities. Rather than trusting judges to sort it all out, Congress should make it clear that the protections that apply to phone conversations also apply to location data. No warrant, no tracking. • Click For More tviStory 106-s90- 106- TheWiTEL-ID-phoneNumber
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• 106- NBSWiTEL Bailout For Its EMW Wireless Carriers
• Like a bank, we make loans.
•••But unlike a bank, we're part of nbsWiTEL.com. Before it became a DotCom company we were, and still are that same NBS Wireless Telephone Company of America, established in 1902, that invented and delveloped the EMW technology that helps move, cure, power and link the world with its nbsWiTEL phone numbers.
•••So not only can we provide smart financing, we can also offer access to the insights and bet practices of nbsWiTEL.com to make that financing work harder. Chances are we have the expertise you need to make your company more competitive - and we're happy to share. Stop just banking. And start building. NbsWiTEL.com works.
• NBS bailout of a few of "nbsWiTEL.com Users --
may net an estimated $20.1-billion profit for its Collection Group, PSI.
The estimate depends on the timing - of the monthly payment of the debt owed by each U.S.A. and FCC approved carrier. nbsWiTEL.com said the profit projection did not factor in the nbsWiTEL.com cost to subsidize each Carrier's "WiTEL debt during the last few years; that cost was not calculated.
• The nbsWiTEL.com -
•••forecast followed the nbsWiTEL.com decision to further reduce its ownership stake in its Account Receivable Assets.
•••The report came as nbsWiTEL.com this week continued to wind down its stake in WiTEL phone numbers handling its own Collection deal it has with PSI, and its Speedollars.com system.
Financial execs have a forward-thinking strategy
/Imageslogos/0-SpeedolarsLogoLink108w.jpg• WiTEL.com's arrangement with PSI's Speedollars.com program will help kick off the TeleKey Code systems multimillion-dollar effort to iBond its affiliates. The iBond concept is dubbed "the Global Creative Investment Program" -- to form ventures with its TeleCom carriers, and other tech-savvy entrepreneurs in the WiTEL.com business.
• "VRA TelePlay" - TroyCoryShow.com whose global WebPlay makes it a popular KudoClick site, is looking to tap into hot young talent to remain relevant and connect to a new generation of consumers.
• "There's a new social contract emerging between media companies, and on-line entrepreneurs using $peedollar$," Troy Cory said. "The challenge comes in creating a structure that is open to opportunity in the midst of a discombobulation of everything we've ever known."
• A side by side look at "WiTEL.com" and "Speedollars.com" seem an unlikely couple. Their first connection took place 9 years years ago, when "LookRadio.com" became a streaming video hit in China and PSI's $peedollar$.com was a whippersnapper payment plan for Internet users.
•••The nbsWiTEL.com said it has been offered by outside financial institutions, to buy $5.75 billion worth of outstanding invoices.
•• Pacific Sunrise International officials propose to convert their Account Receivables into iBonds, according to the documents, which are included in the agenda materials.
••• The proposal would allow the Franchised Carriers to take a loan of up to 80% of any and all cost for its $5.00 per month per nbsWiTEL phone number assigned to its WiTEL users . . . to help cover expenses. It's unclear how the nbsWiTEL.com Franchised Carrier would pay it back -- if the loan and interest could not be repaid within 10 years -- would nbsWiTEL.com or the FCC be able to resell the Franchise by Auction?
••• The iBond proposal is separate from the $5.00 per monthly Invoice for each WiTEL®™© TeleKey area Code phone number assigned to users. TeleCom industry experts following the iBond concept will give virtually all the benefits to the WiTEL®™© TeleKey area Code user, with the blessings of the FCC. The value of of each NBS WiTEL franchise assigned 1-Million WiTEL®™© TeleKey area Code phone number -- is valued at $5-Billion each, according to PSI.
••• Under the proposed lease, PSI's financial backer would fund about $45-Billion in Bank Guarantees. PSI is seeking control of the U.S.A. operations for a total of 99 years.
•••The iBond sale would reduce the nbsWiTEL.com debt holdings to about $45 billion, with another financial group holding an additional $5 billion in complicated loans secured by a bank guarantee.
•••One financial group said they hoped to recover all the iBond loans money given to NBSWiTEL affiliates during the life of their iBond for Cash agreement.
•••"When all the assistance is considered, the amount the nbsWiTEL.com, and its iBond for Cash partners ultimately take in could exceed the total support extended to the nbsWiTEL.com affiliates by more than $15.1 billion per month," the webusersguild.com watchdog agency reported.
•••Unlike banks, however, there is no insurance for the security -- and replacement -- of our digital stuff. Although nearly every provider's terms read differently, one thing remains the same. They all tell you explicitly they are not responsible for any loss of mmaarrttsitemaster2006/kudoadstore/Imageskudoad/linkad106logos.gifWiTEL®™© phone numbers. http://smart90.com/pacificsunrise.org/ Cick For More tviStory 106-s90- 106- NBSWiTEL Bailout For Its EMW Wireless Carriers
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106- Smart90 Stores Info On Cloud
• Google adds to the cloud with Drive
2006/Imageskudoad/linkadtpoint02logo.gifIn addition to remote storage, Drive gives users the ability to collaboratively edit documents in real time. Users will get access to 5 gigabytes of storage free of charge.
The expanding cloud storage space business got more crowded as Google launched its much-rumored and highly anticipated remote storage service, Drive.
•••Cloud-based storage gives users a place to park their documents, photos, presentations and other files so they can easily and immediately access and share them with various digital devices wherever they have an Internet connection.
•••But Google said its Drive service also gives users the ability to collaboratively edit documents in real time. As expected, the service also integrates search capabilities -- by keyword, file type, author and image.
•••"Google Drive is significant because now all Google account holders have one-click sign-up to free file storage, sync and sharing, which has the potential to quickly build a large volume of users," said Frank Gillette, an analyst with Forrester Research.
• Google's offering is the latest in --
the burgeoning role of cloud computing, he said.
•••"Integration with Google Docs/Apps and eventually with Gmail will make it more natural and seamless than managing from a separate account. The most interesting thing is integrated search within major file types, not just by title. So Google Drive will cause more individuals to begin using personal cloud services and more companies, those that use Google Apps, to use cloud-based file sync and sharing."
•••The service goes head to head with established popular services such as DropBox and SugarSync. Google Drive users will get access to 5 gigabytes of storage free of charge, as they do with SugarSync and Box. DropBox, however, offers 2 gigabytes free of charge. Users can pay for more storage, from 25 gigabytes for $2.49 a month up to 1 terabyte for $49.99 a month.
•••"It's an insanely exciting time in the cloud storage and collaboration space, and Google's entry underscores the importance of this multibillion-dollar category," said Box co-founder and Chief Executive Aaron Levie. Box serves 10 million personal users.
•••Levie said Google's new service, which is mainly targeting consumers, is not expected to compete directly with Box, which is focused on providing secure cloud storage for businesses.
•••DropBox said in a statement that it is focused only on providing personal cloud storage services, which it said it does "better than anyone else."
•••"Companies of all shapes and sizes have tossed in their hats over the years, but we've stayed ahead by building the best possible experience and making a product that millions of people love," said a DropBox spokesman.
•••DropBox founder Drew Houston had a more direct, sarcastic response on Twitter: "In other news, @Dropbox is launching a search engine. :)"
mmaarrttsitemaster2006/kudoadstore/Imageskudoad/linkad106logos.gif Google said its remote storage drive will work like a folder on both Windows- and Mac- based computers. "An application for Android-based smartphones and tablets is available, with one for Apple's iPhone and iPad in the works," the company said. • Click For More tviStory 106-s90- 106- Smart90StoresInfoOnCloud
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106- WhoOwnsSmart90CloudInfo?
IP Marks
• Remember that when you upload content --
you are essentially publishing it -- even if it's just for your eyes. For any cloud service to • • work as designed, you give the service permission to store and make copies of the content you upload -- that's how your stuff ends up everywhere you want it. The cloud copy is the master.
• Intellectual Property Rights
••Google, for instance, clearly states in its terms of service that apply to all things Google: "You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours."
•••And that permission continues even if you stop using the services, according to the contract.
•••Google issued a statement, explaining why it, or for that matter others such as SkyDrive or SugarSync, would need to spell out its rights with your content. "Our Terms of Service enable us to give you the services you want -- so if you decide to share a document with someone, or open it on a different device, you can."
• Dropbox says -- "You retain full ownership to your stuff." --
•••Competing cloud service Dropbox makes no claims to user content, the terms of service read. "We don't claim any ownership to any of it. These Terms do not grant us any rights to your stuff or intellectual property except for the limited rights that are needed to run the Services."
• No Insurance On Privacy -- One thing is certain:
•••The services offered by Google, and Dropbox -- are likely to become more and more integral to how we live our digital lives. The companies will need to prove themselves trustworthy as we bank our bits and bytes with them.
•••"All this comes back down to trust," said Frank Gillette, an analyst at Forrester Research. "These organizations, like banks, have to convince people they are trustworthy."
•••Unlike banks, however, there is no insurance for the security -- and replacement -- of our digital stuff. Although mmaarrttsitemaster2006/kudoadstore/Imageskudoad/linkad106logos.gifnearly every provider's terms read differently, one thing remains the same. They all tell you explicitly they are not responsible for any loss you experience. • Click For More tviStory 106-s90- 106- WhoOwnsSmart90CloudInfo
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mmaarrttsitemaster2006/kudoadstore/Imageskudoad/linkad106logos.gif Silicon Valley finds Washington regulators uncomfortably close.
•••Google is the latest tech giant to be investigated by regulators and lawmakers.
•••This isn't the first time that Silicon Valley has found itself in regulatory cross hairs. In 2006 Hewlett-Packard, the standard-bearer of business ethics symbolized by the "HP Way," tried to plug leaks to the media by spying on the private phone records of board members and news reporters.
•••At the same time, Apple was just one of more than 100 companies, many in Silicon Valley, that were suspected of rigging stock options to sweeten the paychecks of executives and employees. -- The episodes helped reinforce Silicon Valley's reputation for bending -- if not breaking -- the rules. And regulators in the U.S. and overseas are again taking a long hard look at the business practices of companies here.
•••"Saying 'don't be evil' may be all well and good when you are a scrappy upstart, but once you become a behemoth, you get served your motto on a plate. Live by the platitude, die by the platitude," said crisis management specialist Eric Dezenhall, author of "Damage Control." Click For More tviStory 106-s90- 106- FCCRegulatorsVsGoogle
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TroyCSnews111-108w.jpg•••Those officials, known collectively as "Team Telecom," review FCC applications by •• ••• foreign-owned companies. They could advise the FCC not to issue the license, but may ••• instead demand a signed agreement designed to satisfy security concerns.
•••The review is being led by the Justice Department, which declined to comment, as did the BI and DHS.
•••China Mobile, which has nearly 670 million subscribers, is not applying to provide domestic U.S. telephone or Internet service. But traffic from U.S. carriers, such as Verizon Communications Inc. or AT&T Inc., could be routed to the China-owned network should a license be granted.
•••Team Telecom's review of China Mobile's application is complicated by the fact that two other Chinese government-owned firms, China Telecom and China Unicom, were granted similar licenses in 2002 and 2003, respectively, well before Chinese cyber espionage was viewed as a pressing concern. Both carry phone and Internet traffic between the U.S. and China.
• Security -WiTel Satellites-WiFi Towers vs Landlines
•••Tens of billions of dollars in U.S. intellectual property has been stolen, much of it through hacking originating in China, U.S. intelligence officials have said. In addition, China has obtained national defense information, the officials have said.
•••On April 8, 2010, China Telecom, China's largest fixed-line telephone company, rerouted 15% of the world's Internet's traffic through Chinese servers for 18 minutes, according to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. • Click For More tviStory 106-s90- 106- ChinaMobileLicenseDelayed
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106- Filing China Trademark Is is a SmartGrabs
•••• The Kardashian sisters don't sell their clothing and perfume in China, and you can't buy authentic J. Crew khakis here. However, both names are already trademarked by Chinese businesspeople looking to profit from American enterprises that want to tap China's booming retail markets.
•••Extortion? Nope. It's called "trademark squatting." And it's legal in China, where trademarks generally are awarded to those who are first to register them with government authorities.
•••If these and other U.S. companies want to use their own names, they probably will have to pay the Chinese holder for the rights.
•••The practice has been given renewed attention with Apple Inc. embroiled in a legal battle with a financially troubled Chinese electronics company that holds the rights in China for the iPad names.
•••Proview Shenzhen is seeking $1.6 billion in compensation from the Cupertino, Calif., technology giant.
•••Proview has owned the iPad trademark since 2000, a decade before Apple's tablet computer was launched. Therefore, experts don't consider it a typical example of squatting. Still, they said the high-profile case could inspire countless others to join China's trademark free-for-all. Click For More tviStory 106-s90- 106- ChinaTrademarkGrabs
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106- OracleVs.Google-LarryPageTestimony
Larry Page evasive in Oracle patent suit testimony
•••Sun-Micro Oracle Deal - Java Codes
•••During his nearly one hour testimony, Page repeatedly denied knowing the details of documents and negotiations and deflected questions. Page did, however, insist that Google had done nothing wrong. He said Google tried to negotiate a deal to license Java, the programming language that Oracle obtained in 2010 when it bought Sun Microsystems for $7.3 billion, but conceded that it never had. Google used Java to build its Android mobile softwares.
•••"We really wanted to use Sun's technology," Page said. "It would have saved us a lot of time and trouble to use Sun's technology. When we weren't able to have our business partnership, we went down our own path."
•••Boies was trying to prove that Page and other Google executives knew as far back as 2005 that they would have to pay licensing fees for Java. It was unclear if Page's foggy memory worked for or against him with the jurors.
•••"His denial of knowledge and recollection contrasts with evidence of his personal involvement with the decision to use Java without a license," said Florian Mueller, an intellectual property analyst and author of a popular blog on mmaarrttsitemaster2006/kudoadstore/Imageskudoad/linkad106logos.gif patents. "There's a lot at stake here not only for his company but also for his own
reputation."
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106- Yahoo Vs Facebook
Yahoo adds two patent suits to legal fight with Facebook.
•••Yahoo is escalating the hostilities and the stakes in its increasingly acrimonious patent battle with Facebook.
•••In papers filed in San Francisco federal court, the Internet search company expanded its lawsuit against Facebook to include two more charges of intellectual property theft. It now claims Facebook is infringing on 12, rather than 10, of Yahoo's patents.
•••"The filing underscores the scope of Facebook's violation of Yahoo's intellectual property," a Yahoo spokesman said in an emailed statement.
•••As to Yahoo's filing of the suit against Facebook, the lawsuit raised eyebrows in Silicon Valley, where companies often use patents to defend themselves, but not to go after each other so as to avoid stifling innovation. Facebook countersued, claiming Yahoo was infringing on its patents.
•••Yahoo denied claims that it was infringing on 10 of Facebook's patents and accused Facebook of engaging in unfair tactics. It said Facebook violated an agreement between the two companies to notify each other of possible patent infringements before going to court.
•••"We remain perplexed by Yahoo's erratic actions. We disagree with these latest claims and we will continue to defend ourselves vigorously," a Facebook spokesman said in an emailed statement.
•••The patent battle is unfolding against the dramatic backdrop of Facebook's pending initial public stock offering that is expected to be the largest in Silicon Valley history.
•••Facebook has been adding patents to fortify its portfolio against attacks. It paid Microsoft $550 million for patents from AOL and bought hundreds more from IBM. It has warned investors that an "unfavorable outcome" in the patent dispute with Yahoo could damage its business.
•••"Yahoo wants to show to Facebook that escalation always goes both ways," said intellectual property blogger Florian Mueller. "And it tries to make Facebook's counterclaims look dubious and weak, with a view not only to the court but also the general public and existing or prospective Facebook investors." • Click For More tviStory 106-s90- 106- YahooVsFacebook
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AT&T wields enormous power in Sacramento

••• No other single corporation has spent more trying to influence legislators in recent years. It dispenses millions in political donations and has an army of lobbyists. Bills it opposes are usually defeated," says Josie Cory.
•••As the sun set behind Monterey Bay on a cool night last year, dozens of the state's top lawmakers and lobbyists ambled onto the 17th fairway at Pebble Beach for a round of glow-in-the-dark golf.With luminescent balls soaring into the sky, the annual fundraiser known as the Speaker's Cup was in full swing.
•••Lawmakers, labor-union champions and lobbyists gather each year at the storied course to schmooze, show their skill on the links and rejuvenate at a 22,000-square-foot spa. The affair, which typically raises more than $1 million for California Democrats, has been sponsored for more than a decade by telecommunications giant AT&T.
•••At the 2010 event, AT&T's president and the state Assembly speaker toured Pebble Beach together in a golf cart, shaking hands with every lawmaker, lobbyist and other VIP in attendance.
•••The Speaker's Cup is the centerpiece of a corporate lobbying strategy so comprehensive and successful that it has rewritten the special-interest playbook in Sacramento. When it comes to state government, AT&T spends more money, in more places, than any other company. • Click For More tviStory 106-s90- 106- AT&T Lobbying
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106 The Book --"A Deal to Steal - Wireless TelePhone®™© - the Movie" -- Featured at Hollywood Digital, Ritz Carlton, May 1st; and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC Campus - April 21st - 2012"109- The Deal to Steal." 106- PUC-AT&T vs Magic Jack; Skype - VONAGE?

• Reading; • wRriting • aRrithmetic and
• wiReless
(eBooks)."

•••The Wireless Telephone®™© - "the Movie," (Library of Congress: Catalog# 2012906001) -- featured at Hollyood Digital, and the 17th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
•••The new published Book, was written by Troy-Cory Stubblefield & Josie Cory. The Movie Script, and Anti-ID Theft Patent were co-authored by Donna Jefferies, and Mark Anderson, respecfully.
•••Author/performer Troy Cory-Stubblefield calls the LATimes Book Fair, "the annual event as the: "Four R's of Education . . . Reading; wRriting, aRrithmetic and wiReless (eBooks)."

106- PUC-AT&T vs Magic Jack; Skype; NBS Telekey Codes $13B rtf
•••"TheDealtoSteal.com" web site is so believable," says author, Anderson, "the "iPRmarks" (Intellectual Property Rights ®™©) must be valued at Billions of "USA-Dollars," . . . or as they say in the real world of Magic Jack, Skype, and NBS Telekey Codes, Billions of USDs per month." • FOR MORE CLICK Direct: www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks. More TVI Story @ s90Brief/#115 LA Times Festival of Books
109-dealtosteal680.html -- The Wireless Telephone®™© - "the Movie."
"Sometimes an idea whose timeTroyCSnews111-108w.jpg
has come -- just a little too soon
is just the thing that can last . . .
"FOREVER MINUS A DAY !"
••• This fast-moving, epic-scale 440 page tviPublishing.com book, not only documents the 110 year old history of The Wireless Telephone®™©, device itself, but factually explains the growth and the enhancement of the basic elements that are now found in today's SmartPhones. The pictorials published in the Book demonstrate the purpose of elements and effects first developed, registered, demonstrated, and published by: NATHAN B. STUBBLEFIELD, of MURRAY, KENTUCKY.
•••The primary purpose of N.B. Stubblefield's public Wireless Telephone®™© demonstrations was to sell territorial deeds throughout the U.S.A. to connect the user of the land-line telephone to moving vehicles, such as the smartphone we use in today's world of mobile phone subscribers. His Wireless Telephone Company of America gave permission to his NBS licensed Corporate TeleCom WiTEL®™© carriers to broadcast and receive voice -- with or without his 7 digital TeleKey Area Code connecting system.
••• Since that time, (1892 to 2012), Nathan's grandson, Troy Cory-Stubblefield, the CEO of the NBS organization, has validated the laws imposed on by the FCC, and sovereign nations to control TeleCom EMW spectrum, and frequencies.
••• Each Telecom carrier utilizing the NBS TeleKey phone number Area Code system are valued at $5.00 per month per 7-digial number assigned to a WiTEL®™© device. The assignment of each NBSwitel intellectual property rights assigned to his original Wireless Telephone®™© territorial deed holders, are given priority, not only by the FCC, but by the NBS organization..
••• A few of the name changes used, and accepted by the NBSwitel.com organization to identify and update the Wireless Telephone®™© name to fit modern-day unsage include: Radio, Television, LookRadio, WiTEL, CellPhone, iPhone, Firewire-187, etc.
••• Like authors of the Bell & Edison inventions, the NBS WirelessTelephone.org family will own the nbswitel.com intellectual property rights -- "FOREVER MINUS A DAY."
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The five chapters of WiTEL facts, and true-life adventures of one of the most unsung inventors in history, whose revolutionary innovations have effected every human being on the planet over the last three generations! Based on the true story of inventor and part-time melon farmer Nathan B. Stubblefield's (and subsequently his grandson Troy Cory's) battle with the government and U.S. telephone industry.
••• "Firewire" tells the tale of two very different men from two very different eras who share not only the same blood, but the same fight - whose battle to receive recognition for the invention of the wireless telephone would come at a heavy price. But the determined small-town inventor and the impassioned big-city entertainer both refused to be silenced, and they took on the rural backstabbers and the corporate titans alike in a battle that nobody thought either could win.
••The Stubblefields started out as a typical 1880's Kentucky family, trying to live their version of the American Dream, but ended up as anything but! When Nathan invents a unique device that he prophesied would eventually be used by nearly everyone in the world -- he was not far from wrong. Decades later, when his grandson learns that it was his relative who indeed invented the wireless phone, Cory thinks he's struck gold. But his aspirations are dashed after the telephone monopolies and political pirates who initially seized Stubblefield's creation as their own are just as determined to shut out his descendant decades later, as well.
•••Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of struggle, Cory is haunted by what was done to his family. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his grandfather's life work -- or for that matter, anyone's work -- be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. And while paying the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity, this everyday David will try the unthinkable: to strategically bring Goliath to his knees in a cooperation with truth and justice for all. --Donna Jeffries
• "You don't get to bust through the
airwaves without catching a little static
••• Across the landscape of the American Industrial Revolution, within the field of urban electrification and communication, the legacy of prominent inventors such as George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell stand proud. Their achievements celebrated, their status recognized. But they do not stand alone. Concealed by the shadows of history, and even more by the deviousness of corrupt men in power, is the figure of Nathan B. Stubblefield, a contemporary of those great men and one of that era's most innovative and prolific inventors..
••• At the time of his death in 1928, Stubblefield had been granted dozens of patents, mostly relating to electrical and wireless technologies. His inventions completely revolutionized the world of communications that we know today, yet not many people even know his name. With over 5.6 billion wireless phones in use today - there's no denying, wireless technology has irreversibly changed the world..
••• This story will open your eyes and challenge what you think you know about not only your cell phone, but the challenges and the victories that brought these innovations to us in the first place. More importantly, it gives us insight into the human tragedy and triumph that was and still is a part of the reality of our most innovative technological pioneers today in America. ---Donna Jeffries
• Article by: Josie Cory - Troy Cory-Stubblefield AUTHOR OF THE HISTORY OF BROADCASTING
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• 106-AppleInfringedPersonalAudio / Apple infringed patents, jury Awards $84M +
••• Apple Inc. was told to pay closely held Personal Audio $8 million after a federal jury in Texas found that the maker of iPods infringed patents for downloadable playlists.
••• Personal Audio, a patent licensing company, sued Apple in 2009 for $84 million in damages, claiming infringement of two patent.
••• The jury Friday found that the patents were infringed and upheld their validity, Personal Audio's lawyer said.
••• The inventions cover an audio player that can download navigable playlists and skip forward or backward through the list. More SmartBriefs 106-s90 • - Legal

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• July 9, 2011. The Problem? Amazon launched Appstore for Android on March 22, one day after Apple filed its suit against the online retail giant alleging trademark infringement over the name of the storefront, which sells apps for Google's Android operating system found on smartphones and tablets.
••• But . . . Apple denied injunction to stop Amazon's use of 'appstore' name; trial date set
••• Apple has been denied a preliminary injunction that would have halted Amazon.com's use of the term "appstore" in a ruling by an Oakland federal judge.
••• U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled Wednesday that she didn't agree with Amazon's argument that the names "app store" and "appstore" are generic and can be used by anybody, but she said Apple had failed to show "a likelihood of confusion" for customers who use the Apple App Store and the Amazon Appstore for Android, according to a Reuters report.
••• Hamilton has set a trial date in the dispute between the two companies for October 2012, reported Reuters. CLICK FOR MORE t 106-S90 tviNews
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• June 31st Week: Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay $125 million to investors in its mortgage-backed securities who alleged that before the Great Recession hit, they were misled about how much equity the borrowers had in their homes.
••• 'WellsFargo']The proposed settlement, filed Wednesday in federal court in San Jose, ended consolidated lawsuits filed by the pension funds of Alameda County, Detroit, New Orleans, Guam, the Louisiana sheriffs and other plaintiffs.
••• At issue were mortgage-backed securities -- financial instruments derived from a pool of mortgages -- whose value depended on borrowers' payments on loans made at the peak of the housing bubble in 2006 and 2007.
••• Certain other claims over mortgage securities filed by Charles Schwab Corp. and the Federal Home Loan Banks of Chicago and Indianapolis are excluded from the class, Wells Fargo has said in regulatory filings.
••• The litigation named as defendants Wells Fargo and about 20 trusts holding mortgages backing $8 billion in securities, along with various Wall Street banks and credit-rating agencies involved in issuing the mortgage bonds.
••• The proposed settlement, which still requires judicial approval, did not include any admission of wrongdoing by Wells Fargo. A spokesman for the San Francisco bank said the intent was to avoid the expense and risk of further litigation. CLICK FOR MORE t 106-S90 tviNews
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••106- California Sales Taxes & AMAZON. +/ Will the new California tax collection requirement Effect Your Monthly Phone Bill? YES, it might HAPPEN. Part of California budget-related legislation -- is expected to raise an estimated $317 million a year in new state and local government revenue.
••• Other states currently are considering similar sales tax collection bills.
••• California's new law was drafted to circumvent a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that sellers can't be forced to collect sales taxes unless they have a physical presence in the state.
••• The new statute would establish that presence in two ways: when sellers pay commissions to other Internet sites in California, known as affiliates, that refer buyers; and when sellers have a related company operating in the state.
••• One affiliate, Ken Rockwell of San Diego, the owner of a 12-year-old photography website, said he planned to move out of state.
••• "Will it be Las Vegas or Scottsdale or Ensenada?" he said. "It's a question of where, not if."
••• California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers
••• Beginning Friday, July 1st, 2011, Amazon.com and other large out-of-state retailers, like AT&T, Verizon, and Spring utilizing California Area Code -- will be required to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make online. • CLICK MORE ABOUT 106- California Taxes & AMAZON. / CLICK FOR MORE Munich California Taxes & AMAZON. t 106-S90 tviNews
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• 106 WiTEL's Global Assets ®™© - Forever - Minus a Day! By Mark Anderson, PSI
••• Since the moment I discovered N.B. Stubblefield several years ago, my job required me to surround myself with his U.S.A. Wireless Telephone®™© innovations. His NBS wired-WiTEL®™© innovation has been either in my pocket, in my vehicle, or left at home on table-top surfaces amongst my wireless PC laptop, a volume of a Smart-Daaf Boys book about the effluvia of NBS, and a stack of Invoices worth $Billions.
••• Since the moment I discovered NBS WiTEL®™©? No, not even. Before I could even call myself a user of today's WiTEL®™© iPhone, CellPhone, WiFi, or whatever you'd like to call it, I needed to know who was paying for the various software, and Service Mark ®™© fees that made the thing work. Also -- was a phone number, and antenna necessary?
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••• This was to become an essential part of me . . . like, "as to why the sky was blue." What were the components, elements and effects of wired-wireless. • Are AT&T's, Bell, Edison, and NBS WiTEL's -- 100 year old service marks ®™© really viable forever - minus a day? . . . It had to be understood.
• It was the late Jack Valenti,
who was Hollywood's ubiquitous lobbyist that helped set the record straight. He was all about protecting the service marks ®™© -- and licensing fees due to those "certain 60 year old Show Biz film related intellectual property right owners, he was representing. The proper term, Valenti would always say is, "forever, minus a day."
••• It was free enterprisers Ted Turner, and Troy Cory-Stubblefield; and educators like Dr. Molfield and Dr. Horton of Murray State University, (MSU), that helped perfect Valenti's colorful service marks Validation; ®™© are "forever, minus a day."
••• Together, it took the group along with organizations like MPPA, SAG, CITA, and even the Kentucky Colonels, only a couple of years to convince Congress and intellectual property asset owners to fully appreciate and agree that copyright terms should be limited. Valenti would always remind the Pres. Johnson White House staff, the proper term for ®™©, was, and still is, "forever, minus a day."
• Murray State University, Kentucky
••• The NBS WiTEL®™© organization got started, in 1902. In 1930 -- the city of Murray, Kentucky, not only dedicated a monument, and journalistic PR structure on the MSU campus, but they purposely did so . . . to carry-on, and sell the NBS WiTEL®™© valuable Service marks - "forever, minus three days." One day for "©," - day two for "™," -- and day three for "®."
Like Ted Turner, Troy Cory-Stubblefield followed the MSU pattern in Hollywood. Turner bought a million dollar film library, updated the copyrights by colorizing his MGM film product, then digitized the Classic Film product -- to create a superior earning power. NBS WiTEL®™©, headed by Troy and Josie Cory, bought Vine Street Studio and Rosemont Studios, founded VRA TelePlay Pictures, and formed the Cinema Prize Award organization.
••• As you can see, within a four-decade span, not only was a new HiTech DVD/CD lasar format born, but a new WITEL smartphone Service Marks ®™© vContent distribution system model was created by Sony of Japan -- for the Film maker.
••• Those certain trademarks owners include Hollywood's major studios, Warner Bros., MGM, Sony, Disney, Paramont, NBS WiTEL, and their producers, heirs, writers, stockholders, and members of the Motion Picture Producers Association (MPPA).
• 6 Dumb Ways to Kill A Deal &endash; and 1 Great Way to Validate
••• It has been only recently that I could comfortably sit at my desk -- and speak knowingly and intelligently back and forth into the offices in far away places, asking those AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile and Sprint executives who knew, or should have known about the; "forever, minus a day" Validation Theory.
••• Confirming "How Many WiTEL customers are users of their "™" was the easy part of Q&A sessions. So was the validating of -- "How Many of their WiTEL users are paying more than $30.00 per month for "©" fees. AT&T took the ®™© "Validation Theme" the hardest. Paying $5.00 to $10.00 per month as a recurring licensing fee for utilizing the service mark ®™© owned by JAVA, Microsoft, and NBS WiTEL for the use of their ®™© WiTEL, might be the best solution, say legal experts. • CLICK FOR MORE INFO: (Infringing on existing intellectual property rights, wireless phone numbers).
• Q&A - Rober Roche. CITA leading to the best way -- to Validate ®™©
••• I usually feel the same cinematic magic resaoning of Valenti, and Turner when I'm personally speaking via WiTEL®™© -- to the educators, and authors of wireless literature like: Robert Roche, of the CITA, Prof. Bob Lochte of MSU, and to author, Troy Cory-Stubblefield.
••• My first Question to both - Robert Roche, and Prof Bob Lochte, of Murray State U, and to Troy Cory, the grandson of N.B. Stubblefield -- went something like this:
••• Hi, Mr. Roche, it's always a pleasure speaking with you, your quote on this topic is needed for educational purposes.
••• Question 1. Technologically speaking, would you say, "the only components and elements needed to make a "Wireless Telephone" would be:
••• (1) - a Microphone - "to talk"; • (2) - an Earphone - "to listen"; • (3) - an Antenna - "to transmit and receive voice, music and message"; • (4) - a Battery - "to energize the trans-receiver apparatus," and • (5) - a Switch, Switchboard or finger component - "to dial phone numbers."
NBSPatent02AutoDraw108w.jpg••• Answer: Certainly the first four items are components of a wireless phone -- though wireless-enabled laptops or netbooks are also wireless devices, which may or may not necessarily include a microphone (though you can often acquire such accessories).
••• Wireless devices -- feature phones, or other wireless-enabled devices, such as wireless-enabled laptops, PDAs, netbooks, tablets, and smartphones -- have effectively put the power of voice and data communications in the hands of millions of users in the U.S. and billions of people around the world.  These devices have brought the Internet to people, rather than places (in other words, they have given people mobile Internet access).
••• The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has reported that there were an estimated 4.6 billion wireless subscriptions around the world as of the end of 2009. CLICK FOR MORE INFO: At that point in time, the U.S. had 285.6 million active wireless subscriptions (based on CTIA's measurements). By June 2010, wireless subscribership in the U.S. had risen to 292.8 million. CLICK FOR MORE tvinews+ INFO:

/Imagespeople/CTIA-logo108w.jpg••• Now, not every one of those subscriptions -- in the world or in the U.S. -- reflects a single, unique individual. Some folks have two or more devices capable of being simultaneously active (such as a cellphone and a wireless-enabled laptop).
••• The Pew Internet & American Life Project has measured how people use and think about their wireless devices in a number of reports, looking at both adults and teens. CLICK FOR MORE PEW INFO:
••• In the U.S. and around the world, these devices have empowered people to connect socially and economically with each other on many levels and having made possible political changes in places like the Philippines where they helped "people power" change the government. They have also made possible heroic actions and contributions, speeding assistance in response to emergencies both large and small, from roadside rescues to hurricane and earthquake responses.
••• These devices form parts of systems, to which they are connected by radio-waves, (EMW). • In ending Bob Roche says: "I hope this helps." An explanation of these systems can be found on CTIA's website in a brief piece on "how wireless works." CLICK FOR MORE INFO:.
LOCHTE'S HANG-UP
• Today's Patent Mess - "Discoveries" vs. "Inventions," -- & SpyKing90.com.
••• Service Mark Law -- which includes all service marks, both unregistered, and U.S.A. registered (®™©), used to have no problem distinguishing between - Patentable - "DISCOVERIES" -- and the word "INVENTIONS." Today, it depends how the effects and the elements of the inventions "Trademark" and "Copyrights" -- play out.
••• "DISCOVERIES" -- which used to be elucidations of the natural world, were not patentable. The word "INVENTION" denoted items that were creations of evident utility, and were patentable. Over the last few decades that distinction has been eroded, under pressure from commercial interests.
WiTelGlobalcomMap108w.jpg Today, a company can patent portions of a DNA molecule, --
even if it has no idea what that sequence does; pharmaceutical companies can patent natural organisms if they can claim a new way to isolate and purify them.
••• Because of the widespread use of the effects, elements, and components of the Wireless Telephone®™© mark, "the NBS WiTEL Trust organization just recently filed its secondary meaning on September 10th and 13th respectfully," said Stubblefield. "Said action was necessary to attach itself to the original Service Marks registered in same name and mark, established in 1898 and 1907 respectfully.
••• This helps to explain as to why, and how "business methods" - like "SpyKing.com," "Stubbyte.com" and "WiTEL Global," can . . . and have applied for NEW patent and other new service marks status to protect its 100 year old batch of updated WiTEL®™© service marks.
••• The new service marks includes its claim to all WiTEL®™© phone numbers, now valued at several $Billions of dollars per month.
••• The new NBS Trust's "SpyKing.com" patent, also backs-up the recent FTC "Red Flags Rule -- the law enacted by Congress to help out in the prevention of ID theft, in the Buy/Sell world of Credit Cards, used to purchase valid Goods, Products, Service with legal title.
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• 106 WiTEL's Global Assets ®™© - Forever - Minus a Day! By Mark Anderson, PSI +TroyMarkDHPhoto200w.jpg+ Short Version
••• Since the moment I discovered N.B. Stubblefield several years ago, my job required me to surround myself with his U.S.A. Wireless Telephone®™© innovations. His NBS wired-WiTEL®™© innovation has been either in my pocket, in my vehicle, or left at home on table-top surfaces amongst my wireless PC laptop, a volume of a Smart-Daaf Boys book about the effluvia of NBS, and a stack of Invoices worth $Billions.
••• Since the moment I discovered NBS WiTEL®™©? No, not even. Before I could even call myself a user of today's WiTEL®™© iPhone, CellPhone, WiFi, or whatever you'd like to call it, I needed to know who was paying for the various software, and Service Mark ®™© fees that made the thing work. Also -- was a phone number, and antenna necessary?
••• This was to become an essential part of me . . . like, "as to why the sky was blue." What were the components, elements and effects of wired-wireless. • Are AT&T's, Bell, Edison, and NBS WiTEL's -- 100 year old service marks ®™© really viable forever - minus a day? . . . It had to be understood.
58tedturnerpow108web.jpg• It Was The Late "Jack Valenti" --
who was Hollywood's ubiquitous lobbyist that helped set the record straight. He was all about protecting the service marks ®™© -- and licensing fees due to those "certain 60 year old Show Biz film related intellectual property right owners, he was representing. The proper term, Valenti would always say is, "forever, minus a day."
• It Was Free Enterprisers -- "Ted Turner" --
and Troy Cory-Stubblefield; and educators like Dr. Molfield and Dr. Horton of Murray State University, (MSU), that helped perfect Valenti's colorful service mark Validation; ®™© and the smartBrief headline: "Forever - Minus A Day."
••• Together, it took the group along with organizations like MPPA, SAG, CITA, and even the Kentucky Colonels, only a couple of years to convince Congress and intellectual property asset owners to fully appreciate and agree that copyright terms should be limited. Valenti would always remind the Pres. Johnson White House staff, the proper term for ®™©, was, and still is, "forever, minus a day."
NBSPatent02AutoDraw108w.jpg Murray State University, Kentucky
• 106-Six Dumb Ways to Kill A Deal &endash; and One Great Way to Validate
••• It has been only recently that I could comfortably sit at my desk -- and speak knowingly and intelligently back and forth into the offices in far away places, asking those AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile and Sprint executives who knew, or should have known about the; "forever, minus a day" Validation Theory.
••• Confirming "How Many WiTEL customers are users of their "™" was the easy part of Q&A sessions. So was the validating of -- "How Many of their WiTEL users are paying more than $30.00 per month for "©" fees. AT&T took the ®™© "Validation Theme" the hardest. Paying $5.00 to $10.00 per month as a recurring licensing fee for utilizing the service mark ®™© owned by JAVA, Microsoft, and NBS WiTEL for the use of their ®™© WiTEL, might be the best solution, say legal experts. • CLICK FOR MORE INFO: (Infringing on existing intellectual property rights, wireless phone numbers). CLICK FOR MORE INFO: At that point in time, the U.S. had 285.6 million active wireless subscriptions (based on CTIA's measurements). By June 2010, wireless subscribership in the U.S. had risen to 292.8 million. CLICK FOR MORE tvinews+106 INFO:
/Imagespeople/CTIA-logo108w.jpg••• Now, not every one of those subscriptions -- in the world or in the U.S. -- reflects a single, unique individual. Some folks have two or more devices capable of being simultaneously active (such as a cellphone and a wireless-enabled laptop).
••• The Pew Internet & American Life Project has measured how people use and think about their wireless devices in a number of reports, looking at both adults and teens.
••• NBS Wireless Telephone®™© devices, WiFi Towers, and Stubbyte.com form parts of systems, to which they are connected by radio-waves, (EMW). • In ending Bob Roche says: "I hope this helps." An explanation of these systems can be found on CTIA's website in a brief piece on "how wireless works." CLICK FOR MORE INFO:. CLICK FOR MORE - tvinews+106+ • /
106 WiTEL's Global Assets ®™© - Forever - Minus a Day! By Mark Anderson, PSI
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• 106 Wireless Telephone™USPTO the $-21Billion Question
• 101NBS-More02 Challenges USPTO History & Fees

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• 106 The NBS WirelessTelephone.Org Challenges USPTO Ruling.

•••••• The Politics of Washington D.C. has rarely seen a SmartDaafBoys.com photo or NBS documentary it didn't like. Ever since Nathan B. Stubblefield bombarded music and voices into the air around and over the Potomac River in 1902, the users of today's smartphone have been most willing to put up with his WiMax187 cellphone towers, and paying the $90.00 per month phone bill.
••• Even with the massive on-line traffic jam vista that go along with a Google smartphone, searching PhoneNumber.com for NBS100.com's latest SinTrends.com News, doesn't seem to bother the User . . . yet."
• But that was before the American 100-year-old media company -/Imagespeople/%23NBSvsFCCportz108w.jpg
- came forward with it's $21-Billion US dollars in charges to its TeleCom users, and its plan to file its September 2010, USPTO Applications; the $-Billion NBS, "Wireless Telephone®™©" TradeMark upgrade, and Patent pending status for it's unique WiTEL Global Stubbyte ID Theft System.
• Based on the newly activated FTC's Red Flags
Anti-ID theft Rules -- as of June, 2010, "the NBS Wireless Telephone®™© will become the $-Billion iconic ServiceMark Organization which people worldwide will want to be part of -- because of its "separate and distinct" WiFi-187 coolness," says "MARK" Anderson, the CEO of the PSI group. The short name for the 104-year-old "company" and its U.S. trademark is WiTEL®™©. The global ®™ www names are: WiTel.com, WiMax187.com, and WirelessTelephone.Org. All are ICANN registries.
nbstubblefieldPofM-108w.jpg••• The by-product, "the ABCees" of WiTEL, (compona elements, and effects) created by the arts and science established the distinct and separate components of today's Wireless Telephone®™© -- have long dominated the thoughts and actions of many American companies. Bill Gates, and Paul Allen of Microsoft; Steve Jobs of Apple; and Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google are a few of those Americans who earned $Billions. But that has started to change. China has Baidu.com, and Germany has Google.de.
• Imagine, explains Troy Cory-Stubblefiield -- "the USPTO" finally telephoned."
••• The unexpected "generic" move took place when they set the 20th day of January for a telephonic meeting with the principals of the WirelessTelephoneOrg. Their intentions? "To explain the reasons, as to why they should, or should not decline the granting of our "104-year-old Wireless Telephone®™© trademark and logo."
• During the course of the telephonic meeting --
"it was quite obvious I wasn't talking to WITEL achievers like, Steve Jobs or Larry Page of Apple or Google," said Troy. Each one of the three USPTO examining attorneys, Aneeta Jordan, John Lincoski, and Nicholas A. Coleman, expressed their desires to take away the art and science, and monetary authority the Wireless Telephone®™© TradeMark provided NBS.
••• The existing 104-year-old NBS TradeMark could become extinct, only if and when . . . by enacting their "generic phraseology theory." Anderson explains their theory would in essence -- "jeopardize NBS's current $21-Billions of Dollars in revenue receivables, by USPTO's name seizure." • 101NBS-More02ChallengesUSPTO / "Defending the Source-Identifier
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"Defending the Source-Identifier Demonstrations, and ServiceMark creations from 1898 to 2011, is easy, it's about both Legal History & Money."
"SO . . . Let's not become to generous!" says Charles Portz, the WirelessTelephoneOrg's lead counsel. "We are confident our Trademark will be validated, and if it isn't -- we are prepared to defend our contentions in any forum."
WiTelGlobalcomMap108w.jpg• Were they exceeding their USPTO authority? --
••• "We believe, they were" said Charles Portz, the lead attorney for the WirelessTelephoneOrg ®™©. "Not only does their assertion of authority go well beyond any authority provided by Congress, but the USPTO theory would jeopardize NBS WirelessTelephoneOrg's collections of over $21-Billion in revenue.
•• A negative decision could, and would completely destroy the separate distinct art, and science by U.S. innovators, and the loss of the trademark "Wireless Telephone" owned by the Wireless Telephone Organization, (WirelessTelephone.Org) -- since 1902, would create an uncertainty, and weakness within the U.S. communications, iPhone, and iPhone, CellPhone industry, and doubt in the minds of existing iPhone, and/or CellPhone users."
•• Demonstrations, and ServiceMark creations from 1898 to 2011, "is easy,' says Troy
••• From 1892 to date, Kentucky, Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, California, China, and Germany were the NBS Wireless Telephone Organization's favorite location to sell, demonstrate, and pick-up a few high-profile witnesses, and users to ID the dates of continual sales created by the assignment of WiTEL®™©.
••• The first major Source-Identifier demonstrations were held in 1902. Photo Top shows 1907 Patent; Photo 02 shows pre-MSU campus;
••• Photo 03 pictures Nikola Tesla, and GE's co-founder, Edwin Houston with NBS, identifying the EMW source that enabled the Voice-Music to be transmitted into the atmosphere -- to and from moving vehicles, ships, and flying machines, then back again to a fixed land-line phone#.
••• Photo 04 left, pictures -- Inventor N.B. Stubblefield with his Wireless Telephone®™©.

nbstubblefieldPofM-108w.jpgTroy Cory-Stubblefield, the grandson of Nathan, and the co-author of 'Bank of America, The Tortfeasors, and the 'Smart-Daaf Boys" -- says "It's about Law, History, Fees, and Greed. The late King of Torts, attorney," Melvin Belli was the co-author of the BofA publication.
Troy xplains that our nation is facing a major global do or die crossroad, "is it all about "MAKING" money? BUT NO, say the experts! Only counterfeiters, and new rules of law -- "MAKE" money, says Troy. "We need a new strategy to excite our people in "EARNING" money. The NBS WiTEL innovations, along with the Kingsbury Commitment, moved the country forward throughout the 20th century, pushing Americans to succeed and strive for media commodities they never dreamed of.PatenTOfficeLogo108w.jpg
••• After 1980, to fulfill its USPTO "source-identifier" obligations, Globally -- the NBS WirelessTelephone Organization commenced introducing its $-Billion Dollar NBS WiTEL®™© arts, and science future -- into various profitable global markets. • CLICK FOR MORE ABOUT THE 1911 U.S.A - KINGSBURY COMMITMENT.
••• The most exciting hits in China, were NBS WiTEL's smart90's, "FireWire," -- nbs100's, speedollars, Area-Codes, LookRadio.com, VRAtv, and the Brooke Sisters. The Troy Cory Show became the distribution arm, that set up NBS affiliates in Shanghai, Beijing, Munich, and back again to Hollywood, and Murray, Kentucky. The 12,000 student campus of Murray State University, (MSU), has been preserving, and continuously disseminating the NBS "source-identifier" -- for over 80 years.
TroyCoryChinaLogo108w.jpg•"The first major NBS WirelessTelephoneOrg's --
USPTO ServicMark ®™© --
registries came in 1898, 1907, 1912, and through 2010 in the form of ® Patents, ™ and copyrighted "Smart-Daaf Boys" publications, respectfully, --said "MARK" Anderson. He explains that throughout its history America's media innovators and --entrepreneurs have been the drivers of the U.S.A.'s economic success. It appears to me . . . we can only preserve the American Dream by doing what we do best --doing things better, "by making a WRONG . . . RIGHT." Some say . . . it's just good business sense.
• Throughout my media career as a performer,
and as head of the NBS Wireless Telephone.Org, explained Troy, "I have always found that it depends on what role you're playing in front of a live audience -- with the camera rolling." What if America lost most, if not all of the $21-Billion worth of of WiTEL®™© high-tech intellectual property rights to China? Would the deal include the Asian Area Code phone numbers, now under the jurisdiction of America?
"But again, let's not become too generous!" says Houston attorney, Charles Portz, --
-- "We are confident our Trademark will be validated, and if it isn't -- we are prepared to defend our contentions in any forum."
••• In other words explains Portz, -- "should the USPTO wish to once again seize any one of our NBS "Wireless Telephone®™©" intellectual property rights, like the NBS - EMW spectrums were in 1911, by Regulatory Seizure, (the Kingsbury Commitment).
•••.Under U.S. Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution, payment should have been made to NBS, for the RF spectrums seized. "Wallkie Talkies, (without phone numbers) -- were the big telecom hits of both World War One, and Two" -- continued Portz.
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/Imagespeople/NBSWirelessPatentDraw108w.jpgExtending the Wireless Telephone of America's Goods, Products & Services with a Flying Machine! Click for RFpatent drawings
Photo Imgag665. Prove to yourself that it was the 1908 NBS Wireless. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE Nathan02
---- Telephone®™© patented invention, that made it possible to first broadcast and receive voice and music without wires from your Home, Automobile, Ships and from Trains. A Nathan Stubblefield "Wireless Telephone®™©" -- had the ability to extent the broadcast to anyone around the world that was connected to the Bell and AT&T's landline telephony system. Please note the horse carriage and telephone poles in the Patent drawing. At the time, there were no automobiles.
••• • The Memory Twist? • Q. Is This Another AT&T, GE, RCA, or Bell Monopoly Deal?
••• • Answer: CLICK FOR MORE ABOUT THE 1913 U.S.A - KINGSBURY COMMITMENT.
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• 102-106 The Kingsbury Commitment 1913 /
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The Kingsbury Commitment of 1913 formalized AT&T's monopoly. The Bell System and Independent telephone companies reduced competition out of concern for government intervention. The government had been increasingly worried that AT&T and the other Bell Companies were monopolizing the industry.
••• Under Theodore N. Vail from 1907 AT&T had bought Bell-associated companies and organized them into new hierarchies. AT&T had also acquired many of the independents, and bought control of Western Union, giving it a monopolistic position in both telephone and telegraph communication. A key strategy was to refuse to connect its long distance network -- technologically, by far the finest and most extensive in the land -- with local independent carriers. Without the prospect of long distance services, the market position of many independents became untenable. Vail stated that there should be "one policy, one system [AT&T's] and universal service, no collection of separate companies could give the public the service that [the] Bell... system could give."
••• AT&T's strategies prompted complaints and attracted the attention of the Justice Department. Faced with a government investigation for antitrust violations, AT&T entered into negotiations.
••• In the Kingsbury Commitment, actually a letter from AT&T Vice President Nathan Kingsbury of December 19, AT&T agreed with the Attorney General to divest itself of Western Union, to provide long distance services to independent exchanges under certain conditions and to refrain from acquisitions if the Interstate Commerce Commission objected.
••• The Commitment did not settle all the differences between independents and Bell companies and averted the federal takeover many had expected. However the Commitment played into AT&T's hands - the company was allowed to buy market-share, as long as it sold an equal number of phones. Critically, while with the Kingsbury Commitment, AT&T agreed to connect its long distance service to independent local carriers, it did not agree to interconnect its local services with other local providers. Nor did AT&T agree to any interconnection with independent long distance carriers.
••• Consequently, AT&T was able to consolidate its control over both the most profitable urban markets and long distance traffic. Between 1921 and 1934, the ICC approved 271 of the 274 purchase requests of AT&T.
••• WikiPedia notes, that the entire network was nationalized during World War I from June 1918 to July 1919. Following re-privatization, AT&T resumed its near-monopoly position. In 1934, the government acted to set AT&T up as a regulated monopoly under the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission. This was maintained until AT&T's divestiture in 1984. CLICK FOR MORE 102-S90 STORY
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• 106 Patent Infringement - DishVsTiVo
Dish lawsuit against TiVo is reopened•••
•••Dish Network Corp., the satellite-television provider formerly known as EchoStar Communications Corp., won a ruling in Texas that reopens a 2005 patent-infringement lawsuit filed against TiVo Inc.•••
•••The suit as been on hold for four years while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office re-examined, at TiVo's request, whether three EchoStar inventions related to digital video recorders should have received patents.
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• 106 Trademark Violation - FerrariVsFord
Ford sues Ferrari over tradmark•••
•••Ford Motor co. has sued Ferrarii in Detrot federal court, saying the sports car maker has violated its trademark over the pickup trucdk name F-150.•••
•••The suit is based on Ferrari's naming of its new formula 1 racing car the "F150," and its creating of the website www.ferrarif150.com•••
•••Ferrari's site says "F150" marks the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
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• 106 VoIP sues Google over 'stealing' of trade secrets
••• VoIP Inc., sued Google Inc., alleging misappropriation of trade secrets involving patented "click to call" technology. •••
••• In late 2006 Google introduced "click to call" which enables a person to place a telephone call over the Internet by clicking on a link, according to the complaint filed I in the New York Supreme Court.
••• In September 2005, Los Angeles-based VoIP unit VoiceOne Communications agreed to provide "click to call" technology to Google, VoIP said.
••• In January 2007, Google said it was terminating the agreement, citing a purported unauthorized disclosure that identified Google as a VoiceOne Customer, according to the lawsuit.
A similar suit brought in July 2009 in Los Angeles Superior Court was dismissed without prejudice within five months. •••
••• This isn't the first communications-related suit brought against the search engine company, says the NBS Wireless Telephone Org. In June 2010, Frontier Communications, a provider of phone, Internet and satellite TV services, sued over Google Voice, a service that allows users to use one number to connect to their multiple phones. Frontier accused Google of patent infringement on its inventions. That case is still pendingi n the District Court of Delaware.
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sarahpalin-vogue108w.jpg106-Palin USPTO Trademark Request Rejected. Why? "Sarah Palin's T-Parties" / "The Bristol Dance Step"
•••  The former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's bid to trademark both her name and that of her daughter Bristol ran into trouble at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) because the the application forms were not signed, government records show.

•••  "Everybody's Name is sort of their brand, and once it gets associated with goods or services, then it functions as a trademark," says Seattle lawyer Marshall J. Nelson. Once a name is trademarked, it gives the holder additional remedies to recover profits and damages if someone uses the name inappropriately.
•••  That holds true for politicians as well as entertainers.
•••  "The fact that you happen to be a political figure certainly doesn't prevent you from identifying your name in connection with your products," Nelson reported to the press, noting that one of the earliest trademarks in U.S. history was granted to Paul Revere for his pots and pans -- something that lives on today with Revere cooking products.
•••  Both of the Palins' trademark applications state: "The mark consists of standard characters, without claim to any particular font, style, size, or color."
•  Sarah Palin listed usage of the trademark? ---
Palin cited -- a InterNet Website featuring information about political elections; political issues; and educational and entertainment services, including motivational speaking in the fields of politics, culture, business and values.
• The Next step after paying the $360.00 TM Application Fee, is --
for the USPTO Office to offer STEP TWO - proving-up the reasons of filing, and the commercial value of said ®™. The initially denying the application-- IS PART of the routine, - seeking more -- information, the USPTO office noted that neither Palin signed her application, a requirement.
•••  The office also said Sarah Palin's request under political elections needed more examples of usage rather than the submitted a grab of a Web page featuring a news article about Fox News hiring her as a consultant.
•••  The USPTO is also seeking more examples of usage of the name for the political issues section, other than postings on her Facebook page. This "does not show use of the mark as 'providing a website featuring http://sarahpalin.com/." Rather the proposed mark merely appears as a posting name," USPTO examing attorney Karen K. Bush wrote. As of Feb. 6th, the Website reads, "This page intentionally left blank." http://www.bristolpalin.com/ includes a video
• Sarah Palin, daughter Bristol seek to register trademarks with the USPTO -- on their names
•••   The USPTO office is now seeking additional details for the Bristol Palin application submitted in September - 2010, a contestant on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
• Palin's attorney, John J. Tiemessen, said Friday, Feb. 4th, that he has six months to provide the information.
•••   "We are preparing to respond to all their questions for both," he told The Associated Press by telephone from his office in Fairbanks.
••• He said he couldn't disclose the reasons why both applied for trademarks because of attorney-client privilege.
••• But Seattle lawyer Marshall J. Nelson, is with the firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, says it's not that unusual for entertainers to trademark their names.
•  The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate for the president of the U.S. - was thrust into the national spotlight shortly after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., picked Palin as his running mat, and Palin announced her unwed, teenage daughter was pregnant.
•••  She has since become a spokeswoman for an organization that seeks to motivate young people to prevent teen pregnancy. Her trademark application cited motivational speaking services in the field of life choices.
•••  The younger Bristol Palin's appearance on a panel discussing abstinence at Washington University in St. Louis was canceled this month after students expressed outrage she would be paid from student-generated funds.
••• 
The federal office is seeking more information and examples of usage. The USPTO office said, "Please note this refusal will be withdrawn if applicant provides written consent from the individual identified in the applied-for mark."
••• 
The office also explained that Palin's application failed to show that her name had been used in commerce and that it could also be rejected on those grounds. CLICK FOR MORE PALIN S90 STORY
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••• • 106 - Bank of America Corp Collections,
and the "ONE SATISFACTION RULE."
••• BofA appointed on Friday Feb 4th, a new foreclosure, loan modifications, and collection division. The new unit will oversee "Problem Loans" in a bid to sort out its ongoing foreclosure, and Title issues, becoming the first large U.S. bank to do so, especially after the Country-Wide buyout.
••• The new unit creates a seventh major division at the bank reporting directly to Chief Executive Brian Moynihan, an indication that the largest U.S. mortgage servicer is attempting to be more aggressive in resolving its problem loan portfolio.
••• Analysts said the move is a signal that major U.S. mortgage lenders have not yet turned the corner on dealing with the problem home loans on their books.
••• "This is a significant step. If Bank of America has these issues, what kind of problems does everyone else have?" said Matt McCormick, a Cincinnati-based portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel Inc.
••• The change splits the bank's mortgage business into two parts: one focused on current and new mortgages, and the other on property we now have title, by a forclosure that are not covered BY the "ONE SATISFACTION RULE."
••• Bank of America, the largest U.S. bank by assets, named Terry Laughlin to oversee the new unit, called legacy asset servicing. The division will have roughly 30,000 employees.
••• The new unit will manage foreclosures and loan modifications, and will work to resolve mortgage repurchase claims from investors, not covered BY the "ONE SATISFACTION RULE.".
••• Last fall, when the FTC's Red Flag, anti-theft prevention act came into play, the bank temporarily suspended foreclosures after critics alleged the industry cut corners on foreclosure paperwork and used so-called robo-signers, employees who signed thousands of foreclosure notices without reviewing the documents. CLICK FOR MORE 106pa s90 Story
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• 106p • 106 Wireless Telephone™USPTO the $-21Billion Question
• 101NBS-More02 Challenges USPTO History & Fees

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• 106 The NBS WirelessTelephone.Org Challenges USPTO Ruling.

•••••• The Politics of Washington D.C. has rarely seen a SmartDaafBoys.com photo or NBS documentary it didn't like. Ever since Nathan B. Stubblefield bombarded music and voices into the air around and over the Potomac River in 1902, the users of today's smartphone have been most willing to put up with his WiMax187 cellphone towers, and paying the $90.00 per month phone bill.
••• Even with the massive on-line traffic jam vista that go along with a Google smartphone, searching PhoneNumber.com for NBS100.com's latest SinTrends.com News, doesn't seem to bother the User . . . yet."
• But that was before the American 100-year-old media company -
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- came forward with it's $21-Billion US dollars in charges to its TeleCom users, and its plan to file its September 2010, USPTO Applications; the $-Billion NBS, "Wireless Telephone®™©" TradeMark upgrade, and Patent pending status for it's unique WiTEL Global Stubbyte ID Theft System.
• Based on the newly activated FTC's Red Flags
Anti-ID theft Rules --
as of June, 2010, "the NBS Wireless Telephone®™© will become the $-Billion iconic ServiceMark Organization which people worldwide will want to be part of -- because of its "separate and distinct" WiFi-187 coolness," says "MARK" Anderson, the CEO of the PSI group. The short name for the 104-year-old "company" and its U.S. trademark is WiTEL®™©. The global ®™ www names are: WiTel.com, WiMax187.com, and WirelessTelephone.Org. All are ICANN registries.
nbstubblefieldPofM-108w.jpg••• The by-product, "the ABCees" of WiTEL, (compona elements, and effects) created by the arts and science established the distinct and separate components of today's Wireless Telephone®™© -- have long dominated the thoughts and actions of many American companies. Bill Gates, and Paul Allen of Microsoft; Steve Jobs of Apple; and Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google are a few of those Americans who earned $Billions. But that has started to change. China has Baidu.com, and Germany has Google.de.
• Imagine, explains Troy Cory-Stubblefiield -- "the USPTO" finally telephoned."

••• The unexpected "generic" move took place when they set the 20th day of January for a telephonic meeting with the principals of the WirelessTelephoneOrg. Their intentions? "To explain the reasons, as to why they should, or should not decline the granting of our "104-year-old Wireless Telephone®™© trademark and logo."
• During the course of the telephonic meeting --
"it was quite obvious I wasn't talking to WITEL achievers like, Steve Jobs or Larry Page of Apple or Google," said Troy. Each one of the three USPTO examining attorneys, Aneeta Jordan, John Lincoski, and Nicholas A. Coleman, expressed their desires to take away the art and science, and monetary authority the Wireless Telephone®™© TradeMark provided NBS.
••• The existing 104-year-old NBS TradeMark could become extinct, only if and when . . . by enacting their "generic phraseology theory." Anderson explains their theory would in essence -- "jeopardize NBS's current $21-Billions of Dollars in revenue receivables, by USPTO's name seizure." • 101NBS-More02ChallengesUSPTO / "Defending the Source-Identifier
• Part Two
PatenTOfficeLogo108w.jpg Were they exceeding their USPTO authority? --
••• "We believe, they were" said Charles Portz, the lead attorney for the WirelessTelephoneOrg ®™©. "Not only does their assertion of authority go well beyond any authority provided by Congress, but the USPTO theory would jeopardize NBS WirelessTelephoneOrg's collections of over $21-Billion in revenue.
•• A negative decision could, and would completely destroy the separate distinct art, and science by U.S. innovators, and the loss of the trademark "Wireless Telephone" owned by the Wireless Telephone Organization, (WirelessTelephone.Org) -- since 1902, would create an uncertainty, and weakness within the U.S. communications, iPhone, and iPhone, CellPhone industry, and doubt in the minds of existing iPhone, and/or CellPhone users."
•• Demonstrations, and ServiceMark creations from 1898 to 2011, "is easy, it's about both History & Fees" say Troy.
WiTelGlobalcomMap108w.jpg••• From 1892 to date, Kentucky, Washington, D.C. Philadelphia, California, China, and Germany were the NBS Wireless Telephone Organization's favorite location to sell, demonstrate, and pick-up a few high-profile witnesses, and users to ID the dates of continual sales created by the assignment of WiTEL®™©.
••• The first major Source-Identifier demonstrations were held in 1902. Photo Top shows 1907 Patent; Photo 02 shows pre-MSU campus;
••• Photo 03 pictures Nikola Tesla, and GE's co-founder, Edwin Houston with NBS, identifying the EMW source that enabled the Voice-Music to be transmitted into the atmosphere -- to and from moving vehicles, ships, and flying machines, then back again to a fixed land-line phone#.
••• Photo 04 left, pictures -- Inventor N.B. Stubblefield with his Wireless Telephone®™©. • 106NBS More Challenges USPTO Ruling-01 ?
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nbstubblefieldPofM-108w.jpg• Troy Cory-Stubblefield, the grandson of Nathan, explains --
••• that our nation is facing a major global do or die crossroad, "is it all about "MAKING" money?
••• No, say the experts! Only counterfeiters, and new rules of law -- "MAKE" money, says Troy. "We need a new strategy to excite our people in "EARNING" money. The NBS WiTEL innovations, along with the Kingsbury Commitment, moved the country forward throughout the 20th century, pushing Americans to succeed and strive for media commodities they never dreamed of.PatenTOfficeLogo108w.jpg
••• After 1980, to fulfill its USPTO "source-identifier" obligations, Globally -- the NBS WirelessTelephone Organization commenced introducing its $-Billion Dollar NBS WiTEL®™© arts, and science future -- into various profitable global markets. • CLICK FOR MORE ABOUT THE 1911 U.S.A - KINGSBURY COMMITMENT.
••• The most exciting hits in China, were NBS WiTEL's smart90's, "FireWire," -- nbs100's, speedollars, Area-Codes, LookRadio.com, VRAtv, and the Brooke Sisters. The Troy Cory Show became the distribution arm, that set up NBS affiliates in Shanghai, Beijing, Munich, and back again to Hollywood, and Murray, Kentucky. The 12,000 student campus of Murray State University, (MSU), has been preserving, and continuously disseminating the NBS "source-identifier" -- for over 80 years.
TroyCoryChinaLogo108w.jpg•"The first major NBS WirelessTelephoneOrg's --
USPTO ServicMark ®™© --
registries came in 1898, 1907, 1912, and through 2010 in the form of ® Patents, ™ and copyrighted "Smart-Daaf Boys" publications, respectfully, --said "MARK" Anderson. He explains that throughout its history America's media innovators and --entrepreneurs have been the drivers of the U.S.A.'s economic success. It appears to me . . . we can only preserve the American Dream by doing what we do best --doing things better, "by making a WRONG . . . RIGHT." Some say . . . it's just good business sense.
• Throughout my media career as a performer,
and as head of the NBS Wireless Telephone.Org, explained Troy, "I have always found that it depends on what role you're playing in front of a live audience -- with the camera rolling." What if America lost most, if not all of the $21-Billion worth of of WiTEL®™© high-tech intellectual property rights to China? Would the deal include the Asian Area Code phone numbers, now under the jurisdiction of America?
/Imagespeople/%23NBSvsFCCportz108w.jpg••• "But let's not become too generous!" says Charles Portz, the WirelessTelephoneOrg's lead counsel. "We are confident our Trademark will be validated, and if it isn't -- we are prepared to defend our contentions in any forum."
••• In other words explains Portz, -- "should the USPTO wish to once again seize any one of our NBS "Wireless Telephone®™©" intellectual property rights, like the NBS - EMW spectrums were in 1911, by Regulatory Seizure, (the Kingsbury Commitment).
•••.Under U.S. Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution, payment should have been made to NBS, for the RF spectrums seized. "Wallkie Talkies, (without phone numbers) -- were the big telecom hits of both World War One, and Two" -- continued Portz.
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•101• 106NBS-More02ChallengesUSPTO / "Defending the Source-Identifier Demonstrations, and ServiceMark creations from 1898 to 2011, is easy, it's about both History & Fees."• 102NBS-More02ChallengesUSPTO
"But let's not become to generous!" says Charles Portz, the WirelessTelephoneOrg's lead counsel. "We are confident our Trademark will be validated, and if it isn't -- we are prepared to defend our contentions in any forum." CLICK FOR MORE USPTO 101 S90 STORY / CLICK FOR MORE 1902 STORY
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04 • 106The Kingsbury Commitment 1913 / The Kingsbury Commitment of 1913 formalized AT&T's monopoly. The Bell System and Independent telephone companies reduced competition out of concern for government intervention. The government had been increasingly worried that AT&T and the other Bell Companies were monopolizing the industry.
••• Under Theodore N. Vail from 1907 AT&T had bought Bell-associated companies and organized them into new hierarchies. AT&T had also acquired many of the independents, and bought control of Western Union, giving it a monopolistic position in both telephone and telegraph communication. A key strategy was to refuse to connect its long distance network -- technologically, by far the finest and most extensive in the land -- with local independent carriers. Without the prospect of long distance services, the market position of many independents became untenable. Vail stated that there should be "one policy, one system [AT&T's] and universal service, no collection of separate companies could give the public the service that [the] Bell... system could give."
••• AT&T's strategies prompted complaints and attracted the attention of the Justice Department. Faced with a government investigation for antitrust violations, AT&T entered into negotiations.
••• In the Kingsbury Commitment, actually a letter from AT&T Vice President Nathan Kingsbury of December 19, AT&T agreed with the Attorney General to divest itself of Western Union, to provide long distance services to independent exchanges under certain conditions and to refrain from acquisitions if the Interstate Commerce Commission objected.
••• The Commitment did not settle all the differences between independents and Bell companies and averted the federal takeover many had expected. However the Commitment played into AT&T's hands - the company was allowed to buy market-share, as long as it sold an equal number of phones. Critically, while with the Kingsbury Commitment, AT&T agreed to connect its long distance service to independent local carriers, it did not agree to interconnect its local services with other local providers. Nor did AT&T agree to any interconnection with independent long distance carriers.
••• Consequently, AT&T was able to consolidate its control over both the most profitable urban markets and long distance traffic. Between 1921 and 1934, the ICC approved 271 of the 274 purchase requests of AT&T.
••• WikiPedia notes, that the entire network was nationalized during World War I from June 1918 to July 1919. Following re-privatization, AT&T resumed its near-monopoly position. In 1934, the government acted to set AT&T up as a regulated monopoly under the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission. This was maintained until AT&T's divestiture in 1984. CLICK FOR MORE 102-S90 STORY
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• 106p "The First Sale Doctrine" - Omega vs. Costco
••• Servicemarked items with a registered ®™© symbol after a U.S.A. Logo made in the U.S.A. the name of USAins, goods, products, and services are the items that is causes a infringement problem in America. The rules of registering a Copyright, Trademark, or Patent, says a recent court order.
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In the Omega vs. Costco case ruling, it was ordered that the law applies only to items purchased inside the U.S. only, not made. Still confused?
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In the maker/sales ruling between Omega against Costco, the the U.S. 9th Circuit decision ruled against Costco, regarding resale rights. Still confused?
• The "First Sale" Copyright Doctrine Law gives publishers like --
Record labels and other creators unusual loosely control over the works they produce. BUT . . . It also includes an important balancing principle: Much of that control BLEACHES OUT OF CONTROL . . . once a work has been sold . . . it leaves"first sale" buyers free to resell, rent, lend or give away their purchases. This "first sale" doctrine provides a crucial legal umbrella for libraries and secondhand stores, to name just a few of the beneficiaries
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The "First Sale" Copyright Law Doesn't Apply to --
items purchased outside the U.S. The doctrine has been undermined, however, by new technology and court rulings. One example of the latter is the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision that the first-sale rule doesn't apply to items purchased outside the U.S. An appeal to the Supreme Court foundered this week, when the eight justices who heard the case announced that they were irrevocably splitorder
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Did Costco of violate a LOGO TM provision in the 1976 Copyright Act --
that bars the unauthorized importation copyrighted works in quantity manufactured by Omega? • The watches THEMSELVES had a copyrighted logo engraved on the back, giving Omega the legal basis to sue Costco for infringement.
• THE COURT RULED THAT: . . .
no copyrighted product manufactured outside the U.S. can be imported without the copyright owner's permission. The issue was whether big-box retailer Costco could sell discounted Swiss Omega watches obtained from companies that had purchased them outside the U.Sorder
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• THE WINNER WAS -- Omega!
• The 9th Circuit agreed with Omega that this provision trumped the first-sale doctrine. With limited exceptions for personal, nonprofit or governmental useorder.
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The ruling could help manufacturers of goods, procucts, -- and services combat "gray market" imports, allowing folks like -- Omega to lower their prices in countries with lower incomes, like China does, without fear of the goods being shipped out of one country into another, then resold at a discount in the U.S.
•- THE SOLUTION!
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Companies like Omega doesn't need copyright law to address that problem. Omega can resolve there problem by signing contracts that bar local retailers from exporting their inventory to resellers.
DOING WHAT NBS WiTEL®™© DOES BEST!
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Narrowing the first-sale doctrine just to items made in the U.S. encourages copyright holders to manufacture their goods, products, and services, like NBS' WirelessTelephone.org WiTEL®™© phone numbers elsewhere in order to prevent the sale of used or redistributed goods.
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Those markets are huge, generating as much as $60 billion in sales annually. Libraries, EBay sellers and many discount NBS Wireless Telephone®™© unlicensed retailers also will be forced to trace the goods they buy back to the factories just to avoid being hit with a lawsuit for unwittingly infringing.
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That's just the sort of expansion of copyrights the courts should be guarding against, but they failed to do so in the Costco case. The first-sale doctrine is a valuable counterbalance to copyright owners' power, and Congress should make sure that it applies no matter where the sale is made.
• WHEN WILL THE COURT START APPLING THE BIG -- FTC Red Flags Rules --
of June, 2010. The PENALTIES now imporsed on violators by the FTC Red Flags Rule, are $3,500.per event. • /NEXT-WiTEL Red-Flag Checkpoints. CLICK FOR MAIN 106-s90.


<OK106 FCC-Genachowski108w.jpg.106FCC-NAB and SpectrumsApr2010 / April-2010. The Turf War between Congress, Cable, Radio-TV, WiTEL®™© and the FCC is explained at NAB-Las Vegas. Chairman Julius Genachowski tries to ease NBA members fears about giving up airwaves to NBS WiTEL®™© and Cable operators.
•• • The CEO of NBS WiTEL®™©, Troy Cory-Stubblefield found serious problems with the FCC at least five years ago before the 2006-2008 Auction sales to place to AT&T, Verizon, and other Telecoms. The warning showed little concern - the the problems of selling Spectrums without identifying them with WiTEL®™© phone numbers to identify each phone assigned a WiTEL®™© phone number.
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• • Google reported -- that it would delay rolling out in China mobile applications that run on Android phones after its Chinese partners came under government pressure to pull out of deals with Google.
•• • Access to Google's Hong Kong search site has been spotty. Google responded to mounting concerns of business users of Gmail and other Google services with a blog post that offered some technical solutions that would allow business users in mainland China to access a corporate network offshore, similar to what other businesses do. @ CLICK FOR MORE STORY-106
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106 - Internet Rememberance Day: June - The World-Wide WiTEL®™© - Remembrance Month Continues / One of the best comeback stories of the year will make the Radio-TV industry look better than ever.
•• • Look . . . there's no question about it! Since1902 - today's Wireless Telephones®™© has grown into a $Billion dollar SmartPhone Biz. Watching LookRadio - is like "Radio and Television," in its original WiTEL®™© EMW element form.
•• • Imagine! Three elements for the price of one that includes the all most important element - "the WiTEL®™© ID phone number," says Mark Anderson of PSI. "The Wireless Telephones®™© now called 3Gs, iPhones, Cellphones, Mobile phones, or just the one word, "WiTEL®™©" -- is creating a world-wide renaissance for those in the Wireless Telephones®™© industry." • As for the 106Google, and its China Wireless Telephone®™© problem -- will it eventually wear off? CLICK FOR MORE 106- wSTORY.
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106 - FCC Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Rules in a 3-2 vote


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• 106pa - ASCAP Wins Federal Service Mark $Fees Ruling . . . but!
106ASCAPvsSmartPhoneFees / • 106pa - ASCAP Wins Federal Service Mark $Fees Ruling . . . but . . . the court disputes the method ASCAP calculates royalty fees due.
•• The case involves a dispute over how much Yahoo Inc. and RealNetworks Inc. should have to pay the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in royalties for the ability to stream music on their websites. . okw • CLICK FOR MORE ASCAP-w106pa tviNews.
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- FCC on Dec 21st 2010, Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Rules
• 106p - FCC on Dec 21st 2010, Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Rules in a 3-2 vote / FCC, FTC GET tough RED-FLAG USPTO THEFT
••• •- On Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski layered compromise upon compromise to get the commission to adopt its 'net neutrality' rules 3-2 . . . along party lines. The new rules, bar high-speed copper wire, and fiber land-lines and airwaves, i.e. the "Big Five" Telcom owners -- from favoring their services over U.S.A. vContent, and Search engine competitors like Google, and Yahoo.
••• •- "It should be noted for future journalistist use, "that the new FCC rules apply only to how data is transmitted, NOT what within that data, and by the way, "Merry Christmas." says a spokesman from WTQCA, in Universal City. - CLICK FOR MORE Story 106-s90
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• 106 Dec13 2010 Updates
106paViacomappealsYouTube. 106pa- Viacom vs YouTube - Viacom Appeals Copyright Infringement Ruling/ P- 1 / • 106pa- Viacom vs YouTube - Viacom Appeals Copyright Ruling • P- 1 /
••• - Owner of Paramount and MTV asserts that the video site's founders operated outside legal bounds to build traffic quickly so they could sell the site for a huge sum. YouTube owner Google vows to fight the appeal.
••• - Media giant Viacom Inc. has challenged a June ruling that video website YouTube did not violate federal copyright laws when it allowed users to upload thousands of pirated clips to the wildly popular site.
••• - In a 72-page appeal filed Friday, Viacom asserted that YouTube's founders aggressively operated outside legal bounds in an effort to build traffic quickly so they could sell the site for a huge sum. Google Inc. bought YouTube in October 2006 for $1.65 billion.
••• - The stakes are high. Media industry executives view Viacom's copyright infringement lawsuit, filed three years ago, as an important case to establish ground rules to protect the digital distribution of copyrighted material.
••• - Viacom, which owns movie studio Paramount Pictures and popular cable TV channels including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, worries that its businesses would suffer if Internet sites have little incentive to safeguard against the use of other companies' copyrighted content.
••• - Viacom maintained that, if allowed to stand, the district court ruling would "severely impair, if not completely destroy, the value of many copyrighted creations."
••• - The media company had demanded more than $1 billion in damages. But U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton of the Southern District of New York ruled against Viacom in June, determining that YouTube operated within a "safe harbor" provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act because it promptly removed pirated videos after being notified of a violation.
••• - At the time, Internet advocates hailed Stanton's ruling as an affirmation of free expression and the growth of the Internet. Viacom wanted to enforce a system in which YouTube and other video websites would have to determine who owned the rights to material before it was posted.
••• - Viacom believes Stanton misinterpreted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and it provided internal YouTube e-mails to illustrate that YouTube's founders were aware of the rampant piracy. The media company alleged that YouTube allowed clips to be posted from "The Daily Show," "MTV Cribs," "South Park" and other professionally produced shows to help build interest in the site.
••• - Viacom offered several e-mails as examples of YouTube's practices, including one in which a YouTube founder instructed colleagues to "Concentrate all of our efforts in building up our numbers as aggressively as we can through whatever tactics, however evil." Current owner Google Inc. has said it has taken steps to monitor the site and initiated a content identification system to more effectively ferret out copyrighted works.
••• - "We regret that Viacom continues to drag out this case," Google said in a statement. "The court here, like every other court to have considered the issue, correctly ruled that the law protects online services like YouTube, which remove content when notified by the copyright holder that it is unauthorized. We will strongly defend the court's decision on appeal."
••• - Google has said it has spent $100 million to defend against the suit. Viacom recently hired former U.S. Solicitor Gen. Ted Olson to help guide its appeal.
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106TheEye4EyeVsMicrosoftcase • In The so-called Eye4Eye law suit against Microsoft, i4i Wins $300 million in damages from Microsoft.
  Is the USPTO issuing Patents that have not been tested as a reality? or maybe . . the USPTO is there to issue Patents to anyone for any unknown reason? or as Apple explains it, is the USPTO issuing Patents that are not valid?
  The U.S. Supreme Court will consider making some patens more vulnerable, (like i4i - "eye4eye" vs Microsoft) -- to legal challenge, by agreeing to hear Microsoft Corp.'s appeal like in the "i4i" case that forced changes in ("Microsoft's") -- Word software which may cost Microsoft -- $300 million in damages to "i4i."
 "Microsoft is fighting the $300-Million+ verdict won by the closely held "i4i" Canadian Company -- "with vigor," says the Federal appeals court, in Tyler, Texas. Patent cases are under the jurisdiction of The U.S. District Courts.
  Courts that handle cases like the ("eye4eye" vs Microsoft case) -- are said to be hard on those internet software companies that are being accused of Service Mark ®@© theft -- like Microsoft, Apple, and others like Google, and Yahoo.
 It's like in the days of the early 1900s, when everyone in wired-wireless in the U.S. -- was trying to connect the world to Marconi's wireless telegraphy, and NBS's Wireless telephony systems. The world's largest software maker has support in its appeal from more than a dozen companies, including Apple Inc. and Google Inc.
 Apple told the justices that the patent system "is tilting out of balance," giving disproportionate power to people who secure patents of questionable legitimacy.
 Microsoft clarifies Apple's legal argument by stating that such a patent like "i4i's, should have never been issued . . . and is invalid. CLICK FOR MORE - tvinews+106+ • /
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• 106pa - ASCAP Wins Federal Service Mark $Fees Ruling . . . but!
106pa - Microsoft Sues Motorola For Patent THEFT
106pa - PAUL ALLEN SUES FaceBook for ServiceMark Theft.
• 106pa - "The Red Flag Rule - Will it Prevent Phone Number ID Theft?"
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106 - Oracle awarded $1.3-Billion in copyright infringement suit
/Imagescustomers/oraclevsSapSuit200x67w.jpg••A federal jury in Oakland delivers the judgment against German business software maker SAP in a case that began in 2007.
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Oracle Corp. won a $1.3-billion verdict Tuesday in a lawsuit in which it alleged that German business software maker SAP infringed on the copyright of the Redwood Shores, Calif., company.
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The verdict in the high-profile federal court case is one of the largest ever for copyright infringement. The eight-person jury in Oakland awarded the damages one day after the companies presented closing arguments.
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Oracle sued SAP in 2007 claiming that SAP's now-defunct U.S. business software unit, TomorrowNow, illegally downloaded Oracle software and documents to support Oracle's customers. SAP bought TomorrowNow in 2005 and closed it in 2008.
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SAP did not contest that it was liable for the infringement, but estimated that it owed $28 million to $41 million to Oracle. Oracle, however, claimed that SAP owed as much as $3 billion.
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"For more than three years, SAP stole thousands of copies of Oracle software and then resold that software and related services to Oracle's own customers," Oracle President Safra Catz said. The trial, she said, "made it clear that SAP's most senior executives were aware of the illegal activity from the very beginning."
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"This will unfortunately be a prolonged process, and we continue to hope that the matter can be resolved appropriately without more years of litigation," spokesman Saswato Das said. CLICK FOR MORE Oracle @ - tvinews+106+ • / • Click for Anderson Theft of Services Story / / • Click for Paul Allen Theft of Services suit /

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•106govVsBruceKaratztrial • 106 Sintrends: Former KB Home CEO Bruce Karatz sentenced
• The highly watched Options-Backdating Fraud Case -- brought on an Eight months of house arrest for the former KB Home CEO chief, Bruce Karatz. http://www.smart90.com/wtqca.com/authority.htm

U.S. Federal District Judge Otis D. Wright II --
also sentenced Karatz to five years' probation., and fined the former executive $1 million and ordered him to perform 2,000 hours of community service.
After the former KB Home CEO chief, Bruce Karatz --
was sentenced in Los Angeles, Karatz kissed his wife, Lilly Tartikoff, and embraced relieved supporters who included his KB founder and billionaire Eli Broad, former Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan and Father Greg Boyle, director of gang intervention program Homeboy.
• The Options-Backdating Fraud Case --
ruined Karatz. His 20-year run as chief executive of home-building giant KB Home was derailed by allegations that he manipulated the value of stock options, was sentenced on November10, 2010, to five years' probation, including the eight months of house arrest.
••• •- Wright rejected prosecutors' request for a lengthy prison sentence, noting that there was no evidence that the crimes damaged KB Home or its shareholders.
••• •- Karatz, 65, was convicted in April on charges that he lied about the Westwood-based company's practice of backdating options.
••• •- Prosecutors said the misinformation was given to KB accountants and also appeared in a 2006 quarterly report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
••• •- In a brief statement to the judge before the sentence was imposed, Karatz said the criminal prosecution "has been the most difficult time of my life." He did not apologize.
••• •- Karatz is one of the most prominent corporate executives to be prosecuted in the government's long-running crackdown on options backdating and one of the few to be convicted.
• Only a handful have received prison sentences.
••• •- A federal probation officer had recommended the sentence that Wright imposed, saying he was swayed by Karatz's long history of philanthropy, previously clean record and the lack of a financial loss.
••• •- "It was distressing to read the tone of the government's remarks," Wright said. "I think it was mean-spirited and it was beneath this office.
••• •- "I and every other federal judge took an oath that we will administer justice and do equal right to the poor and the rich.
••• •- Under the sentence, Karatz will spend eight months confined to his Bel-Air mansion while monitored by a global positioning satellite device.
••• •- He declined to comment about the sentence. Defense attorney John Keker said no decision had been made on possibly appealing the conviction.
Karatz served as KB Home's chief from 1986 to 2006,
guiding the company to significant growth and profitability and becoming one of the highest-paid executives in the U.S., earning an estimated $40 million a year.
••• •- During that time, the company's revenue grew to $11 billion from $491 million and its workforce swelled to 7,000 from 500.
••• •- He resigned in 2006 under increasing pressure from investigations into the company's handling of stock options, a common form of compensation.
• The Backdating Options Deal -
gave employees the option to buy a set amount of stock at a set price -- usually the closing price on the date they're granted.
••• •- If the stock price rises, employees can exercise their option to buy at the lower price and then sell at the current price for a profit.
••• •- Companies are allowed to make the options more valuable by backdating them to dates when the stock price was lower, as long as they acknowledge it in public disclosures.
••• •- KB did not make those disclosures and ultimately restated earnings to reflect its past backdating.
• After his resignation, Karatz paid more than --
$7 million in fines and restitution to KB to resolve a lawsuit filed by the SEC. In his statement to the judge, Karatz said he planned to continue working with Homeboy Industries, helping the financially troubled organization raise funds.
••• •- Boyle praised the judge and said he looked forward to a long relationship with Karatz.
••• •- "Every single day, he's there, at Homeboy Industries helping out," Boyle said.
••• •- "He's a great man, and this was a just result." CLICK FOR MORE - tvinews+106+ •
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2006/ImagesPersonOfTheWeek/60BillgatesPW46pW.jpgP - 1 / • 106Google Sues U.S. to break Microsofts Monopoly / P - 1 /.
•- Google Inc. - is suing U.S. to break the Software monopoly, rival Microsoft Corp, and Adobe has on the U.S. Government. Google, the U.S. Department of the Interior for allegedly excluding Google's bid to provide its e-mail system.
•- Google sues U.S. over bidding for e-mail contract

•- The David Sarno report for the LA Times reads that: Google's lawsuit alleges the Interior Department stacked the deck in favor of Microsoft's e-mail system.
•- Google Inc., pushing to expand its e-mail and cloud computing business, took the federal government to court to change a bidding process that it said stacks the deck in favor of rival Microsoft Corp.
•- Google, which has been battling Microsoft across the country to gain a foothold in the $20-billion office software market, sued the U.S. Department of the Interior for allegedly excluding Google's bid to provide its e-mail system for the agency's 88,000 employees.
•- According to the lawsuit, the U.S. Department of the Interior specified that it would consider only systems that used Microsoft's business e-mail software, a limitation Google called "unduly restrictive of competition.
2006/Imageskudoad/linkadtpoint02logo.gif•- "Based on the risk assessments and market research," the Department of the Interior wrote in its specifications, Microsoft's software was the "only commercial product that satisfies every requirement identified by the department.
•- The suit, filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, (Nov-2010) 00 alleged that Interior violated a federal law that mandates government agencies to use open and competitive procedures in soliciting contracts. Google seeks to halt the department's process until it complies with that law.
•- "Google is a proponent of open competition on the Internet and in the technology sector in general," said Google spokesman Andrew Kovacs. "Here, a fair and open process could save U.S. taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and result in better services.
•- Kendra Barkoff, a spokeswoman for the federal agency, said the department could not comment on pending litigation.
•- For several years, Google has been battling to win territory in the global market for office and e-mail software, a sector Microsoft has long dominated with its Outlook and Office products.
•- To distinguish its offerings, Google has long touted its Internet cloud, an approach that stores customers' e-mail and documents in Google's remote data centers rather than on servers operated by businesses themselves. The cloud approach allows major customers to save money by outsourcing their own in-house e-mail systems.
•- But Google has run into difficulties in its attempts to loosen the tight grip that Redmond, Wash., software giant Microsoft has on the e-mail market, which includes decades of relationships with some of the world's largest businesses and government agencies. CLICK FOR MORE - tvinews+106+ •106Google Sues U.S. to break Microsofts Monopoly / P - 1 /.

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106 The German T-Mobile - AT&T Deal .
106- USPTO®™ © Marks - ForeverMinus OneDay
• 106= "THE First Sale Doctrine" -Omega vs. Costco
• 106- The $39Billion Dollar T-Mobile / AT&T Deal
• 106 Wireless Telephone™ vs. USPTO - "The $-21Billion Question?"
106 The German T-Mobile - AT&T Deal . The AT&T Inc. announced Sunday it would buy T-Mobile USA in a cash and stock deal worth $39 billion. The German T-Mobile - AT&T Deal would combine two of the largest U.S. wireless providers and build a telecommunications behemoth that would tower over Verizon Wireless, the other leading cellular network.
••• The merger would combine AT&T's 95.5 million wireless subscribers with another 33.7 million from T-Mobile, a division of the German communications conglomerate Deutsche Telekom.  With close to 130 million subscribers on a wireless system that would combine the vast national networks of both companies, the resulting union would far outstrip Verizon and its 94.1 million customers.
••• AT&T suggested that increased competition resulting from the deal could benefit consumers but did not explicitly say the plan would mean lower prices for its customers. CLICK FOR FOR MORE ABOUT The WiTEL Process
As for the 106 The German T-Mobile - AT&T Deal .
•• "This transaction represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand critical infrastructure for our nation's future," AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said in a statement.•
••• AT&T highlighted the efficiency savings it would garner from a merger, given that both companies use similar cellular technology -- as opposed to a different model used by Verizon -- and both are planning to take similar steps toward the next generation of faster 4G networks.
••• Part of AT&T's gambit has to do with the steep rise in the use of data services by consumers with sophisticated smart phones.  With many more users adopting video-ready, Internet-connected phones such as Apple's iPhone and the many Google-powered Android devices, demand for wireless bandwidth among consumers is quickly increasing, and the industry has been struggling to stay ahead of that demand.
••• AT&T said data traffic on its wireless network had grown 8,000% over the last four years.
••• "Because AT&T has led the U.S. in smart phones, tablets and e-readers -- and as a result, mobile broadband -- it requires additional spectrum before new spectrum will become available."
••• Critics quickly warned about the perils of conglomeration, saying federal regulators should scrutinize the deal carefully lest it actually lead to less market flexibility.••• "Don't believe the hype: There is nothing about having less competition that will benefit wireless consumers," said S. Derek Turner, research director at media industry watchdog Free Press, in a statement.
••• "A market this concentrated -- where the top four companies already control 90% of the business, and two of them want to merge -- means nothing but higher prices and fewer choices, as the newly engorged AT&T and Verizon exert even more control over the wireless Internet." / CLICK FOR MORE German T-mobile - AT&T USA 106-S90 tviNews
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2006/ImagesPersonOfTheWeek/60BillGatesMag06Apr108w.jpg106MSvsMotorolaPatentTheftInfringement / • 106pa Microsoft Sues Motoroloa Patent THEFTon the handset maker's line of Android phones.
••• Microsoft said Motorola had infringed nine Microsoft patents in the Android-based smart phones, which run on Google Inc. software. Microsoft makes its own Windows phone software.
••• The patents relate to synchronizing e-mail, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power, Microsoft said.
••• The Redmond, Wash., company said it filed actions in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and at the International Trade Commission.  Click for More 106pa
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••• "The patents at LEGAL ISSUE relate to a range2006/ImagesPersonOfTheWeek/60BillgatesPW46pW.jpg of functionality embodied in Motorola's Android smartphone devices that are essential to the smartphone user experience, including synchronizing e-mail, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power," said Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft's (News - Alert) corporate vice president and deputy general counsel.
••• "We have a responsibility to our customers, partners, and shareholders to safeguard the billions of dollars we invest each year in bringing innovative software products and services to market," he added, "Motorola needs to stop its infringement of our patented inventions in its Android smartphones."
PatenTOfficeLogo108w.jpg••• Gutierrez explained that smartphones have become an integral part of people's daily lives and are used for a variety of tasks beyond making phone calls; from watching video and listening to music to staying in touch with relatives or friends.
••• "The Microsoft innovations at issue in this case help make smartphones 'smart.' Indeed, our patents relate to key features that users have come to expect from every smartphone. The ability to send and receive e-mail on-the-go has driven smartphone adoption. Nowadays, everyone expects to receive e-mail from multiple services in real time, to read it on their phones, and to reply or send new messages out &endash; in continuous and seamless synchronization with their e-mail services. Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync, a proprietary technology that we developed, makes this possible," Gutierrez said.
••• "That Microsoft has important patents in this area should not surprise anyone &endash; we've spent over 30 years developing cutting-edge computer software," Gutierrez added. "The key value proposition of smartphones has moved from the radio stack to the software stack, as people buy smartphones because they are fully functional computers that fit in the palm of your hand. With this shift, it is imperative that companies address IP issues related to the software that makes possible this new class of devices. The rules of the road are long-established in the software industry, and fundamental to the industry's growth and economic impact is respect for others' intellectual property rights." 
••• Microsoft's legal action seeks to ensure its intellectual property rights, and judging by the recent actions by Apple and Oracle (News - Alert), Microsoft is not alone, Gutierrez said.
••• The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple has sued an Android phone maker, HTC for alleged patent infringement, while Oracle Corp. has sued Google directly.
••• If they're successful, the lawsuits could lead to increased costs for companies that use the Android operating system, according to the Journal.
••• Motorola said it hadn't received a copy of the new Microsoft legal complaint, but added, "The company will vigorously defend itself in this matter." CLICK FOR MORE - tvinews+106+ •
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2006/ImagesPersonOfTheWeek/61paulallenPW108Web.jpg•Paul Allen sues Apple, Google, Facebook, AOL, Yahoo --
106smAllenSuesTechCompanies / "Like most early day Internet innovators of service marks ®™©, people like -- PC - Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, have filed law suits to collect service marks ®™© revenue now due and payable," says Mark Anderson, a member of the WiTEL®™© Quality Control Authority, in Los Angeles.
••• Troy Cory, CEO of the NBS WiTEL®™© RADIO Trust, and co-author of the book, '"Bank of America, The Tortfeasor" -- loves the theft of service marks suit.
••• From the phone number / magazine, and show biz production business standpoint, our responsibility is to aggregate our ServiceMarks ®™© - and make use of those intellectual property rights. At times in the past, we did loosen up our permissions to make it easier for the creative people in the Wireless Telephone®™© business -- to get them off the ground, and into the recurring SmartPhone fee business. Again, that's a recurring monthly telephone number fee charge -- now a $Billion per month cash cow, the highest of its type in the telecom industry -- something for Paul Allen to think about." • CLICK FOR MORE nbslegal.net STORY.
/stubtelephondelgreen108w.jpg•• As a WiTEL®™© news publisher, a WiTEL phone number system-creator, we should never lose that umbilical thread connection from my grandfather's 1907 Wireless Telephone®™© ServiceMarks to the SmartPhone user. If you take care of your developers, they will take care of you. The NBS"Teléph-on-délgreen" is now Murray State University, Kentucky. • CLICK FOR MORE MSU STORY.
••• But as you can see in this Paul Allen case, as well in the Oracle case, no one was there to help out either Sun Microsystem's Scott McNealy or Allen.
••• •Paul Allen's Legal action for SERVICE MARK®™© Theft. THE LAW SUIT accuses Apple, Google, Facebook, AOL, Yahoo and others of infringing on intellectual property, (SERVICE MARKS ®™©) owned by his firm, "Interval Licensing."
PatenTOfficeLogo108w.jpg••• The Paul Allen Legal Complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle on August 27, 2010, alleges that Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc., AOL Inc., Yahoo Inc. and "others" have infringed, and still are using Interval Licensing intellectual property without permission.
••• The "Others" companies named, includes a virtual list of who's who of Silicon Valley and those other biggies the Internet industry, that have, and still are violating four of the firm's patents.
••• Bill Gates and Allen both founded Microsoft in 1975. Allen later left Microsoft to pursue other InterNet related ventures that included the investment firm Vulcan Ventures.
••• Interval Licensing was founded in 1992 by Allen and David Liddle, a venture capitalist and New York Times Co. board member.
••• The Legal action alleges that the Interval Licensing, among other things, provided the initial research funding for Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, which "resulted in Google."
••• Interval Licensing alleges infringement of patents issued between 2000 and 2004, related to Internet browser technology and the display of information.
••• Other named defendants in the suit include EBay Inc., Netflix Inc., OfficeMax Inc. and Staples Inc.
••• Interval Licensing asks for unspecified damages and an injunction preventing the defendants from further infringement or "a royalty for post-judgment infringement."
••• Allen, who publicly disclosed that he'd been diagnosed with non- Hodgkin's lymphoma late last year, is the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team and the Seattle Seahawks football team.
••• He has remained a prolific inventor in his post-Microsoft years.
••• In addition to his work with Interval Licensing, Allen has contributed to inventions patented by Intellectual Ventures, the intellectual property firm run by former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold.
••• Intellectual Ventures has churned out tens of thousands of patents and has drawn criticism for its focus on patenting inventions, as opposed to making or selling products based on those inventions. Such "non-practicing" entities are often blamed for the rise in patent litigation, though Intellectual Ventures has not directly filed litigation over its intellectual property. • CLICK FOR MORE Paul Allen Law Suit STORY
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106OracleSuesGoogleforJavatheft / What Do You Do when your friends steal your Java Assets, and the WiTEL®™© effects and elements owned by NBS WiTEL®™© ? Java owner Oracle says. . . "Sue Um."
••• What Does Java Owner and WiTEL®™© Have In Common?
••• Service Marks. In a battle of Silicon Valley titans, Oracle claims Google's use of Java technology is a "Service Mark" infringement, that includes: our J