Monthly Archives: April 2010

failed US broadband policy – excellent lecture by Larry Lessig

There is a good article over at PCWorld titled Why America’s Telecom System Stinks. It refers to a lecture by Larry Lessig which you can view in its entirety here. The first 25 minutes or so deal with broadband policy. … Continue reading

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Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system

The Free Software Foundation has funded a documentary about the folly of software patents, titled Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system. The film is available in Ogg Theora format. If you have a modern browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc) … Continue reading

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apparently some EU telecoms are just as greedy and stupid as their US counterparts

It seems Telefónica, France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom all think that somehow, they should get paid twice for the internet bandwidth they provide to their end-user customers. An article in the Financial Times quotes leadership from those three companies saying … Continue reading

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