The Grokster Decision: Senators Tell Tech. Industry To Do More To Curb Infringement

Update: The Committee has posted the video archive of the hearing (RealPlayer required) — skip ahead approx. 17 minutes to get to the start of the hearing. Original post (7/28/2005): The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing today on implications of the Supreme Court’s MGM vs. Grokster decision. The witnesses were (their […]

Congress to Bolster Math & Science Programs

Update (7/29/05): Here is the final text of the math/science amendment that was adopted. The larger bill passed the House Education and Workforce Committee by a 27-20 vote. This provision will probably be somewhat contentious as the bill moves forward, not because of substance but because of the program it replaces. We would be curious […]

Congress to Bolster Math & Science Programs

Update (7/29/05): Here is the final text of the math/science amendment that was adopted. The larger bill passed the House Education and Workforce Committee by a 27-20 vote. This provision will probably be somewhat contentious as the bill moves forward, not because of substance but because of the program it replaces. We would be curious […]

Turing Award Winner Blasts Current State of Federal R&D Funding

Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf (who, along with Robert Kahn, won ACM’s 2004 Turing Award) and Information Technology Association of America President Harris Miller join the chorus of leaders expressing concern about the federal R&D enterprise in today’s Wall Street Journal (subscription required). They frame the argument very similar to those laid out by the joint […]

Turing Award Winner Blasts Current State of Federal R&D Funding

Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf (who, along with Robert Kahn, won ACM’s 2004 Turing Award) and Information Technology Association of America President Harris Miller join the chorus of leaders expressing concern about the federal R&D enterprise in today’s Wall Street Journal (subscription required). They frame the argument very similar to those laid out by the joint […]

Senate Commerce Committee joins the data security & privacy fray

Not to be outdone by other Congressional committees working to address the current data security and privacy crisis illustrated by this year’s numerous data breach disclosures and controversies, the Senate Commerce committee has decided to wade into the debate and is set to markup S. 1408 on Thursday. The bill, dubbed the Identity Theft Protection […]