Fri, 12/18/2009 - 11:50 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News)
A Paris court rules that the U.S. Internet giant is breaking French law with its policy of digitizing books, handing the company a $14,300-a-day fine until it rids its database of the literary extracts.» E-Mail This» Add to Del.icio.us
The ever-changing rules of the French 'tax-the-rich' socialist state have mad eyet another unintended consequence. Bloomberg reports that Prime Minister Jean-March Ayrault confirmed this evening that France's professional soccer players will be liable for the 75% 'surcharge' on salaries above EUR1 million.
IMF chief Lagarde appears in court in French fraud probe over arbitration deal PARIS (AP) — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde is facing questions at a special Paris court Thursday over a controversial financial deal that she oversaw as French finance minister.
Icelanders are voracious readers. Books have been the Christmas gift of choice in this small nation for decades. The annual "Book Flood" tradition begins with a publisher's catalog in every mailbox.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
A federal jury ruled Wednesday that Google didn't infringe on Oracle's patents when the Internet search leader developed its popular Android software for mobile devices. The outcome ends, for now, a showdown pitting two Silicon Valley titans in a courtroom duel.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The Republican-controlled House passed a bill to repeal federal rules barring Internet service providers from blocking or setting different prices for some uses of their networks. The Democrat-controlled Senate is not expected to go along with killing the "network neutrality" rules set by the Federal Communications Commission.
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to pass proposed "net neutrality" rules Tuesday. Critics say the FCC's proposal is "a solution in search of a problem." Public interest groups say new rules are necessary to prevent Internet providers from interfering with web traffic.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The Federal Communications Commission votes Thursday on whether the Internet needs rules to stop large telecom companies from discriminating against their rivals. Telecom companies vigorously oppose what's called "net neutrality," saying unfettered access will clog their "pipes." Supporters say the telecoms have a track record of slowing and even blocking access to sites offering large files, such as video.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is expected to propose new rules Monday on Network Neutrality. The new rules are designed to keep Internet providers from interfering with the free flow of information over their networks. The FCC's position has wide implications for how Americans will access the Internet in the future.
FCC chief Julius Genachowski says wireless carriers shouldn't be allowed to block certain types of Internet traffic flowing over their networks. He is proposing to make it a formal rule that Internet carriers cannot discriminate against certain types of traffic by degrading service.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us