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At George Mason University, Hear a U.K. Perspective on Spectrum

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Over at TechLiberation, I ask the question: What’s the right way to allocate the airwaves? For years and years and years, the governing policy of federal communications was that the electro-magnetic spectrum was too “scarce” to be left to the devices of the marketplace. This kind of reasoning has always lacked substance.
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Tags: GMU · IEP · white spaces

Broadcast Networks Seek ‘Time Out’ on FCC Push for White Spaces

October 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, October 23 – The top executives of the four major broadcast networks on Thursday urged the head of the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote on a politically simmering issue that pits broadcasters against Google and high-tech executives.
In the letter, the CEOs of CBS Corp., NBC Universal and Walt Disney, and […]

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Tags: Aspen Institute · CBS · Communications Daily · Dennis Wharton · George Mason University School of Law · Information Economy Project · Jeffrey Zucker · Kevin Martin · Larry Page · Leslie Moonves · Media Access Project · Michael Calabrese · Motorola · NAB · NAF · NBC · National Association of Broadcasters · National Football League · New America Foundation · News Corp. · Peter Chernin · Phillips · RBR.com · Robert Iger · Thomas Hazlett · Vernon Smith · Wi-Fi · google · microsoft · spectrum · white spaces

What Was the Gore Commission on Digital Television Broadcasting All About?

October 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Note: On Friday, October 3, the Information Economy Project at George Mason University School of Law will feature a discussion about “The Gore Commission, 10 Years Later: The Public Interest Obligations of Digital TV Broadcasters in Perfect Hindsight.” It will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the National Press Club. Registration details are below.
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Tags: News · broadcasters · dtv

Do TV Broadcasters Have Obligations to the Public? Forum TOMORROW, 10/3

October 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Note: On Friday, October 3, the Information Economy Project at George Mason University School of Law will feature a discussion about “The Gore Commission, 10 Years Later: The Public Interest Obligations of Digital TV Broadcasters in Perfect Hindsight.” It will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the National Press Club. Registration details are below.

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Tags: News · dtv