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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 25 Apr 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 115 : "text" format

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US Supreme Court Holds That Copying "Declaring Code" Is Fair Use
Accessible And Affordable Broadband Is Essential To Modernized American Infrastructure
Monthly TCPA Digest – April 2021

Message-ID: <20210423124454.51E6EA98@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:44:54 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: US Supreme Court Holds That Copying "Declaring Code" Is Fair Use by Steven R. Englund, David Singer, Alison Stein, and Cayman C. Mitchell On April 5, 2021, the US Supreme Court decided the long-running and closely-watched case of Google v. Oracle, holding that it was a fair use for Google to copy the "declaring code" from the application program interface (API) of Oracle's Java SE platform when implementing Java for Google's Android operating system. The Court sidestepped the question of whether Oracle's copyright protected such code at all, instead assuming that it did. The Court then conducted a fair use analysis that, depending on one's perspective, was either an "ordinary application of copyright's limiting doctrines," or "wholly inconsistent with the substantial protection Congress gave to computer code." Although the Court went to great lengths to cabin its holding to the very narrow type of code at issue, the decision is sure to feature prominently in fair use analyses in copyright infringement cases in the years to come. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/copyright/1058802/us-supreme-court-holds-that-copying-declaring-code-is-fair-use?email_access=on
Message-ID: <20210422223805.D74D7A9B@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 22:38:05 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Accessible And Affordable Broadband Is Essential To Modernized American Infrastructure by Jennifer L. Richter , Steven Rowings , Virginia D. Hiner and Preston James Wise Last week, two organizations hosted a White House briefing on President Biden's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package, the American Jobs Plan (the "Plan"). The organizations were Small Business for America's Future and Business Forward. During the briefing, National Economic Council Deputy Director Bharat Ramamurti repeatedly emphasized the importance of expanding access to broadband to 100 percent of Americans and reducing the cost of broadband service. Access to affordable broadband is essential to the White House's vision of modernized American infrastructure. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1060044/accessible-and-affordable-broadband-is-essential-to-modernized-american-infrastructure?email_access=on
Message-ID: <20210422233219.24582A9B@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:32:19 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Monthly TCPA Digest - April 2021 by Russell H. Fox , Joshua Briones , Jonathan P. Garvin and Esteban Morales We are pleased to present our latest Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In our Regulatory Update, we cover the FCC's record $225 million fine against a pair of robocallers that made false claims about health insurance offers and its cease-and-desist letters to eight voice providers for transmitting illegal robocall traffic. We also discuss a joint statement by a bipartisan group of Congressional lawmakers expressing concern about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Facebook v. Duguid, which held that in order to meet the TCPA's definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS), a device must be able to store or produce telephone numbers using a random or sequential number generator. In addition, we look at an FCC Order requiring compliance with various provisions of the TRACED Act, which aims to reduce unwanted and illegal robocalls, including Section 10 and a mandate requiring voice service providers to notify callers immediately when calls are blocked. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/telecoms-mobile-cable-communications/1059544/monthly-tcpa-digest-april-2021?email_access=on

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