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The Telecom Digest for Jul 27, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 143 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Rewrite History (Bill Horne)
Federal judge gives FilmOn the copyright win Aereo couldn't get (Neal McLain)
CenturyLink, CWA establish tentative agreement (Bill Horne)

You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down - up to a man's age-old dream; the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order - or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism, and regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.
Ronald Reagan

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Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:52:33 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Rewrite History Message-ID: <20150726145233.GA4764@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Rewrite history By Al Lewis DENVER (MarketWatch) - Former Qwest Chief Executive Joe Nacchio has nauseated two former U.S. attorneys who successfully prosecuted him and his Enron-era telecommunications company. Nacchio appeared on Fox Business' "Opening Bell" show last week, where he reiterated his allegations that the U.S. government nailed him for insider trading because he refused to cooperate with the National Security Agency's efforts to spy on average Americans. http://goo.gl/60tler
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Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:19:36 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Federal judge gives FilmOn the copyright win Aereo couldn't get Message-ID: <48b9eeaf-f985-4af0-a766-0ebfc4f2934f@googlegroups.com> by Joe Mullin, Ars Technica, July 17, 2015 A federal judge has ruled that video-streaming service FilmOn should be treated like a cable company and is entitled to the same compulsory copyright license that cable systems get. It's a huge and unexpected win, coming not long after Aereo failed when it tried to make the same argument in court. If upheld, the decision would open a route to legal TV-over-Internet businesses--not just for FilmOn but for future competitors. In his 15-page order, US District Judge George Wu acknowledged that his preliminary decision is in direct conflict with the 2nd Circuit, and he said he'll allow an immediate appeal to the 9th Circuit. The TV broadcasters who sued FilmOn for copyright infringement, which include all four major TV networks, will surely pursue that option. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/07/federal-judge-gives-filmon-the-copyright-win-aereo-couldnt-get/ -or- http://tinyurl.com/Filmon-got-it Neal McLain
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:36:48 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: CenturyLink, CWA establish tentative agreement Message-ID: <20150726143648.GA14174@telecom.xen.prgmr.com> By Sean Buckley CenturyLink has overcome a hurdle in its labor negotiations with union workers by establishing a tentative agreement with workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in its Northern and Central Florida regions. Among the many new elements of the tentative agreement are a series of pay and pension increases. http://goo.gl/YWI6XH -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to reach me directly)

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