Unlocking Cell Phones : Statement from the Library of Congress and the White House

I don't know if any of you have been following this ruling, and the resulting national petition, but it's a rather interesting step toward the future. Back in October 2012, the Librarian of Congress decided that unlocking of cell phones would be removed from the exceptions to the DMCA. As of January 26, consumers are no longer able to unlock their phones for use on a different network without carrier permission, even after their contract has expired. But now read this from the White House . . . March 5, 2013

Web Update 12/15/2010

Fred Showker's Web Update for December 15, 2010 ... news, views, reviews, and observations about the internet, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, social networking, SEO, search engines, and all things connected. December 15, 2010

Web Update 12/06/2010

Tracking down illusive trends on the web can be a full-time task. Once in a while though, I run across interesting content articles that I think you would like to see. Views for the end of November December 6, 2010

Rules for Documentary Filmmakers

Digital Production BuZZ live interview with Eddie Schmidt, President of the Board of IDA sharing his perspective on the recent copyright ruling favoring documentary filmmakers by the U.S. Copyright Office September 24, 2010

Web Trends : Social Media, SEO, etc

In this edition of Web Trends Brennon Slattery writes about how social media changes old web habits and Laurie Sullivan asks what will vicarious facebook check-ins get advertisers? We also see how much of our time is spent in social media -- Are all results on search engines equal? Is the Web really dead? ... and several others. Don't forget to send in your discoveries! September 10, 2010

How to do a GSA Proposal

In fiscal year 2008, small businesses received more than $93 billion in federal prime contracts, according to the Small Business Administration. This guide shows you how to tap that revenue stream. August 24, 2010

Privacy First Initiative

The Privacy First Initiative has been established, now aimed at increasing consumer privacy standards in mobile application data collection and targeting. July 27, 2010

International Piracy Watch List

In an effort to combat international copyright piracy by calling attention to countries where piracy has reached alarming levels, the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus has released their "Piracy watch list" ... beware May 31, 2010

Open Government

Join Beth Simone Noveck, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for open government, and Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, along with dozens of leading visionaries and practitioners both inside and outside of government for a look at what's next April 16, 2010