The New Head of Congress' Science and Tech Committee Sure Doesn't Seem…

SOPA is dead, but its author, Lamar Smith, is still very much alive. In fact, he's just been named the head of Congress' Science, Space, and Technology Committee. That's very bad. » 12/05/12 3:20pm 12/05/12 3:20pm

Can 3D Printers Make Libraries Useful Again?

As the printed word gives way to digital distribution, libraries must change in both form and function in order to remain relevant in the Internet age. One New York book repository has taken the lead in this effort by installing the country's first "maker's space" within a public library. » 11/10/11 12:40am 11/10/11 12:40am

FCC Skeptical of Google/Verizon Proposal

FCC Chairman Michael Copps has released a brief statement doubting the merit of Google and Verizon's "joint policy proposal," and arguing that federal regulation is the only sincere means of ensuring net neutrality. » 8/10/10 2:16pm 8/10/10 2:16pm

Google and Verizon's Worrisome Proposal For Net Neutrality

Last week, reports swirled that Verizon and Google had struck a deal to effectively end net neutrality. Today the companies offered their somewhat troubling suggestions for net neutrality policy, all the while pledging their commitment to the "open internet." » 8/09/10 2:34pm 8/09/10 2:34pm