YouTube is Just Like TV

If you’ve been following the Silvio Berlusconi of the Internet for very long, you’ll probably get the idea that he thinks that YouTube has already eclipsed television.  (If you don’t know who that is, see “Google CEO and serial womanizer Eric Schmidt spends $15 million on private, no doorman Manhattan penthouse and then has it […]

Stealing is Good for You Says CCIA and GAO: A match made in heaven

Washington lobbyist Matt Schruers, who works for the Computer & Communications Industry Association, is floating a paper released by the Government Accountability Office (“Intellectual Property: Observations on Efforts to Quantify the Economic Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods” (GAO-10-423)). So you get the context, the Computer & Communications Industry Association is a very well funded […]

The Fifth IP Subcommittee Hearing–next week

While MTP readers will likely be watching today’s hearing before the “IP Subcommittee” in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is well to keep in mind that the Committee announced two hearings, presumably before the August recess that is scheduled to start August 3 and continue until September 9.  That means that there is to […]

The Immigration/Copyright Connection

However you feel about the pending immigration legislation, understand this:  Silicon Valley firms are spreading a lot of gold around Washington to get their way.  And their way is to support essentially an open border policy and open visa policy. For example, the very Googlely Morning Tech reports that Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado got […]

The MTP Reader Poll

We’d really like to get some explanation for why you read this blog…no, that didn’t come out quite right.  But you get the idea, we’d like to ask you to take a poll with some really high level questions about what you do when you’re not reading MTP.  Look at the bright side–unlike Google, we […]