At some point in the coming days, there will be an announcement for the new head of the U.S. Copyright Office. I fully expect that everyone will have their litmus test for whether the new person (called the “Register” for historical reasons that have probably outlived their usefulness) should be appointed. The fact is that […]
If Congress wants to fix the DMCA, Congress needs to fix Google’s scam operations, too.
Members of the European Parliament need to get a grip on these active measures campaigns before Google goes beyond “lobbying” on an issue vote and moves on to meddling in campaign outcomes in a few months when the European Parliament stands for election.
In a post-Cambridge Analytica world, we all know it’s a short step from undermining opposition on a particular issue to undermining the election of a particular candidate. And Google is just as capable of meddling as any state actor if not more so.
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg knows all about how the Facebook and Google advertising cartel profits from human misery–and the Russians.
MTP readers will recall that Google sued Mississippi’s populist Attorney General Jim Hood to stop Hood’s investigation into Google’s drug habits. More on this to come, but the short history of the case is that Hood served a request for documents on Google consisting of a series of questions about Google’s business practices in furtherance […]
During Eric Schmidt’s Senate antitrust subcommittee hearing in 2011, a strange thing happened–Eric Schmidt refused to answer under oath on the advice of counsel when Senator John Cornyn–formerly of the Texas Supreme Court–asked questions about Google’s then-recent non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. While he didn’t give the usual catechism of “taking the […]
You can’t make this stuff up. It reads like a subplot of a John Grisham novel with that vague warning that it could swing back across the stage as a plot twist in the third act to smash into the ending with a vengeance, carrying streaming guidons reading “Here am I, the one true ending, send […]
Google recently filed a tentative settlement with its stockholders over the $500,000,000 of the company’s money that Google’s executive team authorized be spent to keep from being indicted by a Rhode Island grand jury. (I invite you to read the sordid history in the settlement and also the story of the Google sting operation in the […]
In 2011, Google paid a $500,000,000 fine to the U.S. Government for violating the Controlled Substances Act by promoting and to a degree knowingly facilitating the sale of prescription drugs online without a prescription. The company agreed to sign a nonprosecution agreement with the U.S. Government following a long grand jury investigation in Rhode Island […]
[Update 1/21/14: According to a press release dated 1/16/14 and the ELI fundraising invitations, Kent Walker was keynoting at ELI. According to a post dated 1/16/14 Kent Walker is not keynoting ELI, Robert Kyncl is keynoting. Robert Kyncl is the head of content and business acquisitions at YouTube. (Given that Tom Brokaw keynoted the event […]