Why Companies Keep Folding to Copyright Pressure, Even If They Shouldn’t

Why Companies Keep Folding to Copyright Pressure, Even If They Shouldn’t

The giant record labels, their association, and their lobbyists have succeeded in getting a number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives to pressure Twitter to pay money it does not owe, to labels who have no claim to it, against the interests of its users.

Congress Wants to Put the Brakes on Runaway Acquisitions by Big Tech

Congress Wants to Put the Brakes on Runaway Acquisitions by Big Tech

The Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives recently released a comprehensive series of bills designed to curb the excesses of Big Tech. One of them, the Platform Competition and Opportunity Act, addresses one of the biggest, most obvious problems among the largest tech companies: that they use their deep pockets to buy up services and companies which might have one day competed with them.

The ACCESS ACT Takes a Step Towards a More Interoperable Future

The ACCESS ACT Takes a Step Towards a More Interoperable Future

When it comes to online services, there are a few very large companies whose gravitational effects can alter the entire tech universe. Their size, power, and diverse levers of control mean that there is no single solution that will put right that which they’ve thrown out of balance.