Siva Vaidhyanthan appears in the following:
Friday, April 25, 2014
This week the FCC announced that it would consider a new draft of the Open Internet rules which, if passed, would all but kill net neutrality, the principle that all content should be treated equally. Manoush talks with Siva Vaidhyanathan about how this development might radically affect online innovation as we've known it.
Friday, January 17, 2014
On Tuesday a DC circuit court of appeals dealt what many are calling a death blow to net neutrality, the principle that all content providers should be treated equally. To understand this ruling and its potential effects on the future of the internet, Brooke talks with Siva Vaidhyanathan, chair of media studies at the University of Virginia and author of The Googlization of Everything (and why we should worry).
Monday, April 04, 2011
Later today 55-year-old Eric Schmidt leaves his post as Google CEO, to be replaced by the company’s 38 year old co-founder Larry Page. The last time Larry Page lead the company was in 2001. Then, Google had about 200 employees. Today, the monolithic company employs over 24,000. Is Page ready for his old role, and more importantly, what changes will his new leadership bring to the direction and focus of the company that built its fortunes around his visionary search algorithms? For the answer we speak to Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor of law and media studies at the University of Virginia and author of "The Googlization of Everything."
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Earlier this week, The New York Times discovered that Google and Verizon were working on a backdoor deal which, as many online activists worried, would threaten the future of “net neutrality.” In essence, “net neutrality” means that the Internet carries traffic as quickly as it can, regardless of the source. If this neutrality were to end, particular websites could pay ISPs to carry their traffic faster than their competitors.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Yesterday, the U.S. Copyright Office declared it perfectly legal for iPhone owners to "jailbreak" their mobile devices. In reviewing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, the office said that although it may break Apple's warranty, there was no legal reason why iPhone users shouldn't be able to free their phones from the software restrictions that Apple places on them. The Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Corporation responded that jailbreaking iPhones could lead to "copyright infringement, potential damage to the device and other potential harmful physical effects" to the device. The new ruling changes the sense of ownership that technology users have over their products.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that the FCC has no regulating authority over how Comcast or any other internet provider manages its network.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
"Let me be the first to say this plainly: These judges deserve to be killed. Their blood will replenish the tree of liberty. A small price to pay to assure freedom for millions.”
Internet radio host Hal Turner wrote those incendiary words on his blog and landed himself in a large and very public pool of hot water. In a case that will once again test the limits of free speech protection, the Justice Department charged that the radio host had crossed the line into hate speech, and that his words were tantamount to death threats. Mr. Turner was already on trial in Connecticut criminal court for comments made against Catholic lawmakers. ...(continue reading)
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
— Slate Magazine's Dahlia Lithwick on the recent change in terms on Facebook
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
For more, read Dahlia Lithwick's article, Textual Misconduct: What to do about teens and their dumb naked photos of themselves in Slate.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
— BBC's Siva Vaidhyanthan on the impact of the recession on the media