[News] [SOT] FCC as Broken as USPTO and Its Patent Trolls - Linux

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  1. [News] [SOT] FCC as Broken as USPTO and Its Patent Trolls

    The Spectrum Swindle

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    | This is not a call for a privatization or reformation of the FCC; it is a
    | recommendation for its abolition.[20] Along with alternative arbitration
    | venues, the current court system could handle any disputes arising from this
    | action.[21]
    |
    | The FCC should not be in the business of gerrymandering the electromagnetic
    | spectrum; rather, it should be left to private firms to homestead the
    | infinitesimal frequencies and solve any and all problems in courts: just like
    | property disputes on parcels of land.
    |
    | The FCC sells something it neither created nor homesteaded and has
    | historically been found incompetent at managing. Worse, it has necessarily
    | been partisan in its actions. In addition, the Treasury Department (through
    | the FCC) stands to make billions of dollars for something they never made,
    | never homesteaded, and have shown gross incompetence at managing. And yet, in
    | January, they will both make out like bandits.
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    http://www.mises.org/story/2815

    The FCC is also anti-Linux/FOSS. Very dodgy establishment.

    Quote for the day:

    "The core of this trial is consumer choice and the premise is that consumers
    ought to make that decision, not Microsoft. Microsoft’s argument that says
    Java would have died anyway is a little bit like saying if somebody shoots you
    they can defend [themselves] by saying you have cancer."

    --David Boies, lead trial attorney DOJ


    Related:

    Is FCC destroying the open Internet?

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    | The fact of a shared monopoly is, in many places, just that — a fact. When
    | carriers are given an exclusive right to provide service on lines they “own,”
    | the public network-of-networks becomes merely a private network. *
    |
    | Such monopolies, whether public or private, provide enormous temptation for
    | mischief. No matter how good the motives of those who create such temptation,
    | it follows as night does day that others with less pure motives will follow
    | them. *
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    http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1737


    FCC ignores more than 100 years of wisdom

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    | In 1883 French cryptographer Auguste Kerckhoffs published a set of six
    | design principles for military encryption systems. The second of these
    | principles is generally known today under the observation that security
    | through obscurity is not security. The Federal Communications Commission
    | (FCC) seems not to have read the history books or to be aware of how its
    | *sister federal agencies develop security standards....
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    http://www.infoworld.nl/idgns/berich...257313005EC092


    The FCC, FOSS, and software radios: a mixed bag

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    | After studying the new rules -- published in the Federal Register last month
    | and taking effect today -- the SFLC concluded that the laws are not
    | FOSS-restrictive because they "apply to hardware manufacturers who distribute
    | SDR devices, regardless if they use FOSS in them or not." And the Center says
    | that since the rules specifically mention the GNU/Linux operating system, the
    | FCC is actually acknowledging the importance of open source. * *
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    http://www.linux.com/feature/116769


    Is The FCC Blocking Wireless Competition?

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    | With the nationwide expansion of fiber-optic wiring and digital delivery at
    | the turn of the century, the federal government reclaimed and is still
    | reclaiming large amounts of spectrum. *
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    http://www.webpronews.com/insiderrep...ss-competition

  2. Re: [News] [SOT] FCC as Broken as USPTO and Its Patent Trolls

    * Roy Schestowitz fired off this tart reply:

    > The Spectrum Swindle
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    >| The FCC should not be in the business of gerrymandering the electromagnetic
    >| spectrum...
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    > http://www.mises.org/story/2815



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