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11/19/2014
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Elena Malykhina
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7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015

From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
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Preserving net neutralityA free and open Internet is how it should be. But not everyone wants it that way. Only a small number of ISPs control the pipeline, and they're becoming even more powerful. In May, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released Internet rules that could potentially give ISPs, such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon, the power to block content, reject competing apps, and prioritize Web traffic -- where the highest bidders would get the fastest loading speeds. More recently, President Obama has laid out a plan 'to implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality,' and has asked the FCC to carry them out. 
(Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Preserving net neutrality
A free and open Internet is how it should be. But not everyone wants it that way. Only a small number of ISPs control the pipeline, and they're becoming even more powerful. In May, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released Internet rules that could potentially give ISPs, such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon, the power to block content, reject competing apps, and prioritize Web traffic -- where the highest bidders would get the fastest loading speeds. More recently, President Obama has laid out a plan "to implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality," and has asked the FCC to carry them out.

(Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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Laurianne
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11/19/2014 | 3:23:27 PM
Re: That's a pretty serious drone copter
Right. Who wants a drone that size flying by your patio while you're grilling :)
Somedude8
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11/19/2014 | 11:51:01 AM
Re: That's a pretty serious drone copter
I am still drooling a little bit from seeing that picture 5 minutes ago.
ChrisMurphy
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11/19/2014 | 10:45:40 AM
That's a pretty serious drone copter
The image here for the drone regulation really puts the regulatory challenge into perpective. I tend to picture the little puppy-sized drone copters when we talk about this issue, and those raise plenty of concerns of course. But just look at the one shown here -- that's nearly a flying car.
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