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Net neutrality moving forward behind closed doors?

It sounds fairly boring compared to slaughtering orcs in your game of choice, but net neutrality is a big deal. It's about the very nature of the Internet and how we interact with it, and supporters of neutrality would argue that it's the only thing standing between MMO players and uncomfortable re...

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Anti-Aliased Special Edition: Net neutrality, the FCC, Comcast, and Glenn Beck

So today's Wednesday and yes, I know, my column usually doesn't run on Wednesday. However, thanks the recent ruling against the Federal Communications Commission in their net neutrality case, it seems that there's a very relevant topic to talk about as soon as possible. Let me open by saying t...

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Government workshop on evaluation of broadband included Second Life users

This morning's workshop on using broadband internet to increase the US government's transparency and citizen participation included a brand new feature -- Second Life participation. The workshop was streamed live to the MacArthur Foundation's island in Second Life as a representative forwarded ques...

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FCC Commissioner blames WoW for college drop-outs

Yes! Finally, we have a new target of blame for college drop-outs. According to FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate, online game addiction - namely World of Warcraft - is "one of the top reasons for college drop-outs." And here I was thinking it had something to do with decreased funding for educat...

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Obama's FCC transition team includes MMO gamer, virtual world resident

Among the people President-elect Barack Obama has appointed to his FCC agency review transition team are Net Neutrality advocates Kevin Werbach, assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at Wharton, and Susan Crawford from the University of Michigan, who teaches communications and int...

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