Powerful v. Empowered- Threats to the Open Web - Harvey Anderson Mozilla
The past few years have seen an increase in the number of regulatory, legislative and policy initiatives that threaten corecharacteristics of the open web that we as users have come toenjoy and rely upon. These threats come from both state actorsand aggressive IP protection efforts. This discussion will examine the drivers behind these threats, their impact, and the Internet response. The discussion will also explore what strategies and tactics are available to pro-actively protect the open web.
Airbnb Faces Off Against 40-Year OldSan Francisco Hotel LawsBY TREVOR GILBERTON APRIL 4, 2012For every one step forward that San Francisco takes to help businesses, it takesanother step backwards. Case in point is the recently mandated regulations that aregoing to end up impairing the ability of Airbnb to operate in the city at currentrates.In a ruling yesterday, San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros decided that Airbnband similar services are responsible for paying their share of the city’s hotel tax.
Uber wins battle against price-ﬁxinglegislation in Washington, DCBy Amar Toor on July 11, 2012 03:59 amUber won a major victory in Washington, DC this week, when the City Councilpassed an amendment that effectively legalizes the companys car-booking app. TheSan Francisco-based startup makes an app that allows users to hire private sedansfrom their smartphones. The DC City Council had been deliberating over legislationthat would have mandated that these sedans charge no less than ﬁve times theminimum cost of a taxi, but that version of the amendment dissipated on Tuesday,due in large part to a groundswell of consumer backlash. Instead, the Council
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