Information Technologies

KEI statement in opposition to the OECD draft text on the Principles of Internet Policy Making

On June 29, while the OECD civil society group CSISAC (80+ NGOs) debated the text of a high level statement on the Principles of Internet Policy Making, I sent this missive to the group discussing the text, expressing KEI's opposition to the draft statement.

Embedded content in television shows and films

Google hits for "health messages embedded in television" 275,000

Motivating Television Viewers to Become Organ Donors
Authors: Lauren Movius, Michael Cody, Grace Huang, Mandy Berkowitz, Susan Morgan
Corresponding Author: Lauren Movius, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California,

Profile of open standards ramped up at Rio IGF

At the first Internet Governance Forum launched in Athens in the winter of 2006, the prevailing perception of open standards was that of an arcane, technical subject confined to obscure standard setting organizations staffed by computer scientists, engineers and technologists. It is perhaps testament to the efforts of the Dynamic Coalition of Open Standards (DCOS), created in Athens in 2006 that open standards has come to the fore of the 2nd Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro.

KEI Comments on the XM/Sirius Merger

Before the
Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of:
Applications for Consent to the Transfer of Control of Licenses
XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., Transferor, to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., Transferee
MB Docket No. 07-57

To: The Commission
Date: July 24, 2007
Re:  KEI Comments on the XM/Sirius Merger

KEI Statement on breakdown of Broadcast Treaty negotiation

"Today the WIPO SCCR decided against scheduling a diplomatic conference to create a new treaty on broadcasting, and set a high bar for doing so.  Technically, the subject of the Broadcasting Treaty will continue to be on the agenda of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, but with a fairly tough hurdle before it can move to a diplomatic conference --  after there is agreement on the objectives, scope and object of protection, topics for which there is no agreement in sight.

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