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Why Apps Might Just Save Content

Posted February 17, 2011 | 09:47:27 (EST)

In the early days of the Internet, the newspaper industry made a terrible miscalculation. Under the belief that the first newspaper available on the Internet would own the space, publishers worked furiously to make content available -- largely for free.

The trouble with giving something away for free is it...

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The Real Story Behind Cable "Cord Cutting" Numbers

Posted February 15, 2011 | 10:34:00 (EST)

The litany of posts and pontifications about cord cutting continues unabated, yet few people take the time to actually look at what's really going on. The Washington Post's Rob Pegoraro recently touted the benefits of ditching cable, but in the same breath admitted that it works best for...

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On Harold Feld's View of Internet Regulation

Posted March 22, 2010 | 19:20:13 (EST)

If you ever wondered why Washington officials are hesitant to depart from their teleprompters to talk honestly in plain English, Harold Feld's rhetorical beat down of Assistant Secretary of State Phil Verveer could serve as exhibit A. Responding to a question at the Media Institute, a Washington think...

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Tim Karr's Shill Watch: Correcting the Record

Posted February 27, 2010 | 02:11:42 (EST)

I'm happy to respond to Tim Karr's attempt at character assassination. I am glad Tim has continued in the fine Free Press tradition of never letting the facts get in the way of good hyperbole. So let me address this ridiculous screed one piece at a time.

First,...

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Free Press Can't Have It Both Ways

Posted January 6, 2010 | 18:53:59 (EST)

Independent programmers continue to find it difficult if not impossible to gain carriage on cable systems. Year-after-year, independent programmers watch cable operators favor the programs they own by giving them carriage in the basic and expanded basic tiers.

Free Press, in August of 2005, made the claim above in...

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