Regulations

copyright

Europe's New Copyright Rules Will Be Devastating to the Internet as We Know It

Get ready for a world of "link taxes" and copyright complaints over memes.
Karl Bode
6.14.18
FCC

Why Trump Can't Strip NBC's Broadcast Licenses

“You basically have to kill someone or be a child sex predator to lose your broadcast license."
Sam Gustin
10.11.17
Uber Pissed

Uber Is Throwing a Tantrum and Exiting Quebec

No more Ubers for Quebecers.
Jordan Pearson
9.26.17
Commercial Space Race

OneWeb Wins FCC Approval to Launch a Fleet of Internet-Beaming Satellites

The company, backed by Richard Branson, wants to blanket the Earth in 720 satellites offering fiber-quality internet speeds for rural areas.
Jason Koebler
Carl Franzen
6.22.17
Greenhouse Gases

Canada Is Dragging Its Feet on Capping Dangerous Methane Leaks

The government finally has a plan to regulate methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. It doesn’t come into effect until 2020.
Lisa Cumming
5.26.17
it's a zoo

Toronto Is Cracking Down on Therapy Capybaras

The city is looking into its many travelling zoos.
Lisa Cumming
5.1.17
drone drama

Drone Pilots Are Freaking Out About Canada’s Strict New Regulations

Some hobbyists say they might give up their drones for good.
Bryson Masse
3.27.17
grounded

Why Space Companies Are Untouched By Trump’s Travel Ban

The tech industry is stressed about losing foreign workers, but the space industry never had the choice to begin with.
Jason Koebler
2.9.17
Republicans

Here's How Republicans Plan to Kill Net Neutrality, Climate, and Labor Rules

A series of bills making their way through Congress would give Republicans veto power over regulations passed by agencies like the FCC and EPA.
Sam Gustin
1.27.17
tech

Net Neutrality Advocates Blast Trump’s New FCC Boss Ajit Pai

Open internet activists fear Pai will reverse crucial free speech protections.
Sam Gustin
1.24.17
Donald Trump

Scott Pruitt Is an Enemy of Environmental Protection

The would-be EPA chief's confirmation hearing was an ideological battle for the future of the agency.
Jason Koebler
1.19.17
Internet

Are Ad-Blockers Saving Internet Users, or Ruining the Internet?

Billions of advertising revenue is thought to have been lost from ad-blockers.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.13.17