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Lawmaker to push for open online textbooks

While college professors and book publishers must abide by new rules aimed at reducing the cost of textbooks, the law's sponsor says he will push for another bill that would…

Wireless broadband network set to launch next year

U.S. schools, businesses, and consumers might get more options in wireless service starting next year, with the launch of a new wireless broadband network that aims to provide competition to…

Government working on wireless spectrum inventory

Federal officials are beginning work on a comprehensive inventory of the nation's radio spectrum in hopes of finding more capacity for wireless high-speed internet connections, reports the Associated Press.…

Groups sue Mass. over newly expanded obscenity law

A coalition of booksellers and internet content providers filed a federal lawsuit on July 13, challenging an expansion of Massachusetts' obscenity law to include electronic communications that might be harmful…

New Texas law requires more class details online

Public colleges and universities in Texas face the cost of making more detailed class descriptions available online so students and parents can get a better idea of what they're getting…

China seeks to reduce internet users’ anonymity

A leading Chinese internet regulator has vowed to reduce anonymity in China's portion of cyberspace, calling for new rules to require people to use their real names when buying a…

Boston judge cuts penalty in song-sharing case

A federal judge on July 9 drastically trimmed a $675,000 verdict against a Boston University graduate student who was found liable for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs online, saying…

Judge OKs iPhone class action against Apple, AT&T

A federal judge says a monopoly abuse lawsuit against Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s mobile phone unit can move forward as a class action, reports the Associated Press. …

Australia delays internet filter to review content

Australia's widely criticized proposal to mandate a national web filter blocking child pornography and other objectionable internet content has been delayed at least a year so the government can review…

Louisiana governor signs cyber-bullying law

Cyber bullying is now officially a crime in Louisiana, reports the Advocate of Baton Rouge. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced July 7 that he signed House Bill 1259 into law,…

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