Part of Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act,
this act shields online service providers from liability because of their users'
copyright infringement as long as providers comply with Title II requirements.
OCILLA is sometimes referred to as the "Safe Harbor" provision of the DMCA.
In this antitrust law case, the main question was whether Microsoft had manipulated its application programming interfaces to favor Internet Explorer over third party web browsers and becoming a possible monopoly.
On November 2, 2001, the Department of Justice agreed to settle the case with Microsoft.
In the terms of the settlement, Microsoft was required to share its APIs with third-party companies and appoint a 3 person panel.
This panel will have full access to Microsoft's systems, records, and source code for 5 years.
In an attempt to regulate and curb ISPs, FCC created the Open Internet Rules
The Rules enforced transparency of ISPs' network management and operations, prohibited ISPs from interferring with users' access to online content, and maintained an equal and fair Internet by preventing ISPs from picking favorites
Similar to Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act but takes a different approach
One of the things the bill does is it creates a National Office for Cyberspace, which will be the principal office in charge of dealing with all cyberspace issues, and a Federal Cybersecurity Practice Board, responsible for developing and updating online security policies and procedures
Protect Intellectual Property Act (Protect IP or PIPA)
May 12 2011
A rewrite of the COICA, PIPA gives the U.S. government and copyright holders access to more tools to limit use of rogue websites dedicated to infringing or counterfeit goods especially websites outside of the U.S.
Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN Act)
December 17 2011
An alternative to SOPA and PIPA
The act seeks to stop money transfers to foreign websites whose primary purpose is to engage in piracy and counterfeiting, thus protecting legitimate online businesses, social media, websites and internet innovation.
On this day, a DC circuit court ruled in the Verizon Communications Inc. vs. FCC case that the FCC had no authority to enforce network neutrality rules against Verizon and other broadband providers since they are not identified as common carriers under the law.
Effectively eliminated the only existing rules protecting net neutrality