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Kevin Rupy

Date: 04.21.2016
Robocalls continue to be a main focus for USTelecom and a broad range of industry partners. As part of that effort, USTelecom recently participated in the third annual No-Call Law Enforcement Summit held in Indianapolis from April 21 – 22, 2016. Attorney General Greg Zoeller of Indiana and Joe Bindbeutel, Chief Counsel of the Missouri...
Date: 04.06.2016
“Safe harbor” provisions under well-established components of copyright law are crucial to ensuring the continuing growth of the internet economy, USTelecom said in comments  [http://www.ustelecom.org/sites/default/files/documents/USTelecom-DMCA-Comments-2016-04-01-FINAL.pdf] filed with the U.S. Copyright Office. The Digital...
Posted In: patents
Date: 10.07.2013
A recent New York Times article highlights a growing and challenging issue facing today’s technology innovators. Patent assertion entities – derisively known as ‘patent trolls – are companies that acquire patents for the sole purpose of extracting money from a broad range of businesses through the use of demand letters and...
Date: 02.04.2013
Landline phones and video arcade games might not seem to have much in common, but they’ve both been around since the beginning of the 20th century (when they were called ‘penny arcades’); and they both offer services that are “fixed” – they can’t travel in your pocket. I thought about this after reading...
Date: 01.11.2013
Baseball – America’s national pastime – is a game rooted in long-standing traditions. Whether it’s the ceremonial first pitch, the singing of ‘Take me out to the ball game,’ or a player’s final curtain call, the game is so beloved because it has changed so little since its creation more than 150 years ago...
Date: 04.18.2012
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Julie Brill delivered a keynote address on privacy policy April 18 before the monthly meeting of the Broadband Breakfast Club in Washington, D.C. The key theme of the commissioner’s speech was that in the increasingly social media-centric privacy context, “taking” consumer data does not...
Date: 05.06.2011
This week, Bob Primosch, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, and I sat down together and spent an hour talking about the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent pole attachment order, in a free USTelecom webinar. Bob and I reviewed the history of pole attachments and then walked through how the order changes the legal...
Posted In: privacy, VoIP
Date: 02.18.2011
Privacy policy should be applied in a competitively neutral manner in today’s digital marketplace so that consumers can enjoy a consistent level of protection, USTelecom said in comments filed today with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). USTelecom advised the FTC to “promote a centralized national framework that protects consumer...
Posted In: online safety
Date: 02.11.2011
The Family Online Safety Institute announced this week it is making available free its comprehensive online directory of Internet policies and best practices from around the globe known as the Global Resource and Information Directory (GRID). The directory is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues, challenges and risks facing...
Date: 12.16.2010
Television viewers in major media markets across the country could start the New Year without access to their local broadcast stations as retransmission agreements between local network affiliate stations and pay-TV providers expire. Beginning New Year’s Day, some of the nation’s major broadcasters are threatening to “blackout...