Of all the distortionary federal regulations in existence, writes Jerry Brito, few are more patently inefficient and convoluted than those governing the television airwaves. Aereo, a new startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller, is looking to blow it all up by offering a subscription service that lets you watch your local broadcast television channels over the Internet via a dime-sized antenna that picks up over-the-air signals. For their part, broadcasters accuse Aereo of pirating those signals. But as Brito explains, so far the courts have approved of Aereo's ingenious method of complying with the letter, if not the spirit, of the law.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz's Testimony on FBI Failures Should Be a Wakeup Call for the Media and the GOP
Republicans were wrong to side with the state on privacy issues, and the media was wrong to lionize anti-Trump G-men.
Privacy advocates have long warned about potential abuses. Will the mishandling of the Carter Page investigation change some minds?
No, but that's not stopping a litigious vegan from making his case.
A Professor Tried To End a Flirty Email Exchange With a Young Woman. Then She Threatened to Blackmail Him.
When the grad student threatened to publicize their embarrassing correspondence, he reported her. But the university decided he was the villain.