Thousands of websites temporarily shut down to protest proposed Internet regulations. The protests’ popularity has caused waning support for both the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act, with Senators including Marco Rubio and John Cornyn removing themselves as co-sponsors of the bill. In other news, Yahoo’s co-founder Jerry Yang is resigning from the company’s board of directors. Yang did not give a reason for leaving, but insiders confirmed that he stepped down voluntarily. Yahoo’s glory days are long behind and the company has to rearrange its deck chairs yet again. And finally, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to clarify if schools can punish students for comments made online, after lower courts asked for an updated opinion. For precedent, the court still relies on a 1969 landmark case that said protesting the Vietnam War was within students’ First Amendment rights.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 19, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).