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First Exam Dudes

Intel - Paul Otellini

Cisco - John Chambers

AT&T - Randal Stevenson

FCC Commissioners__

Chairman: Julius Genachowski (D) New York

Robert McDowell (R) Virginia

Meredith Baker (R) Texas

Mignon Clyburn (D) South Carolina

Michael Copps (D)

Supreme Court Justices

Chief Justice: John Roberts

Samuel Alito

Stephen Breyer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Anthony Kennedy

Antonin Scalia

Sonia Sotomayor

John Paul Stevens

Clarence Thomas


Judge Harold Greene - (Modified Final Judgement)

Judge Ginsberg - Eldred v. Ashcroft (CTEA)

Judge Thomas Jackson (Iowa)- U.S. vs. Microsoft

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly (new judge for US v Microsoft)

Indiana Dude
Larry Landis - Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

Hackers, Crackers, Phreaks

Hackers - accessing all or part of a computer, computer system, or a computer network for the purposes of establishing contact only, without the intent to defraud or commit any other crime after such contact is established and without the use of computer-related services except such services as may be incidental to establishing contact.”

Cracker - Same as above, but one who causes harm.

Phreak - the activity of a subculture of people who study, experiment with, or explore telecommunication systems; such as equipment and systems connected to public telephone networks.

Leslie Lynn Doucette - Telco hacker (Kyrie)

Legion of Doom - Fry Guy(Indiana)

Kevin Mitnick - the man


Christine Varney - Head of Antitrust Division (Department of Justice)

Constance K. Robinson - US West Case (Department of Justice - Modified Final Judgement)

FTC Commissioners__
* Jon Leibowitz - Chairman

* William Kovacic

* J. Thomas Rosch

* Edith Ramirez

* Julie Brill

  • I kept getting errors trying to post this in it's designated spot so I'm just putting it on here - Morgan

Religious Technology Center v. Netcom On-Line Communication Services, Inc.,
923 F. Supp. 1231 (N.D. Cal. 1995)

Dennis Erlich, a former Church of Scientology minister, used a Bulletin Board Service (BBS) to criticize the church. He used large portions of the Learning documents and parts of the Advanced Technology documents written by Ron Hubbard to make his point on the BBS. In a previous court ruling, the court ordered a search and seizure of his house and associated residences of any infringing documents and computer documents. The North District Court of California found that Erlich was infringing on the copyrights of the Religious Technology Center and restricted him to the use only the portion of the documents necessary to make his point under fair use. They also found that the search and seizure that the previous court ordered was over broad because a specific location was not selected and specific documents were not listed on the writ of seizure. The RTC had to return all items seized within 10 days.

**AT&T get what it thought it should or it did not get
• It thought it would be able to ride on the coat tails on the old consent decree and Judge Greene removed from the case.
• Original agreement said, “divestiture of some or all of operating companies.”
• Electronic publishing - Newspapers, newspapers lobbied that they’d take their business.

Mergers and Acquisitions

**FCC held that the proposed SBC/Ameritech merger threatens to harm consumers of telecom services. But proposed conditions which are the voluntary commitments offered by SBC, changed the public interest balance in favor of the merger.

**The GTE case represented the first time the federal court required a the break up of a phone company (Hawaii)

** PRIMA FACIE – sufficient evidence that suggests the defendant is guilty without trial.
Took 11 months, 20 to 30 lawyers, and never reached a verdict. The opinion by Judge Greene suggested AT&T was going to lose.

Fr. "by the full court" "in the bench" or "full bench." When all the members of an appellate court hear an argument, they are sitting en banc. Refers to court sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases. They are then said to be sitting en banc.

**Per Curiam
Latin, By the court.] A phrase used to distinguish an opinion of the whole court from an opinion written by any one judge.

Sometimes per curiam signifies an opinion written by the chief justice or presiding judge; it can also refer to a brief oral announcement of the disposition of a case by the court that is unaccompanied by a written opinion.

**Congress and the FCC loved AT&T. Not the justice department. The preference of the regulators for long-lived physical plant that had long depreciation schedules that postponed the cost to some future customer base rather than current electorate.

**Congress could tell their constituents that ‘we’re keeping your telephone rates low’

**Communication Act of 1934 (Not sure what)

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