July 12, 2017

ANALYSIS | Can Comcast Be Trusted to Preserve Net Neutrality? My Experience As A Local Regulator

by Lon Seidman | July 12, 2017 11:39am

Today is Net Neutrality Day.

In the early 2000’s I served on a local Comcast regulatory committee. Here are a few of my experiences holding the company accountable and how their lobbyists were able to quickly change laws that they didn’t like. This is a snippet from my Weekly Wrapup show at http://lon.tv.

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Goldie Chan contributed to the production of this video.

December 11, 2011

OP-ED | MPAA Overreaches in Attempts to Thwart Piracy

by Lon Seidman | December 11, 2011 9:15am

The late Steve Jobs’ negotiations with the recording industry are now the stuff of legend. He famously told clueless music executives who refused to offer their product digitally that they had their “heads up their asses” and needed to start selling their content in the least restrictive way to save their industry.

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June 11, 2011

CTTechJunkie Podcast #2:  Getting to the Bottom of the Amazon Tax

by Lon Seidman and Doug Hardy | June 11, 2011 9:30pm

Hartford tax attorney Daniel L. Gottfried, a tax partner at Rogin Nassau LLC, joins Lon and Doug to discuss the “Amazon Tax” and what it means for future Internet taxation.

Listen by clicking the play button on the audio player below, and below that is the chatroom conversation that took place during the live broadcast.

Click here to download the 45 minute interview.

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June 10, 2011

ANALYSIS | Taxed States Seek to Tax Amazon Sales

by Lon Seidman | June 10, 2011 8:27pm

The debate over the “Amazon Tax” continued this week with the company announcing, as many expected, the cancellation of Connecticut-based affiliate marketing contracts. The changes impact website operators who are linking to Amazon and receiving a commission based on the sales those links generate.

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