CLBR Seg 2: Five Things You Need to Know

(1) Je Suis Raif

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Raif Badawi had been sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a fine of 1 million Saudi Arabian riyals (about US$266,600) last year for creating an online forum for public debate and accusations that he insulted Islam.

The full sentence of 1,000 lashes will be carried out over a period of 20 weeks.

(2) President Obama is Promoting Investment in Broadband Today

Municipal broadband efforts have created needed competition and helped cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee become the city with the fastest internet speed in the United States.  Cable companies have fought back and won restrictions on municipal broadband in 20 states and they have their sights sets on yet another.

We have followed this issue closely on Cyber Law and Business Report, reporting on the success of ultra-broadband in Chattanooga, the potential for such a program in Los Angeles and the cable companies efforts to squash competition from municipal broadband

Today, President Obama is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa making a speech on the need to lift these restrictions and increase overall broadband speeds.

(3) Happy New Year:  It’s Time for Your Business Checkup

The presentation below was posted last January.

Additional considerations since last year are addressing newly enacted legislation and ensuring you have two-step verification procedures or other measures with your domain registrars to protect against domain thefts.

(4)California’ Online Eraser Law and Other New Developments for 2015

See related blog post.

(5) We Want Your Input

As we start our 5th season, we want to hear from you.  Let us know what topics or guests you have liked or wish we would have.

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