GovLab Editorial Meeting Links, 8/1/13

  1. Google: We can ban servers on Fiber without violating net neutralityArs Technica: Google Fiber uses a common clause in their service agreement to give them the right to boot server-based services from their ISP. But as home server technology becomes more common, does this language violate FCC regulation?
  2. Parliamentary report urges Australians to bypass online geo-blocks that can double prices for IT productsABC Australia: An Australian Parliament committee is urging consumers to bypass geo-locks on products. Is the Australian government doing a just thing by demanding parity with technology prices on the global market, or striking a dangerous blow to companies’ abilities to be profitable?
  3. Study Finds 3D Printing Could Save The Average Home Up To $2,000 A YearTech Crunch: Savings at home – but what is the cost to the wider economy? Is this a death blow to intellectual property for consumer goods, and what does that mean about manufacturing jobs in the US and abroad?


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