All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pete DeFazio’

SHIELD Act Is A Patent Troll’s Worst Nightmare

I think we all agree that something has to be done about patent trolls. The patent system that they abuse is broken and it does nothing to better the economy. In fact, recent studies say patent trolls actually cost the economy about $29 billion in 2011. What’s a country with crappy patent laws to do? Pass a bill that would …

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House Bill Would Ban The Use Of Cell Phones On Planes

A new bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ban the use of mobile voice calls while flying in planes.

The new bill co-sponsored by democrat House Representative Pete DeFazio of Oregon, is called the "Hang Up Act" and would still allow text messaging and Web browsing to be used.

Currently the FCC does not permit in-flight voice calls and has put the issue on hold since March 2007.

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