James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Google Warns on German Copyright Bill

Germany is leading a growing European movement to let newspaper publishers charge internet search engines for displaying links to their articles — a move market-leader Google warns could cause an internet news blackout. The so-called ancillary copyright bill — to be debated by the Bundestag for the first time at the end of November — will give newspaper and magazine publishers the right to stop search engines and news aggregators from linking to their web pages if Google [GOOG  682.9581    -4.9599  (-0.72%)   ] and its rivals refuse to pay royalties for their use. http://www.cnbc.com/id/49689511