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Biography for Karl Herchenroeder

Karl Herchenroeder, Assistant Editor, is a technology policy journalist for publications including Communications Daily. Born in Rockville, Maryland, he joined the Warren Communications News staff in 2018. He began his journalism career in 2012 at the Aspen Times in Aspen, Colorado, where he covered city government. After that, he covered the nuclear industry for ExchangeMonitor in Washington. You can follow Herchenroeder on Twitter: @karlherk

Recent Articles by Karl Herchenroeder

Senate Judiciary Passes Earn It Act -- With Encryption Amendment

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced the Earn It Act (S-3398) (see 2007010058) Thursday. A manager’s amendment from Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and another amendment from Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., passed.Subscribe to Read >>

Supreme Court Rules, 8-1, Is Trademark-Eligible is eligible for federal trademark protection, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Tuesday. The high court overruled the Patent and Trademark Office’s finding that the domain name is a generic term (see 2005040050). Justice Stephen Breyer dissented…Subscribe to Read >>

Bill From Graham, Blumenthal Divides Encryption, Victim Advocates

It’s unlikely Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., could offer an amendment to keep the Earn It Act from undermining encryption for millions of Americans, encryption advocates said in interviews about Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee markup (see 2006250067). A victims…Subscribe to Read >>

Graham Wants CDA 230, Encryption Separate; Blumenthal Seeks Clarification

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told us he wants to debate encryption and Communications Decency Act Section 230 separately. But Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., told us he may seek to clarify at the July 2 markupSubscribe to Read >>

Democrats, GOP Attack CDA Section 230 at House Commerce Hearing

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act needs recalibration because Big Tech isn’t doing enough to combat disinformation, House Commerce Committee Democrats said Wednesday. Republicans suggested platforms provide more transparency about content moderation decisions, citing political bias. It was…Subscribe to Read >>