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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

Trump EO Removes Some Social Media Protections, Seeks FCC Proceeding

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that would remove liability protections for online platforms that censure or edit content (see 2005270016). There would be a role for antitrust agencies and the FCC, whose commissioners reacted along…Subscribe to Read >>

Broadcasters, Music Copyright Holders Debate Potential Royalty Structure 

Congress should require radio stations pay artists for broadcasting their music, SoundExchange and music performance rights holders told the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee Wednesday. Such a drastic change would upend the free radio broadcast model, said NAB and National…Subscribe to Read >>

Ex-DOJ Officials Say Potential Google Antitrust Case Would Be Steep Climb

If enforcers pursue an antitrust case against Google, it will be difficult to prove and is unlikely to result in major platform restructuring, ex-DOJ officials said in interviews. Econ One Research Managing Director Hal Singer argued there's a case…Subscribe to Read >>

Copyright Holders Target Big Tech as CO Suggests DMCA Update

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Section 512, which governs online infringement, is “unbalanced” and out of sync with Congress’ original intent, the Copyright Office concluded (see 2005210029) in a years-in-the-making report Thursday. It highlighted areas where the tech…Subscribe to Read >>

Rep. Rose Says House Homeland Security Will Focus on Encryption

The House Homeland Security Committee will focus more on encryption and locked phones, House Intelligence and Counterterrorism Subcommittee Chairman Max Rose, D-N.Y., said Wednesday. During a subcommittee webcast, he said he doesn’t “love” the idea of terrorists communicating…Subscribe to Read >>