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Digital Production Buzz – February 15, 2018

This week, The BuZZ discusses an important and politically-charged subject: net neutrality. Since many of us distribute our projects via the web, and all of us access the web, it makes sense to understand the changes that are coming. We start with an extended interview with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr who presents what net neutrality is, what the new policy will be, and why they made the change. Then Jonathan and Philip look at the likely impact of the ruling.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Commissioner Carr, Jonathan Handel, Philip Hodgetts and James DeRuvo.

  • FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr: Net Neutrality
  • Legal Perspectives on Net Neutrality
  • A Developer’s Perspective on Net Neutrality
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr: Net Neutrality

Brendan Carr
Brendan Carr, Commissioner, FCC
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates communications in the USA. Tonight we are honored to be joined by Commissioner Brendan Carr who describes what the FCC does, why they felt it was important to change their policy on net neutrality, and how they are responding to the controversy these changes evoked.

Legal Perspectives on Net Neutrality

Jonathan Handel
Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter
Jonathan Handel is Of Counsel at Troy/Gould in Los Angeles. He is an entertainment and technology attorney, as well as a regular contributor to The Buzz. We talk with Jonathan about the impact this new policy is likely to have, along with a look at the groups that are queuing to take this policy change to court.

A Developer’s Perspective on Net Neutrality

Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts, President, Lumberjack System
In addition to the legal aspect of net neutrality, there will also be an impact on developers and content creators. Tonight, Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Lumberjack System, joins us to share his perspective on the impact of these new regulations.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo Editor-in-Chief at, has a multi-faceted career spanning radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James joins us every week to present the latest industry news.
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