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FCC ignored your net neutrality comment, unless you made a ‘serious’ legal argument

[I]gnoring the potential spam, the commission said it didn’t really care about the public’s opinion on net neutrality unless it was phrased in unique legal terms. The vast majority of the 22 million comments were form letters, the official said, and unless those letters introduced new facts into the record or made serious legal arguments, they didn’t have much bearing on the decision. The commission didn’t care about comments that were only stating opinion. – Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge

Channel Master Preps OTA Android TV Streamer

Channel Master has licensed the Technicolor Skipper and is poised to introduce it as the Stream+ at CES in January. The Skipper is a 4K Android TV set-top box, with voice control remote, and over-the-air capabilities… which will hopefully see greater uptake as the Stream+ versus the competing and largely forgotten DISH AirTV, also produced by Technicolor. – Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny

‘Crimetown’ Podcast Series Adaptation in Development at FX

The series will explore the history of organized crime and municipal corruption in Providence, RI. The podcast’s hosts Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier will write the script. The pair previously created the acclaimed HBO true crime documentary miniseries “The Jinx.” Ted Melfi, the director of Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures,” will direct and executive produce. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force will also executive produce. – Joe Otterson, Variety

Apple TV 4K update will fix its video output problem

Currently, Apple TV 4K auto-configures those outputs during the set-up stage. Apple claims that this helps to avoid the irksome jittering that plagues some TVs when they switch in and out of HDR modes. The company’s solution is to strong-arm the best video setting for your set. So, if the Apple TV sets to output 4K Dolby Vision HDR, it will carry on displaying that format, even if you switch to a video made for standard dynamic range and standard definition. You can still force the Apple TV to display specific resolutions and refresh rates, but you’d expect a modern (not to mention pricey) set-top box to better handle itself. – Saqib Shah, Engadget

‘Pirate’ IPTV Provider Loses Case, Despite Not Offering Content Itself – TorrentFreak

MovieStreamer claimed that it was several steps away from any infringement and that only the users themselves could activate the shortener hyperlink and subsequent process (including a corresponding M3U playlist file, which linked to other hyperlinks) to access any pirated content. Due to this disconnect, MovieStreamer said that there was no infringement, for-profit or otherwise. – Andy, TorrentFreak
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