The kerfuffle that paints the Google Wallet App as an innocent victim of Verizon blocking — in violation of an “open” Internet and net neutrality regulations — completely misses the forest for the trees. This conflict revolves around two ongoing industry battles.

To see what this kerfuffle is really all about, read my Forbes Tech Capitalist post Android’s Pickpocket Behind Google Wallet.

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The likely passage of online anti-piracy legislation (SOPA/PIPA) in 2012 has put a spotlight on the substantial ad-based business interests aligned with piracy and against piracy enforcement.

See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post to learn why Grand Theft Auto-mated is such big business and so anti-piracy enforcement.

 

The only thing proponents of Net neutrality regulation and opponents of online piracy legislation appear to have in common is the boy-crying-wolf “censorship” rhetoric of FreePress’ Save The Internet activists.

See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post here, “SOPA Opponents’ Bogus Net Neutrality Comparisons.”

 

As the Senate prepares to vote on the fate of the FCC’s net neutrality regulations this week, it’s instructive to look more closely at the politics of regulating the Internet.

Read my Forbes Tech Capitalist post here.

Pending anti-piracy legislation (Senate: PROTECT IP, House: SOPA) is very likely to become law in 2012.

See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post to learn why, and why it’s important.