3D Printing Comes to Washington Tomorrow!
Like the internet before it, 3D printing has the potential to be a revolutionary, disruptive technology. Because it allows people to create, copy, and modify physical objects in digital files, it will provoke conversations that redefine intellectual property.
Public Knowledge has been working at this intersection of 3D printing and issues like copyright and patent policy, making sure that large incumbents embrace 3D printing as an opportunity instead of reacting to it as a threat.
That’s why we’re hosting the second 3D/DC in the Rayburn House Office Building tomorrow. We want to make sure that the voices of 3D printing innovators are heard in Washington.Read More
What Frustrates You About Video?
Earlier this month, we asked you to share your cable stories, and an impressive number of you did. While many of your stories focused on a lack of competition among cable providers and rising bills, there are plenty of other factors that contribute to this frustrating state of affairs. Public Knowledge is working to solve these problems by proposing a vision of the future of video, with concrete recommendations for how to get there.
Your comments highlight the need for more competition and clearly show that change is vital. Here is a selection of what you had to say:
“I cut the cable last month. Went from $250/month for a UVerse service to $50/month for just Internet only. Now with a free-to-air antenna and my Apple TV together with a few monthly subscriptions I am saving a fortune and getting most of what I want to see.Read More
SOPAnniversary: Celebrating the Day the Internet Fought Back!
January 18, 2012, marked the largest response to internet legislation in history, proving that the voices millions of people are louder than the millions of dollars spent. So many people contacted Congress on that single day, in fact, that Congress’s servers went down. Within 48 hours, SOPA (in the House) and PIPA (its Senate cousin) were both shelved. You won.Read More
The ITU: How we got here, how PK is involved, and what’s at stake
This December, the 193 countries of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will gather in Dubai to revise the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). Before diving into specific issues and proposals, let’s lay out how we got here, how PK is involved, and what’s at stake.Read More
We Stand for a Free and Open Internet: The Declaration of Internet Rights
Public Knowledge is excited to be part of the 91 organizations and 38 influencers signing on to the Declaration of Internet Freedom, which launched today.
As Cory Doctorow succinctly put it, “There is no copyright policy, only Internet policy; there is no Internet policy, only policy.” Today’s focus on increased IP enforcement will have a dramatic impact on the way people interact with the most democratic communications platform that has ever existed: the internet. Disproportionate IP enforcement will stifle creativity and create gatekeepers that block the free flow of information online.Read More