Posts by Jodie Griffin:

You may know that Public Knowledge recently intervened in support of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the net neutrality litigation. As more legal filings now start to arrive in that lawsuit, one filing called a Statement of Issues to Be Raised, from the US Telecom Association (USTA), sheds some light on what at least some ISPs really think about net neutrality.
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As many who follow technology policy and copyright probably already know, we are in the middle of several tremendously important policy debates in copyright law. The Library of Congress is considering proposals to allowing people to break digital locks for certain uses. The U.S. Trade Representative is negotiating a huge free trade agreement, including a copyright chapter, that may get “fast-track” approval from Congress. The Copyright Royalty Board continues to collect data and set rates for statutory licenses used by all sorts of companies that make and distribute music. And, of course, Congress has been conducting hearings and considering proposals for reforming our federal copyright law.
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Recent reports about the prevalence of wireless-only households and difficulties giving location data to 911 centers from wireless calls highlight the importance of protecting the fundamental values of our network as we move to new technologies.
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In the U.S. the copyright’s extremely long term of protection threatens to thwart copyright’s goal of promoting the creation and use of new works. Once again, we are now seeing renewed debate about how long copyright should be.
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Public Knowledge and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) have asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject AT&T’s claims of confidentiality over the timeline of its proposed transition trials and over information it has already disclosed to the press.
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should not approve AT&T’s plan to test new services on two communities until that plan includes better data collection methods and more robust consumer protections.
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As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) begins considering technical trial proposals for the transition of the phone network to Internet Protocol (IP)-based technology, it’s important to remember the lessons learned from Verizon’s ill-fated attempt to force Fire Island residents onto its untested Voice Link service. To help memorialize these lessons, Public Knowledge has released the paper The Phone Network Transition: Lessons from Fire Island.
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The right of authors to tear up 35-year-old contracts that licensed or sold their copyrights empowers artists to negotiate better deals and may even fight inequitable power structures in the music industry as a whole.
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The 11th Annual IP3 Awards are coming up on September 18, 2014! Who do you think deserves IP3 Awards this year?
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A merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable would create a dominant gatekeeper for content providers and would only lead to fewer choices and higher prices for consumers. Fortunately, you can make your voice heard: tell Congress to oppose the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. If you were watching the news yesterday you probably saw that […]
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