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January 2021

Reining In Big Tech in Europe and America | What US Policymakers Should Know

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

                        Across the globe, Big Tech is in the regulatory and antitrust hot seat. The European Commission has launched two major initiatives--the Digital Markets Act & the Digital Services Act--to rein in digital platforms and protect consumers. In the United Kingdom, the Competition and Markets Authority has its own plans for a Digital Markets Unit dedicated to platform regulation. With global momentum building, what can the United States learn…

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February 2021

A Seat at the Table: How Tech Policy Groups Can Welcome Diverse Talent

February 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

  Public Knowledge is hosting a webinar to discuss its “Diversity in Early-Career Tech Policy Roles: Challenges and Opportunities” Report. The report explores the types of early career opportunities available in tech policy nonprofits and the diversity within these roles, as well as the steps organizations are taking to increase diversity. Panelists will discuss approaches to increasing diversity within organizations, the value of mentorship, and perspectives on the state of diversity in tech policy and its implications for communities of…

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20th Anniversary Kickoff: Public Knowledge’s Founding

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

To kick off our 20th year, join the founders of Public Knowledge to discuss the history of the organization and how it’s grown over time.

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March 2021

The Untold Story of SOPA/PIPA

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In January of 2012, an unprecedented coordinated protest took place online in opposition to two federal bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). More than 115,000 websites published protest content or even completely shut down for the day in an attempt to shut down these internet blacklist attempts. The extreme anti-piracy bills would have jeopardized online community platforms and innovation set bad examples for internet censorship globally and threatened security online. But the protest…

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April 2021

Twenty Years of Defending Digital Ownership

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Twenty years ago, we saw the creation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. It was intended to modernize copyright law for the digital age. Instead, it made it much worse. Ordinary activities in the physical world -- like loaning a copy of something, giving it away, or reselling it -- are prohibited in the digital world. As media becomes increasingly digital, we can’t share things as we once did, and we don’t own our digital copies, we license…

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