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Events

17th Annual IP3 Awards

When
September 24, 2020 06:30 PM to September 24, 2020 06:30 PM

Location
Online

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The IP3 Awards is a special occasion to honor those who have made significant contributions in the three areas of IP: Intellectual Property, Information Policy, and Internet Protocol. This year will be the seventeenth year Public Knowledge has held the awards, and we’re excited to celebrate with you.

Due to the current pandemic, Public Knowledge has decided to host this year’s IP3 Awards online.

Since this year’s event is virtual, we will be collecting your home address in your registration in order to send you a Gift Bag for the event. We hope this gift will help our attendees feel like they are with us in person on the big day.

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 17th annual IP3 Awards:

– The Intellectual Property Award goes to Lila Bailey, Policy Counsel for Internet Archive.

– The Internet Protocol Award goes jointly to Matthew Rantanen (Canadian Cree), Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association and Director for the Tribal Digital Village Network Initiative, and Partnering and Business Development at Arcadian Infracom; and Geoffrey C. Blackwell (Chickasaw, Choctaw, Omaha, Muscogee Creek), Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel for AMERIND and former founding Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Native Affairs and Policy.

– The Information Policy Award goes to Stop Hate for Profit, a campaign that organized a mass boycott of Facebook advertising.

Below, you will see our plan for the evening. We are introducing a Breakout Room option this year, in order to give you an opportunity to ask questions and talk with the awardees. With your registration, please let us know what room would better be suited for you.

If you are interested in being a sponsor of the 2020 IP3 Awards, please email michele@publicknowledge.org .

We will send the information on how to attend a few days before the event.Please make sure to sign in to your Zoom account in order to participate.

*This is a widely attended event.*

 

Thanks to our Platinum sponsors:

 

     

 

                               

 

Thanks to our Gold sponsors:

                   

                 

                     

 

Thanks to our Silver sponsors:

AARP
ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association
Al Kramer
Glen Echo Group
Harris Wiltshire Grannis
Levin Blaszek Block & Boothby
Lumen
Perry Bayliss
Postmates
Sonos
Spotify
Starry
USTelecom

Thanks to our Bronze sponsors:

Blair Levin
Covington & Burling LLP
Crown Castle
Gary Slaiman
Harris Wiltshire Grannis
Hogan Lovells
INCOMPAS
Kelley Drye & Warren
News Media Alliance
Paul Gallant
Sports Fan Coalition
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
iFixIt

 

 

 

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Past Events

Events

Free Expression Forum: How Section 230 Uplifts Marginalized Voices

When
September 03, 2020 02:30 PM to September 03, 2020 02:30 PM

Location
Online

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The Free Expression Forum at Public Knowledge is an ongoing series of dialogues about the importance of free expression online to artists, entrepreneurs, and content creators. It will highlight how policy decisions impact this important value and how the community of diverse online voices must stand up to preserve it as technology develops.

This first forum will speak to the role that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act plays in content moderation and free expression. Section 230 at its core allows platforms to moderate content without fear of retribution for content moderation decisions. When used well, Section 230 can facilitate conversation online, enable creators and creatives to express themselves, help organize communities and activism, and incentivize free expression. This webinar focuses on the good that Section 230 can do when the law is used to facilitate free expression and what that can mean for the voices of marginalized communities. It will also introduce the challenges this law is facing among policymakers in Washington DC.

Public Knowledge also wants to cover the free expression topics important to the online community. We will use the end of this first forum to invite feedback on future topics of importance to promoting free expression online.

Speakers:

Bertram Lee Jr., Policy counsel at Public Knowledge

Prof. Lateef Mtima, Professor of Law at Howard University

Daiquiri Ryan, Strategic Legal Advisor and Policy Counsel at the National Hispanic Media Coalition

Moderator: Chris Lewis, President & CEO of Public Knowledge

 

We will send call-in information to registrants in advance of the webinar

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Events

How Do We Move Beyond Consent Models In Privacy Legislation?

When
July 29, 2020 01:30 PM to July 29, 2020 01:30 PM

Location
Online

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While everyone agrees that we need federal privacy legislation, how it should work is another story. Oftentimes legislation relies on companies getting consent before collecting, using, or selling data. Consent mechanisms place the burden on consumers to figure out what uses of data are beneficial or harmful.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss why consent doesn’t protect consumers and propose other frameworks that could be used in federal privacy legislation.

Keynote:

Senator Sherrod Brown

Speakers:

Yosef Getachew, Director for Media & Democracy Program at Common Cause

Nathalie Marechal, Senior Policy Analyst at Ranking Digital Rights

Stephanie Nguyen, Digital Rights Researcher at Consumer Reports

Joseph Turow, The Robert Lewis Shayon Professor at the University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Sara Collins, Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge

We will send call-in information to registrants in advance of the webinar

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Events

Digital Redlining & Connectivity Barriers In Marginalized Communities

When
July 23, 2020 02:00 PM to July 23, 2020 02:00 PM

Location
Online

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically exposed how digital inequities are further marginalizing minority populations. Internet service providers invest less in broadband infrastructure in communities of color and low-income communities because doing so is considered to be less profitable.

The same neighborhoods that were redlined by banks and insurance companies now face similar discrimination by internet service providers — deemed “digital redlining.” On top of this, many people in marginalized communities can’t afford to connect to broadband or purchase connected devices. Accordingly, the residents of these communities find themselves unable to engage in distance learning, work remotely, access telemedicine, or connect with loved ones virtually.

The consequences of America’s extreme digital divide have been amplified in the current pandemic. Join us for an expert discussion on policy solutions to these connectivity barriers.

Speakers:

Maurita Coley- President and CEO of Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Lukas Pietrzak – Policy Associate at Next Century Cities

Daiquiri Ryan – Strategic Legal Advisor at the National Hispanic Media Coalition & Co-founder at Neta Collab

Angela Siefer – Executive Director of National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Moderator: Jenna Leventoff – Senior Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge

We’ll send call-in information to registrants in advance of the webinar.

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Events

More Powerful Than Ever: Do We Need a Regulator for Digital Platforms?

When
June 18, 2020 02:00 PM to June 18, 2020 02:00 PM

Location
Online

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Digital platforms are today’s marketplace, library, and public square, and they are difficult for modern-day consumers to avoid. As people have moved so much of their lives online during the pandemic, digital platforms have grown more powerful than ever.

This crucial industry suffers from a lack of competition and regulation, leaving consumers and businesses with few choices, less innovation, and little recourse when something goes wrong. As a few big names have grown increasingly ubiquitous, many have called on policymakers to tackle the wide range of digital platform issues, from privacy to competition to content moderation.

Join us for a discussion on whether a new digital regulator is necessary — and what one might look like — to effectively promote competition and fairness on these powerful platforms.

Speakers:

Harold Feld – Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge

Susan Ness – Distinguished Fellow at Annenberg Public Policy Center – University of Pennsylvania

Deji Olukotun – Legal Counsel for Policy & Social Impact at Sonos

Adam Conner – Vice President, Technology Policy at Center for American Progress

Moderated by Chris Lewis President and CEO of Public Knowledge

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Events

Controlled Digital Lending: Getting Books to Students During the Pandemic & Beyond

When
May 22, 2020 12:00 PM to May 22, 2020 12:00 PM

Location
Online

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused mass closures of schools, libraries, and higher education. Join us for a discussion on how we can use technology to make sure that students, educators, and others can continue to remotely access the collections they need, during lock-down and beyond.

Speakers:

  • Cory Doctorow – Author of Radicalized and Walkaway, special advisor to the EFF; visiting professor of practice in library science, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Chris Freeland – Director of OpenLibraries at the Internet Archive
  • Lisa Petrides Ph.D. – CEO & Founder of Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
  • Lisa Weaver – Director, Collections & Program Development at Hamilton Public Library

Moderator: Meredith Rose, Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge

We’ll send call-in information to registrants in advance of the call.

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Events

Algorithmic Amplification, Misinformation, & Hate Speech in the Pandemic

When
May 08, 2020 01:00 PM to May 08, 2020 01:00 PM

Location
Online

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Platforms in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis are playing an even bigger role in our lives than ever before. One of the consequences of this is that hate speech and misinformation are able to spread faster and get more engagement. This can have disastrous consequences for communities, and may be responsible for racialized violence as well as exacerbate the disproportionate COVID-19 deaths in the black community. Looking at the effect of algorithmic amplification is crucial to understanding both the positive and negative impacts that platforms are playing in our society.

Join us on Friday for an expert discussion on these problems and possible solutions, as part of our ongoing Tech Policy Webinar Series.

Speakers

  • Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, Fellow at Governance Program’s Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings
  • David Brody, Counsel & Senior Fellow for Privacy & Technology at Lawyers Committee
  • Kathleen Ruane, Senior Legislative Counsel at ACLU

We’ll send call-in information to registrants in advance of the call.

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Events

Will Local Journalism Survive the Pandemic?

When
April 23, 2020 01:00 PM to April 23, 2020 01:00 PM

Location
Online

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Local journalism has long faced challenges to its survival, and the COVID-19 pandemic presents a new threat of extinction. But, it’s one of our most essential resources, especially in the fight to counter misinformation online. Even as people turn to local journalism outlets more for information on the pandemic in their communities, local media operations are facing significant losses of advertising revenue and cutting staff and circulation throughout the nation.

Join us on Thursday for a discussion with a panel of experts on short- and long-term policy solutions to supporting local journalism, including specific suggestions for the upcoming COVID-19 stimulus bills.

Panelists:

– Craig Aaron, Co-CEO, Free Press

– Steve Waldman, Co-Founder, Report for America

– Frances Murphy Draper, CEO & Publisher, Afro-American Newspapers

– Joaquin Alvarado, Executive Director, Project Accelerate at The Seattle Times

– Lisa Macpherson, Senior Policy Fellow, Public Knowledge

– Charlotte Slaiman, Competition Policy Director, Public Knowledge, Moderator

We’ll send call-in information to registrants in advance of the call.

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Events

How Congress Can Protect Privacy During a Pandemic

When
April 09, 2020 01:00 PM to April 09, 2020 01:00 PM

Location
Online

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In the scramble to combat COVID-19, a number of worrying initiatives have been proposed, both here and abroad, to fight this virus. This has included geotracking individuals to see if they are complying with social distancing, directing individuals to screening tools that don’t have to comply with health privacy laws, and publishing the identities of those who have been infected. While personal data collection and analysis may be necessary to fight the virus, it’s important to be conscious of the potential harms that could arise from those uses.

Join us for a webinar about specific legislative action Congress could take that would materially protect Americans’ privacy during this crisis. We will be discussing how Congress could close the HIPAA privacy loophole, extend protections to geolocation data held by tech companies, and incorporate privacy lessons learned from other countries.

Speakers:

Gennie Gebhart, Associate Director of Research at Electronic Frontier Foundation

Stacey Gray, Senior Counsel at Future Privacy Forum

Gaurav Laroia, Senior Policy Counsel at Free Press

Eric Null, U.S. Policy Manager at Access Now

Sara Collins, Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge (Moderator)

We’ll send call-in information to registrants in advance of the call.

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Events

How to Keep Americans Connected During the Crisis

When
March 26, 2020 11:00 AM to March 26, 2020 11:00 AM

Location
Online

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As Americans adopt social distancing, shifting to telework, online courses, and even video doctor visits, our nation must adapt. We need to enhance our telecommunications services through smart policy changes, many of which should stay in place after things return to “normal.”

Join us for a webinar discussion about specific regulatory and legislative solutions the FCC and Congress should consider to help America overcome this new challenge. Conversation topics will include ways to subsidize broadband for the American public using existing legal authority, policy options for expanding broadband access to students and others who need it, and legislative fixes to ensure that broadband connections are fast and reliable enough to meet the realities of staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers:

Harold Feld, Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge

Jon Sallet, Senior Fellow, Benton Institute for Broadband and Society

John Windhausen, Executive Director, Schools, Health, & Libraries Broadband Coalition

Moderator: Chris Lewis, President and CEO, Public Knowledge

We’ll send call-in information to registrants in advance of the call. We will also stream the webinar on our YouTube page.

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