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Public Knowledge Launches Paper Urging Copyright Office to Review Artists’ Termination Right

December 5, 2019 artists , Copyright Office , Copyright Termination , creators , Termination Right

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “Making Sense of the Termination Right: How the System Fails Artists and How to Fix It,” which explores the “termination right” — the inalienable right of an artist, author, or creator to terminate a copyright license or grant and take back the rights they have lost. […]

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Public Interest Groups Urge Congress to Hold the FCC Accountable for America’s Degrading Telephone Network

FCC , phone network , phone transition , Tech Transition

Yesterday, Public Knowledge joined 23 other public interest, civil rights, tribal, and rural advocacy groups in a letter urging the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology to require Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai to address public safety concerns about America’s increasingly fragile and unreliable communications network.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Chairman Pai for Action on 5.9 Ghz Band

November 20, 2019 5.9GHz band , 5G , FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Sharing , Unlicensed Spectrum , WiFi

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai announced that the agency would vote on a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to make 40 MHz of the 5.9 gigahertz band available for unlicensed use. Public Knowledge supports the Commission’s proposal and looks forward to working with the FCC to make this plan a reality.

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Public Knowledge Warns Congress New Satellite TV Bill Could Harm Consumers

November 19, 2019 consumer choice , consumer protections , satellite TV , STELA , STELAR , Video Marketplace

Yesterday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the “Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act” in an attempt to prevent consumers from experiencing runaway price increases for video content. Unfortunately, the bill puts the ability of many rural and other viewers to continue to access network programming at risk and could result in an effective pay-TV monopoly for many viewers.

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Senate Releases Principles for Comprehensive Privacy Legislation

November 18, 2019 Congress , Consumer Privacy , Data Protection , Legislation , Privacy

Today, Democrats across four key Senate committees (Commerce, Judiciary, Banking, HELP) released a Privacy and Data Protection Framework, a set of core principles that should serve as the baseline for any comprehensive federal privacy and data protection legislation. 

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