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Groups Warn FCC Flawed ‘Robotext’ Order May Hurt Consumers, Reduce Federal Broadband Funding

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Today, Public Knowledge joined 19 other public interest, rural, Native American, and consumer groups in a letter urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to either issue a new Public Notice examining the classification of text messaging and short codes, or to classify both as Title II telecommunications services.

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Public Knowledge Urges Copyright Office to Set Clear, Simple Rules for Legacy Sound Recordings

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Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed comments with the Copyright Office in its rulemaking, as part of the recently passed Music Modernization Act, to establish a “safe harbor” protocol for non-commercial use of pre-1972 sound recordings. Public Knowledge encourages the Office to make this safe harbor process accessible to average Americans.

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Public Knowledge Praises 9th Circuit Decision Rejecting a First Amendment Right to Discriminate

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In an important decision today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that cable operators do not have a First Amendment right to engage in discriminatory business practices. In a time when the First Amendment is often “weaponized” to serve the business interests of large corporations instead of furthering free expression, this is a welcome decision. Public Knowledge filed a brief in this case, arguing for this outcome.

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