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Statement of Public Knowledge on Orphan Works legislation

May 23, 2006 News & Analysis , Orphan Works , Press Release

For Immediate Release

Background: Yesterday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House Intellectual Property Subcommittee, introduced HR 5439, the Orphan Works Act of 2006. The bill is scheduled to be marked up in subcommittee tomorrow (May 24).

Public Knowledge is part of a coalition that has been active in promoting the use of orphan works. Others in the group are: Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers; Doculink; Film Arts Foundation; FIND (Film Independent); International Documentary Association; Independent Feature Project (IFP); National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture; National Video Resources.

The following is a statement from Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:

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Statement of Public Knowledge on Orphan Works legislation

May 23, 2006

*For Immediate Release* Background:  Yesterday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House Intellectual Property Subcommittee, introduced HR 5439, the Orphan Works Act of 2006.  The bill is scheduled to be marked up in subcommittee tomorrow (May 24).  Public Knowledge is part of a coalition that has been active in promoting the use of orphan […]

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Public Knowledge Statement on Snowe/Dorgan Legislation

May 19, 2006 Network Neutrality , News & Analysis , Press Release

For Immediate Release

Background: This afternoon, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) introduced the Internet Freedom Preservation Act. The following is a statement from Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge.

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Public Knowledge Statement on Sensenbrenner/Conyers Legislation

May 18, 2006 Network Neutrality , News & Analysis , Press Release

For Immediate Release

Background: House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI) and senior Democrat John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) today introduced legislation (HR 5417) to preserve Net Neutrality. This statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:

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Public Knowledge Praises Markey Net Neutrality Legislation

May 2, 2006 Network Neutrality , News & Analysis , Press Release

For Immediate Release

Earlier today, Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation that would require the Federal Communications Commission to enforce "Net Neutrality."

The following statement is attributable to Gigi B. Sohn, president of Public Knowledge:

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Public Knowledge Endorses Cornyn Bill To Expand Taxpayer Access

May 2, 2006 News & Analysis , Open Access to Research , Press Release

For Immediate Release

Background: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) today introduced (or announced) legislation that would give taxpayers access to billions of dollars of research for which they have already paid. The bill would expand the limited, voluntary program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which simply requests that researchers doing work funded by taxpayers post their work online. The bill would strengthen and expand the policy pioneered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide free online access to publicly-funded research. The NIH asks its grantees to agree to free online access, but the new Cornyn-Lieberman bill would require it and extend the policy beyond the NIH to other federal funding agencies.

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Public Knowledge Condemns House Committee’s Net Neutrality Vote, Sees Progress in Result

April 26, 2006 Network Neutrality , News & Analysis , Press Release

For Immediate Release

The House Energy and Commerce Committee today defeated an amendment to draft legislation that would have created an enforceable Net Neutrality policy. The vote was 22-34. Here is the statement from Public Knowledge President Gigi B. Sohn:

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Filmmaker Tells Senate How Orphan Works Issues Hinder Creativity

April 6, 2006 News & Analysis , Orphan Works , Press Release

For Immediate Release

Uncertainties surrounding the use of orphan works are hurting the ability of filmmakers to tell their stories, Columbia University Journalism Professor June Cross told a Senate subcommittee this afternoon.

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Public Knowledge Statement on Defeat of Markey Net Neutrality Amendment

April 5, 2006 Network Neutrality , News & Analysis , Press Release

The House Telecom Subcommittee today defeated an amendment to draft legislation that would have created an enforceable Net Neutrality policy. Here is the statement from Public Knowledge President Gigi B. Sohn:

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Public Knowledge Statement on Draft Telecom Legislation

March 27, 2006 Network Neutrality , News & Analysis , Press Release

Background: Earlier today, the staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee released draft telecommunications legislation.

The following is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president of Public Knowledge:

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