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Public Knowledge Responds to Copyright Claims Board Officer Appointments

July 20, 2021 CASE Act , Copyright Office

Today, the Copyright Office announced the appointments by the Librarian of Congress of David Carson, Monica P. McCabe, and Brad Newberg as the first copyright claims officers on the newly established Copyright Claims Board (CCB).

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel Nicholas P. Garcia To Bolster Advocacy Efforts

July 19, 2021 Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Digital Divide , internet inequality , Net Neutrality

Public Knowledge welcomes Nicholas P. Garcia, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on net neutrality, closing the digital divide, and broadband affordability.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Bill to Bolster FTC’s Enforcement, Rulemaking Capabilities

July 16, 2021 consumer protections , FTC

Today, Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced the “21st Century FTC Act” to strengthen the agency’s rulemaking authority as well as its authority to fine lawbreakers the first time they harm consumers as opposed to waiting for them to break the law again.

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Public Knowledge Joins National Broadband Affordability Initiative to Connect America

July 13, 2021 Affordable Broadband , Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Digital Divide , internet inequality

Today, Public Knowledge joined Consumer Reports and more than 40 public interest and consumer groups in a national broadband affordability initiative to fight for quality, affordable broadband for everyone. The “Broadband Together” campaign urges consumers to share their internet bills at broadbandtogether.org to help analyze the cost, quality, and speeds being delivered to communities across the country.

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Public Knowledge Applauds White House Executive Order to Increase Competition in Digital Economy

July 9, 2021

Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order that would promote competition in a broad swath of the economy, especially the digital economy.

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State AG Antitrust Suit Against Google Marks Next Step Towards Competition

July 8, 2021 Antitrust , app stores , Platform Competition

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 36 state attorneys general, along with D.C., filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

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Public Knowledge Mourns the Loss of Sherwin Siy

July 8, 2021 Public Knowledge

On July 7, Public Knowledge was notified that its former Vice President of Legal Affairs, Sherwin Siy, passed away at the age of 40. Sherwin championed the public interest throughout his career.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes FTC Move to Bolster Competition Policy

July 1, 2021 digital platforms , FTC , Platform Competition

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to rescind the agency’s 2015 competition policy statement limiting the Commission’s unfair and deceptive practices authority. The 2015 policy statement functionally removed the FTC’s ability to create competition rules and limited the kinds of enforcement actions the agency could bring against dominant firms that engaged in anti-competitive practices. Public Knowledge supports rescinding this statement and restoring the FTC’s full authority to regulate competition.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FTC Action To Streamline the Rulemaking Process

July 1, 2021 digital platforms , FTC , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to streamline the agency’s process for creating rules against unfair and deceptive practices. Public Knowledge supports updating the rulemaking process so that it is easier for the Commission to develop substantive privacy rules, rules on the safety and effectiveness of algorithms and artificial intelligence, and rules about data security.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge Joins Broadband Advocates in Press Call Detailing New $65 Billion Broadband Infrastructure Deal

June 28, 2021

Public Knowledge will join broadband advocates at Consumer Reports, Consumers Union, EFF, and INCOMPAS in a press briefing Tuesday, June 29 at noon ET to discuss the $65 billion bipartisan broadband infrastructure compromise reached at the White House last week. 

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