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Public Knowledge Welcomes Bipartisan Bill to Speed Deployment of Next-Generation Wireless Networks

October 24, 2019 C-band , next-gen wireless , Spectrum , Spectrum Auction , wireless network

Today, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Bill Johnson (R-OH), and Greg Gianforte (R-MT), introduced the C-BAND Act to speed deployment of next-generation wireless networks.

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Public Knowledge Launches Gene Kimmelman Fellowship to Train Next Generation of Consumer Advocates

October 23, 2019 advocacy training , fellowship , Gene Kimmelman Fellowship Fund , public interest , Public Knowledge

Today, Public Knowledge launched the Gene Kimmelman Fellowship Fund to train the next generation of consumer advocates specializing in technology, telecommunications, and intellectual property policy.

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Public Knowledge Opposes Bill Creating Unaccountable “Small-Claims” Court

October 22, 2019 CASE Act , Copyright , Copyright Reform

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to establish a new Copyright Claim Board within the United States Copyright Office by passing the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019” (CASE Act). Public Knowledge opposes the bill as written because it would create an unaccountable “small claims” tribunal that would be exempt from the regulations and procedures of the judicial branch.

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Senator Warner’s Interoperability Bill Promotes Competition in Digital Platforms

Today, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Josh Hawley (R-MO), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the “Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching” (ACCESS Act) to provide interoperability for social media users.

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Public Knowledge Warns Congress to Vote Against CASE Act for Creating Predatory ‘Court’ Targeting Consumers

October 21, 2019 CASE Act , Copyright Office , Copyright Reform

Today, Public Knowledge sent a letter urging Congress to vote against H.R. 2426, the CASE Act. Public Knowledge opposes the bill as written because it would create an unaccountable “court” within the legislative branch and empower it to issue unreviewable, unappealable default judgments.

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