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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

October 22, 2019

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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Public Knowledge Urges HUD to Help Consumers Access Data Used in Algorithmic Housing Decisions

October 21, 2019 algorithmic risk assessment , algorithms , artificial intelligence , disparate impact liability , HUD , Non-Discrimination

Last week, Public Knowledge submitted comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on its proposed changes to civil rights law, specifically disparate impact liability, which would make it more difficult for consumers to access the data they need to appeal housing decisions made by algorithms. 

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Public Interest Groups Urge Congress to Reauthorize STELAR to Protect Consumers

October 15, 2019 satellite TV , STELAR , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, Public Knowledge joined five other public interest groups in a letter urging Congress to pass the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) by the end of this year.

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Public Knowledge Argues That Proposed Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Conditions Do Not Protect Consumers

October 11, 2019 Anticompetitive mergers , Antitrust , Competition , DISH , DISH Network , DOJ , FCC , Mergers , Sprint , Sprint/T-Mobile , SprintT-Mobile , StopTmobileSprint , T-Mobile

This week, Public Knowledge filed comments with the Department of Justice regarding its proposed conditions on the Sprint / T-Mobile merger.

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Public Knowledge Applauds D.C. Circuit Court Ruling Preventing FCC from Blocking State Net Neutrality Laws

October 1, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld in part the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order in the case, Mozilla v. FCC. Public Knowledge filed as a petitioner opposing the FCC’s abandonment of its own net neutrality rules. While the FCC’s classification decision was narrowly upheld, the court also ruled that the FCC cannot prevent states from enacting their own net neutrality laws or other broadband regulations.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel Dylan Gilbert to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

October 1, 2019 Consumer Privacy , digital platforms , Music Copyright , Music Licensing , Public Knowledge , Staff

Public Knowledge welcomes Dylan Gilbert, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on privacy protections, copyright reform, and various platform issues. He holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary.

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Harold Feld to Testify Before House Energy & Commerce Committee On Securing America’s Wireless Future

September 26, 2019 next-gen wireless , testimony , Wireless Deployment , Wireless Infrastructure

Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Friday, September 27 at 9:30 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “Legislating to Secure America’s Wireless Future” will urge Congress to maintain U.S. leadership in wireless technology by supporting wireless investments through the SHARE Act and […]

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