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Public Interest Groups Ask Strong Federal Role in Choosing Broadband Stimulus Grants

April 7, 2009

…the comments is here: https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/2081 In a filing with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the group said, “the role of states in the grant and loan selection process…

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USTR Releases Brief ACTA Summary

April 6, 2009

…knew to be discussed in ACTA. However, a number of things are not revealed in this document. First of all, the summary notes that as ACTA has not been finalized,…

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USTR Release of ACTA Summary Seen as ‘First Step Forward’

April 6, 2009

…a summary of the elements being discussed as part of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). “Public Knowledge and many other organizations have called for months for such disclosure and…

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Public Interest Groups Criticize ‘Privatization’ of Broadband Mapping

March 23, 2009

…and Democracy Coalition, Public Knowledge and Reclaim the Media. The report is found here: https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/2037. Connected Nation conducts mapping and broadband demand surveys around the country through subsidiary organizations. It…

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Public Knowledge Calls for Strong Internet Protections for Stimulus Grants

March 23, 2009

…their investment.” Her statement is here: https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/2036. She also called for strong interconnection requirements, including wireless roaming at reasonable rates. While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put forward four…

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Reasons for (Cautious) Optimism on ACTA

March 17, 2009 ,

…of ACTA documents not disclosed via FOIA have since been leaked, including several documents containing draft language. Knowledge Ecology International, another staunch ally in seeking transparency for ACTA, filed its…

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Will a New Commitment to Transparency Extend to ACTA?

February 3, 2009 ,

Recently, the United States Trade Representative responded to a request for documents made by PK and EFF under the Freedom of Information Act. We were seeking information on ACTA, including…

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‘Tis the Season Part III: USPTO Transition

December 18, 2008 , , , ,

…USPTO’s role in International Copyright policymaking. We asked for 1) greater transparency (something we have not gotten in the ACTA negotiations; 2) more data-driven policymaking (as opposed to simply relying…

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Open Internet Coalition Asks For Appointees To Support Internet Freedoms

December 3, 2008 ,

…the semi-secret anti-counterfeiting treaty – the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). From what we know about it, there is a decided anti-Internet flavor to it. It has been reported that Rep….

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ACTA and Other Enforcement Efforts: Reading the Lines

October 6, 2008 ,

A lot of the questions about ACTA are raised by reading between the lines of what little is known about the proposed agreement. Is the term “border measures” a reference…

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