Items tagged "International"

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Public Knowledge Strongly Opposes Announced Agreement on EU Copyright Directive

February 13, 2019 copyright directive , Global , International

Today, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission reached a political agreement on the proposed Copyright Directive. If enacted as currently reported, this EU-wide legislation will impose draconian copyright obligations on nearly all internet services and companies, requiring content-upload filters, convoluted and uncertain licensing agreements with the entertainment industries, and the payment of a link tax to news incumbents. Public Knowledge strongly opposes the mandates found in Article 13 and Article 11.

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Public Knowledge Joins Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

November 12, 2018 Cybersecurity , International , Paris Call , sustainability

Today, Public Knowledge endorsed the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. The Call, developed through a multistakeholder process facilitated by the French government, promotes a rules-based cyberspace that respects human rights and fundamental freedoms by applying international law. The Call kicks-off a multi-year effort to realize its principles, and recommends a progress assessment one year after its publication.

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Public Knowledge Urges UN Agency to Avoid Limiting Free Speech, Open Internet in Privacy Discussions

October 16, 2017 International , Open Internet , Privacy , United Nations , WTDC

Today, Public Knowledge signs a joint statement with Access Now and ARTICLE 19 on privacy policy discussions taking place at the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The WTDC, as part of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the United Nations, outlines the strategies and objectives for the global development of information and communications technologies.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Brazilian Antitrust Watchdog Arguments Against AT&T-Time Warner Merger

August 22, 2017 AT&T , Competition , International , Mergers , Time Warner

Today, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), Brazil’s antitrust authority, issued a statement challenging the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Trump Administration’s NAFTA Negotiation Objectives

July 20, 2017 Fair Use , International , NAFTA , USTR

Recently, the United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer published a summary of the Trump Administration’s objectives for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Public Knowledge finds that these objectives will harm American consumers and innovators.

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Gus Rossi Joins Public Knowledge to Bolster International Advocacy Efforts for Digital Rights

January 19, 2017 Digital Rights , International , Open Internet Course

Public Knowledge announces a new hire to grow our telecommunications, copyright and internet policy advocacy. Gus Rossi joins Public Knowledge as Director of Global Policy to spearhead the organization’s international advocacy efforts and Open Internet education for Latin America.

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Public Knowledge Launches Third Edition of Online Spanish Open Internet Course for Digital Rights

January 4, 2017 Digital Rights , International , Net Neutrality , Online Course

Today, Public Knowledge launches a call for applications for the 2017 class of the online Open Internet Course. The free Spanish-language course will train digital rights activists in Latin America to strategically advocate for Open Internet policies from a human rights perspective.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes the NTIA’s Decision to Advance the IANA Transition

June 9, 2016 IANA Transition , International , NTIA

Today, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a report assessing the state of the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to the global multistakeholder community. The NTIA’s detailed, 200-page report offers a thoughtful recommendation to approve and advance the IANA transition on its scheduled date: September 30, 2016. It also offers next steps for the completion of this process, as well as suggestions for improvements post-transition.

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Public Knowledge Launches Second Class of Online Spanish Open Internet Course for Digital Advocates

May 24, 2016 advocacy training , International , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Open Internet Course

Today, Public Knowledge launches a call for applications for the 2016 class of the online Open Internet Course, a free, Spanish-language course created to train digital rights activists in Latin America to strategically advocate for Open Internet policies from a human rights perspective. Hosted by Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), this course explores strategic planning, SMART goals development, internet governance, cybersecurity, net neutrality, spectrum management, internet access and more.

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Public Knowledge Joins Public Interest Groups to Reinforce Support for Timely IANA Transition

May 24, 2016 IANA Transition , International

In advance of today’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing to examine the plan to transition the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), Public Knowledge joins other civil society and public interest groups in reinforcing our support for the timely transition of IANA functions from the purview of the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the global multistakeholder community, set to take place on September 30, 2016.

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