Items tagged "International"

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PK In The Know Podcast: Katy Boyle on Patent Reform, Net Neutrality, and Copyright Reform

August 10, 2015 Copyright Reform , International , Net Neutrality , Patent Reform , Zero Rating

PK In The Know Podcast: Katy Boyle on Patent Reform, Net Neutrality, and Copyright Reform

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PK In The Know Podcast: First Sale, IP Transition, and International Projects

June 6, 2014 Digital First Sale , International , IP Transition , TTIP , TTP

PK In The Know Podcast: First Sale, IP Transition, and International Projects

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Will Europe Force the U.S. to Move Faster on Privacy Reform?

April 17, 2018 Cybersecurity , Data Security , European Union , International , Privacy

On April 12th, the Irish High Court elevated a series of questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ, the Supreme Court of the European Union) regarding the validity of key legal instruments used by American tech companies to process Europeans’ personal data. Judge Caroline Costello of the Irish High Court is concerned about the national surveillance practices of the United States and the level of privacy rights observed there.

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What the European-Union Mercosur Trade Agreement Means for Copyright

December 12, 2017 Copyright , International

After years of failed negotiations, the European Union now appears close to reaching a trade agreement with the South American political and economic bloc, Mercosur. This was confirmed by the European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström during a press conference last month. The announcement came a day after the European Union Vice-President, Jyrki Katainen, met in Buenos Aires with the Argentinian President, Mauricio Macri, to work on unspecified “difficult issues” still pending.

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Review of PK/OAS Roundtable on Civil Society and Cybersecurity in the Americas

October 12, 2017 Civil Society , Cybersecurity , International , Internet Governance , The Americas

Last week, Public Knowledge and the Organization of American States (OAS) organized a joint roundtable on “Cybersecurity and Civil Society in the Americas,” which took place at the OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the support of Open Society Foundations, the roundtable included civil society organizations from all over the Americans: Derechos Digitales, Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor (IDEC), ADC Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC), Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS), Karisma, TEDIC, Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D), CodingRights, InternetLab, Datos Protegidos, Ipandetec, Hiperderecho, Access Now, New America, and more. It also included the active participation of high-ranking members of the Canadian, American, Colombian, and Guatemalan governments, the Brazilian Armed Forces, and private organizations.

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Argentina’s Dangerous Path Toward Media and Communications Dominance

July 20, 2017 Argentina , Competition , International , Mergers , OTT Content

Imagine if Comcast owned iHeartradio, the New York Times, and AT&T. And in many places, your only option for an Internet Service Provider is Comcast. Your news would be provided by Comcast. Your cable TV: Comcast. Your favorite radio stations: also Comcast. Scary, right? Yet, that is exactly what will happen in South America’s second largest economy, Argentina, if the proposed merger of Cablevision (the telecom branch of Grupo Clarín, Argentina’s largest media conglomerate) and Telecom (one of the two telecommunications companies resulting from the privatization of Argentina’s national monopoly in 1990) goes through.

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Why Does South Korea Have Faster Internet for a Cheaper Price Tag?

July 19, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Access , Competition , Connectivity , International

The average South Korean can choose between three major private internet providers –SKT, KT and LG U+ – and pay less than $30 a month for the fastest internet in the world. That’s $17 less than what the average American pays for a much slower internet hookup. But why? How is it possible that the citizens of the last developed democracy have a faster and more affordable internet than Americans? The simple answer to this question is that in the 1990s South Koreans decided that their country needed a fast and affordable internet provided by a vibrant private sector, and there was the political willingness, and a national plan, to achieve that goal.

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Public Knowledge Cultivates Learning Community of Digital Rights Advocates

June 2, 2017 International , Open Internet Course

Last week, Public Knowledge concluded the third iteration of its Spanish-language Open Internet Course for digital rights advocates in Latin America. The online course, presented in collaboration with Peer 2 Peer University, began in 2015 as an open sourced and open licensed capacity building project. Its goal is to train, inform, and support advocates and policymakers to effectively engage in technology policy discussions and push for greater transparency and accountability in the policymaking process.

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Venezuela: Public Knowledge Joins Other Groups in Expressing Concern Over State of Online Rights

May 30, 2017 International , Internet Freedom , Venuzuela

Last week, Public Knowledge signed a public release together with other organizations from the Americas on the limitations to fundamental rights online in Venezuela. We are following the developments in that country closely.

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Civil Society of the Americas Concerned About the Future of Copyright

April 27, 2017 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Intellectual Property , International , Internet Freedom

Yesterday, April 26, was World Intellectual Property Day. However, in many countries we see extremist proposals to expand copyright and intellectual property, which benefit only a handful of rightholders at the expense of the rest of society. That´s why, together with 13 civil society organizations from the Americas, we published an open letter calling on our governments to protect innovation, preserve fair access to technology and internet freedom, and use copyright to promote social justice.

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