Items tagged "Legislation"

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Big Tech, Big Problems, & Big Solutions: The Legislative Package to Reinvigorate Platform Competition

September 15, 2021 Big Tech , Consumer Privacy , FTC , Legislation

Big Tech Has Big Problems. The House Antitrust Subcommittee has released a suite of legislation to break down Big Tech’s concentrated market power based on the recommendations from its in-depth report on the industry’s competition problems. Economists who study digital platforms recognize that these markets are prone to tipping to one or a few firms, […]

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The Major Obstacle Preventing Americans from Getting the Emergency Broadband Benefit

August 24, 2021 Broadband , Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , EBB , Emergency Broadband Benefit , Legislation

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in our country, millions of Americans cannot connect to the internet because they can’t afford to, preventing them from going to school, working, accessing government benefits and connecting with friends and family. To remedy this problem, Congress created the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), which offers low-income consumers a $50 discount on […]

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How the House Antitrust Bills Preserve Platforms’ Editorial Discretion and Spur Consumer Choice

August 11, 2021 Big Tech , Big Tech Bills , Content Moderation , interoperability , Legislation , Nondiscrimination

In late June, the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve, on a bipartisan basis, a six-part package of legislation designed to restrict dominant digital platforms from leveraging their power to disadvantage competitors or promote their own lines of business unfairly. We hope the bills will eventually have counterparts or companions from the Senate. Our purpose […]

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Public Knowledge Applauds Senate for Moving to Support Local Journalism

July 23, 2021 Future of News , journalism , Legislation , Local News , misinformation , New

Today, Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the “Local Journalism Sustainability Act” to create tax credits designed to encourage citizens, small businesses, and newsrooms to sustain and support local news.

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House Antitrust Subcommittee Proposes Strong Bipartisan Legislation to Rein In Big Tech

June 11, 2021 Antitrust , Big Tech , interoperability , Legislation , misinformation , Nondiscrimination , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , Privacy

Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law introduced a bipartisan package of bills to invigorate competition against dominant digital platforms.

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Senate Passes Legislation to Increase Merger Filing Fees

June 9, 2021 Anticompetitive mergers , Antitrust , Competition , DOJ , FTC , Legislation , Mergers

Today, the Senate passed the “Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act.”

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New Bipartisan COVID Stimulus Package Includes Support for Local Journalism

December 22, 2020 Disinformation , Legislation , Local Journalism , misinformation

Thanks in part to the efforts of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the coronavirus relief bill includes a provision that will make thousands of local journalism outlets newly eligible for emergency federal support under the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Public Knowledge Condemns Passage of CASE Act in Funding Bill

December 21, 2020 CASE Act , Congress , Copyright , Copyright Reform , Legislation , Small Claims

Today Congress passed a $1.4 trillion government funding bill that included the CASE Act as a last-minute addition.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Senator Tillis’ “Felony Streaming” Copyright Proposal

December 10, 2020 Copyright , Felony Streaming , Legislation

Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) released a draft of a “felony streaming” provision that he has proposed for inclusion in the Continuing Resolution must-pass government spending bill.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Bill Amendment Extending Tribal Window for Broadband Access

November 18, 2020 2.5 GHz , Broadband , Broadband Access , FCC , Legislation , Spectrum

Today the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs amended S. 3264, the Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act.

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