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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Pass FAIR Act to Hold Companies Accountable

September 10, 2019 class action lawsuits , consumer choice , consumer protections , FAIR Act , Forced Arbitration , Press Release

Today, the House Judiciary Committee marked up Rep. Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) bill, “The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act,” (H.R. 1423) to allow consumers to engage in class action lawsuits. Public Knowledge urges Congress to pass the bill to enable consumers to engage in class action suits which are necessary for effective antitrust enforcement and consumer protection more broadly.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Promote a Competitive Marketplace in Music Modernization Act

March 7, 2018 Congress , Copyright , Music Licensing , Press Release

Today, Public Knowledge sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and to the House Judiciary Committee’s Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).

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Public Knowledge Responds to European Commission Google Search Fine

June 27, 2017 Antitrust , Broadband , Press Release

Today, the European Commission announced a record €2.42 billion fine against Google, alleging it abused its dominant market position in search to harm competing services.

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Ryan Clough Joins Public Knowledge to Bolster Consumer Advocacy Efforts

May 3, 2016 Broadband , Fair Use , Net Neutrality , Press Release

Public Knowledge announces a new hire to grow our telecommunications, copyright and internet policy advocacy. Ryan Clough, a litigator and former congressional staffer, joins Public Knowledge as General Counsel to direct the organization’s legal team.

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Public Knowledge Joins Letter to Congress to Protect Net Neutrality Order

April 12, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Legislation , Net Neutrality , Press Release

Today, Public Knowledge joined more than 49 other public interest groups in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging Congress to vote against H.R. 2666, the “No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act,” because the bill would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from performing its consumer protection duties. Public Knowledge contends that the legislation would undermine the FCC’s Open Internet Order, basic consumer protection powers, and even agency oversight of broadband provider charges and business practices.

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Public Knowledge Press Briefing Statement on Independent Video Programming Notice of Inquiry

April 5, 2016 FCC , Press Release , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Today, Public Knowledge hosted a press briefing to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s video programming Notice of Inquiry — the first step in the process of promoting independent and diverse programming in the video marketplace. Common Cause, Writer’s Guild of America-West and iSwop also participated in the briefing.

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World Economic Forum Names Carolina Rossini a 2016 Young Global Leader

March 16, 2016 International , Press Release

Today, Carolina Rossini, Public Knowledge’s Vice President for International Policy and Strategy, was named a 2016 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, which honored 122 women and men under the age of 40 who are shaking up policy, society and the world around them. This five-year fellowship is given to brave, bold, action-oriented and entrepreneurial individuals committed to shaping a better future that promotes a peaceful and prosperous society. The World Economic Forum recognizes leaders from all fields, including business, arts and politics.

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FCC Secures Consumer Consent Option in Verizon Supercookie Settlement

March 7, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Press Release , Privacy

Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it has settled an investigation into Verizon Wireless’s practice of inserting “supercookies” into customer mobile Internet traffic. These unique identifiers, or “UIDH,” are used to identify customers in order to deliver targeted advertisements. As a result of the FCC investigation, Verizon will now notify consumers about its advertising programs and will obtain opt-in consent from consumers before sharing supercookies with third parties.

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FCC Vote Brings Video Choice One Step Closer For Consumers

February 18, 2016 FCC , Press Release , Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, requesting comment on a proposal to allow pay TV customers to access programming on the devices and apps of their choice without having to rent a set-top box from their cable provider. Public Knowledge applauds the FCC for taking such a significant step toward breaking open the stranglehold pay TV giants have over consumers.

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FCC Approves Notice of Inquiry to Promote Diverse Programming in Video Marketplace

February 18, 2016 FCC , Press Release , Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Today, the Federal Communications Commission passed an item that could benefit TV viewers by giving them increased access to diverse and independent programming. Public Knowledge applauds the Commission for voting to pass its video diversity Notice of Inquiry, which marks another step toward freeing consumers and programmers from the anti-competitive grip of pay TV giants.

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