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Al Franken at Free Press Panel: The Internet Is the First Amendment Issue of Our Time

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WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 – The internet is the First Amendment issue of our time, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn, said at a Tuesday panel discussion hosted by the non-profit advocacy group Free Press. He chastised opponents of net neutrality for not understanding that without it, “deep-pocketed corporations can pay to get their content to you…

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Public Knowledge Recognizes Individuals for Their Dedication to Internet Advancement

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WASHINGTON, August 4, 2010 — Public Knowledge has chosen three recipients for the advocacy group’s 2010 IP3 awards, to be presented Oct. 13 in Washington. The winners have, according to the press release, “advanced the public interest in one of the three areas of ‘IP’ – Intellectual Property, Information Policy and Internet Protocol.”

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FCC’s Open Internet Workshop at MIT Brought Robust Exchange Among Academics

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BOSTON, Mass., January 15, 2010 – Academics, economics, technology specialists, application creators, internet service operators and investors descended on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday to discuss the possible effects of the proposed net neutrality rules on innovation, investment and internet users.

Sharon Gillette, chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission and Paul de Sa, chief of the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, moderated the late afternoon and evening workshop. This article summarizes the entire comments made at the substantive MIT workshop.

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