Yesterday Public Knowledge filed comments with the Department of Justice on the antitrust consent decrees governing the performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI. The consent decrees require ASCAP and BMI to issue reasonable licenses without discriminating between various companies and services.
Today, Public Knowledge filed letters with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon as the first step in the formal open internet complaint process. The complaint is in relation to AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon’s practice of throttling wireless data subscribers with “unlimited” data plans, as well as T-Mobile’s practice of exempting speed test applications from throttling.
Today, Public Knowledge filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration urging the Obama Administration not to support any privacy legislation that would eliminate important legal protections for telecommunications metadata
Friday August 1, 2014 President Obama signs into law the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. The bill allows consumers to "unlock" their cell phones so they can take a phone with them from one service provider to another. The bill passed unanimously in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released preliminary finding on the impacts of data caps to users and innovation, in response to Representative Eshoo's request in May 2013 for further information.
This afternoon, the House passed S. 517, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, under unanimous consent. The bill allows consumers to "unlock" their cell phones so they can take a phone with them from one service provider to another. The bill already passed in the Senate, and will now make its way to the President's desk for signing.
Today, Sherwin Siy, Vice President of Legal Affairs at Public Knowledge, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. The title of the hearing is "Copyright Remedies."
Last night, the Senate passed S. 517, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act under Unanimous Consent. The bill allows consumers to "unlock" their cell phones so they can take a phone with them from one service provider to another.
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