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Public Knowledge brought 3D printers to Washington, DC for 3D/DC. In the first panel, some of the people behind 3D printing got a chance to introduce themselves to DC policymakers. Speakers include Cathy Lewis of 3D Systems, David Burns of ExOne, Hod Lipson of Fab@Home, Bre Pettis of Makerbot, Rick Pollack of Makergear, and Robert Schouwenburg of Shapeways. Footage courtesy AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology.
Gigi Sohn, President and Co-Founder of Public Knowledge, discusses how the proposed AT&T purchase of T-Mobile would harm consumers. For more info, visit www.publicknowledge.org
On February 16, the House Energy and Commerce Committee hosted a hearing on Net Neutrality. Later that day, Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Greg Walden (R-OR) offered a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Federal Communication Commission's recent order on Net Neutrality. We are asking everyone to call their Member of Congress and urge them to vote against this repeal and help protect the open Internet.
Today Public Knowledge Legal Director Harold Feld testified on behalf of the Public Interest Spectrum Coalition (PISC) before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The Subcommittee was considering proposals to shift spectrum from TV broadcasters towards wireless data. Harold opened his testimony with this defense of the value of the White Spaces and the importance of unlicensed spectrum in fostering innovation.
Public Knowledge's Legal Director Harold Feld discusses the Obama Administration's stance on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the problems with the current draft, and suggesting a way forward by removing the controversial parts.
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