The public interest community has a lot to celebrate. In the
last year, we have succeeded in stopping AT&T’s attempt to take over
T-Mobile, prevented Congress from passing SOPA and PIPA, and saved net
neutrality from a Congressional death sentence.
A number of thought leaders and activists have made these
Public Knowledge’s IP3 awards are a special occasion to
honor those who have made significant contributions in the three areas of
“IP”—intellectual property, information policy and Internet
This year will be the ninth year PK has made the awards, and
now it’s time for you to submit nominations. They can be for a career’s worth of work, or for a more
recent accomplishment. It’s up to
Winners in 2011 were Sen. Ron Wyden, Beth Noveck, a professor at New York Law School and
Peter Jaszi, a professor at the Washington College of Law at American
Recipients from past years include Reps. Rick Boucher and
Zoe Lofgren, Ben Scott, then with Free Press, Fred von Lohmann, then with the
Electronic Frontier Foundation, members of the band OK Go!; professor Tim Wu;
Blake and Jason Krikorian, founders of Sling Media; Gregory Maguire, author of
“Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.”
Here’s how it works:
- Send in your nomination to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Give us the name of your nominee and a short
explanation for why you think your nominee should win.
- We’ll pass along that information to a panel of judges
who will narrow down the list of nominees to three winners.
This year’s judges will be:
- Leah Belsky, VP of Strategic Development and
Assoc. GC, Kaltura, and PK Board member
- Laurent Crenshaw, Legislative Director, Office
of Representative Darrell Issa
- Ben Scott, Policy Advisor for Innovation, Office
of Secretary of State
- Matt Wood, Policy Director, Free Press
- Cynthia Wong, Director, Global Internet Freedom
Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
Please make your nominations by May 16. You can see a list
of past winners here.
This year’s winners will be recognized at the 9th Annual IP3 Awards
on September 12, 2012.