Today, Wednesday August 27 2014, the ISOC-NY TV show will present the full version of NY Lieutenant Governor candidate Tim Wu‘s talk Net Neutrality & the Politics Of Entrepreneurshipat General Assembly NYC on August 14 2014. In the talk, co-sponsored by the Legal Hackers NYC, Tim Wu, the “father” of Net Neutrality, discusses political issues affecting entrepreneurs and the creative class. Topics include Net Neutrality, regulation of small business, immigration policy, political corruption, and ways that you get can involved in politics and policy formation. The show, which airs from 2-3pm, may be viewed via Manhattan Cable or online via the MNN website. Video of the talk is posted below.
On Tuesday July 29 2014 at 7pm the Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) is happy, along with our colleagues at Legal Hackers NYC, and Launch LM, co-sponsored Tech Tuesdays at the Seaport: Net Neutrality in a Non-Neutral Net at the South Street Seaport NYC. Panel: Bruce Kushnick, Executive Director, New Networks Institute; David Pashman, General Counsel, Meetup; Jonathan Askin, Founder/Director, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic; Althea Erickson, Policy Director, Etsy. Moderator was Nilay Patel, Editor-in-chief, The Verge. Video is below.
On June 11 2014 the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program hosted a panel Getting Serious on the Net Neutrality Debate tackling questions: How do we assure an open Internet that gives the consumer access to all content while also giving the customer high quality of service for the content they do want? Who should bear what costs? What will foster investment, innovation, choice, and freedom on the Internet? What are the long term solutions? Speakers: Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president – external and legislative affairs, AT&T; Anna-Maria Kovacs, visiting senior policy scholar, Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy; Blair Levin, Fellow, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program; Chris Libertelli, vice president – Global Government Relations, Netflix; and Tim Wu, professor of law, Columbia Law School. Moderator was Charles Firestone, executive director, Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program. It was streamed live via YouTube. Video is below.
Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix & Brian Roberts, his counterpart at Comcast, were both speakers at the recent Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes CA. Both were closely questioned about their interconnection disputes and network neutrality. Re/code has edited their responses into a 5 minute video. See below.
On Tuesday January 14 2014 the D.C. Circuit Court issued its ruling on the the FCC’s Open Internet rules aka Net Neutrality. On Friday January 17 2014 Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) hosted a discussion – D.C. Circuit Decision on FCC Open Internet Rules: Net Neutrality Win or Loss? – in Washington DC. Panelists: Markham Erickson, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson; Russell Hanser, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer ; Matt Wood, Policy Director, Free Press ; and Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School. Moderator: David Sohn, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). The event was webcast live by C-SPAN. Video/audio is below. The C-SPAN link includes a transcript and a timeline.
On September 9 2013, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in Verizon v. FCC. The court is being asked to decide whether Internet access providers (Comcast, Verizon) should be subject to the FCC’s “Open Internet” rules adopted in December 2010. Verizon argues that the FCC doesn’t have statutory authority to regulate Internet access, because the Commission has labeled Internet access an unregulated “information service” rather than a regulated common carriage service under the Telecommunications Act of 1996. It will also argue that Verizon is a First Amendment speaker that should have “editorial discretion” over Internet traffic that passes through its wires. A recording of the oral argument is available online today here.
Also on September 9, to coincide, over a dozen organizations including Free Press, Public Knowledge, ColorOfChange, Center for Media Justice, and Future of Music Coalition joined in launching the film.The Internet Must Go, a short online mockumentary using Colbert-style interviews with Internet luminaries to expose the absurdity of familiar arguments against net neutrality. View below.
The annual Internet Days Conference is underway in Stockholm (Oct 22-24 2012). There is a live webcast, most of which – but not all – is in Swedish. Stockholm is 6 hours ahead of NYC, or UTC+2.
Jan Flodin of ISOC-SE is conducting a session on Net Neutrality on Wednesday at 15:10 (0910EDT|1310UTC) in which he will skype in ETNO President Luigi Gambardella. This session has its own twitter tag #ind12nn for submitting comments and questions.
• Robert C. Atkinson – Director of Policy Research, CITI
• Eli Noam – Director, CITI
• Yves Gassot, CEO, Digiworld byIDATE
2. Business Models for Network Operators in an OTT World
• Raul Katz – Director, Business Strategy Research, CITI
• Vincent Bonneau, Head of the Internet Department, IDATE (France)
• Jacquelynn Ruff, VP International Public Policy,Verizon (USA)
• Stephane Dufour, CSO, Swisscom (Switzerland)
• Paul Budde, Managing Director, BuddeCom (Australia)
• Yu-li Liu, Professor, National Chengchi University (Former NCC Commissioner) (Taiwan)
• Simon Wilkie – Former Chief Economist, FCC
3. Sen. Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and Member of the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development (Australia)
4. The Impact of OTT on Traditional National Networks and Media
Moderator: Judith D. O’Neill – COO, CMAS Holdings
• Gabrielle Gauthey, EVP Alcatel Lucent (France)
• Emmanuel Rochas, SVP & Head of the Strategy, Telecom France Orange (France)
• Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technologist, FCC (USA)
• Richard S. Whitt, VP, Public Policy & Government Relations, Motorola Mobility (USA)
• Matthias Kurth, former President, Federal Network Agency (Germany)
5. Hon. Lawrence Strickling, Administrator, National Telecommunications & Information Administration (USA)
6. Regulation of Over-the-Top Services: Should National Regulation and the ITRs Be Expanded Beyond Networks to Include Applications?
Moderator: Robert Pepper, Senior Managing Director of Advanced Technology Policy, Cisco
• Roland Doll, VP International Governmental Affairs, Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
• Amb. David Gross, Wiley & Rein (former U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Department of State) (USA)
• Leonard J. Cali, SVP, Global Public Policy, AT&T (USA)
• Chris Libertelli, Head of Global Public Policy, Netflix (USA)
• Carlos Raul Gutierrez, President of the Council – SUTEL (Costa Rica)
• Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America
• Sally Wentworth, Senior Manager of Public Policy, Internet Society
• David J. Farber, Trustee, Internet Society
7. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
8. Financial Implications and Investor Reactions
Moderator: Robert C. Atkinson
• Craig Moffett, Senior Analyst, Bernstein Research (USA)
• Lorenzo Pupillo, Executive Director, Public & Regulatory Affairs, Telecom Italia (Italy)
• François Barrault, Chairman, IDATE (France)