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S. Derek Turner – The History (and Future) of Internet Policy

Derek TurnerAt the recent Free Press Summit” in Washington DC, FP Research Director S. Derek Turner addressed the topic of Internet Policy. His theme, detailed in his report Dismantling Digital Deregulation: Toward a National Broadband Strategy, was that the deregulatory policies in the 1976 Telecom Act, intended to increase competition, have been so abused by the incumbents as to have had the opposite effect. He argues that the public interest can only be served by a corresponding tilt back into regulation. Transcript | Audio. | Video is below.

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2008 Internet Freedom Bash

If you believe that every Internet user should have the right to freedom of speech without gatekeepers; if you believe that every person should have access to fast, affordable, open Internet then join hosts Kathryn Tucker, John Johnson and Tim Wu at Free Press’s 1st Annual Internet Freedom Bash.

Eat, drink, dance, and join others like you who care about the future of the Internet and the future of our media.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008
Time: 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Location: The Cabanas at The Maritime Hotel
88 Ninth Avenue at 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Hosted By: Free Press

RSVP By Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are $50 — to purchase, click here
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