Informing you of the latest PFF activities and publications
Upcoming PFF Events
- Digital Americas:
Intellectual Property and Innovation in the Digital World
April 7, 2006
Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 11, 2006
Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Internet Security Summit
May 10, 2006
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
- IRLE 2006 Seminar
May 20-24, 2006
Aspen Meadows Conference Center
- CEO Luncheon with Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast
September 21, 2006 12:00 - 2:00 pm
1001 16th St.
- Aspen Summit 2006
August 20-22, 2006
The St. Regis Aspen
- H. R. ____, a Committee Print on the Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives
Randolph J. May, March 30, 2006
Randy May's testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet on network neutrality enforcement and video franchising
- A Model to Analyze Costs and Benefits of Franchise Reform: What Would Reform Mean to Missourians?
Progress on Point 13.8
Kent Lassman, March, 2006
Adoption of statewide video franchising would result in economic and social savings for Missouri
- Fact and Fiction in the Debate Over Video Game Regulation
Progress on Point 13.7
Adam Thierer, March 2006
Federal, state and local proposals to regulate video game ratings are driven by myths and misconceptions about the electronic gaming industry
- Net Neutrality: Video Dialtone Redux?
Progress Snapshot 2.10
Solveig Singleton, March 2006
Historical perspective on "video dialtone," related regulatory action, and the current push for network neutrality mandates
- Paradigm Shifts and Communications Policy Reform: Why We Need a New Digital Age Communications Act
Progress Snapshot 2.9
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), March 2006
Keynote speech given at "The Digital Age Communications Act: Towards a New Market-Oriented Communications Policy in 2006," a full-day conference sponsored by PFF
- Natural Born Regulators
National Review Online
Adam Thierer, March 29, 2006
Article warns policymakers of the misconceptions surrounding the drive to regulate electronic games
Activities of Note
- May Provides Network Neutrality Testimony to House Subcommittee
Last week, Randy May presented testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. May warned against FCC enforcement of network neutrality principles but, if net neutrality must be addressed by Congress, May stated that any language addressing network neutrality should incorporate an unfair competition standard.
- Caprio Joins PFF as Executive VP
Dan Caprio, Chief Privacy Officer and Acting Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce, will be joining PFF as Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow on April 17th.
- Gifford Discusses Net Neutrality Mandates at F2C:Freedom to Connect
On April 4th, PFF President Ray Gifford was a panel speaker at F2C: Freedom to Connect, a two-day telecommunications conference in Silver Spring, Maryland. Gifford's panel, "Search for Common Ground" focused on regulatory issues surrounding "Internet Freedom," including network neutrality.
- May, Thierer Speakers at Telecom Law Conference
PFF Fellows Randy May and Adam Thierer were featured panelists at "Bringing America up to Speed: Delivering on Our Broadband Future Without Sacrificing Local Identity," a conference held at Catholic University. Randy May discussed municipal telecommunications services and commercial providers on the panel, "Municipal Networks: A Local Government’s Power to Connect to the Global Marketplace." Thierer shared his views on localism rules in media on the panel, "Localism: Preventing Global Voices from Drowning out Local Concerns."
May to Speak at Communication Law and Policy Symposium
This Thursday, Randy May, Senior Fellow and Director of Communications Policy Studies, will be speaking at the 2006 Communication Law and Policy Symposium: Toward a New Communication Policy Paradigm. The conference, sponsored by The James H. and Mary B. Quello Center for Telecommunication Management & Law at Michigan State University, will feature discussion on telecommunications regulation and policy. May will be participating in the panel “Designing a Next-Generation Legal and Regulatory Framework.” More information on the full-day conference, to be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington D.C., can be found on the Quello Center website.