event video: “What Should the Next Communications Act Look Like?”

by on May 10, 2010 · 2 comments

PFF hosted an event last Friday asking “What Should the Next Communications Act Look Like?” and the folks at NextGenWeb were kind enough to make a video of the event and post it online along with a writeup. The event featured (in order of appearance) Link Hoewing of Verizon, Walter McCormick of US Telecom, Peter Pitsch of Intel, Barbara Esbin of PFF, Ray Gifford of Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, and Michael Calabrese of the New America Foundation. It was a terrific discussion and it couldn’t have been more timely in light of recent regulatory developments at the FCC.   Here’s the 90-min event video if you are interested:

  • Dana Givens

    I'm worried about any government interference in free speech. The politicians will of course sugar coat any intervention with phrases like, “this will help business by protecting intellectual property” or “this will protect kids from pornography” or even “this will help prevent cyber-bullying on http://www.dirtyphonebook.com immediately” but I think the reality of the situation is that the government wants more and more control over society. Anything that can help them ban speech, put filters in place, etc benefits them. I don't think they should be allowed to interfere with free speech no matter how they spin it because the alternative is even worse.

  • Dana Givens

    I'm worried about any government interference in free speech. The politicians will of course sugar coat any intervention with phrases like, “this will help business by protecting intellectual property” or “this will protect kids from pornography” or even “this will help prevent cyber-bullying on http://www.dirtyphonebook.com immediately” but I think the reality of the situation is that the government wants more and more control over society. Anything that can help them ban speech, put filters in place, etc benefits them. I don't think they should be allowed to interfere with free speech no matter how they spin it because the alternative is even worse.

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