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The D.C. Circuit Court Ruled on Net Neutrality. What Now?
More Podcasts The D.C. Circuit Court Ruled on Net Neutrality. What Now? https://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2019/20191007netneut.mp3
This Is A Podcast:On Monday, October 7, 2019, a panel of Academy experts discussed the D.C. Circuit’s decision, as well as next steps for Congress and any broader implications for the Internet ecosystem. These panelists represent diverse perspectives on the decision and what it means for Congress and for the Internet.Speakers Included:Matthew Brill, Partner, Latham and Watkins (Bio)Kristine (Fargotstein) Hackman, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, US Telecom (Bio)Sarah Morris, Director, Open Technology Institute (Bio)Ferras Vinh, Internet Policy Manager, Mozilla (Bio)Caitlin Chin, The Brookings Institution (moderator) (Bio)
Who’s A Bigger Music Mogul, Jay-Z or Congress?
More Podcasts Who’s A Bigger Music Mogul, Jay-Z or Congress? https://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2019/20190729musicmoguls.mp3
There are a lot of music moguls out there. Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Quincy Jones. But possibly the biggest mogul in the music industry is Congress itself. Congress and its oversight functions make it a significant player in music industry revenues. In the modern era Congress has spun the music turntables with legislation several times, most recently with the Music Modernization Act (MMA). The MMA also gave Congress additional music oversight functions. If you’ve ever wanted to know how Congress influences the music you stream, download, or play in your car, our panel of experts will provide an overview of this incredibly complex system. And, we’ll ask our panel of experts which music industry mogul is bigger – Jay-Z or Congress?Faculty Speakers– Danielle Aguirre, EVP & General Counsel, National Music Publishers Association– Kevin Erickson, Director, Future of Music Coalition– Curtis LeGeyt, Executive Vice President, Government Relations National Association of Broadcasters– Julia Massimino, VP of Global Public Policy, SoundExchange– Ali Sternburg, Senior Policy Counsel, Computer & Communications Industry AssociationAssociationDate: Monday, July 29th, 2019
Will The California, EU, and State Privacy Laws Be Addressed By Congress?
Last month the California legislature hastily passed sweeping privacy regulations to stave off even more sweeping rules that would have emerged from the state's ballot initiative process. These regulations from the state of California, which is the world's 5th largest economy and home to the most dominant data companies on the planet, will apply to a huge swath of data on the Internet, and offline as well. These rules follow the massive European privacy law, the GDPR, which started its enforcement period just a month earlier.
With consumer privacy breaches and Congressional privacy hearings in the headlines daily, many are asking whether Congress will act on data privacy? Will more US states follow California's lead and pass consumer privacy laws as well?
This was hosted on Thursday July 26th in the Rayburn HOB as a popup briefing on the California Consumer Privacy Act, GDPR, and the potential for future Congressional action on this issue.
Will The California, EU, and State Privacy Laws Be Addressed By Congress? https://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2018/20180726caprivacy.mp3
Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin: Building Trust in A Digital World
While there is a lot of hype around Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrencies are only the tip of the iceberg. Blockchain – the technology underlying cryptocurrencies – offers a host of other transformative use cases, including supply chain management, digital identity management, and smart contracts.
Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology which promises to authenticate transactions without the need for a trusted third-party. Forward-looking companies are deploying blockchain for a variety of uses beyond cryptocurrency. Financial managers are using blockchain to verify digital identity and streamline the process of electronic signatures. Supply chain companies are exploring blockchain technology to track the goods we purchase every day through the entire supply chain. Government offices are identifying ways the technology can make government processes more efficient and cost-effective. Our panel will discuss the potentially transformative applications of blockchain beyond the hype of cryptocurrencies.
We’ve assembled an expert group of panelists to discuss their perspectives on business, government, blockchain, and more.
Wayfair: Internet Sales Tax Discussion
The Supreme Court recently issued a momentous decision in Wayfair v South Dakota. In overturning a 26-year precedent, SCOTUS has opened the floodgates for states to impose sales tax on online purchases. While critics of the decision claim it will cripple small online businesses, supporters argue that it will allow states to recoup taxes already owed to them and allow traditional retailers to compete fairly with e-commerce companies.
Listen to an expert panel to discuss SCOTUS’s decision and the future of US commerce.
This briefing is part of our SCOTUS Tech series.