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Monday, March 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Zombie SOPA: A New Threat to the Open Internet

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The controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was defeated in Congress, but there have been backdoor efforts to revive it. One of the most surprising is happening at the International Trade Commission, an agency with powers to block importation of articles based on copyrights or patents.

The ITC recently decided Internet downloads are blockable “importation of articles.” The decision was widely criticized by tech companies and Internet advocates (but praised by the MPAA, who wants to use it for SOPA-style website blocking). It was recently struck down by a federal court, though the case is ongoing.

We’ll discuss how we got here and where this decision, and the ITC, are going.



Charles Duan

Dir Patent Reform Project - Public Knowledge

Mike Godwin

Dir of Innovation Policy & General Counsel - R Street Institute

Sapna Kumar

Assoc Professor - University of Houston

Ellen Schrantz

Counsel - Internet Association

Monday March 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
JW Marriott - Salon 5 110 E 2nd Street

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