Our Coming Presentation
TOWARD A MORE OPEN INTERNET:
the Future of Net Neutrality
Southwestern Law School
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 PM
8065 Emerson Ave.
Professor Michael Epstein is an interdisciplinary scholar and author specializing in media, telecommunications, international law, and popular culture. In 2014, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would have adopted a “commercially reasonable” two-track approach to net neutrality. Under this plan, ISPs could have introduced tiered service for consumers and providers, allowing for a “fast-lane” or “slow lane” connection. After a deluge of public comments by consumers and the tech industry, and prodding by President Obama, the FCC changed course in February 2015, selectively subjecting the Internet to common-carrier regulation under Title II of the Communications Act. Professor Epstein will speak on the specifics of this regulatory about-face and discuss the current legal challenge to these new rules.
Between 6:00 – 6:50 PM we have a Computer Forum, an informal Q&A where members and visitors share with and help one another.
October 13, 2015 – New Trends in Social Media
November 10, 2015 – To be announced
December 14, 2015 – Holiday Party
Some attendees get together at Dinah’s Diner 6521 S. Sepulveda, Los Angeles 90045. Check for announcement.
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