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Letters & Testimony

Testimony of Michael J. Copps to the Subcommittee on Information and Technology

January 14, 2014

We are here today to review whether the Communications Act needs to be updated or otherwise "reformed". I have heard some say that simply because the Act is old, it must be obsolete that no matter how well it has served us, an act written 18 years ago cannot possibly have relevance in today's world.'

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Stop Comcast from Taking Control

August 19, 2014

Comcast is already a communications leviathan -- watch this video to see what happens if its tentacles entwine even more of the communications ecosystem.

Stop Media Consolidation - Prometheus FCC Cheerleaders

October 31, 2007

On Oct. 31, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a hearing about media localism, activists staged a rally outside to oppose the FCC's plan to loosen the media ownership rules. Check out Prometheus Radio Project as the "FCC Cheerleaders."

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Democracy Wire

FCC Vote Tomorrow Will Weigh the Public Interest Against Corporate Interests

December 13, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

This may well be the last gasp of the open internet, as big telecom’s majority as the FCC decrees instead the Gate-keeper’s Internet—a shadowy world of monopoly, commercialism, and conspiracy in restraint of democracy that totally subverts the promise of what might have been.

Can They Hear You Now?

December 7, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post

Thousands of Americans are heading to Verizon stores across the country today to protest its efforts to gain control of what they can see and hear on the internet.

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Press Releases

AT&T-Time Warner Merger Violates Antitrust Laws, Politics Should Not Have Had Any Role in DOJ Decision

November 20, 2017

On its face the AT&T-Time Warner merger clearly violates of antitrust law and President Trump’s railing against CNN should not have played any role in the Justice Department’s decision to bring suit. We have always maintained that vertical mergers of content and carriage violate well-established and pro-consumer antitrust principles. Blessing AT&T’s monopolistic bid to acquire Time Warner would harm consumers and the public interest.

FEC Bows to Pressure and Votes to Open Rulemaking for Online Political Ad Disclosure

November 16, 2017

Americans expect and deserve to know who is bankrolling the political ads that follow them around the internet. In the wake of revelations about Russian use of internet ads to sway the 2016 presidential race, Common Cause and 17,945 members and supporters made that expectation very clear to the FEC, filing comments with the agency last week. In total, more than 150,000 Americans spoke out in comments and petitions with the agency—an FEC rulemaking record.

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