You’re invited to join Engine for a discussion of developments in design patent law since the Supreme Court’s decision. We’ll consider proposed tests for determining the article of manufacture, the impacts a test would have on businesses, innovation, and the technology sector at large, as well as other recent developments in intellectual property protections and the policies which uphold them.
Join Engine Advocacy and TechFreedom for an analysis of the equities behind a crucial national security tool: Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Diversifying Tech Advisory Council host Roundtable Discussion on Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs
Join the Diversifying Tech Advisory Council for a roundtable discussion on access to capital for entrepreneurs.
Designed to complement the Introduction to Encryption event, the second lecture in our Nuts and Bolts series offers participants the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the fundamentals of encryption.
Net Neutrality and the Economy: How the FCC’s Rules Promote Investment, Create Jobs, and Protect Consumers
Engine's Policy Director, Rachel Wolbers, will be participating on a panel co-hosted by New America and the Internet Association to discuss the full range of net neutrality benefits.
3:15 pm: Panel Discussion: Understanding the full range of net neutrality benefits
General Counsel, Vimeo
Julie Stitzl, @julie_stitzel
Senior Manager, Federal Advocacy and Policy at Etsy
Anika Navaroli, @AnikaNavaroli
Senior Campaign Manager, Media and Economic Justice at Color of Change
Rachel Wolbers, @rachelwolbers
Policy Director, Engine Advocacy
Sarah Morris, @sarmorris
Senior Counsel & Director of Open Internet Policy, New America’s Open Technology Institute
Nearly twenty years ago, Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), establishing copyright rules specifically tailored for the online world. Although the DMCA has succeeded admirably in fostering the growth of the internet, some copyright industry representatives have advocated for a rewrite of the law to force OSPs to implement content filtering technologies as a prerequisite to obtain the protections of the DMCA's safe harbors. In evaluating these calls for mandatory filtering, policymakers should consider how such filtering tools actually work in practice and the impact they are likely to have on infringement, startup activity, and creative production.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering an ordinance that would bring you the ability to choose the internet service you want for your home, apartment, or condo. On Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 am PST, the Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing to discuss this proposal. Make your voice heard: attend the hearing and show your support for the proposal. Anyone is welcome to give up to 2 minutes of testimony.
Join the Diversifying Technology Caucus and the Congressional Future Caucus in Washington, DC on November 15 for a congressional briefing on the current challenges transitioning servicemembers and veterans face during their path towards a career in technology.
Join the Office of the California Attorney General, UC Hastings College of the Law - Startup Legal Garage, and Engine for an inside look at the issues that companies and policymakers face when disruptive technologies enter regulated industries.
Engine will be joining Steve Case and Revolution on its fifth Rise of the Rest bus tour. This time around, we’ll be visiting five states west of the Mississippi, starting in Lincoln/Omaha and making our way through Denver, Salt Lake City/Provo, Albuquerque and Phoenix. Each stop will include conversations with startups and local business and community leaders, and culminate with a $100,000 pitch competition in each city.
To learn more about each stop and RSVP for events, visit https://nvite.com/community/riseoftherest
Learn what’s currently being done around tech diversity and inclusion, discuss initiatives that have worked – and those that haven’t – plus explore new solutions together. This conference is for the whole tech community: engineers and designers, entrepreneurs and policymakers, university faculty and corporate executives… of every race, gender, age, ability and geography. Learn more and register here.
A GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY OR A RISKY COMPROMISE?
Nearly 4 billion people around the world don’t use the Internet. Bringing developing countries into the global digital community should be a priority for the public and private sector alike, but strategies for expanding Internet access abroad—particularly zero rating or subsidized data programs—remain controversial.
In this panel, we’ll examine how companies are working to connect new communities around the world to the Internet and discuss pros and cons of programs that offer free or subsidized access to data and applications in order to spur Internet adoption.
Evan Engstrom, Engine (moderator)
Adele Vrana, Wikimedia Foundation
Chris Riley, Mozilla
Michale Calabrese, New America Foundation
Shailesh Nalawadi, Mavin