Monthly Archives: December 2013

FTC Strengthens Children's Privacy Rules – Cites IPR Comments

On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued an order revising its children’s privacy rules to take account of  new technologies and marketing practices.  The order adopts many of the proposals supported in the comments filed by IPR and … Continue reading

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IPR Files IP Captioning Report with FCC

Today, IPR filed a report with the Federal Communications Commission regarding the state of closed captioning of Internet Protocol (“IP”)-delivered video programming. Over the course of the spring 2012 semester, IPR student clinicians Diana Cohn and Margarita Varona made more … Continue reading

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IPR Files Ninth Circuit Amicus Brief on Behalf of Environmental Law Professors

On October 10, the Institute for Public Representation filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of eight environmental law professors, urging the Ninth Circuit to reverse a District Court ruling that would shut the courthouse doors to environmental activists. IPR filed the … Continue reading

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IPR Files Complaints at FTC Against Baby-Targeted Apps by Fisher-Price and Open Solutions

On August 7, IPR filed, on behalf of its client Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, two complaints at the FTC (AP story here, NY Times story here). The complaints allege that Fisher-Price and Open Solutions are violating section 5 … Continue reading

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IPR, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Groups Meet with FCC Chairwoman Clyburn

On June 5, outgoing IPR fellow and staff attorney Blake Reid joined representatives of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA), IPR’s client Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), the Hearing … Continue reading

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IPR Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Disability Organizations in Hathitrust Copyright Case

Today, IPR filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 15 leading national disability rights organizations and academic researchers in the case of Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathitrust. The brief urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit … Continue reading

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Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition Files Online Political File Reply Comments

On Monday, September 23, the Institute for Public Representation filed reply comments on behalf of the Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition (“PIPAC”), including Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Free Press, the Benton Foundation, and the Office of Communication, Inc. of … Continue reading

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Founder of the Citizens Communications Center Recieves Everett C. Parker Award

Today, the United Church of Christ’s Office of Communication, Inc. (OC, Inc.) presented the Everett C. Parker Award to Albert H. Kramer.  This award recognizes Al for founding the Citizens Communications Center in 1969.  In 1980, the Citizens Communications Center … Continue reading

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