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IPR and Consumers Union File Comments with the Copyright Office in Support of Unlocking Exemption

Last week IPR helped Consumers Union file comments with the Copyright Office in support of an exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would enable consumers to unlock their mobile phones and tablets without risking criminal penalties. Currently, … Continue reading

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IPR Files Brief Supporting FCC Efforts to Lower Prison Phone Bills

Earlier this week, IPR filed a brief on behalf of prisoners and their families supporting the Federal Communication Commission’s recent efforts to lower the costs of prison payphones so that families could speak with their imprisoned loved ones more often. … Continue reading

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IPR Helps Community Radio Groups Attempting to Get on Air

In a filing this week, IPR supported efforts by a group of community radio applicants that hope to create a low power radio station for a historic neighborhood in Philadelphia. The applicants, three non-profit organizations from Germantown, Philadelphia, have applied … Continue reading

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IPR and Consumers Union Submit Request to Allow Consumers to Unlock Mobile Devices

Earlier this week IPR helped Consumers Union file a petition with the Copyright Office that would allow consumers to unlock their mobile phones and similar devices without violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Under the proposed exemption, consumers could … Continue reading

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IPR's Communications and Technology Section Wraps Up Productive Semester

Students in IPR’s Communications and Technology Law section recently finished an impressive semester in which they advocated for clients on a range of important issues such media ownership, community radio, and children’s online privacy. Six third-year law students participated in … Continue reading

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IPR Files Request with the FTC to Protect Children from Candy Giant The Topps Company, Inc.

On Tuesday December 9th IPR filed, on behalf of the Center for Digital Democracy and a coalition of consumer organizations, a request for investigation with the Federal Trade Commission asking the FTC to investigate and bring enforcement action against The … Continue reading

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IPR Ensures Broadcast Programs Remain Accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

The Institute for Public Representation scored a victory for deaf and hard of hearing individuals last week when the Federal Communications Commission required a programmer to provide closed captions. The FCC’s order found that Curtis Baptist Church, which airs an … Continue reading

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Aaron Mackey joins the Institute for Public Representation

The Institute for Public Representation would like to welcome Aaron Mackey, who has joined our staff as an Attorney and Graduate Clinical Fellow from 2013 through 2015. He will be focusing on IPR’s First Amendment & Media Law projects. His … Continue reading

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LPFM Window Marks Important Step for Community Radio

Last week, students in the Media and Communications section of the Institute for Public Representation helped fifty-seven nonprofits and Tribal organizations apply for low-power FM radio licenses as part of an effort to create more diverse, local radio stations across … Continue reading

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IPR files opposition to stay request in prison phone rate appeal

IPR on Monday filed an opposition to several stay requests by prison telephone providers in the D.C. Circuit, asking the court to allow the FCC to impose rate caps at that site – www.priceofcialis.com and other regulations that will make … Continue reading

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