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February 9, 2016

Satellite Television, Internet Governance and Open Data This Week

The House will take up a satellite television bill this week and a subcommittee holds a hearing on three tech bills. Elsewhere in Washington, events on Internet governance, open data and broadband regulation are coming up.

On Tuesday, the American Enterprise Institute will hold an event on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s plan to step back from its role in certain functions of the Internet domain name system. NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling will be speaking.

A satellite television bill will be taken up on the House floor Tuesday.

The Atlantic Council on Tuesday holds an event on the U.S.’ future in space with General William L. Shelton, commander of the Air Force Space Command.

Also on Tuesday, Republic 3.0 holds an event on design patents.

Also on Tuesday, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a panel discussion related to a new book on science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) education.

The Center for Democracy & Technology holds an event titled “The Digital Self in an Interconnected World” on Wednesday. Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be there.

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation  on Wednesday hosts a panel discussion, including FTC commissioner Maureen Olhausen and others, on the social impact of open data.

On Thursday, the House Judiciary subcommittee holds a copyright hearing.

House Energy and Commerce subcommittee holds a hearing on three tech bills Thursday.

Also on Thursday, the Internet Innovation Alliance hosts a forum on the impact of Title II regulation on broadband. The Federal Communications Commission’s Ajit Pai will be speaking.

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