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The Real View
17 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Episode 16: Ashley Baker on Music Rights, World IP Day, and Taylor Swift’s New Fearless Album
Ashley Baker is the Director of Public Policy at the Committee for Justice. Her focus areas include the Supreme Court, technology and regulatory policy, and judicial nominations. Her writing has appeared in Fox News, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Hill, RealClearPolitics, The American Spectator, and elsewhere. Ashley is an active member of the Federalist Society, where she serves as a member of the Regulatory Transparency Project's Cyber & Privacy working group.
17 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Episode 15: Fortnite Battle Royale with Lindsay Poss
Welcome to a special edition of The Real View from TPI. Epic Games, the maker of the popular online game, Fortnite, made a big splash with an antitrust complaint against Apple and Google this week. Epic made a bold move to offer discounts in Fortnite for in-app purchases made with V-Bucks outside of the Apple and Google store. This decision violated their terms of service, leading to the removal of the game from the app stores. This isn't the first time Epic Games has tangled with Google about the in-app purchases policy. Lindsay gives us a rundown of V-Bucks, Fortnite, and examples of other game platforms in the market.
17 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Episode 14: Kristine Hackman on Staying Connected, Broadband Networks, and Summer Hobbies
This week’s TRV features Kristine Hackman, Vice President of Policy & Advocacy at USTelecom – The Broadband Association. Kristine advocates on behalf of USTelecom members before the White House and Executive Branch, regulatory agencies, courts and other government entities in Washington, DC and state capitals to ensure members can compete, grow and thrive. Prior to joining USTelecom, she held several roles at the FCC, including Acting Wireline Advisor to Chairman Ajit Pai, Special Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, Legal Advisor to the Wireline Bureau Chief, and Attorney Advisor in the Wireline Competition Bureau. She also was detailed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Tech Subcommittee where she worked on broadband infrastructure, and net neutrality and spectrum, among other connectivity matters. Kristine graduated from the George Mason University School of Law, and for the past five years has served as an adjunct professor of Communications Law. She is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and a former co-chair of its Young Lawyers Committee.
24 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Episode 13: Contact Tracing with Ashley Benjamin
The United States may need upwards of 100,000 people trained in contact tracing, the process of tracing and notifying people who have been in contact with someone who tests positive for the novel coronavirus. In this episode, we get details on the contact tracing course at Johns Hopkins University and some other tips on staying well in COVID times.
21 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Episode 12: Jamie Susskind on CES, Telehealth, and Remote Work
This week’s TRV features Jamie Susskind, Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Jamie oversees CTA’s federal regulatory efforts before agencies such as the FCC, FTC, and Department of Commerce. She focuses on a variety of communications and consumer protection issues, including cyber and device security and spectrum and wireless policy. She has served as chief of staff and legal advisor for an FCC Commissioner, chief counsel to Senator Deb Fischer, detailee to Senate Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, legal advisor in the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau, acting assistant division chief of the Pricing Policy Division, and a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
25 minutes | May 22, 2020
Episode 11: Maura Corbett on #GoodNewsEcho
This week’s TRV features Maura Corbett, CEO and Founder of the Glen Echo Group. Maura and her team recently put together a light amidst the darkness called the #GoodNewsEcho, where some of the happy and uplifting stories that often don’t make it into our timelines are posted. In the spirit of the #GoodNewsEcho, listen to this episode for a discussion of good news stories, ways tech has brought us together, distance learning, and what Netflix shows are worth watching. You can find the #GoodNewsEcho here: https://www.glenechogroup.com/geg-in-the-news/209-good-news-echo-5-11 and sign up to receive it in your inbox by emailing email@example.com.
36 minutes | May 8, 2020
Episode 10: Jennifer Huddleston on 5G Truthers, Technopanics, UFOs, and Section 230
Jennifer Huddleston is the Director of Technology and Innovation Policy at the American Action Forum. Jennifer’s research focuses on the intersection of emerging technology and law. Her work has appeared in a wide range of outlets including USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Business Insider, Slate, the New York Daily News, and The Hill. Jennifer has appeared on media outlets including CNBC and Fox Business to discuss to technology–related issues. She has also testified before Congress and state legislatures, and has been a regular panelist on issues such as transportation innovation, data privacy, and liability for content on online platforms including Section 230. Jennifer has a JD from the University of Alabama School of Law and a BA in political science from Wellesley College. Prior to joining AAF, Jennifer was a research fellow at the Mercatus Center.
25 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Episode 9: Ashley Baker on Google v. Oracle and Taylor Swift’s Music Rights
Ashley Baker is the Director of Public Policy at the Committee for Justice. Her focus areas include the Supreme Court, technology and regulatory policy, and judicial nominations. Her writing has appeared in Fox News, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Hill, RealClearPolitics, The American Spectator, and elsewhere. Ashley is an active member of the Federalist Society, where she serves as a member of the Regulatory Transparency Project's Cyber & Privacy working group. As a member of the Republication National Lawyers Association, she has served as a speaker on the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary.
17 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Episode 8: Pyramid Schemes and Multi-Level Marketing with Lindsay Poss
LulaRoe makes people host Facebook Live "parties." It used to be that the nice Tupperware lady came to your house, but with technology, all of these "parties" can happen virtually. How has technology changed multi-level marketing? The ladies of The Real View discuss the age-old question of whether direct sales or relational marketing businesses like Mary Kay are, pyramid schemes?
24 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Episode 7: Shane Tews on Apple or Android: Which Brand Wins?
Our overlord is either Google or Apple. Why do iPhone users hate non-iPhone users so much? Ashley Benjamin hosts this episode with our special guest, Shane Tews, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), in Washington, D.C. Shane joins Sarah on Team Apple, while Ashley, Lindsay, and Jane are stalwart Team Android aficionados.
33 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Episode 6: Decade in Review with Jane Creel
It’s been an interesting decade with a million milestones to note, including the birth of Siri, self-driving cars, new gene editing technology, and more. We look back at the 2010s and talk about what might be coming in the Roaring 20s.
38 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Episode 5: Katie McAuliffe on Spectrum Decisions at 6 GHz and Beyond
It’s Wednesday, February 12, 2020 and we’re excited to welcome the one and only Katie McAuliffe! Katie is the Executive Director of Digital Liberty, a project of Americans for Tax Reform that advocates for free market technology, telecommunications, and media policy. Digital Liberty believes that free markets and consumer choice – not state and federal bureaucrats – should determine the American technology and media landscape.
30 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Episode 4: Ashkhen Kazaryan on Privacy Paradoxes and Civil Liberties
It’s Wednesday, January 22, 2020 and we’re excited to welcome our first guest, Ashkhen Kazaryan! (Many apologies for the sound quality on this episode! TRV will host Ash for another conversation soon!) Ashkhen is Director of Civil Liberties and Legal Research Fellow at TechFreedom. She manages and develops policy projects on free speech, artificial intelligence, surveillance reform and sharing economy. Ashkhen is an Internet Law and Policy Fellow and an expert at the Federalist Society’s Emerging Technology Working Group, part of the Regulatory Transparency Project.
25 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Episode 3: Streaming Video and Our Thoughts on The Irishman
Apple TV+ and Disney+ have launched and Netflix recently released The Irishman, a big budget 3+ hour film. The way we watch video today is so different than before. On this episode of The Real View, we discuss topics related to new streaming services. Do you password share? How many services do you subscribe to? Is the video bundle pretty much the same but now in streaming format? Is a la carte better? Is YouTube a competitor in this space?
25 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Episode 2: Memes and Emojis
Words are so 20th century. Today on The Real View from TPI we discuss memes and emoji, and the way we communicate online is changing rapidly. We'll talk through the etymology of one of our favorite memes - the woman yelling at a cat meme. Then we'll turn to emojis and emoticons, which we use quite a lot on our slack channels here at TPI. We'll discuss how the legal system is interpreting emojis in criminal and contract cases and maybe some of the ambiguities of emoji communication.
25 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Episode 1: Happy Birthday, Internet! Thank you for Kylie Jenner memes and Influencers
Welcome to The Real View from The Technology Policy Institute, featuring Jane Creel, Ashley Benjamin, Lindsay Poss, and Sarah Oh. Join us for weekly topics relating to tech and entertainment for view from inside the Beltway. On this first episode, we discuss Influencer Culture, Kylie Jenner's "Rise and Shine", and the 50th birthday of the internet.
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