Speaker: Mitch Stoltz, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF)
Mitch works on cases where free speech and innovation collide with copyright and telecommunications law. Before joining EFF, Mitch was an associate at Constantine Cannon LLP in Washington DC. Long ago, in an Internet far far away, Mitch was Chief Security Engineer for the Mozilla Project at Netscape Communications (later AOL). Join him in a discussion of what Net Neutrality is and isn’t, what it means for technologists, and what might replace it. Rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 with strong popular support prevent blocking or discrimination in Internet traffic. This year, the FCC and members of Congress have proposed repealing those rules. Mitch will also talk about a bill the Georgia Legislature is now considering (H.B. 509) that would require every Internet-enabled device sold in the state to include “digital blocking capability” defined by the state. Mitch will lead a discussion about how technologists, students, and entrepreneurs can speak out about this dangerous bill and other bad Internet policy.
The event is free but parking is not. Take MARTA or park at 232 North Ave. NW, then walk to 215 Bobby Dodd Way NW (Stephen C. Hall building), room 102.