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Internet Policy Task Force

IPTF MembersThe Commerce Department Office of the Secretary, leveraging the expertise of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), the Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO"), the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST), and the International Trade Administration (“ITA”), has created an Internet Policy Task Force to conduct a comprehensive review of the nexus between privacy policy, copyright, global free flow of information, cybersecurity, and innovation in the Internet economy.

Recognizing the vital importance of the Internet to U.S. innovation, prosperity, education and political and cultural life, the Commerce Department has made it a top priority to ensure that the Internet remains open for innovation.  The newly created Internet Policy Task Force will identify leading public policy and operational challenges in the Internet environment.  The Task Force leverages expertise across many bureaus, including those responsible for domestic and international information and communications technology policy, international trade, cyber security standards and best practices, intellectual property, business advocacy and export control.

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Notice of 04/26/2017 Meeting of the Multistakeholder Process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching

April 11, 2017

NTIA will convene a meeting of a multistakeholder process on Internet of Things Security Upgradability and Patching on April 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time.  The meeting will be held at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006. For further information contact Allan Friedman, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S.

04/18/2017 Meeting on Consumer Messaging in Connection With Online Transactions Involving Copyrighted Works

March 29, 2017

The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force will host a public meeting on Consumer Messaging in Connection with Online Transactions Involving Copyrighted Works on April 18, 2017, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting will be webcast, and members of the public will have opportunities to participate.

Notice of 04/18/2017 Meeting on Consumer Messaging in Connection With Online Transactions Involving Copyrighted Works

March 21, 2017
Docket Number
PTO-P-2017-0003

The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) will host a public meeting to discuss how best to communicate to consumers regarding license terms and restrictions in connection with online transactions involving copyrighted works. This follows up on one of the recommendations that the Task Force presented in its January 2016 White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory DamagesThe meeting will be held on April 18, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

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