On Monday, April 13th at 7PM in the Moskovitz Theater (Denaples Center), Marvi Ammori will join us virtually to share his research on Net Neutrality. He will speak about both the substance and the politics of net neutrality from his point of view as one of the key leaders in DC ensuring network neutrality remains the law of the land.
Marvin Ammori is a thought leader in Internet law, best known for his work opposing SOPA and defending network neutrality. Time Magazine calls him “a prominent First Amendment lawyer and Internet policy expert” and the San Jose Mercury News calls him “a well-known advocate for Internet freedom.”
He serves as counsel to the Internet Freedom Business Alliance, a group of companies including reddit, Etsy, Kickstarter, Tumblr, and Vimeo supporting an open Internet. He has also represented Google, Dropbox, eBay, Automattic, Tumblr, Twitter, and others. While serving as the general counsel for the advocacy group Free Press in 2008, he authored the seminal network-neutrality complaint against Comcast for interfering with the use of BitTorrent software and led the case from its inception to conclusion. He served as a 2014 Future TenseFellow at the New America Foundation and is an Affiliate Scholar of the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society. He currently serves on the boards of the nonprofit advocacy groups Fight for the Future and Demand Progress, and also on the Board of Engine Advocacy, a national organization that gives startups a voice in DC. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School.
Immediately following the presentation, Joseph Casabona, Adjunct Professor of Computing Sciences, will lead a Question and Answer period with Mr. Ammori. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
This event is made possible through the Marywood University and University of Scranton Cooperative Grant.