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SXSW Interactive 2016

Pixelated & Political: The Internet in Washington

What's the state of play? US lawmakers discuss the issues facing the Internet industry and its global community of users.

Disruptive, innovative technologies are driven by passionate entrepreneurs who dream up new solutions every day. But what role does the government play in this space? Come join the a series of discussions on the 114th Congress’ challenges and opportunities regarding copyright, privacy, sharing economy, and more.

We're going to explore and compare how policy impacts of the past, present, and the future.

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  1. The Internet industry moves at a rapid space. What are the current obstacles facing the government's ability to understand and adapt quickly?
  2. What is Congress doing to keep up with the technologies and resources available to consumers, but not to government officials?
  3. What comprehensive legislation has Congress accomplished in the 114th congress? What has failed and why?



Nika Nour, Dir, Communications & Creative, The Internet Association

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