Public Hearing on Internet Communications/Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

On April 4, 2005, the Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Internet Communications. The comment period closed June 3, 2005. The Commission will hold a public hearing on this rulemaking on June 28 and 29, 2005. The schedule appears below. For more information on this rulemaking visit our searchable electronic rulemaking system.

Schedule and Comments

The names of each witness are linked to their comments. These documents are in PDF format which requires the free Acrobat Reader available from Adobe Systems

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Panel 1:
Michael Krempasky, RedState.org
John B. Morris, Jr., Center for Democracy and Technology
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, DailyKos.com
Lawrence M. Noble, The Center for Responsive Politics
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Panel 2:
Carol Darr, Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet
Marc E. Elias, John Kerry for President, Inc., and Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.
Don Simon, Democracy 21
Matt Stoller, BOPnews.com
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Panel 3:
Peter Bearse, Ph.D., economist and author of We the People: A Conservative Populism
James Bopp, Jr., James Madison Center for Free Speech
John Connolly, Print Debate Center Inc.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Panel 4:
Robert F. Bauer
Reid Alan Cox, Center for Individual Freedom
Laurence E. Gold, AFL-CIO

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Panel 5:
Jim Boulet, Jr., English First
Mark Jaskulski, Student, Widener University School of Law
Charles F. Marshall III, North Carolina Association of Broadcasters
Kristinn Taylor, Free Republic, LLC
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Panel 6:
Michael Bassik, The Online Coalition
Duncan Black, Eschaton (atrios.blogspot.com)
Trevor Potter, The Campaign Legal Center
Karl J. Sandstrom, OMB Watch