Welcome to the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club

Vera Ranieri

NET NEUTRALITY
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Speaker: Vera Ranieri, Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation
6:15 Networking
6:45 Dinner (Optional)
7:15 Program
Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville, CA

Vera will discuss “Net Neutrality”: what it is and why it matters. She will talk about the development of the Internet, the history behind FCC’s previous attempts at regulation, and why the current debate has generated over 1.5 million comments to the FCC. She will present the arguments for and against Net Neutrality as put forth by various stakeholders, discussing the benefits and drawbacks of the various positions.

Vera is a Staff Attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s intellectual property team, focusing on patent reform, copyright, and keeping a balance between content owners and creators so as to promote innovation. Prior to joining EFF, Vera practiced at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where she worked primarily in patent litigation, representing clients against patent trolls.

Vera has a B.Sc. in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Vera has been interested in computers and the Internet throughout her life, and now works at the intersection of law and technology to help ensure it stays open and innovative.

LOCAL SPEAKERS-TBA

Time: 6:15 Networking
6:45 Dinner (Optional)
7:15 Program
Where: Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA
Even if you opt to attend just the meeting, please join us at 6:15 pm to talk about the latest political news or to just socialize and have fun.

Members & Invited Guests: $25
Non-members: $30 ($25 for dinner and $5 requested donation to help offset program costs)
Presentation only: Free ($5 requested donation)

Please email Jim Donnelly that you are coming by Monday, October 20 (we need a ‘head count’ for the dinner). Thank you for your help.

RSVP: To make certain you have a dinner, please RSVP.
Please make checks payable to Jim Donnelly, to 373 Century Circle, Danville, CA 94526
Or call him at (925) 570-9289

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