Hi, I’m Derek Khanna - the House Republican Committee staffer who the memo on copyright reform and is spearheading the campaign on cellphone unlocking. Ask me anything!
Hi, I'm Derek Khanna (@Dkhanna11).
I wrote the House Republican Study Committee report on copyright, you can read it here: http://www.mbw.name/Derek_Khanna-RSC_Policy_Brief.pdf
I just published http://boingboing.net/2013/02/22/taking-on-real-reform-in-a-pos.html.
And I also wrote several of the main articles on the cellphone unlocking issue these are my two main articles in the Atlantic:
I have spearheaded a campaign on this issue with Sina Khanifar (who created the petition) and we now have over 100,000 signatures, I hope you will add your name here too: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-unlocking-cell-phones-legal/1g9KhZG7
We are currently at 109,000 signatures the deadline for the petition is Saturday night - please help run up the score!
I also went on Reason TV to talk about it and the copyright memo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hoUmCZjca4
Through this movement we have a number of new people that have weighed in on this matter. Vint Cerf as well as National College Republicans and the Tea Party Nation are all in support of allowing for cellphone unlocking. It's going to take a diverse group of people to make real reform in technology policy.
If anyone is interested in helping join me in my future endeavors - my e-mail is [email protected] - shoot me an e-mail asking to help and I'll include you. I frankly need a team of tech savy people who want to launch advocacy movements using modern technology - I have ideas all the time but don't have the expertise or resources off hand.