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Courtney Duffy

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Big Ideas | 3D Printing | Advocacy

By Courtney Duffy
March 8th, 2017

In final Deutsch fellowship project, Courtney Duffy spearheads 3D/DC For the second straight year, Fractured Atlas sponsored 3D/DC, a 3D printing policy event on Capitol Hill, which was produced by our friends at Public Knowledge. While 3D/DC has grown and changed over its six years, its mission remains the same: to connect makers with federal policymakers to promote policy that will encourage, rather than hinder, innovation in the industry. This was my second year at the helm of 3D/DC — you can read up on last year’s event here — and it was sadly the last major project of my two-year fellowship.

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Big Ideas | Updates and Announcements | Arts | Arts Business

By Courtney Duffy
February 7th, 2017

by Courtney Duffy, Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow at Fractured Atlas  Source: Flickr Event will feature Founder/CEO as panelist and Deutsch Fellow as moderator Fractured Atlas has a history of supporting artist innovation and entrepreneurship — our mission is to remove practical barriers to creative expression, after all. We’re not alone: the arts and culture sector is a $699 billion industry, and arts-related businesses employ nearly 3 million American workers. In this spirit, we’ve teamed up with the Congressional Arts Caucus and Public Knowledge to sponsor a conversation on Capitol Hill in celebration of arts entrepreneurship (RSVP here) on February 14. I will moderate a panel discussion with five entrepreneurs in the arts space — including our own Adam Huttler — who have disrupted the worlds of fashion, music, technology, animation, and design. Over a catered lunch, the panelists will discuss the challenges they’ve overcome, as well as policy opportunities to bolster the creative economy moving forward. Joining Adam at the event are the following entrepreneurs: Sarah Carson, Founder and President of Leota Sriram Emani, Co-Founder and CEO of Raga Labs Jess Peterson, CEO and Creative Producer of Mighty Oak Erica Taylor, Co-Founding Partner of Tinsel & TWINE The event, which we are hosting in conjunction with Congressional Arts Caucus co-chairs Rep. Louise Slaughter and Rep. Leonard Lance, and in collaboration with Public Knowledge, will take place in Cannon House Office Building (Room 121) at noon on Tuesday, February 14. We’d love to see you there! Be sure to RSVP. Have questions you’d like our panelists to be asked? Post them on Twitter using #ArtsEntreLunch. You can find Courtney on Twitter @cduffy90.

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Big Ideas | Advocacy | Arts | Arts Advocacy

By Courtney Duffy
December 22nd, 2016

by Courtney Duffy, Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow at Fractured Atlas Source: Flickr Fractured Atlas proudly signed on to a letter to the new administration in support of technology policies that promote universal access, an open internet, and civil rights. The letter, which was signed this month by 18 public interest and nonprofit groups, urges the incoming Trump administration to incorporate seven principles into its policy-making. Here are the principles, which can also be found in the full letter:

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Big Ideas | Advocacy | Arts | Tech Policy

By Courtney Duffy
November 2nd, 2016

by Courtney Duffy, Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow at Fractured Atlas Source: Flickr Courtney Duffy, our Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow, is back with the latest edition of Copyright With Courtney. She discusses a new development in the ongoing legal battle between Google and Oracle over the use of the Java programming language, and what it means in the greater conversation about fair use. You can find Courtney on Twitter @cduffy90 and join the conversation using #CopyrightWithCourtney.

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Big Ideas | President Obama | Advocacy | Arts | Humanities

By Courtney Duffy
October 14th, 2016

by Courtney Duffy, Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow at Fractured Atlas Courtney Duffy, our Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow, shares the lowdown on the annual October celebration of the arts and humanities. You can find her on Twitter @cduffy90.

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Makers | Makerspaces | 3D Printing | Baltimore | STEM

By Courtney Duffy
October 4th, 2016

by Courtney Duffy, Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow at Fractured Atlas Late last month, I was lucky enough to attend a celebration of Baltimore’s newest makerspace, Open Works (photos below). The facility is near and dear to me, not only because I’ve come to know and admire makers through collaboration with the Congressional Maker Caucus on events like 3D/DC, but also because it was created with support from the organization that funds my fellowship, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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Big Ideas | Internet | Net Neutrality | Advocacy

By Courtney Duffy
July 11th, 2016

Courtney Duffy, our Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow, has the scoop on an important net neutrality opinion from the D.C. Circuit Court last month that gives the arts community cause for celebration. You can find Courtney on Twitter @cduffy90. In June, after more than six months of deliberation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its opinion affirming the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. The FCC’s historic decision, which reclassified broadband internet as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act, empowered the FCC to protect a free and open internet.

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Big Ideas | Advocacy | Copyright | Google

By Courtney Duffy
June 6th, 2016

Source: Flickr Courtney Duffy, our Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Policy Fellow, is back with the latest edition of Copyright With Courtney. She discusses last month’s outcome of the important Google v. Oracle case and what it means in the greater conversation about fair use. You can find Courtney on Twitter @cduffy90 and join the conversation using #CopyrightWithCourtney.

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Big Ideas | 3D Printing | Advocacy | Technology

By Courtney Duffy
May 3rd, 2016

  Courtney Duffy (@cduffy90), our Robert W. Deutsch Arts & Technology Fellow, spearheaded the 5th annual 3D/DC 2016 (#3DDC2016), the premier 3D printing policy event in the nation. The event took place on Capitol Hill over the course of April 13 and 14. Here is a recap.

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Big Ideas | 3D Printing | Soapbox | Technology

By Courtney Duffy
April 13th, 2016

  In our final installment of our interview series with 3D printing industry leaders leading up to #3DDC2016, we talk to Teresa Sappington, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. Teresa is a high school engineering teacher from Lamar County Center for Technical Education in Purvis, MS. She is sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and currently serves as a Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill with Congressman Mark Takano’s office since the fall of 2015.