January 14, 2014 | News, Statements

Statement on the D.C. Circuit Court’s Open Internet Rules Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, issued the following statement on the D.C. circuit decision on FCC’s open Internet rules:

“The Internet creates new jobs, new technologies, and new ways of communicating around the globe. Its “innovation without permission” ecosystem flows from a decentralized, open architecture that has few barriers to entry. Yet, the continued success of this amazing platform should not be taken for granted. The Internet Association supports enforceable rules that ensure an open Internet, free from government control or discriminatory, anticompetitive actions by gatekeepers. We look forward to studying the D.C. Circuit’s opinion and working with the FCC and policymakers on the Hill to protect Internet freedom, foster innovation and economic growth, and empower users.”

Statement Regarding the Recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Bad Patents

The Internet Association’s President and CEO, Michael Beckerman issues the following statement regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: “It is well known that patent trolls aggressively litigate vague and overly broad patents, abuse the court system for financial gain, and stifle innovation and economic growth…

ICYMI- Net neutrality protection stressed by S.F., Seattle mayors

Since the seeds of it were planted at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency decades ago, the Internet has thrived because of its openness and equality of access. It has spurred great innovation, while providing a level playing field for its users. It allows everyone the same chance to interact, to participate, to compete.

VIDEO: The Internet Association and Sen. John Thune Highlight Sioux Falls Internet Success Stories

Washington, D.C. — The Internet Association recently stopped by Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O’Rielly to meet local business owners who rely on the Internet for their businesses to operate and thrive.

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The Internet Association’s President and CEO, Michael Beckerman issues the following statement regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: “It is well known that patent trolls aggressively litigate vague and overly broad patents, abuse the court system for financial gain, and stifle innovation and economic growth…

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