May 21, 2014 | News, Statements

Statement on Senate’s Failure to Act on Patent Reform

Washington, D.C. –  The Internet Association’s President and CEO, Michael Beckerman issues the following statement regarding the status of patent reform in the Senate:

“The delay on a patent reform vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee is deeply disappointing. Patent abuse harms thousands of businesses – both small and large – from retailers to credit unions to main street businesses and the Internet community, as well as millions of consumers. Every day that reform is delayed is a win for patent trolls and a loss for hardworking Americans.

Last year, pro-reform stakeholders and consumer advocates united behind consensus patent reform legislation that passed the House of Representatives. It received the support of 325 Members of the House – a majority from both parties – and it was backed by President Obama. If it is not possible for the Senate Judiciary Committee to proceed with its own legislation, the Internet Association calls on Senate Majority Leader Reid to stand with innovators and bring the House-passed Innovation Act to the floor of the Senate for an up or down vote.”

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Statement In Support Of The U.S. Court of Appeals Decision On Net Neutrality

Internet Association President &CEO Michael Beckerman issued a statement in support of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision to uphold the FCC’s net neutrality rules.

Internet Association, CCIA & i2Coalition Statement On The NTIA Report On The ICANN Transition Proposals

Washington, DC – Today, the Internet Association, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) issued the following statement on the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) report on the ICANN transition proposals…

Internet Association Goes On The Air In Chicago To Support Home Sharing

The Internet Association today announced a comprehensive, seven-figure advertising strategy to ensure home sharing is preserved in Chicago. The campaign kicks off with a two-week, multi-station radio buy across WVON, GCI, GRB, and WVAZ.

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Internet Association President &CEO Michael Beckerman issued a statement in support of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision to uphold the FCC’s net neutrality rules.

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