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 On The Announcement Of Ajit Pai To Serve As FCC Chairman

Washington, DC– Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of Ajit Pai to serve as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman: “I have enjoyed working with Chairman Pai over the years and while he doesn’t always agree with our industry on every issue, he is both thoughtful and willing Read more »

2017 Inauguration Stats from Airbnb and HomeAway

Americans flooded our nation’s capital this weekend for events surrounding President Donald Trump’s inauguration. One thing was clear: internet-enabled home sharing platforms are an increasingly important option for travelers looking to find accommodations in DC and around the country.

Virtuous Circle: Fireside Chat with Secretary of State John Kerry

E.B. Boyd from Fast Company sits down with Secretary of State John Kerry to talk about Russian election hacking, cyber security, importance of diplomat fluency in tech, and how the US supports tech around the world. 0:28 – Russia DNC Hacking and Election Integrity 7:15 – US response to cyber hacking 12:00 – Role of Read more »

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Washington, DC– Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the announcement of Ajit Pai to serve as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman: “I have enjoyed working with Chairman Pai over the years and while he doesn’t always agree with our industry on every issue, he is both thoughtful and willing Read more »

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