The Internet Association and Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz Highlight Internet Innovation Empowering South Florida Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association stopped in Hollywood, Florida for a small business crawl to highlight local entrepreneurs who are using the Internet in innovative ways to grow their businesses, create jobs, and attract new customers. The walking tour included stops at four unique businesses: Hollywood Antique Center, Presence Community Acupuncture, Hispanic UnityRead more »

INTERNET ASSOCIATION URGES SENATE TO BRING STRONG PATENT LEGISLATION TO THE FLOOR

“The Internet Association continues to work with the Senate Judiciary Committee to bring strong patent legislation to the floor. We agree with Chairman Leahy that it is not enough simply to get any bill through the Committee. To be effective, legislation must target the mechanisms that patent trolls use to skew the odds in their favor and to shield themselves from responsibility for misuse of our patent system. At a minimum, strong fee shifting and discovery provisions must be part of that package.”

STATEMENT ON CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY BY USTR MICHAEL FROMAN ON PRESIDENT’S TRADE AGENDA

Washington, D.C. – Today, Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, released the following statement after the testimony by U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Froman at the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee: “Ambassador Froman’s testimony during today’s House Ways & Means Committee hearing on the President’s trade agenda reaffirms that U.S.Read more »

LETTER ON THE FUTURE OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE

Today, The Internet Association submitted a letter on the future of Internet Governance at the U. S. House Energy and Commerce hearing, “Ensuring the Security, Stability, Resilience, and Freedom of the Global Internet.” Excerpt: We appreciate the opportunity to share our thoughts on the future of Internet Governance and why we support the recent announcement regardingRead more »

SENATOR SCHUMER AND THE INTERNET ASSOCIATION TELL CONGRESS TO TAKE ACTION NOW TO STOP BAD PATENTS

In His First-Ever Google Hangout, Senator Schumer Leads Online Panel on Critical Patent Reform Solutions to Combat Patent Trolls WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, New York’s senior Senator Charles Schumer and The Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman led a Google+ Hangout to highlight the need for reform harmful impact of patent trolls on theRead more »

THE INTERNET ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON WHITE HOUSE BIG DATA FILED COMMENTS

Today, Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, issued the following statement about The Internet Association’s filed comments with the White House Office of Science and Technology in response to its Request for Information on “Big Data:” “The Internet Association believes U.S. policy framework is effective in protecting consumers while allowing for innovation.Read more »

ICYMI- Hollywood and Silicon Valley take piracy battle to Patent Office

In Case You Missed It, the MPAA is questioning how well voluntary initiatives are working when it comes to piracy.

THE INTERNET ASSOCIATION OPENS SACRAMENTO OFFICE

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association, the trade association representing the leading global Internet companies, today announced the opening of an office in Sacramento and the appointment of Robert Callahan as California Executive Director. “California is the central hub of the knowledge economy. The Internet industry is creating jobs, delivering economic growth and increasedRead more »

Michael Beckerman: The Golden State On the Front Lines of Internet Policy-The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post The Golden State: On the Front Lines of Internet Policy Posted: 03/18/2014 5:59 pm EDT All over the world, in every sector of the economy, Internet companies are emerging at a staggering pace, offering an astonishing array of products, services and conveniences. They are creating jobs and opportunities, while reshaping traditional andRead more »

Statement on NTIA’s Announcement to End Formal Relationship With ICANN

  Washington, DC — Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, released the following statement in response to the NTIA’s announcement tonight that it will end its formal relationship with ICANN in 2015: “The Internet’s decentralized model is key to growth, innovation, freedom, and openness. The continued success of the Internet relies onRead more »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association stopped in Hollywood, Florida for a small business crawl to highlight local entrepreneurs who are using the Internet in innovative ways to grow their businesses, create jobs, and attract new customers. The walking tour included stops at four unique businesses: Hollywood Antique Center, Presence Community Acupuncture, Hispanic UnityRead more »

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