July 18, 2016 | News, Statements

Statement on the USTR Digital Trade Working Group

Washington, DC – Today, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in support of the new Digital Trade Working Group within the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR):

“The internet industry applauds the creation of a Digital Trade Working Group within USTR. With over 3 billion internet users connected worldwide and the internet sector representing 6 percent of the U.S. economy, trade policy should reflect the dynamic nature of our industry and help protect the free and open internet.

“We look forward to working with USTR to promote policies that encourage the free flow of information and data, create a balanced copyright framework that unleashes opportunities for creators and innovators, and includes clear intermediary liability protections that enable internet services to provide frictionless access to global marketplaces for businesses of all sizes.

“Establishing the Digital Trade Working Group will provide the internet community needed transparency and a voice in the process as USTR negotiates, implements, and enforces digital trade policies around the world.”

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Statement Announcing Intention To Intervene In Judicial Action To Preserve Net Neutrality Protections

Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Online Election Advertising Proposal

Albany, NY — John Olsen, Internet Association Executive Director for the State of New York, issued the following statement on Gov. Cuomo’s online election advertising proposal: “Internet Association commends Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for starting a discussion about how to ensure greater transparency in online election advertising. IA is working with Federal policymakers on Read more »

Statement On Rep. Nadler’s Appointment As Ranking Member Of The House Judiciary Committee

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the election of Rep. Jerry Nadler as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee: “The internet industry congratulates Rep. Nadler on his election as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Nadler has a long track record of leadership on internet issues and Read more »

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Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

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