In case you missed it, the Internet is vital to Colorado’s economy: Nearly three out of four Coloradans use the Internet, ranking it 9th in the nation for overall usage, significantly outpacing the state’s population, which ranks 22nd. It inspires entrepreneurs of tomorrow while successfully growing Colorado’s small businesses community.
Monthly Archives: January 2013
The bill focuses on areas vital to ensuring the United States can attract the type of workers needed to grow its economy: the quantity of employment-based nonimmigrant visas (H-1B visas), allowing for their growth depending on the demands of the economy; increased access to green cards for high-skilled workers by expanding the exemptions and eliminating the annual per country limits for employment based green cards; and reforming the fees on H-1B and green cards so those fees can be used to promote American worker retraining and education.
Excerpt: The Internet Association appreciates the opportunity to offer a letter of support for the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013, also known as the I-Squared Act of 2013. We represent the interests of the leading U.S. Internet companies that have a significant impact on job creation and the U,S. economy. The Internet Association understands the importance of sound and balanced immigration reform.
Today marks the 5th year anniversary of the United States recognizing Data Privacy Day, an international effort used to raise awareness and educate online users about data privacy. Currently, all law enforcement officers need to access your private data is a subpoena with no judicial oversight.
The Internet is a catalyst for job creation and an amazing accelerator for innovation. The Internet not only drives economic growth across the globe, but also increases the success of small businesses and job creators across the U.S. As our nation continues its economic recovery, Arkansas has a vested interest in protecting the Internet and its ability to bolster economic growth.
Excerpt: These comments address the Notice of Roundtable (“Notice”) discuss its proposal to require the recordation of real-party-in-interest information States patent applications and patent files.
One year ago today websites like Wikipedia and Reddit went dark to protest two anti-piracy bills that no one outside the Beltway had ever heard of before. Today, because of that blackout, the acronyms SOPA and PIPA are practically household names. The blackout and 15 million phone calls forever changed how Congress would approach legislation that impacts the Internet.
Washington, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association issued the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary of the SOPA and PIPA Internet blackout, the day the American people blocked Congress from advancing the SOPA and PIPA bills. Had these bills become law, it would have been devastating to the Internet users and the Internet economy.
SOPA may be dead, but there are more legislative threats where it came from. Internet advocates like Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian talked about them yesterday.
As we begin a new year, The Internet Association welcomes the new Congress and hopes that Members of both parties continues to protect the fastest growing economic sector in America – the innovative, free and decentralized Internet.
Backed by more than a dozen of the nation’s biggest dot-coms, including Google, Yahoo, Amazon and Facebook, the Internet Association has one overarching mission: to make sure policymakers in the nation’s capital don’t screw up the beloved Internet.