Monthly Archives: August 2013

date icon August 29, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Industry Groups Join Ad Campaign Against Patent Trolls

In Case You Missed It, the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) have joined the Internet Association (IA) and the National Restaurant Association (NRA) on a print and radio advertising campaign in targeted states and districts across the United States, urging Congress to end patent abuse and shield American businesses from patent trolls.

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date icon August 29, 2013 category icon Press Releases

National Internet, Restaurant, Retail and Grocer Associations Launch Ad Campaign Calling on Congress to Stop Patent Trolls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association (IA), National Restaurant Association (NRA), National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) launched a print and radio advertising campaign in targeted states and districts across the country urging Congress to put an end to patent abuse and to protect American businesses from patent trolls.

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date icon August 29, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Ad Campaign Asks Consumers to Tell Congress to Stop Patent Trolls

In Case You Missed It, Congress may be out of town, but that doesn’t mean it can hide from Beltway lobbyists. Giving lawmakers a little nudge to make sure they keep their promise to take up patent reform legislation addressing patent troll abuses when Congress returns Sept. 9, four associations are launching an ad campaign tomorrow in 17 states.

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date icon August 26, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- NSA Revelations Prompt Tech Industry to Call for Privacy Safeguards

In Case You Missed It, amid the fallout from the revelations of the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging electronic surveillance program, several leading technology trade groups are calling on the White House to temper the data-collection activities with new transparency and privacy provisions.

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date icon August 22, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

GAO Report: Litigation by Patent Trolls Is on the Rise, Often Using Low-quality Software Patents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association today commented on an important new report from the Government Accountability Office that confirmed the rapid rise in patent litigation and noted the increase in litigation by “patent monetization entities” (patent trolls) and the assertion of low-quality patents.

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date icon August 21, 2013 category icon Statements

The Internet Association Recommends USPTO Broaden View on Industry Efforts to Reduce Infringement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association released the following statement regarding its filing in response to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) inquiry of industry’s voluntary initiatives to reduce online infringement:

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date icon August 21, 2013 category icon Other

The Internet Association’s Comments on PTO Voluntary Best Practices Study

Excerpt: The Internet Association submits the following comment in response to the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) request for comments to inform its “Voluntary Best Practices Study.”  The Internet Association is the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests of leading Internet companies and their global community of users.We are dedicated to… Read more

date icon August 21, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Group Focuses on How Internet Shapes Biz in DoBro

In Case You Missed It, web integration and ways to do business online in the innovative melting pot of Downtown Brooklyn was the topic of the day the Internet Association’s Brooklyn Small Business Crawl on Monday.

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date icon August 20, 2013 category icon Letters Press Releases

Tech Groups Urge Stronger Privacy Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leading technology trade associations are urging the White House and Congress to take new steps to reform government collection of private data — steps that the groups believe will better protect civil liberties while keeping doors open to innovation in the digital economy.

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date icon August 20, 2013 category icon Letters Other

Tech Letter on Ways to Protect Civil Liberties in Gov’t Data Collection

Excerpt: We appreciate the opportunity to participate in the discussions surrounding privacy and civil liberties that the Administration has convened regarding the scope and operation of the U.S. government’s surveillance programs. As a follow up to the meeting at the White House on August 6, 2013, we offer the following recommendations to the Administration and… Read more

date icon August 11, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- As Patent Trolling Goes Mainstream, so too does a Lobbying Group Created to Fight It

In Case You Missed It, tech lobbyist Matt Tanielian sent out an e-mail blast about a “big tent” meeting in hopes of bringing together business leaders whose companies had been targeted by “patent trolls”.

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date icon August 7, 2013 category icon Other

The Internet Association International Trade One Pager

Excerpt:  The continued growth of the Internet as a global medium for innovation, trade, and commerce is made possible by laws that preserve the vitality of an open and consumer-oriented Internet environment.  To ensure this growth, The Internet Association is an active stakeholder in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, two… Read more

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Washington, DC – IA Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution Act (SHIELD Act) in the House of Representatives, which would criminalize the distribution of non-consensual intimate imagery (NCII): “The internet industry urges the immediate passage the SHIELD Act… Read more

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