date icon November 21, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

The Internet Association Applauds Innovation Act Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association issued the following statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s passage of The Innovation Act (H.R. 3309):

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date icon November 18, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

The Internet Association Welcomes Chairman Leahy and Senator Lee’s Introduction of Legislation to Protect Innovators Against Abusive Patent Litigation

The Internet Association issued the following statement welcoming the introduction of The Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 :

“The Internet Association welcomes Chairman Leahy and Senator Lee’s bill to the patent reform conversation. Because patent trolls have many tools at their disposal, more will need to be done to both improve patent quality and reduce abusive patent litigation. This piece of legislation is an important contribution to that overall effort. We look forward to working with Chairman Leahy and the Senate Judiciary Committee as this process moves forward.”

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date icon November 13, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Attorney General’s NYC Battle with Airbnb Targets Widowed Grandma

In Case You Missed It, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to a Manhattan granny: Gimme all your records.

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date icon November 12, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Patent Trolls Demand ‘Infringement’ Fees

In Case You Missed It, Jerry Tarrant, co-founder and chief operating officer of MyWebGrocer in Winooski, Vt., says he has spent more than $100,000 in attorney’s fees fending off letters from companies claiming MyWebGrocer was infringing on their patents.

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date icon November 12, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Civil Liberties Groups Flock to Airbnb’s Defense

In Case You Missed It, Airbnb has garnered new soldiers in the fight against New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s subpoena demanding information about the site’s users: civil liberties groups.

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date icon November 11, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Digital Rights Groups Say NY Has No Right To Snoop On Airbnb Users

In Case You Missed It, Airbnb’s New York users have the right to keep the records of their activity “shielded from unauthorized snooping,” the advocacy groups Electronic Frontier Foundation and Center for Democracy & Technology argue in new court papers.

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date icon November 8, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Internet Association Sides With Airbnb In NY Privacy Battle

In Case You Missed It, an attempt by New York’s Attorney General to obtain data about Airbnb’s New York users could harm a vast array of online businesses, a coalition of Web companies warns in new court papers.

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date icon November 8, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- L Brands, Abercrombie Could get Protection from Patent Trolls Under New Federal Legislation

In Case You Missed It, patent infringement claims have been filed in recent years against New Albany-based Abercrombie & Fitch Co. by companies that buy broad patents on business methods and look for infringers. New Bill introduced to the U.S. house last month is not welcomed by patent-holders.

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date icon November 8, 2013 category icon Press Releases

The Internet Association Files Amicus Brief To Quash the NYAG Subpoena Against Airbnb

The Internet Association, a nonprofit trade organization representing the leading Internet companies, filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the County of Albany in support of quashing the subpoena against Airbnb by the New York Attorney General’s office. Airbnb is a member of The Internet Association.

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date icon November 8, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Airbnb Gets Support from Fellow Tech Companies in Ongoing Battle in New York

In Case You Missed It, The Internet Association, a lobbying group that represents the most powerful companies in tech, has filed a statement with the supreme court of the state of New York supporting Airbnb in the midst of its dispute with the attorney general.

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Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in response to Senator Brian Schatz’s (D-HI) introduction of the Data Care Act of 2018: “As Ranking Member of the Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee, Sen. Schatz has played a thoughtful leadership role on a range of technology policy…

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