date icon April 29, 2014 category icon News, Statements

Supreme Court Recognizes Patent Trolls are a Problem: Legislation Still Needed

Today, The Internet Association’s President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decisions on two fee-shifting cases, Octane Fitness and Highmark:

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date icon April 28, 2014 category icon News, Press Releases, Videos

VIDEO RELEASE: Stop Bad Patents with Broad Group of Pro-Patent Reform Stakeholders

Today, The Internet Association released a video outlining the issue of patent trolls and their abuse on the economy.

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date icon April 25, 2014 category icon News, Statements

Statement Regarding FCC’S Announcement on Net Neutrality Proposal

The Internet Association supports enforceable net neutrality rules to ensure that the Internet remains open and free from discriminatory or anticompetitive actions by broadband gatekeepers.

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date icon April 21, 2014 category icon News, Statements

Calling to End New York AG’s Reckless Fishing Expedition Targeting Airbnb

“The New York Attorney General’s government-sponsored fishing expedition targeting Airbnb is unwarranted, unjust, and is unfairly harming ordinary New Yorkers. Airbnb generates positive economic returns for cities around the world, adds millions of dollars to local economies, and brings more people to New York. Airbnb should be welcomed by business and government leaders hungry for a boost in local tourism, not pushed out by politicians seeking to protect incumbents and special interests.”

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date icon April 17, 2014 category icon News, Press Releases

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

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 Unity of Florida, and Gino’s Market.

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date icon April 3, 2014 category icon News, Press Releases, Statements

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.”

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date icon April 3, 2014 category icon News, Statements

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….

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date icon April 2, 2014 category icon Letters, News

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 regarding…

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date icon April 1, 2014 category icon News, Press Releases, Videos

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 the…

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Holladay, UT – Internet Association (IA) and Congressman John Curtis (R-UT-3) today will tour small businesses and community organizations in Holladay, UT as part of an “Internet Community Crawl” to discuss how local businesses, nonprofits, and community groups use the internet to expand and succeed. “The local business community and residents of Holladay – like…

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