Monthly Archives: June 2014

date icon June 19, 2014 category icon Statements

Statement Regarding the Recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Bad Patents

The Internet Association’s President and CEO, Michael Beckerman issues the following statement regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: “It is well known that patent trolls aggressively litigate vague and overly broad patents, abuse the court system for financial gain, and stifle innovation and economic growth…

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date icon June 19, 2014 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- Net neutrality protection stressed by S.F., Seattle mayors

Since the seeds of it were planted at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency decades ago, the Internet has thrived because of its openness and equality of access. It has spurred great innovation, while providing a level playing field for its users. It allows everyone the same chance to interact, to participate, to compete.

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date icon June 19, 2014 category icon Press Releases Videos

VIDEO: The Internet Association and Sen. John Thune Highlight Sioux Falls Internet Success Stories

Washington, D.C. — The Internet Association recently stopped by Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O’Rielly to meet local business owners who rely on the Internet for their businesses to operate and thrive.

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date icon June 17, 2014 category icon Statements

Statement on Net Neutrality Proposals

The Internet Association supports an open Internet, which empowers consumer choice and fosters innovation. The Internet is a hotbed of innovation, economic growth, and job creation. It should remain free of artificial hindrances that create discriminatory fast lanes and slow lanes.

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date icon June 16, 2014 category icon Press Releases

The Internet Association Hires New Communications Director

The Internet Association, the trade association representing the leading global Internet companies, announced today that Noah Theran has joined the organization as Communications Director.

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date icon June 13, 2014 category icon Statements

The Internet Association Responds to FCC Chairman Wheeler’s Announcement on Internet Interconnection

Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association’s President and CEO, Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) announced enhanced review of Internet interconnection issues…

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date icon June 9, 2014 category icon Press Releases

The Internet Association Urges Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Lift the Cease-and-Desist order against Uber and Lyft

Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association today wrote Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring urging them to immediately rescind the cease-and-desist order filed by DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb against Internet Association member companies Uber and Lyft.

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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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