Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 29, 2015 | News, Statements

Statement on the Bicameral Introduction of the USA Freedom Act

Washington, D.C. – Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issues the following statement on the bicameral introduction of the USA Freedom Act:

“The Internet industry appreciates the bipartisan, bicameral introduction of the USA Freedom Act. The reforms included in this bill end bulk data collection, increase transparency, and implement enhanced accountability for surveillance activities — three important steps to comprehensive reform. We will continue to work with all stakeholders involved to pass this important set of reforms by the June 1 deadline. Beyond this effort, surveillance reform and protecting global Internet users remains a priority for our members.”

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April 20, 2015 | News, Statements

Statement on the Introduction of TPA Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Today, Gina Woodworth, Internet Association Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs issues the following statement on the introduction of TPA legislation:

“The Internet is the great American export of the 21st century, and it is time U.S. trade policy reflects the integral role that digital trade and the Internet play in our modern economy. The Internet industry recognizes the importance of trade for U.S. economic growth, but the approach to IP in the current TPA package has not been substantially updated for the Internet era. It fails to adopt a balanced approach, including the recognition that limitations and exceptions in copyright law are necessary to promote the success of Internet platforms both at home and abroad. We look forward to working with Congress on this issue to ensure that protections critical to the Internet are hardwired into trade agreements.”

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April 16, 2015 | News, Press Releases

FanDuel Joins the Internet Association

Beckerman: “The Internet Association welcomes FanDuel to our growing community of Internet companies. FanDuel’s leadership in the realm of fantasy sports showcases innovation in the Internet economy at its finest…”

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internet Association is proud to announce that FanDuel has become the organization’s 34th member. FanDuel is the leading one-day fantasy sports company that is transforming the sports entertainment experience, by revolutionizing fantasy sports.

“As FanDuel continues to grow and redefine how sports fans play fantasy sports on the Internet, it was critical that we joined the Internet Association to participate and engage on important policy issues affecting Internet companies,” said Nigel Eccles, CEO of FanDuel. “As the leader in one-day fantasy sports we look forward to sharing our unique experience and insights to help further the Internet Association’s proven track record as an advocate for the Internet and its global community of users.”

FanDuel has a track record of harnessing the power of the Internet to connect players from across the country to create a community built around an excitement and love for sports. Since 2009 FanDuel has taken the one-day fantasy sports concept from launch to paying out over $10 million in prizes every week, and growing.

“The Internet Association welcomes FanDuel to our growing community of Internet companies. FanDuel’s leadership in the realm of fantasy sports showcases innovation in the Internet economy at its finest,” said Michael Beckerman, Internet Association President and CEO. “FanDuel’s perspective will be a great asset as we continue to work together to advocate for pro-Internet policies that foster economic growth and empower users.”

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About FanDuel
FanDuel is the leading one-day fantasy sports company that is transforming the world of fantasy sports with an exciting new way to play. Since 2009 FanDuel has taken the one-day fantasy sports concept from launch to paying out over $10 million in prizes every week, and growing. New public and private leagues form daily and range in size from two to thousands of players. Entry-fees start at $1 and payouts happen immediately after games end. Based in New York City with an office in Edinburgh, Scotland, FanDuel is venture backed and has raised $88 million in funding to date from investors including Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, KKR, Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital. For more information, visitwww.fanduel.com or download the iPhone and iPad app in the Appstore.

About the Internet Association
The Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy, represents the interests of the leading Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon, AOL, Auction.com, Coinbase, eBay, Etsy, Expedia, Facebook, FanDuel, Gilt, Google, Groupon, IAC, Intuit, LinkedIn, Lyft, Monster Worldwide, Netflix, Pandora, Pinterest, Practice Fusion, Rackspace, reddit, Salesforce.com, Sidecar, Snapchat, SurveyMonkey, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Uber Technologies, Inc., Yelp, Yahoo!, and Zynga. The Internet Association is dedicated to advancing public policy solutions to strengthen and protect Internet freedom, foster innovation and economic growth, and empower users. www.InternetAssociation.org.

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