Monthly Archives: July 2015

date icon July 20, 2015 category icon Press Releases

Comment on BIS Proposed Rule on Wassenaar Arrangement

Today, the Internet Association called for revisions to proposed Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) rules that would make it more difficult for Internet companies to improve network security…

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date icon July 16, 2015 category icon Statements

Statement on the Interconnection Condition of the Charter Merger

Washington, D.C. – Today, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the interconnection provision of the Charter Merger…

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date icon July 16, 2015 category icon Press Releases

Internet Chairmen and CEOs Send Letter Urging Congress To Pass Strong Patent Reform Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairmen and CEOs of America’s leading Internet companies submitted a letter to Congressional House Leadership, urging them to support the Innovation Act, a bill that creates more protections for our nation’s patent holders, while removing the threat of frivolous patent troll litigation…

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date icon July 14, 2015 category icon Letters Press Releases

Internet Industry Calls For Rejection of New York City Council Anti-Innovation Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – Washington, D.C. – Today, the Internet Association sent a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urging him to reject anti-tech legislation pending in the New York City Council. The bills threaten the growth of technology-driven companies and reduce competition, consumer choice, and serve no public policy interest other than protecting incumbent industries.

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date icon July 13, 2015 category icon Statements

Internet Association Responds To Hillary Clinton’s Comments On Sharing Economy

Washington, D.C. – Today, Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association, issued the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton’s comments regarding the sharing economy made during a speech on her presidential campaign’s economic policy platform: “The sharing economy empowers people to determine when, where, and how they want to live and work in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. It is important to remember that innovation in the sharing economy has lead to unprecedented independence, flexibility, and autonomy that expands choices for all Americans.”

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date icon July 8, 2015 category icon Statements

Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Encryption Hearing

Washington, D.C. – Abigail Slater, Internet Association Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Policy, issued the following statement on today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy…

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date icon July 1, 2015 category icon Press Releases

VIDEO: The Internet Association and Rep. McMorris Rodgers Highlight Importance of the Internet for Spokane Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association was recently in Spokane, Washington along with Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) to talk with local small business leaders about the important role the Internet has played in expanding Spokane’s economy…

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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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