Monthly Archives: August 2015

date icon August 27, 2015 category icon Letters Press Releases

Letter to House Ed & Workforce Committee Urging Changes to FERPA Update

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Internet Association sent a letter to the leadership of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and sponsors of the Student Privacy Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 3157). The letter calls for revisions to controversial provisions in the Student Privacy Protections Act 2015 (H.R. 3157). The revisions are necessary to safeguard the user data and privacy of students and their families, while creating a strong national standard that the industry can work with.

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date icon August 26, 2015 category icon Press Releases

Video: It’s Time to Stop Patent Trolls

BECKERMAN: “It’s hard to fully appreciate the damage patent trolls inflict on businesses of all sizes. It is time for Congress to solve this problem by passing patent reform legislation this year.”     WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Internet Association released a video featuring Van Lindberg, Rackspace Vice President of Intellectual Property, explaining the… Read more

date icon August 14, 2015 category icon Press Releases

The Internet Association And Its Members Host After-School All-Stars STEM Summer Camp, Highlight Opportunities Across Tech Industry

This week, the Internet Association, in partnership with several of its member companies, hosted 40 middle school students from low-income communities in New York City and Newark participating in the After School All Star’s STEM CampUS.

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date icon August 7, 2015 category icon Press Releases

Internet Association to File Amicus Brief in Support of Open Internet Rules

Washington, D.C. – Today, as challenges to the FCC’s net neutrality rules work their way through the court system, the Internet Association filed a notice with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that it intends to file an amicus brief in support of the FCC’s Open Internet Order…

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date icon August 5, 2015 category icon Press Releases

Joint Letter on Terrorist Activities Reporting

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Internet Association, Reform Government Surveillance, Internet Commerce Coalition, and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition sent a letter to Senate leadership calling on them to remove the controversial Section 603 from the Intelligence Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 2016…

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date icon August 5, 2015 category icon Press Releases

Internet Association Files Comments With The Federal Trade Commission On The Sharing Economy

Washington D.C. – The Internet Association submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in response to the FTC’s Sharing Economy Workshop. The comments outline the importance of enacting regulations for the sharing economy that work to protect and promote the interests of consumers and the micro entrepreneurs who benefit from the sharing 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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