date icon July 14, 2016 category icon ,

DMCA Safe Harbors Myth And Fact

Following our previous work in defense of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbors, we’ve seen a lot of misinformation circulating about what DMCA safe harbors are and what they’ve done for the online ecosystem. In this series, we’ll explore five common myths asserted about the DMCA and break them down. Myth #1: The… Read more

date icon June 21, 2016 category icon

Protecting Innovation and Creativity Online:

In Defense of the DMCA Congress gets a bad rap these days We spend a lot of time discussing everything that’s wrong with legislative proposals. Within this pessimistic legislative environment, it’s important to reflect back on the places where Congress got it right, in hopes of gaining insight into how we can replicate that success… Read more

date icon June 9, 2016 category icon

Where’s the Beef III? The Supreme Court, the FTC, and Privacy Harms

In recent weeks, the Internet Association continued to weigh in on the debate around how best to define consumer harm in privacy and data breach cases.  Our first post on this issue one year ago looked at the Federal Trade Commission’s Nomi case.  Two Commissioners dissented in that case, both of them citing a lack… Read more

date icon May 26, 2016 category icon

An Open Letter to ICANN

from the Internet Economy Göran MarbyPresident and CEOInternet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers12025 Waterfront Drive, Suite 300Los Angeles, CA 90094–2536 Dear Mr. Marby: Congratulations on your appointment as President and CEO of ICANN, an organization that is undergoing intense and rapid change. The Internet industry is an important stakeholder in ICANN, and we wish… Read more

date icon May 25, 2016 category icon

Yahoo Participates in Capitol Hill Encryption Panel

yahoopolicy: Nicole Mortier, Director of Government Affairs for Yahoo, participates on Capitol Hill in an Internet Association panel discussion about encryption. Innovations in our digital economy have made encryption increasingly critical to the safety and security of billions of Internet users. Understanding this dynamic is key to developing the public policies that guide us, and… Read more

date icon May 5, 2016 category icon

U.S. tech firms urge presidential candidates to embrace trade, high-tech visas

Link: U.S. tech firms urge presidential candidates to embrace trade, high-tech visas The technology industry has joined together to offer an innovation platform to 2016 presidential candidates. Signed by the leaders of the respective groups, the platform is designed to urge the 2016 presidential candidates to consider issues and implement policies that harness the power… Read more

date icon May 2, 2016 category icon

Marking The Enhancing Patent Quality Initiative One Year Anniversary

Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) marked an important milestone: the one-year anniversary of the Enhancing Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI). Over the last year, the USPTO has undertaken to make changes that will provide better tools to produce high quality patents. In the coming year, it will be critical for the USPTO… Read more

date icon April 25, 2016 category icon

Happy Birthday, Library of Congress!

This week marks the 216th birthday of the Library of Congress, which was founded on April 24, 1800. The nation’s library is steeped in a rich history, serving as our country’s oldest cultural institution and the largest library in the world, containing millions of books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, manuscripts, and recordings. Above housing invaluable contributions… Read more

date icon April 12, 2016 category icon

Lessons From Kanye on Music Licensing

Kanye West nabs the headlines for many reasons: but today, we’re highlighting an important lesson about music you may have missed while streaming The Life of Pablo. While your streaming of The Life of Pablo may be new, the album isn’t: Kanye dropped his latest tracks earlier this year, but quickly restricted availability by declaring… Read more

date icon March 31, 2016 category icon

Cuozzo v. the Patent and Trademark Office: Commonsense Approach Needs to Stand

Yesterday, the Internet Association filed a Supreme Court brief alongside a coalition of tech companies that have a collective market cap of more than $1 trillion. When that many companies join forces to speak out with a unified voice, the issue is clearly important for innovators everywhere. The primary issue in Cuozzo v. the Patent… Read more

date icon March 29, 2016 category icon

DMCA Infringement Takedowns Work

18 years after Congress passed copyright legislation in 1998, it is still working effectively and as intended today. In fact, as a testament to the foresight of its authors, these laws are enabling today’s content-rich Internet platforms to operate. The laws strike a balance between facilitating free speech and creativity while protecting the interests of… Read more

date icon March 21, 2016 category icon

Twitter turns 10: How Tweets have spread across the world

Link: Twitter turns 10: How Tweets have spread across the world Happy 10th birthday to Twitter! To celebrate, Twitter released an interactive graph where you can see how famous tweets have spread across the world in a matter of seconds:

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Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) report on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “The release of the USITC report is an important step in the congressional approval process of USMCA, which represents a new standard for digital trade agreements. This report underlines… Read more

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