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date icon September 26, 2016 category icon ,

America Invents Act Five Year Anniversary Myth And Fact

This September marks five years since the America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law, ushering our patent system into the 21st century through a series of reforms that focused on both the efficiency and quality of patents. The AIA created new post grant review programs, which are both time- and cost-effective mechanisms to take… Read more

date icon September 14, 2016 category icon

Five Things The European Commission Should Consider In Its Proposed EU Copyright Modernization Rules

The European Commission’s proposed “modernization” of EU copyright rules fails to create future-proofed intellectual property policies that protect consumers, rightsholders, and internet platforms. The adoption of these provisions would slow the growth of homegrown internet companies across the European continent and could be disastrous for the European publishing community. The EU copyright consultation presented an… Read more

date icon August 10, 2016 category icon

The Future for AI is Now

The pivotal scene in Artificial Intelligence (AI) movies is almost always the Turing Test, when a human meets a robot and tests whether they pass as human. Whether it’s Haley Joel Osment in AI, Robin Williams as the Bicentennial Man, or most recently, Ava in Ex Machina, the Turing Test is the critical turning point…. Read more

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

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Washington, DC – Internet Association’s Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act:  “The internet industry appreciates the House passing the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, ensuring that the millions of Americans participating in the online economy are supported during the unprecedented economic downturn brought… Read more

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