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Conservatives, Don’t Fret — Internet Firms Help You Succeed

The internet is the last great, low-regulation, Made-in-the-USA industry out there. It represents 3 million American jobs and more than 6 percent of our economy. The internet even reduces our trade deficit – internet companies added to a $196 billion digital trade surplus last year. Yet conservatives have decided that this last bastion of American…

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date icon November 22, 2018 category icon

IA Launches Office In The UK And Highlights Internet’s Benefits

Sometimes it can take a major effort to see what should be obvious. Take the internet and the companies that facilitate much of what happens there. To listen to many politicians over the last few years, it would seem that internet companies could not sink much lower in public esteem. But the picture is very…

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date icon July 9, 2018 category icon

The Internet Makes Old Town Scottsdale New Again

“Old” and “internet” don’t always go together. But in Old Town Scottsdale, they do. That was a clear takeaway from our recent visit with five local businesses and Rep. David Schweikert in Old Town Scottsdale. Communities and businesses across the country depend on the internet to stay connected. State and national leaders should develop policies…

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date icon May 10, 2018 category icon

From Player Pianos to Paper Notices: A Modern Update to Music Licensing Is Long Overdue

Rarely does a century-old musical instrument drive policy in Washington, but that’s exactly what’s happening in the music community at this moment. Everyone from Internet Association (IA) members to artists to record labels are supporting a new piece of legislation called the Music Modernization Act (MMA), that will help bring music licensing into the digital…

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date icon May 10, 2018 category icon

Why Car Sharing Is Good For California Motorists

Cars are expensive to buy and maintain, and 95 percent of the time they sit unused. Fortunately for Californians, state lawmakers have the opportunity to make car ownership more affordable and practical. Assembly Bill 2873 would support internet-enabled car sharing, which connects vehicle owners with consumers and travelers. These legislative efforts have been stalled by rental…

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date icon May 9, 2018 category icon

Internet-Enabled Services Create Opportunity For Brooklyn Communities And Small Businesses

The internet is about opportunity. Its evolution continues to open doors for students to further their education, for communities to exchange ideas, and for small businesses to leverage tools that help them market their products and engage consumers. In places like Brooklyn, one of the most diverse communities in America, the growth of the internet…

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date icon May 7, 2018 category icon

Regulation Won’t Help Internet Free Speech

Mark Epstein’s “How To Keep Online Speech Free” (op-ed, April 30) highlights many of the tensions internet companies face in balancing the demands of creating safe online communities and protecting their users’ constitutional rights. What one person may consider abusive or hateful content could be speech protected under the First Amendment. All the while tech…

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date icon June 14, 2014 category icon

State leaders should encourage innovation, not kill it

In Case You Missed It, through AB 2293, the insurance industry is attempting to keep the money they’ve accepted from drivers’ personal premiums, while at the same time removing their liability to pay claims. Insurance companies don’t want to go through the legal process with the Department of Insurance to change their policies, so instead they are trying to change the law to their own benefit.

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date icon March 19, 2014 category icon

The Golden State On the Front Lines of Internet Policy

The Huffington Post The Golden State: On the Front Lines of Internet Policy Posted: 03/18/2014 5:59 pm EDT All over the world, in every sector of the economy, Internet companies are emerging at a staggering pace, offering an astonishing array of products, services and conveniences. They are creating jobs and opportunities, while reshaping traditional and…

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date icon December 19, 2013 category icon

Vermont Credit Union Head Testifies on ‘Patent Trolls’

The president of the Vermont-based New England Federal Credit Union urged Congress on Tuesday to create a public registry of so-called patent troll demand letters as the Senate Judiciary Committee — led by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. — held its first hearing on legislation designed to curtail the practice.

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Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in response to Senator Brian Schatz’s (D-HI) introduction of the Data Care Act of 2018: “As Ranking Member of the Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee, Sen. Schatz has played a thoughtful leadership role on a range of technology policy…

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