Letter of Support for H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act

Today, The Internet Association submitted a letter of support for H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act.

Letter of Support for Chairman Rockefeller and Senator Thune’s Cybersecurity Act of 2013

Today, The Internet Association submitted a letter of support for Chairman Rockefeller and Senator Thune’s Cybersecurity Act of 2013.

LETTER FROM ORGANIZATIONS TO JUDICIARY SUPPORTING CBM

Today, The Internet Association signed on to a letter with 23 other organizations that represent tens of thousands of businesses employing tens of millions of Americans, as well as public utilities and public interest groups. The letter, sent to Judiciary Committee leaders and members, calls on Congress to provide relief from patent abuse by creating an efficient, inexpensive alternative to litigation for fighting the invalid business method patents commonly asserted by PAEs.

The Internet Association TIA – NTIA Request for Extension Letter

  Excerpt: On October 4, 2013, The Internet Association signed on to a letter respectfully urging the United States Patent and Trademark Office to extend its timeline identified in its request for comments and public hearing on the Department of Commerce’s Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy. To read the letter The Internet Association Read more »

The Internet Association Signs Letter Supporting Congressional Transparency Legislation

The Internet Association signs letter supporting transparency legislation in Congress.

Tech Groups Urge Stronger Privacy Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leading technology trade associations are urging the White House and Congress to take new steps to reform government collection of private data — steps that the groups believe will better protect civil liberties while keeping doors open to innovation in the digital economy.

Tech Letter on Ways to Protect Civil Liberties in Gov’t Data Collection

Excerpt: We appreciate the opportunity to participate in the discussions surrounding privacy and civil liberties that the Administration has convened regarding the scope and operation of the U.S. government’s surveillance programs. As a follow up to the meeting at the White House on August 6, 2013, we offer the following recommendations to the Administration and Read more »

The Internet Association Letter to FTC on COPPA

Excerpt:  The Internet Association and our members share the Commission’s strong commitment to protecting children’s online privacy.  We are writing to express concern, however, that a recently added COPPA Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) has created uncertainty that could make full compliance by the July 1, 2013, effective date unrealistic.  In particular, COPPA FAQ D.5, which attempts Read more »

Senate Immigration Association Sign on Letter

Excerpt: As you and your colleagues consider S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, we wanted to share our views on this critically important legislation, and provide several recommendations to ensure the many important reforms perform as intended. We applaud the bipartisan sponsors of S. 744 for collaborating together Read more »

USTR Comments Concerning Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement

Excerpt: The Internet Association appreciates the opportunity to provide written comments regarding its view on the proposed United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) trade agreement, known as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). As the United States Trade Representative works with U.S. government agencies and consults with Congress in developing a strategic proposal for the TTIP agreement, we hope our comments will serve as a guide for USTR to ensure that this agreement includes 21 promote innovation, jobs, and democratic discourse.

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Washington, DC — Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the publication of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that will gut net neutrality protections for consumers, startups, and other stakeholders: “The final version of Chairman Pai’s rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. This rule defies the Read more »

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