As we begin a new year, The Internet Association welcomes the new Congress and hopes that Members of both parties continues to protect the fastest growing economic sector in America – the innovative, free and decentralized Internet.
Backed by more than a dozen of the nation’s biggest dot-coms, including Google, Yahoo, Amazon and Facebook, the Internet Association has one overarching mission: to make sure policymakers in the nation’s capital don’t screw up the beloved Internet.
Excerpt: The Internet Association (“The IA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide supplemental comments on proposed changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) …we are submitting this letter now because we are strongly committed to maintaining child safety and protecting the privacy of children online. To read the Internet Association’s letter, click here.
Washington, D.C. — Michael Beckerman, the President and CEO of The Internet Association issued the following statement regarding the ITU’s move to regulate the Internet:
Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association (The IA), the D.C. based trade organization representing the interests of the leading Internet companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gina Grandinetti Woodworth as Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs.
Excerpt: The IA and CCIA appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on whether the Office should adopt a federal resale royalty right. The Associations agree that artists should participate in the market on an equal footing and enjoy fair compensation for the value of their works. At the same time, the Office’s conclusion that a federal resale royalty… Read more
How to put the nation’s economy on the path for growth and job creation was the central debate in this year’s election. Now that the campaign is over, the public lens remains focused on our economy; but the nation as a whole is also beginning to see a different demographic picture emerge—one that many are calling the New America. According to exit polls, the non-white share of the electorate reached 28 percent, an all-time high. And this changing face of America has prompted the president and congressional leaders to make immigration reform a top priority alongside the economy.
Washington, D.C. – Tonight, The Internet Association released a statement from The IA President and CEO Michael Beckerman regarding the unprecedented online voter engagement driven by Internet freedom during this 2012 election:
Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy, today announced its partnership with Reddit on “Internet 2012” a ten city bus tour highlighting the profound impacts of the Internet on jobs, economic growth, freedom, creativity, and prosperity. The bus tour kicks off Wednesday, October 3rd in Denver, CO the site of the first Presidential debate.
Highly skilled and talented people are a powerful source of new innovation and job creation, and Internet companies across America know first- hand that immigrants create jobs, build companies, invent new products and services and push the U.S. economy forward in a critically important way.
Washington, DC – IA Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs and Counsel Mike Lemon released the following statement on the passage of the EARN IT Act in The Senate Judiciary Committee: “The internet industry shares the Senate Judiciary Committee’s goal of ending child exploitation online and appreciates their continued efforts to improve the EARN IT Act…. Read more