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date icon January 7, 2013 category icon Press Releases

The Internet Association Releases New Video; Welcomes the 113th Congress

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.

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date icon January 7, 2013 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI- New Internet Association Has a Message for Congress

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.

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date icon December 17, 2012 category icon Letters Other

The Internet Association COPPA Letter

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.  

date icon December 13, 2012 category icon Press Releases

The Internet Association Statement on ITU Move To Regulate the Internet

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:

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date icon December 7, 2012 category icon Press Releases

The Internet Association Expands Its Team

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.

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date icon December 5, 2012 category icon Other

The IA and CCIA Submit Comments to U.S. Copyright Office on Federal Resale Royalty Right

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

date icon November 30, 2012 category icon Press Releases

The IA Applauds House Passage of STEM Jobs Act

Today, The Internet Association (“The IA”) issued the following statement applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the STEM Jobs Act by a 245-139 vote.

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date icon November 27, 2012 category icon

Changing face of America increases urgency for STEM immigration reform

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.

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date icon November 7, 2012 category icon Press Releases

Election 2012: America’s First Social Election

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:

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date icon October 1, 2012 category icon Press Releases

PRESS ADVISORY: The Internet Association Joins the “Internet 2012” Bus Tour

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.

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date icon September 21, 2012 category icon ICYMI

ICYMI – “The people’s Web” must be protected

In Case You Missed It, Dominic Basulto gave a lighthearted shout out to our YouTube Video from our launch in his Washington Post blog post today, The Internet: We built it.

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date icon September 20, 2012 category icon

Congress Must Allow More STEM Visas Today

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.

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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

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