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date icon June 4, 2013 category icon Statements

Statement on White House Announcement on Patent Trolls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association released the following statement applauding today’s announcement by the White House regarding patent trolls: The Internet Association applauds the executive actions on high-tech patents announced by the White House today and we echo the President’s call for legislation to put patent trolls out of business for good. As the President said, patent trolls are nothing more than extortionists, abusing the court system to shake down innocent inventors, entrepreneurs and end users…

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date icon May 23, 2013 category icon Statements

The Internet Association Applauds Senator Cornyn’s Patent Abuse Reduction Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in response to Senator Cornyn’s introduction of the Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 (S.1013):

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date icon May 16, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

Statement on House Passage of Internet Governance Legislation (H.R. 1580)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1580 by the U.S. House of Representatives:

This week, the House of Representatives took an important step to protect Internet freedom by preserving the Internet’s multi-stakeholder governance model as official U.S. policy. This legislation sends a strong signal to the international community that the United States is committed to promoting a global Internet free from government control.

Protecting a free Internet for all people is essential to the preservation of political and economic liberty. The Internet Association supports the flow of information free from government control. We applaud the House Energy and Commerce leadership on this issue and appreciate the broad bipartisan support of this bill.

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date icon May 16, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

The Internet Association Welcomes PPI Study On California Internet Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in response to the results of a study released by the Progressive Policy Institute. The study highlights recent encouraging signs of job growth in the Internet and tech sector in California that could help lift the state out of its economic doldrums, including hard-hit areas such as the Central Valley.
The report is authored by PPI’s chief economic strategist Dr. Michael Mandel and the research was conducted in partnership with The Internet Association. The report can be found on PPI’s website here.

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date icon May 9, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

Statement: The Internet Association Welcomes Senator Schumer’s Patent Bill

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The Internet Association, the D.C. based trade organization representing the interests of leading Internet companies, issued the following statement from its President and CEO Michael Beckerman on the introduction of S.866, the Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013:

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date icon April 25, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of ECPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, The Internet Association issued the following statement in support of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of the Electronic Communications Privacy Amendments Act of 2013:

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date icon April 19, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

The Internet Association Applauds Gang of Eight Bipartisan Deal to Modernize Immigration Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internet Association issued the following statement applauding the Senate Gang of 8 on their comprehensive immigration reform legislation, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013:

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date icon April 18, 2013 category icon Statements

The Internet Association’s Statement on H.R. 1580, A Bill to Affirm the Policy of the United States Regarding Internet Governance.

Yesterday marked an important day for Internet Freedom. The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance.

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date icon April 10, 2013 category icon Statements

The Internet Association’s Statement on Markup of H.R. __, A Bill to Affirm the Policy of the United States Regarding Internet Governance

Millions of people across the globe have rejected the proposed U.N. takeover of the Internet. Last year, the U.S. Congress in a strong bipartisan manner, voted to unanimously oppose the ITU’s intervention in the governance of the Internet.

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date icon March 19, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

The Internet Association Statement on Bipartisan Leahy-Lee ECPA Reform Bill ECPA law must be updated for the digital age

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests of leading global Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon.com, AOL, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace, salesforce.com, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, and Zynga, issued the following statement regarding Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introducing a bill today that would reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The Internet Association supports updating the ECPA privacy law.

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date icon March 5, 2013 category icon Press Releases Statements

The Internet Association Statement on FTC Chairman Ramirez

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association, the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests Airbnb, Amazon.com, AOL, ebay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace, salesforce.com, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, and Zynga, issued the following statement applauding President Obama’s appointment of Commissioner Edith Ramirez to Chairman at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):

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date icon February 17, 2013 category icon Statements

The Internet Association’s Statement On Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger’s Cyber-Security Bill (CISPA)

“The Internet Association recognizes the need for effective cyber-security legislation that encourages sharing of actionable cyber threat information to protect our networks, while still safeguarding the privacy of our users’ information. It is important that these policies and protections be technology-neutral to ensure that the Internet remains free from government regulation. We appreciate Chairman Rogers’ and Ranking Member Ruppersberger’s continued attention to this important issue, and we look forward to continuing to work with them and others in the House and Senate on legislation that safeguards users’ private information as this issue moves forward.”

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Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement in response to the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) report on counterfeit and pirated goods: “The internet industry works to ensure consumers are protected from counterfeit goods and partners with brands to protect their intellectual property. IA members have clear anti-counterfeiting policies,… Read more

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