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date icon June 30, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On South Africa’s Copyright Reform Efforts

Washington, DC — IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement in response to news that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa sent copyright reform legislation based on America’s fair use system back to the parliament. “America’s fair use system underpins the effective functioning of nearly all internet services and is a key reason… Read more

date icon May 21, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On The Release Of The Section 512 Report By The Copyright Office

Washington, DC – Internet Association Interim President & CEO Jon Berroya released the following statement on the release of the Section 512 Report by the U.S. Copyright Office: “We’re living in a golden age of content thanks to online platforms and America’s balanced copyright system, including Section 512. Consumers have more ways to watch movies,… Read more

date icon January 30, 2020 category icon Statements

Statement On USTR’s Review Of South Africa’s GSP Status

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas released the following statement on USTR’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) country practice review of South Africa, and specifically the question of whether South Africa is meeting the GSP eligibility criterion requiring adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights: “Fair use protections are a time-tested… Read more

date icon April 3, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On President Trump’s Memorandum On Combating Trafficking In Counterfeit And Pirated Goods

Washington, DC – Internet Association General Counsel Jon Berroya issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Memorandum on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: “IA member companies maintain clear anti-counterfeiting policies and partner with enforcement agencies, manufacturers, and other stakeholders to develop innovative programs and tools that allow third parties to identify… Read more

date icon March 27, 2019 category icon Statements

Statement On The Appointment Of Karyn Temple As Director Of The Copyright Office

Washington, DC – Internet Association General Counsel Jon Berroya issued the following statement on the official appointment of Karyn Temple as the Director of the Copyright Office: “The internet industry congratulates Karyn Temple on her appointment as the Register of Copyrights. Ms. Temple has done exemplary work during her tenure at the Copyright Office and… Read more

date icon September 27, 2018 category icon Statements

Statement On The Announcement Of A Potential New Trade Deal With Japan

IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the announcement of a potential new trade deal between the U.S. and Japan.

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date icon September 25, 2018 category icon Statements

Statement On Final Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement upon the final passage of the Music Modernization Act in the House of Representatives.

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date icon September 19, 2018 category icon Statements

Statement On Senate Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

IA Director, Federal Government Affairs & Counsel Mike Lemon issued the following statement on the passage of the Music Modernization Act in the Senate.

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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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