The Internet enhances free expression, creativity, and commerce. The Internet Association supports balanced intellectual property policies that protect consumers, rightsholders, and Internet intermediaries. Our companies provide some of the strongest channels for the lawful sale and distribution of copyrighted and licensed works. While our companies implement policies and procedures to protect against unlawful distribution, we believe that strong limitations and exceptions to exclusive rights enable free speech, economic growth, and the development of new technologies. IP regulations should not come at the expense of free speech and innovation or be used as a way to harm international trade and commerce.
Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on USTR’s announcement in response to its Section 301 Investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax (DST): “Today USTR made clear that go-it-alone discriminatory digital services taxes are counterproductive in finding long-term international solutions. Discriminatory digital services taxes act as a trade barrier… Read more