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 President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the joint Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee hearing entitled “Fostering A Healthier Internet To Protect Consumers”: “Section 230 enables the best of the internet. It allows internet… Read more