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Bartlett D. Cleland

Research Fellow

Bartlett D. Cleland is a research fellow with the Institute for Policy Innovation.

Cleland represented IPI as a member of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force and contributed to its final report, released in January 2009. The Task Force was created in February 2008 at the request of 49 state attorneys general to identify effective tools and technologies to keep kids safe online. 

He currently serves as private sector co-chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force. Cleland also serves on the Internet Education Foundation Board of Directors, which involves working closely with the Internet Caucus and such projects as GetNetWise, a project to assist parents in understanding the Internet and how to protect children on-line. 

Cleland began his professional career in the human resources field with Lee Hecht Harrison as a consultant for executive outplacement.  He went to Washington, D.C. in 1995 to work for Senator John Ashcroft, serving as the Senator’s technology counsel from 1996 - 1998.  At the same time, he held various management positions, ultimately serving two years as operations director.  From 1998 to 2000, he worked for Americans for Tax Reform as technology and policy counsel, and advised Commissioner Grover G. Norquist on the Advisory Committee on Electronic Commerce.  From 2000 to 2005, he served as the Associate General Counsel and VP, Software, at the Information Technology Association of America.

Bartlett graduated from Millikin University with a B.S. in philosophy and business administration.  He received his Masters of Business Administration, as well as his law degree with a specialization in international and comparative law, from St. Louis University.  He is admitted to the Missouri bar.

February 26, 2015

Let Us Talk of Many (Internet of) Things


Regulating before we even understand if regulations are needed, what ends regulations might serve, what the challenges might be, or even a useful definition of what would be regulated would be foolish at best, and likely to impede innovation.

January 23, 2015

NASA Spends $392,000 on A Communications Book Should We Encounter Aliens


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett D. Cleland
January 21, 2015

It's Really, Really Time to Ban Internet Discrimination Forever


Congress has a clear choice: Make complete and permanent the ban on Internet access and multiple or discriminatory taxes online, encouraging broadband access and e-commerce, or turn away from that national priority and allow the pro-tax thugs to loot our digital future.

January 15, 2015

A Truer Value of Art and Culture


We all benefit when artists and creators invent, write, film and imagine. It’s also true that we all lose when piracy, whether via hacking or other means, is left to run rampant. 

January 8, 2015

Watching How the U.S.Treats Its Own States, Other Countries Could Learn How to Loot the U.S.


The Marketplace Fairness Act would have opened the door to a new era of state tax burdens under the guise of the principle of “economic nexus.”  

December 17, 2014

'The Most Unkindest Cut of All?' Yes, But a Different Victim


The IRS had its budget cut in the continuing resolution this year and immediately the press and many liberal groups called the reduction outrageous, but the cruelest cut was saved for the taxpayer.

December 12, 2014

Travel is About to Get More Taxing


Creating a different set of tax laws, different from those already in place for hotels or services, is moving in the wrong direction.

November 20, 2014

The U.S. Senate Voted to Oppose Freedom


Technology is a tool that can be used for good or evil, to empower the state or empower the people. We must choose continued individual liberty.

 

November 14, 2014

'Lame Duck' Internet Betrayal?


Imagine the surprise that online customers will receive when the lame duck Senate massively expands government power via the Internet.

November 13, 2014

'Lame Duck' Internet Betrayal?


Imagine the surprise that online customers will receive when the lame duck Senate massively expands government power via the Internet.

 

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The "UN-Internet" Is Coming

This TechByte by Bartlett D. Cleland explains how Internet governance is managed now and how the freedom we have taken for granted is about to be under direct attack.

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