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October 17, 2014

Black Thursday Is Coming in December: Politicians Want Green, Taxpayers Will See Red!


A tax increase is usually the result of Congress acting; in this case Americans will get an estimated $14.7 billion tax increase next year if Congress doesn't act—by passing an extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act. The obstacle to this extension is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has his own tax-increase legislation, the Mainstreet Fairness Act.

October 2, 2014

Are We Destined To Surf The UN-Net?


There is intense international pressure to have a UN-type organization take control of Internet governance, fundamentally changing ICANN into an international governmental regulatory agency.

September 4, 2014

Dear FCC: The Power to Regulate State Affairs Belongs to the State


The FCC has no authority to sweep aside state law in order to promote municipally owned broadband networks.

August 21, 2014

The FCC Is Cruisin' for Another Bruisin'


In which a federal agency oversteps its legal authority and opposes state efforts to save taxpayer dollars. Again.

August 6, 2014

What Software Patents Have Wrought: 'A lottery ticket to a lawsuit'


In June, the Supreme Court held that abstract ideas are not patentable and that merely implementing them via computer was not enough to make them so. While this decision provides some help, Congress must act to clarify the situation and end the very real harm to the overall patent system.

July 23, 2014

Restoring Our Lost Liberty on the Internet


Updating the 28 year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) could protect the privacy of our electronic communications from the NSA, the IRS, and other federal agencies.

July 11, 2014

The New Rent Seeking?


When companies resort to lawsuits to gain market advantage, a sort of rent seeking via the courts can be the result.

July 3, 2014

The Health Care Contradiction: Medicine's Old and New Ways Clash


Innovation is transforming health care, or at least it’s trying. Old practices and laws can create a drag on that new innovation.

June 26, 2014

In Aereo, the Supreme Court Gets It Right


The Aereo decision is a victory for property rights and the rule of law, rather than the triumph of entrenched interests over disruptive innovation.

June 18, 2014

Movement of the Permanent Internet Tax Moratorium


Hopefully, the next step on the right path will be taken with the House Judiciary Committee deciding that the Internet tax moratorium must continue.

 

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