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Bartlett 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.

AUGUST 10, 2016

IPI Podcast: Internet Taxes and the Nexus Standard


The MFA and other Internet sales tax formulations would massively expand government power and burden small and medium-sized retailers with new tax-collection burdens. IPI’s Bartlett Cleland defines economic nexus and explains why the standard is so important. 

DECEMBER 17, 2015

What's Necessary For Security & What's Giving Government Too Much Power? (Audio: Interview)


In this interview with Steel on Steel’s John Loeffler, IPI research fellow Bartlett D. Cleland discusses the urgent need to protect U.S. critical infrastructure from domestic or foreign cyberattacks while balancing Americans’ right to privacy.

APRIL 24, 2014

2014 World IP Day: What's at Stake in the Aereo Case?


Sandra Aistars, Geoff Manne, Bartlett D. Cleland
APRIL 9, 2014

Tax Code for a Modern Economy: Part Two


Tom Giovanetti, Bartlett D. Cleland, Dorothy Coleman, Caroline Schellhas, Miguel Martinez, James Pinkerton

Tax Code for a Modern Economy featured a panel of experts representing several industries who discussed the need to design a tax code from the ground up—one that is investment friendly with greater simplicity and which will stimulate economic growth going forward into the 21st century.

APRIL 9, 2014

Tax Code for a Modern Economy: Part One


Tom Giovanetti, Bartlett D. Cleland, Dorothy Coleman, Caroline Schellhas, James Pinkerton, Miguel Martinez^ Jr.

Tax Code for a Modern Economy featured a panel of experts representing several industries who discussed the need to design a tax code from the ground up—one that is investment friendly with greater simplicity and which will stimulate economic growth going forward into the 21st century.

JANUARY 16, 2014

Overdue for an Overhaul (Audio: Podcast)


IPI's Tom Giovanetti and Bartlett Cleland discuss why it's time to reform the U.S. tax code in order to compete in a 21st century global economy. 

OCTOBER 22, 2013

2013 Communications Summit: The Home of Tomorrow Today--Successes and Challenges for the Connected Home


David Don, Kyle Dixon, John Sampson, Bartlett D. Cleland

Industry leaders interact in a panel on the connected home, focusing on opportunities and challenges, such as improving WiFi connectivity, security, innovation, and deploying new platforms.

OCTOBER 22, 2013

2013 Communications Summit: Internet Tax Freedom Act--Back to the Future


Annabelle Canning, Jot Carpenter, Bartlett D. Cleland

The digital future stands threatened by multiple or discriminatory online taxes unless Congress makes permanent the Internet tax moratorium.

MAY 15, 2013

Software Patents: A Bridge for Trolls? Part 1


Bartlett D. Cleland, Jon Potter, Bob Stoll, Gary Greenfield
MAY 15, 2013

Software Patents: A Bridge for Trolls? Part 2


Bartlett D. Cleland, Jon Potter, Bob Stoll, Gary Greenfield
APRIL 29, 2013

Bartlett Cleland talks Internet Sales Tax on Janet Mefferd Show (Audio: Interview)


Bartlett Cleland warns about the threat of the"Marketplace Fairness Act" to small business.

JUNE 18, 2012

IPI Speaker Series featuring FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell


Robert McDowell, Bartlett D. Cleland
JUNE 1, 2012

Should there be a law prohibiting employers from requesting your Facebook credentials?


IPI Policy Counsel Bartlett Cleland joins Butler on Business on Atlanta's WAFS-AM to discuss Internet privacy in light of a new trend in which employers are demanding workers and even job seekers to disclose their online log-in credentials for sites such as Facebook.

MARCH 9, 2012

Audio: Bartlett Cleland with Butler on Business


Spectrum, a vital resource, is key to innovation and competition. But for too long, Congress has viewed spectrum as merely a means to plug a deficit hole as Washington continues to spend.

 

Total Records: 14

 

Featured Publication

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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