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September 4, 2014

Sales Tax Plan the Death of Many Online Shops?

IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

Bartlett Cleland calls it "The horribly Ill-Named Marketplace Fairness Act."

August 29, 2014

No Relief Amid Many Proceedings as Muni Broadband Comment Extension Denied

No relief is coming to communications attorneys who say they've been working longer hours and during vacations and have had to back off on weighing in on some FCC issues because of the torrent of proceedings there.

June 27, 2014

Is streaming technology saving the music industry?

When digital downloads took off in the late Nineties, file-sharing services blossomed, too. The industry went into a tailspin as music sales virtually halved over the next decade. One 2007 study by IPI estimated that illegal downloading was costing the US economy $12.5bn a year.

June 19, 2014

PITFA Moves to House Floor After Judiciary Markup Some Committee Members Seek MFA Review

IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

If the moratorium were "allowed to expire, states would begin to collect taxes on Internet access, or apply other discriminatory taxes that may already be in place but which have been held at bay during the moratorium," said IPI's Bartlett Cleland.

June 10, 2014

State Telecom Activities

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed HB-2453 into law Friday, letting Chicago increase its monthly 911 charges on wireline, wireless and prepaid cellphones.  The measure, which took effect immediately, has come under attack from free-market groups like the Institute for Policy Innovation, which said the increase could produce more than 911 needs and be used for other purposes like bolstering the city's pension fund.

May 9, 2014

Libertarian Groups Attack Online Gaming Ban

More and more voices are joining the chorus of dissent towards the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (H.R.4301), the Sheldon Adelson-backed federal bill to ban online gambling.

May 2, 2014

Capitol Hill

IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (HR-3086) and the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act (S-1431) need to pass Congress before the end of the current congressional session, said an Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) blog post Thursday.

April 29, 2014

Group protests 'Wire Act' as overreaching

A group of 10 conservative and free market organizations co-authored a letter of opposition to the federal legislation backed by casino owner Sheldon Adelson that would outlaw Internet gaming in the U.S.

April 14, 2014

International Government Takeover of IANA Could Take Years, Say Transition Skeptics

IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti
April 14, 2014

International Government Takeover of IANA Could Take Years, Say Transition Skeptics

IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti


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