Internet Radio Fairness Act – Update copyright law so that music performance royalty rates are technologically neutral, and government officials setting rates are no longer directed to impose higher rates for innovative, new market entrants.
Copyright Reform –Internet commerce and technology innovation depend on predictability and certainty when it comes to copyright regulations. Balanced copyright measures, including protecting Internet platforms and technologies from unreasonable liability, will encourage investment and innovation.
The Administration should maintain its opposition to unbalanced approaches like SOPA and PIPA that would have altered the how the Internet works.
The Administration also should defend consumers’ rights to sell, gift, or loan their own property that is regulated by copyright. The First Sale Doctrine, which covers these consumer property rights in hard goods, is threatened by a pending Supreme Court decision in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, where publishers have argued that consumers have no right to sell, gift, or loan copyrighted property manufactured outside the United States.
21st Century Trade Agreements – Promote a 21st Century trade agenda with upcoming trade talks (TPP, US-EU FTA, International Services Agreement) that better reflects the needs of one of the most dynamic export sectors – Internet services. International trade today cannot thrive without the movement of information across the Internet. In order to maximize the economic opportunities derived from the Internet, trade agreements should commit parties to minimize interference in the movement of, and access to, information online. This includes establishing balanced rules for intellectual property protection.
Internet Freedom – Promote Internet Freedom around the world and as a top U.S. diplomatic and trade priority. Unfettered access to the Internet is a great mobilizer of education, innovation and economic growth and it raises up everyone it touches.