While we join with Net Coalition in providing legislative language responses to H.R. 3261, we feel it is also important to separately clarify our industry’s view of itself and our role in the process of finding intelligent balanced approaches to the challenges and opportunities resulting from the rapidly changing and often confusing digital and Internet world.
CCIA, our member companies, and many others in our industry are deeply proud that at the core our businesses also serve extremely important public interests.
Our companies, whether in computing [gathering, storing and processing information], communications [sharing and exchanging information and enabling freedom of association] or the Internet [doing all of the above in new, accelerated and far reaching ways] provide means for economic growth, innovation, human empowerment and the development and functioning of healthy and free societies.
It is, therefore, especially outrageous to suggest that any of our companies, and especially Google, who are opposed to this immature legislation do so because they greedily want to do business with rogue sites.