Senate Offers Patent Reform Bill; CCIA Optimistic About Reform Proposals

Washington –Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy has introduced the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013. The bill offers key reforms that would improve transparency of patent ownership, offer protections for end users sued for patent infringement, as well as for those targeted by fraudulent demand letters. The bill is co-sponsored by Judiciary Committee Senators…

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Internet of Everything Rocks, but Internet For Everybody Should Not Be Lost in the Frenzy

Alexis Ohanian, a co-founder of reddit, was in Washington earlier this month promoting his book about the economic importance of open Internet access for everybody on the planet.   Google is investing both in gigabit fiber access in some U.S. cities while launching Project Loon to bring wireless access to remote communities around the globe.   Facebook…

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All Three Branches of Government Considering Copyright Reforms

All three branches of government are currently contemplating copyright reform issues, with a particular focus on the DMCA’s notice and takedown provisions.  This safe harbor has been significant in encouraging investment and innovation in online platforms, and policymakers should take care not to disturb the balance contemplated by Congress in 1998. The Executive Branch’s involvement…

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CCIA’s DisCo Policy Forum 2013 on Dec. 10th: Agenda, Registration Info

CCIA’s DisCo (Disruptive Competition) Project launched in 2012 as a means to promote disruptive innovation and competition to policymakers. Its core areas of focus are: Internet competition, balanced intellectual property, privacy solutions, and the free flow of information. Based on the success of our DisCo Project over the last year, we’re hosting a full-day forum event…

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