Digital Liberty Executive Director, Katie McAuliffe Takes Action and Submits Net Neutrality Comments
By the breaking of midnight on Friday, over 1,062,000 comments were submitted to the FCC from major tech companies and passionate open Internet believers regarding Net Neutrality. Digitial Liberty's Executive Director, Katie McAuliffe, submitted comments supporting a flourishing digital economy and the need for the FCC to wait for Congressional action.
House of Representatives Votes to Abolish House Votes for a Internet Tax Free
The House of Representatives passed legislation to forever abolish taxation of Internet access and abusive electronic commerce tax rates today. The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), H.R. 3086 provides a permanent ban to any duty on Internet access from state and federal governments and implements nondiscriminatory rates on e-commerce products and services.
Digital Liberty Executive Director Katie McAuliffe Encourages Passing Permanent Internet Tax Freedom
On Monday, July 14th, Executive Director of Digital Liberty Katie McAuliffe, sent a letter to members of the House of Represenatives encouraging them to take action with Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act.
Digital Liberty Executive Katie McAuliffe writes powerful Op-Ed in support of digital privacy
Digital technology is no longer just a simple pleasure to Americans, but rather a way and function of life. The days of technology have fostered incredible innovation, but also an incredible lack of privacy. This extremely pertinent point was made by Digital Liberty Executive, Katie McAuliffe in an Op-Ed with The Bakersfield Californian published on Sunday, July 6th.
US Supreme Court: Aereo May Cease to Exist While Broadcasters Everywhere Rejoice
In a landmark decision, the US Supreme Court made a favorable 6-3 decision that Aereo, in the case ABC v. Aereo, was in fact in violation of copy-right laws. This was a success for major broadcasters and cable consumers across the nation.
On the Verge of Innovation: AT&T and DirecTV Merger
Siding with a recent consolidation trend in the telecom industry lies a possible merger between AT&T and DirecTV. Both the House of Represenatives and the Senate held hearings with the Judiciary Committees to determine how such merger would affect the lives of consumers. A successful merger would provide more options for content to consumers, bring better video services to the one fourth of American homes that already enjoy this service, as well as expand video into more homes, increase broadband speeds, create bundled service plans, bring access to 15 million rural American homes, create jobs, and ultimately serve to the convenience of the customers.
Touchdown or Penalty? The Immediate Implications of the Redskins Trademark Decision
In a recent landmark decision, the United States Patent and Trademark Office revoked six federal trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins Football Team. The move to cancel their trademark comes in light of the efforts from several American Indian attorneys who find the name 'Redskin' to be both offensive and disparaging to their people. The resolution was immediately heralded as a great victory for American Indians everywhere, because it would force Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder to choose between money and the team name.
Katie McAuliffe and Americans For Tax Reform Issue Letter in Support of ECPA Reform
Executive Director Katie McAuliffe on conjunction with Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist have sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging them to sponsor the Email Privacy Act (H.R.1852) and support individual liberty and protection from unwarranted government intrusion.