Digital Liberty advocates for a consumer-driven market free from heavy regulation or taxation of the Internet, technology, telecommunications, video games, and media.

Broadband

Washington State High Court Makes Americans Responsible for State Taxes, Too

By: Joseph Murgida Protecting federal tax dollars from paying another state’s taxes is one of the most fundamental constitutional protections that our federal judiciary has enshrined over the past two hundred years. As early as 1819, Chief Justice John Marshall explained in the unanimous, landmark decision of McCulloch v. Maryland that “the power…

Uncategorized

Senators Introduce Legislation to Prevent Taxation of Broadband Grants

Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) recently introduced legislation to exempt federal broadband grants from consideration as taxable income for private ISPs who received them. This would be a sensible move to prevent waste in new federal broadband programs.  These grants are currently considered part of a firm’s gross…

FCC

Digital Liberty Op-Ed in The Hill: “The FCC is working just fine without Gigi Sohn”

On September 15, The Hill published an op-ed by Digital Liberty Executive Director James Erwin, refuting the argument that the Senate must rush to confirm flawed nominee Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) because the FCC cannot function properly without all five commissioners. As the op-ed…

Economic Growth

The Senate Should Pass the House Spectrum Bill

Without Congressional reauthorization, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will lose its general spectrum auction authority at the end of the fiscal year on September 30. Congress has never allowed this to happen, and it should not do so now. Taking the initiative, the House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a…