Justices Confused by Plaintiff’s Argument in Section 230 Case
This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Gonzalez v. Google, a case with the potential to fundamentally change how the internet works. Many pundits had anticipated that the Court would use the case to re-evaluate the liability shield for most websites hosting user-generated content that was established by Section 230 of the Communications Act in 1996.
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…
U.S. CTO Advocates for American-European Cooperation at Web Summit
On November 7, Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, spoke at the annual Web Summit in Lisbon. The four-day event featured some of the most influential leaders in the tech industry, including representatives from the private and public sector.
The Internet and Consumers Win in D.C. Circuit Court Decision
In a major win for the free and open internet, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Restoring Internet Freedom Order in a ruling today.
Senate Commerce Examines Persuasive Tech
On June 25, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on internet platforms’ use of persuasive technology.
End Duplicative Taxes Online
Since technology is advancing at such a rapid pace and we are becoming more and more interconnected through the internet, Congress needs to ensure that single transactions online aren’t taxed multiple times.
The Internet Is Thriving After the “Net Neutrality” Repeal
Now that it’s been more than a year since the FCC repealed the so-called net neutrality regulations, it is clear that the doom and gloom rhetoric surrounding the regulatory repeal was wrong.
Localized data in India creates a headache for Americans’ Cybersecurity
Cybercriminals might have access to your data thanks to India’s new data localization law.
DOJ tells California on Net Neutrality: You Can’t Do That
The California law conflicts with federal policy—the internet is borderless and clearly interstate in nature which leaves jurisdiction to the federal government under the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution.
Future of Internet Freedom at Risk Over Potential American Surrender of ICANN
In March, the United States Department of Commerce released a statement, which indicated the organization would begin to relinquish its longstanding role as safe keeper of internet freedom. If the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) surrenders this governance, Internet freedom will be at risk on a global scale.