Tag: Internet

Tag: Internet

  • Solving a Perceived Privacy Problem: How the Market Reacts to Innovate Solutions in the Absence of Government Action image

    Solving a Perceived Privacy Problem: How the Market Reacts to Innovate Solutions in the Absence of Government Action

    Markets innovate in the absence of government action. The Federal Communications Commission attempted to regulate Internet Service Provider (ISP) privacy during the Obama administration because it claimed that ISPs …

  • State Internet Tax Freedom Act image

    State Internet Tax Freedom Act

    State Internet Tax Freedom Act Summary: The borderless nature of the 21st century economy makes the preemption of certain taxes necessary for a growing economy and sound …

  • Advanced Voice Services Availability Act of 2007 image

    Advanced Voice Services Availability Act of 2007

    Advanced Voice Services Availability Act of 2007 Summary The purpose of this legislation is to promote the availability of competitive advanced voice services, such as Voice over Internet Protocol …

  • A Resolution on Network Neutrality image

    A Resolution on Network Neutrality

    WHEREAS, it is the mission of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, and WHEREAS, ALEC recognizes …

  • Democrats Hope to Restore Heavy-Handed Internet Regulations Through Senate Vote image

    Democrats Hope to Restore Heavy-Handed Internet Regulations Through Senate Vote

    The United States Senate voted today on a controversial measure designed to apply antiquated telecommunications regulations back on the internet. Democrats in Congress introduced a resolution under the Congressional Review …

  • State Legislator Letter: State and local officials across the country are resisting calls to allow aggressive taxation across state borders image

    State Legislator Letter: State and local officials across the country are resisting calls to allow aggressive taxation across state borders

    As state legislators, we oppose the attempts to overturn constitutional precedent safeguarding Congress’s essential authority to protect interstate commerce from discriminatory regulation and taxation. As a result, commerce …

  • ALEC Applauds FCC Efforts to Restoring Internet Freedom image

    ALEC Applauds FCC Efforts to Restoring Internet Freedom

    The American Legislative Exchange Council applauds the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to Restoring Internet Freedom. The FCC’s proposal, if passed, will reverse the Obama administration’s efforts to take over control …

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    Computer Protection Act

    Computer Protection Act Summary Prohibits a person from using specified protected computers to relay or retransmit commercial electronic mail messages with the intent to deceive or mislead recipients or …

  • Resolution Providing Recommendation on UN Internet Oversight image

    Resolution Providing Recommendation on UN Internet Oversight

     Resolution Providing Recommendation on UN Internet Oversight Summary This resolution will call on the US delegation to the United Nations (UN) to stand in opposition to any attempts …

  • Anti-Phishing Act image

    Anti-Phishing Act

    Anti-Phishing Act Summary This Act will help ensure that phishing and pharming are illegal and that the state has the ability to prosecute the bad actors that prey on …

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    Online Bidding Act

    Online Bidding Act Summary This Act would allow public agencies to use on-line, electronic bidding as a means of obtaining bids from vendors for the procurement of goods, services, …

  • Report Shows Municipally Owned Fiber Networks are a Losing Proposition for Taxpayers image

    Report Shows Municipally Owned Fiber Networks are a Losing Proposition for Taxpayers

    According to a recent report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, municipally owned broadband networks simply are not wise investments for localities. The report …

  • VIDEO: Net Neutrality Explained image

    VIDEO: Net Neutrality Explained

    Jonathon Hauenschild, Director of the Communications and Technology Task Force, explains what net neutrality really means.

  • Accessing Pirated Content Is Not Worth the Risk image

    Accessing Pirated Content Is Not Worth the Risk

    A report published by Digital Citizens Alliance has found that websites dedicated to distributing illicit movies, television shows and other pirated content are also more likely to infect their …

  • Gaming – It’s a Matter of State Sovereignty image

    Gaming – It’s a Matter of State Sovereignty

    During the last Super Bowl, as many as half of the 113 million viewers made some kind of a wager on the outcome of the game according to …

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    Principles on Online Privacy

    Principles on Online Privacy The American Legislative Exchange Council acknowledges that a market environment is essential for future success of the Internet. The proposed set of policies accounts for …

  • FCC Chairman Pai Signals a New Direction for the Agency image

    FCC Chairman Pai Signals a New Direction for the Agency

    Federal Communications Commissioner Chairman Ajit Pai recently toured the Midwest, unveiling his priorities as Chair. The speeches should encourage states, as he signaled the FCC’s new regulatory approach. Unlike …

  • Ajit Pai named new FCC Chair image

    Ajit Pai named new FCC Chair

    President Donald Trump elevated Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai to Chairman of the Commission. This news should hearten free market and limited government advocates and friends, as his elevation …

  • TPP: A Historic Agreement in a Pivotal Region image

    TPP: A Historic Agreement in a Pivotal Region

    On June 13, ALEC welcomed Ambassador Michael Froman, the United States Trade Representative, on a conference call to discuss the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) with ALEC members and friends. Ambassador Froman works …

  • Spotlight on Counterfeits image

    Spotlight on Counterfeits

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued a new report, Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods, offering a stark assessment of IP theft and how it threatens …