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March 28, 2023|Publications

Center for Data Innovation Welcomes Commitment to Corporate Transparency, Urges More Action

In response to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pledging more corporate transparency at the Summit for Democracy, Center for Data Innovation Director Daniel Castro issued the following statement.

March 20, 2023|Publications

Critics of Generative AI Are Focusing on the Wrong Intellectual Property Concerns, New Report Concludes

The report examines common arguments for why generative AI is unfair to creators and breaks down why each lacks merit.

March 20, 2023|Publications

Internet Archive’s Copying of Protected Works Is Unconstitutional; Court Should Rule in Favor of Publishers in Hatchette v. Internet Archive, Says ITIF

Internet Archive is not a noble, Robin Hood-like organization bullied by the hierarchy for helping the poor and needy, despite the story EFF and its anti-IP allies continue to spin. Court should rule in favor of publishers.

March 13, 2023|Publications

Stifling “Platformization” Would Harm Consumers and the Economy, Report Finds

Digital market platforms are the new economic paradigm, and the history of antitrust responses to corporate evolution suggests that stifling them would do more harm than good, according to a new report.

March 9, 2023|Publications

White House Budget Proposal Signals Intent to Continue Accelerating Investment in Clean Energy RD&D

The Biden administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2024 shows promise in continuing investments in clean energy RD&D.

March 8, 2023|Publications

ITIF Applauds $6B DOE Plan for Industrial Decarbonization Projects

Following an announcement from DOE that it is committing $6 billion under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act to accelerate industrial decarbonization demonstration projects, ITIF welcomes the launch of the Industrial Demonstrations Program.

March 6, 2023|Publications

“Smart City” Technologies Can Improve Local Services If Governments Balance Privacy and Innovation Interests

ITIF analyzes the legitimate and overblown privacy concerns stemming from municipal data collection and provides recommendations for federal, state, and local policymakers to make smart cities a reality.

March 1, 2023|Publications

Lina Khan Erred in the Seminal Amazon Critique That Has Inspired Antitrust Legislation and a Possible FTC Suit, New Report Finds

Lina Khan's theory of online platforms, as written in her seminal Yale Law Review article, is inaccurate. It’s time for policymakers to recognize her conclusions proceed from a flawed analysis.

February 27, 2023|Publications

New Report Urges Reform of Spectrum-Allocation Process Following C-Band Spat Over 5G and Aviation Equipment

An interagency dispute that stalled a long-planned rollout of 5G services in the prime “C band” of wireless spectrum and threatened flight cancellations underscores why policymakers must enact reforms to improve regulators’ understanding of device performance, increase data gathering and sharing, and clarify the spectrum allocation process, according to a new report.

February 27, 2023|Publications

Thierry Breton’s “Giant Leap for Connectivity” Falls Short of Reality, Says ITIF

In his speech at the Mobile World Congress, Thierry Breton claims the “fair share” consultation is the key to achieving a “giant leap in connectivity”. This obscures the reality that the proposed policy would impose a regulatory thumb on the scale for EU Internet service providers at the expense of consumers.

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March 24, 2023|Publications

Biden Broadband Plan Runs Headlong Into ‘Buy American’ Mandate

Most of the value of new broadband networks lies in the labor and materials such as fiber and towers, with electronics making up less than 10% of network value, according to ITIF, a non-profit policy group.

March 23, 2023|Publications

Congress Asks Is TikTok Really 'An Extension of' the Chinese Communist Party?

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) asked why TikTok couldn't be as good as some Chinese social media apps at removing potentially harmful content about government officials. "They dance around the issue, but of course the reason is that there's less free speech in China," commented Daniel Castro. "Americans should be glad that US social media is more free."

March 23, 2023|Publications

TikTok CEO Goes to Washington With a Disparate Band of Allies

The Information quoted Gillian Diebold in a story on the testimony of TikTok's CEO.

March 23, 2023|Publications

US Congress Investigates TikTok 'China Information Leakage,' Top Testimony

Nikkei Asia quoted Gillian Diebold in a story on the testimony of TikTok's CEO. " A targeted ban on an app “could create a slide for retaliation,” said Gillian Diebold, a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. “Instead of banning apps one by one, we should enact legislation that targets the core issues of privacy and safety online,” she said.

March 21, 2023|Publications

Experts Call for Spectrum Allocation Reform, Pointing to C-Band Clash Between Airlines and 5G

Panelists emphasized the need to allow more time for research and collaboration throughout the auction process.

March 21, 2023|Publications

Tech Competition With China Remains Top of Mind for U.S.

For Robert Atkinson, working closely with allies on export controls and tech transfer limits is critical. "Limiting exports of key technology to China can be an important tool to push back against unfair Chinese government technology policy," Atkinson said. "But unless our allies cooperate, we risk simply cutting off U.S. exports and ceding the marketplace to foreign firms."

March 17, 2023|Publications

Kahn's FTC Reportedly Reviving Price Discrimination Law to Investigate What Big Retailers Pay for Cola

Kahn argued that the failure to consider Amazon’s conduct as anticompetitive allowed it to become dominant across multiple lines of commerce and the way to make things right is to reform antitrust. “Unfortunately, a careful assessment of Amazon’s conduct does not support Kahn’s conclusion,” Atkinson and Ward wrote.

March 14, 2023|Publications

Why 'The Avengers' VFX Team Is Betting Big on Virtual Humans

Digital Domain raised the bar for visual effects in movies such as "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Avengers: Endgame." The company's next challenge? To make autonomous, AI-powered humans look and sound like real people.

March 13, 2023|Publications

Protecting the Data that Makes Cities Smart

“Data collection is what makes cities and communities ‘smart.’ It can generate cost and time savings, increased productivity, and public health and safety,” according to “Balancing Privacy and Innovation in Smart Cities and Communities,” a March 6 report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

March 10, 2023|Publications

5 Energy Issues to Watch in Biden’s Budget

E&E News quotes Hoyu Chong in a story on President Biden's 2024 budget proposal.

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