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December 11, 2015
The ITA has been one of the most commercially successful trade deals in history. “The original agreement helped to boost annual worldwide information and communications technology trade from $1.2 trillion in 1996, when it took effect, to more than $5 trillion today,” said Stephen Ezell in the South China Morning Post.
December 8, 2015
“Having the same price throughout the EU means people in Slovenia, Greece, the Czech Republic will have to pay more for films than they do now. If you start charging them at Swedish prices, then all you will get is more piracy,” said Rob Atkinson in POLITICO.
December 7, 2015
“Internet access should not be a partisan issue. It shouldn’t even be a political issue. Broadband adoption is a real area of opportunity. If we put some effort and real government funding behind it, it can get a lot more people online, and have all sorts of spillover effects that benefit the entire economy and our productivity,” said Doug Brake in Wired.
December 4, 2015
“It’s time to put the FCC’s authority on firm legal footing with legislation that avoids the weighty baggage of Title II’s Depression-era utility-style of regulation,” said Doug Brake in the International Business Times.
December 1, 2015
“The U.S. leads in cloud computing today and these restrictions would tend to put a damper on this. Data nationalism and data localization are not good,” said Rob Atkinson in CFO.
November 30, 2015
“We are very pleased that policymakers around the world are committing to increase clean energy innovation, because the only plausible way to curb greenhouse emissions is to make clean energy technologies more affordable than fossil fuels,” said Rob Atkinson in The Business Journals.
November 30, 2015
“The primary benefit of a well-drafted innovation box is that it encourages the kind of economic activity that strengthens the country,” said Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
November 30, 2015
“People and capital are moving around the world more easily than ever, so the United States must be prepared to compete with every other nation when it comes to retaining and attracting innovation-based investment,” said Rob Atkinson in The Hill.
November 30, 2015
Without an innovation box, “The United States will continue to lose global economic competitiveness, especially in innovation-based industries, and the jobs and economic activities that go with that,” said Rob Atkinson in POLITICO.
November 19, 2015
“Genetically engineered salmon are also more sustainable and have a lower carbon footprint because they can be grown closer to consumers, instead of being flown or trucked from thousands of miles away,” said Val Giddings in The Hill.

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