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About Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco is Executive Director of NetChoice, where he works with members to set and execute the NetChoice agenda.
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Earlier this week, I posted from Singapore on the challenges we face in designing the transition of IANA functions from the US government to the global multistakeholder community. Now, let’s consider how a programmer would design new mechanisms to accomplish this transition… Read more at CircleID
It’s clear that the US government is intent on dropping its legacy contractual role for the IANA functions. Whatever your views on the wisdom or timing of that decision, the challenge now is to ensure that the transition leaves ICANN in the best possible position to succeed. Arriving yesterday to the island nation of Singapore […]
Americans created, built, and advanced the Internet, while leading the effort to protect it from censorship or discriminatory taxes and regulation. But now the U.S. government is releasing a big part of its stewardship role, leaving it to others to chart a path that keeps the Internet secure, stable, and successful. Last week the Commerce […]
Earlier today we had the opportunity to present members of Congress with a workable alternative to the unfair and unconstitutional Internet sales tax measure that was rammed through the Senate last year. Other witnesses were given the same opportunity, so it’s a shame they didn’t make the most of it. Last year, the House Judiciary […]
This week, some businesses filed a constitutional challenge against Utah’s new law restricting license plate recognition technologies. The lawsuit, filed by NetChoice members DRN and Vigilant, seeks a critical precedent that would remind state legislatures that the Constitution protects innovators– just as it protects other citizens. The businesses filing this suit offer license plate recognition […]
Poker players say if you can’t spot the fish within your first 15 minutes at the table, you’re the fish. With that in mind, I’m tempted to ask ICANN President Fadi Chehade who’s the fish in the high-stakes game of global Internet governance we’re now playing. Continue Reading
Cyber Monday 2013 was an unprecedented success for everyone involved – including state tax collectors. So why are we still arguing about new Internet tax schemes? According to most estimates, Cyber Monday sales were up nearly 20 percent from 2012, a jump made even more impressive by the otherwise plodding pace of our economic recovery. […]
Imagine if the cashiers handling your Black Friday checkouts asked to see your driver’s license so they could look up sales tax rates and rules for the town where you live, READ FULL ARTICLE…
- Steve DelBianco speaks about IANA Transfer at Congressional Internet Caucus Committee EventApril 11, 2014 - 3:14 pm
- NTIA Secretary Strickling – Supporting Use Cases and Stress Tests for IANA TransitionApril 11, 2014 - 11:57 am
- Spring 2014 iAWFUL List – Consumers in the CrosshairsApril 9, 2014 - 9:04 am
NetChoice engages in federal and state efforts to breakdown the barriers to e-commerce. Whether this involves dealing with taxes on the Internet and goods through the Internet, non-tech neutral privacy initiatives, or other international Internet issues, NetChoice will weigh in to protect the free operation of e-commerce.